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    International Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences (IJPBCS)
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    Call for Research and Review articles

Scope of the journal

International Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences (IJPBCS) is an international open access peer-reviewed multi-disciplinary online journal in English published quarterly.

Type of articles published
IJPBCS aims to promote publication of Original Research articles, Review articles, Mini-reviews and Short communications in all fields of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences.

Submission of Manuscript
Authors are strongly encouraged to submit their manuscript electronically through an Email address:,, along with a
covering letter preferably by the corresponding author or first author.
Each manuscript will be provided with a manuscript ID and all correspondence is done through Email. For the submission of revised manuscript and queries regarding manuscript status or any other enquiries please contact us at , referring your manuscript ID.

Cover Letter:
Please refer “
Model Cover Letter” of this journal page to get an idea.

Preparation of Manuscript
(For Research Articles)
Manuscript should be typewritten in 12 font size, double-spaced, with margins of at least 2 cm on all sides. Pages should be numbered consecutively, starting with the title page and the matter arranged in the following order: Title page, Abstract, Keywords, Sections (Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions), Acknowledgements, References, Tables and Figures along with caption and legends. Research articles should have more than 15 pages and Review articles in the range of 15-30 pages, inclusive of illustrations.

Title Page:
Title page contains title of the manuscript in bold face, title case (font size 14), names of the authors in normal face, title case (font size 12) followed by the address of authors in normal face, title case (font size 12). Names of the authors should appear as initials followed by surnames. Full names may be given in some instances to avoid confusion. Followed by the author names, please provide the complete postal address or addresses with pin code number of the place(s), where the research work has been carried out. If the publication originates from several institutes, the affiliation of each author should be clearly stated by using superscript Arabic numbers after the name and before the institute. The author to whom correspondence should be directed must be indicated with an asterisk. At the bottom left corner of this page, please mention “*Corresponding Author” and provide telephone number and fax number of the research institution/college and functional Email address of the corresponding author to whom all correspondence (including galley proofs) is to be sent.

Manuscripts should be divided into the following section
Titles (normal face, upper case) and subtitles in each section (bold face, lower case):

An abstract not exceeding 250 words (for Short Communications between 60 and 80 words) should be provided typed on a separate sheet. Abstract should include aims, methods, results and conclusion.

Up to 4-6 keywords must be provided in alphabetical order. These keywords should be typed at the end of the abstract.

It should be a concise statement of the background to the work presented, including relevant earlier work, suitably referenced. It should be started in a separate page after keywords.

Materials and Methods:
It shall be started as a continuation to introduction on the same page. All important materials and equipments, the manufacturer’s name and, if possible, the location should be provided. The main methods used shall be briefly described, citing references. New methods or substantially modified methods may be described in sufficient detail. The statistical method and the level of significance chosen shall be clearly stated.

Results and Discussion:
The important results of the work should be clearly stated and illustrated where necessary by tables and figures. The statistical treatment of data and significance level of the factors should be stated wherever necessary. The discussion should deals with the interpretation of results, making the readers to understanding of the problem taken and should be logical. The scope of the results, which need to be further explored, could also be dealt.

Digital files are recommended for highest quality reproduction and should follow the following guidelines

300 dpi or higher sized to fit journal page
JPEG, GIF, TIFF and PDF formats are preferred)


Concisely summarizes the principal conclusions of the work and highlights the wider implications. This section should not merely duplicate the abstract.

Acknowledgements as well as information regarding funding sources may be provided.

Citations of literature within the text must be presented in numerical order and should be set in square brackets, thus [1,12]. The cited literature are also collected in numerical order at the end of the manuscript under the heading “References”. Titles of journals should be abbreviated according to ‘Medline Index 2007’, which can be downloaded here (in PDF). The abbreviated title and the volume number should appear in italics. Only the papers, and books that have been published or in press may be cited.

Please give the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) if the paper is not yet in print. Please note that website addresses must not be included as a reference, but should be inserted in the text directly after the information to which they refer.

Please note the following examples :

Journals :
[1] Singh, G., Dahiya, N. and Hoondal, G.S., 2005. Optimization of chitinase production by Serratia marcescens GG5. Asian J. Microbiol. Biotechnol. Env. Sci., 7 (3): 383-385.

Books :
[1] Myers, R.H., Montgomery, D., Response Surface Methodology, Wiley, New York 1995.

Chapter in a book:
[1] Crowther, J.B., in: Ahuja, S., Scypinski, S. (Eds.), Handbook of Modern Pharmaceutical Analysis, Academic Press, New York 2001, pp. 415-443.

For Patent Reference
[1]H. Aviv, D. Friedman, A. Bar-Ilan and M. Vered. Submicron emulsions as ocular drug delivery vehicles, U.S. Patent US 5496811, 1996.

Should each be typed on a separate page, numbered in sequence with the body of the text. Tables should be headed with a short, descriptive caption. They should be formatted with horizontal lines only: vertical ruled lines are not required. Footnotes to tables should be indicated with a), b), c) etc. and typed on the same page as the table.


Should be on separate pages but not inserted within the text. All figures must be referred to in the text and numbered with Arabic numerals in the sequence in which they are cited. Each figure must be accompanied by a legend explaining in detail the contents of the figure and are to be typed under the figures. Graphs and bar graphs should preferably be prepared using Microsoft Excel and submitted as Excel graph pasted in Word. Alternatively photographs can be submitted as JPEG images. Keys to symbols, abbreviations, arrows, numbers or letters used in the illustrations should not be written on the illustration itself but should be clearly explained in the legend. Avoid inserting a box with key to symbols, in the figure or below the figure. All Tables and Figures captions and legends should be typed on a separate page.

Review Article
Preparation of the review article is at the author’s discretion and must be at a length of 3000 words excluding references and abstract. Abstract and key words are required. Tables, figures, illustrations and references are to be arranged according to research papers.

Short Communications
Short communications are the one that should present new important findings in a brief form.

Gallery Proofs
Gallery proofs are sent to the designated author through Email. They must be carefully checked and returned the revised manuscript within couple of days receipt.


Authors are asked to sign a warranty and copyright agreement upon acceptance of their manuscript, before the manuscript can be published.

The Copyright form can be downloaded here (
in PDF ).
Submission of your paper to this journal implies that the paper is not under submission for publication elsewhere. Material which has been previously copyrighted, published, or accepted for publication will not be considered for publication in this journal. Submission of a manuscript is interpreted as a statement of certification that no part of the manuscript is copyrighted by any other publisher nor is under review by any other formal publication.

By submitting your manuscript to us, you agree on IJPBCS Publication copyright guidelines. It is your responsibility to ensure that your manuscript does not cause any copyright infringements, defamation, and other problems. Submitted papers are assumed to contain no proprietary material unprotected by patent or patent application; responsibility for technical content and for protection of proprietary material rests solely with the author(s) and their organizations and is not responsibility of the IJPBCS Publications or its Editorial Staff. The main author is responsible for ensuring that the article has been seen and approved by all the other authors. It is the responsibility of the author to obtain all necessary copyright release permissions for the use of any copyrighted materials in the manuscript prior to the submission.

Manuscript Charges:
As this is an open access journal and if the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors has to pay Rs. 1,500/- Per Article (Indian Authors), or US dollar $100 or Euro 80 per manuscript (Foreign Authors) towards processing, publishing and e-prints and this may be intimated within one week from the date of manuscript submission.

The modes of fee payment will also be intimated in the acceptance email letter.

Ethical Matters:
Authors involving in the usage of experimental animals and human subjects in their research article should seek approval from the appropriate Institutional Animal Ethics committee in accordance with "Principles of Laboratory Animal Care". The Method section of the manuscript should include a statement to prove that the investigation was approved and that informed consent was obtained.

Papers will normally be published in order of acceptance by the editors, quickly as soon as the corrected electronic manuscripts are received. The details of the published paper (s) will be communicated to the corresponding author.

While submitting the manuscript the corresponding author ( on behalf of all the authors) should declare that the manuscript is original and is not published or communicated for publication elsewhere either in part or full. Without the declaration the manuscripts are not considered for their publication.

No responsibility is assumed by the publisher for any injury and/or damage to persons or property as a matter of products liability, negligence or otherwise, or from any use or operation of any methods, products, instructions or ideas contained in the material herein. The respective individual author(s) are responsible for the facts and views expressed in their articles.

“Authors are solely responsible for their manuscripts and data published in the journals and any mistakes in the published articles. The publisher does not take any such responsibilities. Copying and reproducing any parts of the published articles should be duly acknowledged, otherwise, it will be considered as an offence as per international law”

Frequency of Publication:
Four issues in a year plus two special issues (Quarterly).

Author benefits
The benefit of publishing in IJPBCS includes :

  • Fast publication times
  • Free colour in electronic version
  • Access free on-line issue of
  • A rigorous, fast and constructive peer review process
  • Excellent editorial standards
  • Any-Time, Any-Where access
  • Faster Review
  • No need for Hard copy submission
  • Ease of Contacting the IJPBCS


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