INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS
GENERAL INFORMATION

Pharmawave [ISSN No. 2249-3425 (Print Version), the official publication of Dr. B. C. Roy College of Pharmacy & Allied Health Sciences, is devoted to the publication of papers of general interest from all fields of Pharmacy like Pharmaceutics, Toxicology, Pharmacognosy, Medicinal Chemistry, Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and related subjects and scheduled to appear annually.

CATEGORIES OF CONTRIBUTIONS

The journal accepts Review Articles, Original Articles and Short Communications. Reviews can be full-length state-of-the art articles or mini-reviews providing a short overview of a particular matter.

STYLE AND LANGUAGE

All contributions should be written in a style that addresses a wider audience than papers in more specialized journals. For reasons of economy, brevity of paper presentation is essential. Standard English or American spelling can be used, but consistency should be maintained throughout a paper. Manuscripts with grammar or vocabulary deficiencies are disadvantaged during the scientific review process and, even if accepted, may be returned to the author to be rewritten in idiomatic English.

ORGANIZATION OF MATERIAL

Manuscripts should be neatly typed, double spaced throughout, including tables, on pages of uniform size with at least 3 cm margins on all sides. Authors should not break or hyphenate words at the end of the sentence. Words like anti-inflammatory can have a hyphen. Footnotes in text are not permitted. All manuscripts (Review Articles, Original Articles and Short Communications) must include:

Cover Letter: Please write a cover letter involving the key features of the articles that you are going to submit.

Title Page: The title page should contain the following items: (i) complete title (ii) full names of all authors; (iii) complete affiliations of all authors and (iv) running title (=50 characters including spaces). The author to whom correspondence should be directed must be indicated with an asterisk. Telephone, fax and e-mail address of the corresponding author must be provided.

Abstract: An abstract not exceeding 250 words (for Short Communications between 50 and 70 words) should be provided typed on a separate sheet. Abstract should include the title, aims, methods, results and conclusion.

Keywords: 3-6 keywords are to be assigned by the authors. These keywords should be typed at the end of the abstract.

Original scientific papers should be subdivided into Introduction, Experimental Section, Results and Discussion. Subdivision of other papers may deviate from this rule. The research aim and a concise description of background information, directly connected to the paper, should be given in the Introduction. Experimental section should describe materials, tools and methods in sufficient detail to enable experienced persons to repeat them. Well-known procedures need not be described in detail but referred to by references. The reporting and interpretation of experimental and computational results must be clear and concise. It is usual for the Results to be presented first, followed by a Discussion of their significance. Results and Discussion may be combined or kept separate. This section should not be cluttered with technical details. The addition of a Conclusion section at the end of the paper, which briefly summarizes the principal conclusions of the work, is recommended. Finally references, Figure, legends, Tables etc should be given. Contributions are accepted on the understanding that the authors have obtained the necessary authority for publication. Submission of multi-authored manuscripts implies the consent of each of the authors. The publishers will assume that the senior of corresponding author has specifically obtained the approval of all other co-authors to submit the article to this journal. Submission of an article is also understood to imply that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere.

Tables: Table(s) should be numbered and cited in the text. Enumerate table(s) with Arabic numerals. They should be self-explanatory and clearly arranged. Table(s) should not duplicate information already included in the text or figures.

Figures: Figure(s) must be numbered and cited in the text. The author’s name, figure number and an arrow clarifying orientation should be marked in pencil on the reverse of each illustration. Alternatively, sharp photo prints on glossy paper may be provided. Photographs should be black and white glossy prints and as rich in contrast as possible. Magnifications should be indicated by means of a ruled line on the photograph where appropriate. Legends for each figure should be typed on a separate page. One set of original drawings is required, together with three duplicate sets (photocopies). Reproduction in color will have to be approved by the Editors.

For figures and images, the minimum resolution of the figures should be 300 dpi. For creating pictures it is recommended to use softwares like Microsoft PowerPoint or Microsoft Publisher as it keeps details of the images. Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom could be used to set the resolution.

Reference style:

Text: Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given. Example: "..... as demonstrated [3,6]. Barnaby and Jones [8] obtained a different result ...." List: Number the references (numbers in square brackets) in the list in the order in which they appear in the text.

Examples:

Reference to a journal publication:

[1] J. van der Geer, J.A.J. Hanraads, R.A. Lupton, The art of writing a scientific article, J. Sci. Commun. 163 (2000) 51–59.

Reference to a book:

[2] W. Strunk Jr., E.B. White, The Elements of Style, third ed., Macmillan, New York, 1979.

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

[3] G.R. Mettam, L.B. Adams, How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: B.S. Jones, R.Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age, E-Publishing Inc., New York, 1999, pp. 281–304.

Page and Reference Limit:

When submitting please follow these page (double spaced A4 size) and reference limits:

A) Original research paper (20 pages, ~40 references)

B) Review (20 pages, ~40 references)

C) Mini-Review (10 pages, ~20 references)

D) Short Communication (5~6 pages, ~20 references)

Submission of Manuscript:

1. Authors should submit electronic version of the manuscript only. All manuscripts submitted are subject to peer review.

2. The minimum requirements for a manuscript to qualify for peer review are that it has been prepared by strictly following the format and style of the journal as mentioned below, that it is written in good English, and that it is complete.

3. The authors should comply with the publication ethics as mentioned in the journal website. The manuscript being submitted should be free from plagiarism and any material (vis a vis image or table) or content for reuse, should be accompanied with copyright clearance form during the time of submission.

4. The authors should acknowledge any source or funding or facilities provided for carrying out the studies in the “Acknowledgement” Section provided below the manuscript.

5. Conflict of Interest: The authors should mention no conflict of interest (if applicable) below the manuscript during submission.

6. Before submission of the manuscript, please fill in the copyright form. For downloading the copyright form, please click on the link: Download copyright form