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ABOUT THE JOURNAL

International Journal of Advances in Pharmacy Medicine and Bioallied Sciences (Int J Adv Pharm Med Bioallied Sci; IJAPMBS) is an international, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open access, indexed biomedical journal. IJAPMBS publishes newer dynamic findings in the broad fields of Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry, Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Toxicology, Bioscience, and other Basic Medical Sciences. IJAPMBS aims to provide an academic communication platform of scientific excellence and information exchange for international physicians, pharmaceutical and medical scientists, allied health personnel, public health workers, basic medical science researchers, alternative medicine personnel, and phytochemical & other pharmaceutical analysts.

SCOPE OF THE JOURNAL (TOPICS COVERED)

Int J Adv Pharm Med Bioallied Sci welcomes submissions from authors worldwide for original research articles, case reports, short communications, reviews, mini-reviews, etc. relevant to Clinical & Pre-clinical Studies, In-vivo & In-vitro Studies, Laboratory Researches in various fields of Pharmaceutical Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacology, Pharmacy Practice, Clinical Pharmacy, Biopharmaceutics, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmaceutics / Industrial Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Technology, Nanotechnology, Pharmaceutical Chemistry / Medicinal Chemistry / Bulk Drugs, Pharmaceutical Analysis / Quality Assurance, Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry / Natural Products, Regulatory Affairs & Pharmaceutical Marketing, Life Sciences / Biotechnology, Toxicology, Bioscience, Integrative Medicines, and other Basic Medical Sciences, etc.

Int J Adv Pharm Med Bioallied Sci utilizes a comprehensive systematic peer-review and editing process to assess manuscripts for scientific accuracy, innovation, and significance. Int J Adv Pharm Med Bioallied Sci (IJAPMBS) commits to maintaining its reputation and integrity while using novel formats and expertise for new features and faster delivery and access. Following submission to the Editorial Board, articles are peer-reviewed and if accepted, are published in the next issue, resulting in immediate international exposure.

ARTICLE SPECIFICATIONS
Abstract & Keywords
Word Limit in Manuscript Body
Table & /or Figures References
Original Research Articles/ Regular Paper Structured 250 words; 3-6 3500 (excluding abstract, references, tables/figures) Up to 6 Less than 30
Short Communications Unstructured 150 words; 3-6 1500 (excluding abstract, references, tables/figures) Up to 3 Less than 10
Review Article Unstructured 250 words; 3-6 4500 (excluding abstract, references, tables/figures) Up to 6 Less than 30
Mini-Reviews Unstructured 150 words; 3-6 1500 (excluding abstract, references, tables/figures) Up to 3 Less than 10
Case Reports Unstructured 150 words; 3-6 1000 (excluding abstract, references, tables/figures) Up to 2 Less than 5
Letter to Editor / Correspondance Nil 800 (excluding references) Nil Less than 5
ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLES / REGULAR PAPER / FULL-LENGTH RESEARCH PAPER
Original Research Articles should present studies that represent a significant contribution to existing knowledge under the scope of the journal. These must illustrate significant and original observations and provide satisfactory details so that the observations can be critically evaluated and repeated if required.

Specifications
Abstract & Keywords: Structured, 250 words, 3-6 keywords.
Structure of abstract: Objectives, Methods, Results, Conclusions.
Manuscript body: 3500 words (excluding abstract, references, tables/figures), 30 References, and 6 display items (Tables and/or Figures).
Structure of manuscript 1. Title Page, 2. Abstract (Structured) & Keywords, 3. Introduction, 4. Materials (or Subjects) and Methods, 5. Results, 6. Discussion, 7. Conclusion, 8. Acknowledgment (if any), 9. Funding (if any), 10. Conflict of Interest statement, 11. References, 12. Tables and/or Figures.

SHORT COMMUNICATIONS
These are studies that fall short of the criteria for Full-Length Article /Original Research Articles (e.g., preliminary experiments limited by sample size or duration or novel hypotheses).

Specifications
Abstract & Keywords: Unstructured, 150 words, 3-6 keywords.
Structure of abstract: Objectives, methods, results, conclusions without subheadings.
Manuscript body: 1500 words (excluding abstract, references, tables/figures), 10 References, 3 display items (Tables and/or Figures).
Structure of manuscript 1. Title Page, 2. Abstract (Structured) & Keywords, 3. Introduction, 4. Materials and Methods, 5. Results, 6. Discussion, 7. Conclusion, 8. Acknowledgment (if any), 9. Funding (if any), 10. Conflict of Interest statement, 11. References, 12. Tables and/or Figures.

REVIEW ARTICLES
It should be a comprehensive analysis of specific topics over the previous five years providing the trend and direction of future research on the subject matter. These should not be a simple anthology on subjects of general interest.

Specifications
Abstract & Keywords: Structured, 250 words, 3-6 keywords.
Structure of abstract: Objectives, methods, conclusions without subheadings.
Manuscript body: 4500 words (excluding abstract, references, tables/figures). 30 References, 6 display items (Tables and/or Figures).
Structure of manuscript 1. Title Page, 2. Abstract (Unstructured) & Keywords, 3. Introduction, 4. Methods of Literature Survey, 5. Conclusion, 6. Conflict of Interest statement (if any), 7. References, 8. Tables and/or Figures.

MINI-REVIEWS
It should be a comprehensive analysis of the specific topic of advanced interest.

Specifications
Abstract & Keywords: Structured, 150 words, 3-6 keywords.
Structure of abstract: Objectives, methods, conclusions without subheadings.
Manuscript body: 1500 words (excluding abstract, references, tables/figures), 10 References, 3 display items (Tables and/or Figures).
Structure of manuscript 1. Title Page, 2. Abstract (Unstructured) & Keywords, 3. Introduction, 4. Methods of Literature Survey, 5. Conclusion, 6. Conflict of Interest statement (if any), 7. References, 8. Tables and/or Figures.

CASE REPORTS
Interesting clinical cases that describe new findings and have a significant clinical impact may be considered for publication. Informed consent must be available and provided if requested by the editor.

Specifications
Abstract & Keywords: Structured, 150 words, 3-6 keywords.
Structure of abstract: Objectives, Methods, Results, Conclusions.
Manuscript body: 1000 words (excluding abstract, references, tables/figures). 5 References, 2 display items (Tables and/or Figures).
Structure of manuscript 1. Title, 2. Abstract (Unstructured) & Keywords, 3. Introduction, 4. Case Presentation, 5. Discussion, 6. Conclusion, 7. Acknowledgment (if any), 8. Conflict of Interest statement (if any), 9. References, 10. Tables and/or Figures.

LETTERS TO EDITOR / CORRESPONDENCE
Editorial Letters should be short and significant observations. Editorial Letters must contain information critical to a certain area or must be referencing data recently published in IJAPMBS. They should not be preliminary findings that need a subsequent paper for validation.

Specifications
Abstract & Keywords: No Abstract, No Keywords.
Structure of abstract: Nill.
Manuscript body: 800 words (excluding abstract, references, tables/figures). 5 References, No display items (Tables and/or Figures).
Structure of manuscript 1. Query/Comments/Remarks, 2. References.

AUTHOR’S CONTRIBUTION
It is recommended to mention the contribution of each author of an article to provide the appropriate credit individually. Contributors should give detailed contributions made by each author like rationale, concept, design, literature review, experimental studies, data analysis and presentation, statistical analysis, manuscript-designing, editing, review, etc.
MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION
GENERAL STYLE: The manuscript should be typed in MS–word format using a font size of 12 in “Times New Roman” font, single-spaced, with 8” (inches) wide margins, on A-4 size paper as single columns. The title shall be in a font size of 14. All the section titles in the manuscript shall be in font size 12, boldface, and sentence case. All pages, including the title page, must be numbered consecutively. New paragraphs should not be indented. All the tables and figures should be embedded in the text at suitable positions.

MANUSCRIPT COMPONENTS: The original articles must contain the following components:

  • Cover letter
  • Title page
  • Abstract and keywords
  • Introduction
  • Material (or Subject) and methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • Acknowledgments
  • Conflict of interest
  • References
  • Tables
  • Figures
COVER LETTER: The enclosed covering letter must state the material is original, has not been published earlier, and has not been submitted for publication somewhere else while under consideration. Secondly, authors must state the scientific data and information are not copied from other published papers to avoid plagiarism. Further, add a note about including a conflict of interest statement. Lastly, it is recommended to provide the contribution of each author in the article.

Note:

  1. It is requested to provide the details (Name, qualification, designation, address, and e-mail ID) of two referees to speed up the peer-review process.
  2. The cover letter must be signed by all authors.
  3. Authors may suggest the name(s) and e-mail IDs of such referees to whom their manuscripts should not be sent for the peer-review process.

TITLE PAGE: The title page should provide a brief and informative title. Give the full names [first name, middle initial (if any), last name/surname] of all the authors and their affiliations together with the Department, Organization, City, pin/zip code, and Country. ORCID IDs may also be provided to all the authors (if any). Provide the e-mail address and contact number (optional) of the corresponding author. Indicate the name of the corresponding author by an asterisk(*).

ABSTRACT AND KEYWORDS: The abstract should be typed next to the title page separately. The abstract should briefly describe the essential features of the paper in a logical and concise sequence. Abstract of original research articles shall include the Background/Objectives, Subjects/Methods, Interventions/methods, Results followed by Conclusions.
References should not be included in the abstract. Please provide up to six keywords that best describe your article.

INTRODUCTION: The introduction should start on a new page providing the problem/background/rationale/need of the study, and should clearly indicate the aim of the study. The introduction should be concise but can include a short historical review of recent publications.

MATERIAL (OR SUBJECT) AND METHODS: This section should provide sufficient details of the subject/material, procedures, etc. so that all experimental procedures can be reproduced. Always include references for methodology or experimental design. New methods should be described in sufficient detail while methods already published should be indicated by a reference. Authors should provide the source of the chemicals, drugs, medical equipment, and instruments. All the drugs should be identified by their pharmaceutical name(s), and trade name(s) if relevant. The basis for dose selection (free form or salt) should be indicated.
Proof for approval by a local Ethics Committee (for both human as well as animal studies) must be provided by the authors on demand. Authors must give the details of ethical approval for experiments.
Preliminary phytochemical screening of extracts and/or fractions tested for in vitro or in vivo biological activities should be defined.
The statistical method and the level of significance chosen should be mentioned.

RESULTS: The experimental observations and data should be presented in a unified and coherent sequence so that the report can be developed clearly and logically with appropriate references to tables and/or figures. The presented data should be statistically analyzed, and the level of significance should be stated. The same data should be given either in tabular or graphic forms. However, data presented in chart form (column, line, pie, bar, area, scatter, and other charts) should include the depiction of values. The data presented in tables or figures should not be repeated in the text. Simple data (i.e. only a few numerical data) may be presented in the body text.

DISCUSSION: The Discussion section should explore the interpretation and the significance of the results of the work. It should focus on what way the present study is important and what has been added to the existing knowledge. Relate your findings to others’ published work in the area. Extensive citations and discussion of published literature should be avoided. There should not be repeatedly copying of results in the discussion section.

CONCLUSIONS: In a separate section, the major interpretations of the study and their importance shall be summarized. It should also mention the new hypotheses or recommendations to be put forth. Unqualified statements and conclusions which are not completely supported by the data should be avoided. It is important to correlate the conclusions with the objectives stated in the introduction section.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: Acknowledgments should be brief and for sources of support, including sponsorship (e.g. university, charity, commercial organization, funding agencies) and sources of material (e.g. novel drugs) not available commercially only, not for providing routine facilities, etc.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST: All authors of the manuscript must declare whether or not there are any competing financial interests in the work described in a separate section.

REFERENCES: References should follow the Non-superscripted Number format of Vancouver Style. Exhaustive citations/lists should be avoided-see the limitations on the number of references under Article Specifications above. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references. It is important to ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). The references should be verified by the author(s) against the original documents.

Citation in Text: References cited in the text should be identified using Arabic numerals [in square brackets] in line with the text, e.g. [1], [2, 3], [4-6], [1–3, 7]. The actual authors of a published work can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given.

Citation in List: The references in the list should not be alphabetized, but the references should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. For 6 or fewer authors, all should be listed; for 7 or more, only the first 6 may be listed, followed by et al.

DOI: A DOI is guaranteed never to change, so you can use it as a permanent link to any electronic article.

Journal name abbreviation:: Journal names should be abbreviated according to the ISSN.org LTWA.

Examples of formatted references.

For 6 or fewer authors.

  • Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002;347:284-7.

For 7 or more authors.

  • Rohrmann S, Overvad K, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, Jakobsen MU, Egeberg R, Tjønneland A, et al. Meat consumption and mortality-results from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition. BMC Medicine. 2013;11:63.

Journal article by DOI

  • Slifka MK, Whitton JL. Clinical implications of dysregulated cytokine production. Dig J Mol Med. 2000; doi:10.1007/s801090000086.

Journal supplement article

  • Frumin AM, Nussbaum J, Esposito M. Functional asplenia: demonstration of splenic activity by bone marrow scan. Blood. 1979;59 Suppl 1:26-32.

Complete book

  • Gilstrap LC 3rd, Cunningham FG, VanDorsten JP, editors. Operative obstetrics. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002.

Chapter in book

  • Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113.

Patent

  • Pagedas AC, inventor; Ancel Surgical R&D Inc., assignee. Flexible endoscopic grasping and cutting device and positioning tool assembly. United States patent US 20020103498. 1 Aug 2002.

Online database

  • Healthwise Knowledgebase. US Pharmacopeia, Rockville. 2013. http://www.healthwise.org. Accessed 15 Nov 2013.

Supplementary material/private homepage

  • Doe J. Title of supplementary material. 2015. http://www.privatehomepage.com. Accessed 10 Mar 2015.

Refer to the examples of NLM for more information

Reference management software (EndNote, Mendeley, or Zotero)
Reference management software users are recommended to use the Vancouver Referencing Style [Non-superscripted Number format]. Follow the format of the sample references as shown above. Ensure the links to Endnote are removed before submission.

TABLES: Self-explanatory tables should be labeled sequentially using Arabic numerals bearing the brief title and cited after the Reference. Place essential footnotes to tables in the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters. Tables should contain vertical as well as horizontal rules. Refer to the limitations on the number of Tables under “Article Specifications” above.

FIGURES AND ILLUSTRATIONS: Self-explanatory figures and illustrations (photographs, drawings, diagrams, and charts) should be embedded at the end (i.e. after Tables) in numerical order using Arabic numerals and abbreviated as Fig. However, it is recommended to submit the figures and illustrations in PNG, TIFF, JPG, JPEG, EPS, etc. as separate files also. Each illustration should have a brief and specific caption and legend (a brief title and a description of the illustration). 3D histograms are not recommended if the third dimension gives no additional information. Illustrations from other publications should be with prior permission only. Refer to the limitations on the number of Figures under “Article Specifications” above.

MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION

Pre-submission inquiries: Pre-submission and all other inquiries (if any) should be made by e-mail to the Editorial Office at editor@biomedjournal.com or editorbiomedjournal@gmail.com.

Online submission: All the manuscripts in the MS-word format embedded with Table and Figures as a single file should be sent by email to the Editorial Office at editor@biomedjournal.com or editorbiomedjournal@gmail.com. However, it is recommended to submit Figures separately as well. Submission may be completed via online submission or through e-mail. Submission will be confirmed by an acknowledgment reply e-mail from Editorial Office.

Authors may submit the names and full contact details (including e-mail addresses) of two potential referees with their manuscripts. It is the responsibility of the author to ensure that papers are written in clear and comprehensible English.

Decision on submission: A decision on the submitted articles is taken after completion of the peer-review process which usually does not exceed a month.

Submission of revisions: Revised manuscripts should be submitted to the Editorial Office at editor@biomedjournal.com or editorbiomedjournal@gmail.com along with point-to-the-point answers to comments raised by the reviewer. Changes made in response to the reviewer’s comments should be highlighted yellow in ‘Revised Manuscripts’.

Note: Authors are requested to submit their articles strictly as per the given format mentioned in the ‘Author Guidelines.

POST ACCEPTANCE

Galley proofs: After acceptance, proofs will be sent to the corresponding author in PDF for final proofreading and appropriate corrections that should be returned via e-mail within a week of receipt. No additions and revisions will be entertained other than the correction of typographical errors.

Early view: The galley proof version of the manuscript will be published online under the ‘Early Online’ section of the Journal soon after receiving the corrected proof.

Reprints: PDF files will be provided to the corresponding author via e-mail free of cost at the time of publication of the respective issue. However, articles will be available free of charge on the journal’s website.

EDITORIAL POLICIES

AUTHORSHIP: All categories of articles should conform to the requirements developed by the ICMJE “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals”.

PLAGIARISM: Plagiarism is the ‘use or close reproduction of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one’s original work’. Simply copying scientific data and information from other published papers and pasting the manuscript is an unlawful practice in the academic fraternity. Therefore, it is requested to all the authors adopt a holistic & pragmatic approach to writing the manuscript.

PEER-REVIEW: All the submitted manuscripts will undergo a confidential peer-review by experts in the field. A manuscript may be accepted as it is or accepted with minor/major revisions or rejected based on the response of the reviewers.

DECLARATION ABOUT ETHICS AND CONSENT: Authors are advised to state the approval of the study from the Ethics Committee or Review Board, Reference number, and Informed consent from an adult (or parent/legal guardian if minor) for research involving human subjects, human material, or human data. Studies involving human participants must be conducted under the Declaration of Helsinki and guidelines on Good Clinical Practice. Further, authors should state the approval of the study from the Animal Ethics Committee or Review Board, Reference number in case of animal study.

COPYRIGHT: Submission of the manuscript to this journal implies that the same has not been published earlier and/or is not considered for publication elsewhere in any form or language except abstract. Authors would be required to sign a Copyright Transfer form (given below) before publication at the time of acceptance of the manuscript.

LICENSE: IJAPMBS publishes Open Access articles under the NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-SA).

DISCLAIMER: No responsibility is assumed by the IJAPMBS for any grievance and/or damage to persons or property as a matter of product’s liability, negligence or otherwise, or from any use or operation of any methods, products, instructions, or ideas contained in the manuscript. The respective individual author(s) will be responsible for the facts/views expressed in their articles.

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COPYRIGHT TRANSFER FORM

I have studied the above mentioned details related to copyright of the article submitted and I (name)____________________________________________,the corresponding author of (Title of manuscript)________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________certify that I/We willingly assign the copyright of my/our article (Type of Article)____________________________________________________to the IJAPMBS, who will have the exclusive right of producing the complete work or any portion of it.
I/ We hereby certify that the data which I/we am/are submitting to the publisher is my own and does not contain any matter, that in any way is a contravention of the copyright law.
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DECLARATION: While submitting the articles the corresponding author should declare (on the behalf of co-authors) that the material is original, has not been published earlier, and has not been submitted for publication somewhere else while under consideration.

Corresponding author
Signature:………………………………
Date:………………………………………
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MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION, PROCESSING, AND PUBLICATION CHARGES
Outstanding original research articles will be processed and published free of charge on waive-off requests. However, the waive-off (full/part) policy will differ on a case-by-case basis for the author(s). IJAPMBS, being an open access Journal charge a nominal cost towards the maintenance of article in the secured data storage system, databases, etc. The cost is to be deposited only after receiving the acceptance of the article which is as follows:
S. No. Countries Up to 5 Authors More than 5 Authors
1. Indian authors INR 1500 INR 200 for each additional author
2. Low-income Countries USD 40 USD 5 for each additional author
3. Middle-income Countries USD 40 USD 5 for each additional author
4. High-income Countries USD 50 USD 5 for each additional author
*No hidden charges.
CHECKLIST
  • Covering letter (including author’s contribution, funding sources, conflicts of interest disclosure, and declaration by authors).
  • Author’s name and affiliations.
  • Author for correspondence with the e-mail address and contact number.
  • Keywords
  • All figures along with captions and legends are embedded in the manuscript.
  • Figures are attached in an acceptable format (PNG, TIFF, JPG, JPEG, EPS) as separate files also.
  • All tables (including title, description, and footnotes) are embedded in the manuscript.
  • Table plus figures/illustrations as per article specifications.
  • Tables should contain vertical as well as horizontal rules.
  • The manuscript has been checked for anti-plagiarism.
  • The manuscript has been ‘spell-checked’ and ‘grammar-checked’.
  • References are in the correct format for this journal.
  • All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited within the text and vice versa.
  • Conflicts of interest disclosure have been mentioned in the manuscript also.
CONTACT US
Editor-in-Chief,
International Journal of Advances in Pharmacy Medicine and Bioallied Sciences
(Int J Adv Pharm Med Bioallied Sci)
(IJAPMBS)
Mumbai, INDIA.