INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
The International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences (IJRPS) is the official journal of JK Welfare & Pharmascope Foundation. IJRPS is published quarterly per year in January, April, July, and October. The copyright owner is the Pharmascope.org, India. No permission is necessary for making photocopies for personal use. All articles must be cited when reproduced.
The International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences (IJRPS) is a new online international journal allowing free unlimited access to abstract and full-text. The journal is devoted to the promotion of pharmaceutical sciences and related disciplines including biotechnology, cell and molecular biology, drug utilization including adverse drug events, medical and other life sciences. It will also provide an international forum for the communication and evaluation of data, methods and findings in pharmaceutical sciences and related disciplines. Although primarily devoted to original research papers, the journal welcomes reviews on current topics of special interest and relevance.
All manuscripts (must be in English and in MS Word format) and should be submitted via our online system. All manuscripts are subject to rapid peer review. Those of high quality (not previously published and not under consideration for publication in another journal) will be published without delay. The maximum length of manuscripts should be 6000 words (double-spaced typewritten pages) for review, 4000 words (18 pages) for research articles, 1,500 (6 pages) for technical notes, commentaries and short communications.
Authors are able to register and submit items to the journal directly through the journal's web site www.ijrps.pharmascope.org. The Author is asked to upload the item, as well as provide metadata or indexing information associated with the item, to improve the search capacity for research online and for this journal. The Author is also able to accompany an item with Supplementary Files in the form of data sets, research instruments, or source texts that will enrich the item, as well as contribute to more open and robust forms of research and scholarship. The Author is able to track the submission through the editorial process - as well as participate in the copyediting and proofreading of submissions accepted for publication - by logging in, and using the username and password provided.
Single MS Word Document file containing Title page, Abstract, Manuscript (MS Word file) should be submitted with every manuscript to identify the person (with address and telephone number) responsible for correspondence concerning the article. This letter should make it clear that the final manuscript has been seen and approved by all authors. IJRPS and our editors expect that all authors will disclose any commercial associations they have that might give rise to a conflict of interest in connection with the submitted article.
Types of Papers Accepted
All paper manuscripts must be written in standard grammatical English. All manuscripts should conform to the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to IJRPS.
Checklist of Manuscript Include
There is a maximum of 8 authors of a manuscript, although all work must have been approved by all co-authors. All persons who have made substantial contributions to the work reported in the manuscript (e.g. data collection, analysis, writing or editing assistance) but who do not fulfill the authorship criteria must be named with their specific contributions in an Acknowledgment in the manuscript.
Credit should be based on the following criteria:
Figures and Tables
Submission of Manuscript
Reference Style Guidelines
Creating a reference list
All of the sources you refer to in the main body of your assignment need to be listed at the end of the assignment in a reference list. In a reference list, you only need to list those sources from which you have either quoted or paraphrased. For example, you do not have to list books you used for background reading purposes.
When creating a reference list, the sources should be listed alphabetically by author’s surname, should be left justified, and the references should never be preceded by a bullet-point or number. Where the author is anonymous or unknown for any one source, insert that source in the alphabetical list using the title of the source instead of the author’s name. All sources should be listed together; there should not be separate lists for books versus journal articles versus electronic sources. The reference list should be on a separate page from the rest of the assignment and should be simply titled ‘References’ or ‘Literature Cited’ and the title should be in the same font and size as the other headings in your assignment.
When you use the Harvard System, you are only usually required to produce a reference list. However, some lecturers and tutors may want you to produce a bibliography instead of a reference list. In cases where you are asked to produce a bibliography, you must list all sources you have consulted, regardless of whether you cited from them or not. Also, some lecturers or tutors may ask you to produce an annotated bibliography or reference list. This simply means that after each source listed, you write a couple of sentences that appraise the book’s usefulness in relation to the topic.
The Harvard Referencing System (also known as Parenthetical Referencing) is one of the preferred layouts for these references. It is a relatively strict way of arranging the bibliographical information. You can use the following third party online Harvard Referencing Generator to prepare the correct referencing list. These tools takes the raw information - author, title, year of and creates the reference in the correct form according to our journal referencing style. Copy and paste the generated references to your manuscript MS word document.
The following is a guide to how to list references in a reference list. If you have an example that is not covered by the list below, please check with your tutor or the Student Support Officer regarding the correct technique.
Some sample references follows.
Book with one author
Adair, J. Effective time management: How to save time and spend it wisely, London: Pan Books, 1988.
Book with two authors
McCarthy, P. and Hatcher, C. Speaking persuasively: Making the most of your presentations, Sydney: Allen and Unwin, 1996.
Book with three or more authors
Fisher, R., Ury, W. and Patton, B. Getting to yes: Negotiating an agreement without giving in, 2nd edition, London: Century Business, 1991.
Book – second or later edition
Barnes, R. Successful study for degrees, 2nd edition, London: Routledge, 1995.
Book by same author in the same year
Napier, A. Fatal storm, Sydney: Allen and Unwin, 1993a.
Napier, A. Survival at sea, Sydney: Allen and Unwin, 1993b.
Book with an editor
Danaher, P. (ed.) Beyond the ferris wheel, Rockhampton: CQU Press, 1998.
If you have used a chapter in a book written by someone other than the editor
Byrne, J. ‘Disabilities in tertiary education’, in Rowan, L. and McNamee, J. (ed.) Voices of a Margin, Rockhampton: CQU Press, 1995.
Books with an anonymous or unknown author
The University Encyclopedia London: Roydon, 1985.
Written course material, for example distance learning unit material
Dhann, S. CAE0001LWR Unit 5: Note taking skills from lectures and readings, Exeter: Department of Lifelong Learning, 2001.
OR, IF THE AUTHOR IS UNKNOWN
Department of Lifelong Learning, CAE0001LWR Unit 5: Note taking skills from lectures and readings, Exeter: Author, 2001.
(NB – ‘Author’ at the end means that the publisher is the same as the author)
Department for Education and Employment (DfEE), Skills for life: The national strategy for improving adult literacy and numeracy skills, Nottingham: DfEE Publications, 2001.
Hart, G., Albrecht, M., Bull, R. and Marshall, L. ‘Peer consultation: A professional development opportunity for nurses employed in rural settings’, Infront Outback – Conference Proceedings, Australian Rural Health Conference, Toowoomba, 1992 pp. 143 – 148.
Cumming, F. ‘Tax-free savings push’, Sunday Mail, 4 April, 1999 p. 1.
OR, IF THE AUTHOR IS UNKNOWN
‘Tax-free savings push’, Sunday Mail (4 April 1999), p. 3.
Muller, V. ‘Trapped in the body: Transsexualism, the law, sexual identity’, The Australian Feminist Law Journal, vol. 3, August, 1994 pp. 103-107.
Journal article with both volume and issue number
Muller, V. ‘Trapped in the body: Transsexualism, the law, sexual identity’, The Australian Feminist Law Journal, vol. 3, no. 2, August, 1994 pp. 103-107.
Journal article from CD-ROM, electronic database, or journal
Skargren, E.I. & Oberg, B. ‘Predictive factors for 1-year outcome of low-back and neck pain in patients treated in primary care: Comparison between the treatment strategies chiropractic and physiotherapy’, Pain [Electronic], vol. 77, no. 2, 1998 pp. 201-208, Available: Elsevier/ScienceDirect/ O304-3959(98)00101-8, [8 Feb 1999].
Electronic mail (e-mail)
Berkowitz, P. April 3, ‘Sussy’s gravestone’, Mark Twain Forum [Online], 3 Apr, Available e-mail: TWAIN-L@yorkvm2.bitnet [3 Apr 1995].
World Wide Web page
Young, C. English Heritage position statement on the Valletta Convention, [Online], Available: http://www.archaeol.freeuk.com/EHPostionStatement.htm [Accessed: 24 Aug 2001].
Publication Processing Fees
Open Access Publication: all manuscripts submitted to IJRPS are assumed to be submitted under the Open Access publishing model. In this publishing model, papers are peer-reviewed in the normal way under editorial control.
There is no charge for the processing of papers but author(s) of each accepted paper is required to pay a publication charge before the accepted paper is published. Published papers appear electronically and are freely available from our website. To support the cost of wide dissemination of research results through publication of journal articles and production and maintenance of a database of articles, the author is requested to pay publication and processing fee as mentioned below,
* Conveyance charges Rs. 100 and $20 will be added to Indian author and Foreign author respectively.