Instruction to Author

MANUSCRIPT CATEGORIES

Research Article:

Full papers are complete reports of original research of high scientific quality that

have not previously been published. Full paper contains all experimental details. New, significant, innovative and original findings are suitable as Research papers.

Reviews:

Reviews are summaries of significant recent research work and new developments from the

research group of the principal author. The main part of the review should be a comprehensive but critical analysis of recent (last three to five years) developments, current problems, and future directions.

PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS

The authors are requested to prepare their manuscripts as per the instructions/specifications given below.

General requirements:

Authors are advised to consult recent issues of the journal for examples of format. All manuscripts must be typed 1.5 spaced and in 12 pt Times New Roman. Margins of at least 0.8 inch (2 cm) must be left on all sides. Manuscript must be written in clear and concise English. The responsibility for all aspects of manuscript preparation rests with the authors. Extensive changes or rewriting of the manuscript will not be undertaken by the Editors.

Particular Specification
Language English
File format: M.S. Word 2007 file
Page size: Letter Portrait , A4 (8.5" × 11")
Margins : 1 cm (0.8 inch) on all sides
Page no. None
Footer / Headers None
Line spacing: 1.5
Font style Times New Roman.
Title 14 pt Times New Roman, Bold, Capital case, Centre.
Author and co-authors 14 pt Times New Roman, Centre, Normal face, Sentence case. Author and all co-authors names in one line. The corresponding author should include an asterisk* and passport size photo for corresponding author (jpg file only)
Authors address 12 pt Times New Roman, Normal face, Centre giving each authors' affiliation (i.e. Department/ Organization/ Address/ Place/Country/email). Must be below the name of author.
Abstract 10 pt Times New roman, Single space, Full justification Normal Face , 200-250 words Heading
Heading of all section Major headings (ABSTRACT, KEYWORDS, INTRODUCTION, MATERIALS AND METHODS, RESULTS AND DISCUSSION, ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS, REFERENCES) 14 pt Bold, in Upper Case and left Justified.
Sub heading under section 12 pt, Upper case, Bold, Left hand side
Font size and type for the content of article (except abstract) 12 pt Times New Roman, Normal Face, Full Justification.

Page order: Page order must be as follows.

Page Content
Page 1 Title page
Page 2 Abstract & key words
Page 3 onward Introduction and all sections

Figures and tables must be inserted in the manuscript at the position they should appear when published.

INSTRUCTION FOR PREPARATION OF RESEARCH PAPERS

Manuscripts for original research papers should have the following headings:

  1. Title
  2. Author's name(s)& address(es)
  3. Abstract
  4. Keywords
  5. Introduction
  6. Materials and Methods
  7. Results and Discussion
  8. Conclusion
  9. Acknowledgements
  10. References

TITLE

Title must be informative, specific and short and not exceed 200 characters. Title must be in bold face and capital case having a font size and font style of 16 pt and Times New Roman respectively. It must be followed by one empty line.

AUTHORS

The full name(s) of the author(s) and full postal address (es) of the institutions where the research was done should appear below the title. Author name must be in normal face and sentence case having a font size and font style of 14 pt and Times New Roman and address must be in normal face and sentence case having a font size and font style of 12 pt and Times New Roman. Use the symbols 1, 2, 3, etc., as superscripts to relate the authors to the corresponding address and an asterisk (*) to indicate the author(s) to whom correspondence should be addressed. At the bottom left corner of the title page, please mention *Corresponding Author and provide full corresponding address with designation, functional e-mail address and phone no.

ABSTRACT:

Abstract should start on a new page and should be typed in single-space. Abstract should describe the essential aspects of the investigation. It should be about 200-250 words. It must be followed by one empty line.

KEY WORDS:

A maximum of 4-6 key words must be given at the end of the Abstract.

INTRODUCTION

Introduction should start on a new page after the abstract & key-words. The Introduction should provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant recent literature on the subject, objectives of the research study, and the proposed approach or solution.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

Materials and Methods should start as a continuation to introduction on the same page. All important materials used along with their source shall be mentioned. The main methods used shall be briefly described with appropriate reference. New methods or substantially modified methods may be described in sufficient detail. Methods in general use need not be described in detail. The statistical method and the level of significance chosen shall be clearly stated.

RESULT AND DISCUSSION

Results

Results section should start as a continuation to materials and methods on the same page. This section should focus on the execution of stated objectives as given in the introduction part of the research study. It should contain the findings represented in the form of tables, figures and photographs. All tables and figures must have a title or caption and a legend to make them self-explanatory. The data should be statistically analyzed and the level of significance stated

Discussion

Discussion section should follow results, deal with the interpretation of results, convey how they help

to increase the current understanding of the problem and should be logical. Unsupported hypothesis

should be avoided. The Discussion should state the possibilities the results uncover, that need to be

further explored. The Results and Discussion sections when appropriate can be combined as Results

and Discussion.

CONCLUSIONS

A brief Conclusions section is desirable, but not essential. It must be followed by one empty line.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Authors should obtain permission to acknowledge from all those mentioned in the Acknowledgements. Please list the source(s) of funding for the study, for each author, and for the manuscript preparation in the acknowledgements section. Please acknowledge anyone who contributed towards the study by making substantial contributions to conception, design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data, or involved in drafting the manuscript or revising it critically for important intellectual content, but who does not meet the criteria for authorship. Also include their source(s) of funding, acknowledge anyone who contributed materials vital for the study.

REFERENCES

The references should be listed on a separate sheet and should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text (not in alphabetical order). Cite the references in the text by the appropriate number e.g. [1], [2,3], [4-6], [7,8-10] and the numbers should be within square brackets. Avoid using abstracts as references.

Journal Articles

Format: Author(s) of article (surname initials). Title of article. Journal title abbreviated Year of publication; volume number (issue number):page numbers.

For example

Mackness MI, Mackness B, Durrington PN et al. Paraoxonase and coronary heart disease. Curr. Opin. Lipidol. 1998; 9: 319-24.

Lesyk R, Vladzimirska O, Zimenkovsky B. New thiazolidones-4 with pyrazolone-5 substituent as the potential nsaids. Bolletino Chimico Pharmaceutico. 1998; 137(6): 210-217.

Books and other monographs

Format: Author(s) of book (surname initials). Title of book. Edition. Publisher: Place of publication; Year of publication.

For example

Eisen HN. Immunology: an introduction to molecular and cellular principles of the immune response. 5th ed. Harper and Row: New York;1974.

Chapter or article in a book

Format: Author(s) of chapter (surname initials). "Title of chapter". In: Editor(s) name (eds.). Title of book. Edition. Publisher: Place of publication;Year of publication: page numbers.

For example

Phillips SJ and Whisnant JP. "Hypertension and stroke". In: Laragh JH and Brenner BM. (eds.) Hypertension: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management. 2nd ed. Raven Press: New York; 1995: 465-78.

Mandell GL and. Petri WA. "Antimicrobial agents: penicillins, cephalosporins, and other ß-lactam antibiotics". In: Hardman JG and Limbird LE (Eds.). Goodman and Gilman`s The pharmacological basis of therapeutics. 9th ed. McGraw-Hill: New York; 1996:1073-1101.

Electronic journal article/ World Wide Web:

Format: Author/editor (surname initials). "Title" [online]. Year [cited year month day]. Available from: URL:World Wide Web page

For example

Daharwal SJ, Grag G, Saudagar RB et al. "Methods of estimation of multi-component formulations: A review" [online]. 2006 [cited 2006 Feb 17] Available from: URL: http://www.pharmainfo.net/ volumes-and-issues/2006/vol-4- issue-3.

Patent

Larsen CE, Trip R, Johnson CR, inventors; Novoste Corporation, assignee. Methods for procedures related to the electrophysiology of the heart. US patent 5529 067. 1995 Jun 25.

TABLES AND FIGURES

All the tables and figures should be in the text at suitable place.

Tables must be created using Word table format. Do NOT use Chem Draw, ISIS Draw or Tabs to create tables. Tables created in Chem Draw / ISIS Draw will be returned to the author for proper formatting. Tables must be oriented portrait style on the page and must fit within the margins of a single page. Tables should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and bear a brief title in sentence case, bold face and font size 10. Material in body of table is usually Justified on the left-hand side. The font should be Times New Roman and size of 10 pt. Tables should not be very large that they run more than one A4 sized page.

Figures may be embedded in your word document but they should be created with a program that allows you to save them as gif, jpeg format. Figure number and title should be given below the figure in sentence case, bold face and font size 10, the content of the figure should be explained in the title of figure.

  1. Figures and tables should be given relevant explanation beneath.
  2. Table numbers should be mentioned at the top of each table with its relevant title (Eg:Table No:1 Calibration of standard graph)
  3. Figure No should be mentioned at the bottom of each figure with its relevant title (Eg:Figure 1: Calibration of standard graph)

Text font: Times New

Roman, 10 pt Fixed length: 0.508 cm

Bold width: 0.071 cm Line

width: 0.021 cm

Bond spacing: 18% of

width Hash spacing: 0.088 cm

Graphs and bar graphs should preferably be prepared using Microsoft Excel and submitted as Excel graph pasted in Word.

For any figures or other materials directly extracted from previously published materials, you must have written permission from the publisher of that material for reprint use. A copy of that permission release must be submitted with your article.

It is the individual author's responsibility to attain this permission.

CONDUCT OF ANIMAL STUDY:

Authors publishing results from in vivo experiments involving animals or humans should state whether due Permission for conduction of these experiments was obtained, from the relevant ethics committees, in the Materials and Methods section as per following format:

The experimental protocol was approved by Institutional Animal Ethical Committee (IAEC) of Name of College and Place (Letter No.........................................) with CPCSEA Registration No...................................

In addition, authors wishing to publish research work involving human studies should also send a notary verified letter of approval from the Ethics Committee or the Institutional Review Board

INSTRUCTION FOR PREPARATION OF REVIEW ARTICLES

Review articles should contain up-to-date information providing comprehensive coverage of relevant literature. Review articles should preferably be written by scientists who have in-depth knowledge of the topic. Review article must be of at least 8 pages.

Manuscripts comprising reviews and accounts should have the following headings:

  1. Title
  2. Author's name(s) & address(es)
  3. Abstract
  4. Keywords
  5. Table of Contents

    A Table of Content should appear above the Introduction for Reviews article. Headings in Reviews article should follow the hierarchy and style as indicated below. The Introduction should be numbered 1.

    1. Primary Heading

    1.1 Secondary

    heading 1.1.1

    Tertiary heading.

    2. Primary Heading

  6. Introduction
  7. Main Headings of Contents: This section can be divided into sub sections.
  8. Future prospects: Should contain a critical review of the manuscript and topic with authors view on the future prospects of the topic.
  9. Acknowledgements (optional)
  10. References: At least 30 references must be given.

Guidelines for title, authors, abstract, key words, introduction, acknowledgment, references and tables and figures are same as research article.

SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS

To facilitate speedy and cost-effective submission of full manuscript, an online submission via internet is being offered. For online submission, please provide your complete manuscript in the form of single file containing all the material. Please place table and figures at appropriate places in the text. Authors are required to proof read the word file of their manuscript before submission.

Authors are strongly encouraged to submit their manuscripts electronically by online manuscript submission system of ICJPIR. If the manuscript can't be submitted online, the SOFT COPY IN MS WORD FORMAT of original manuscript can be sent by e-mail to the editoricjpir@gmail.com.

GALLERY PROOFS

Galley proofs would be sent to the corresponding author. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to ensure that the galley proof is to be returned without delay with correction (if any). The authors are responsible for the contents appeared in their published manuscripts.

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