Instructions to Authors

Indian Journal of Drugs (IJOD) is a peer reviewed quarterly online journal, which publishes original research work that felicitates scientific knowledge in Pharmaceutical and Medical Sciences. The aim of IJOD is to increase the importance of pharmaceutical and medical research both in academia and industry. Researchers may submit original research articles, review articles, short notes, abstracts and letter to the editor in following disciple: Pharmaceutical & Medical sciences, Pharmaceutical technology, Pharmaceutical chemistry, Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, Natural products research, Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical analysis, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical microbiology, Novel drug delivery, Biopharmaceutics, Pharmacokinetics, Computational chemistry and Molecular drug design, Pharmacy practice, Clinical and Hospital pharmacy, Cell biology, Genomics and Proteomics, Pharmacogenomics, Bioinformatics and Biotechnology of pharmaceutical interest, Biochemistry, Molecular biology, Immunology, Neurobiology, Nutrition & Food technology, Enzymology, Nanotechnology, Nuclear pharmacy, Drug discovery.



Manuscripts should be neatly typed (preferably MS Word-2007), single-spaced throughout, including tables, graphs, figures. Manuscript should be on A4 size with at least 1.5 cm margins on all sides. Page numbers should be given accordingly. Prepare the manuscript in Times New Roman font using a font size of 12. Title shall be in a font size 16, bold face capitals. All Headings in the manuscript shall be in font size 14, bold face capitals. Subheading in each section shall be in font size 12, bold face lower case. Italic fonts style should not be used in the main text (Except Latin names or wherever applicable). Standard International Units could be used throughout the text. The complete article should be submitted to the E-mail: Manuscripts should be arranged into the following sections: Title page, Abstract and Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgment, References, Tables & Figures (should be in text as where desire).



Title must be brief and comprehensively represent the findings and description as written in the abstracts. Complete Author names and address of each author, the author for correspondence must be identified.



As a summary of not more than 250 words abstracts, should be clear and factual in content. No abbreviations or references should be cited in the abstract.



6-7 keywords to identify the most important subjects covered by the article.



A concise account or a preview is required from the background of the subject, its significance and its relationships to earlier works clarified with pertinent references. Clearly state the purpose of the article. Do not review the subject extensively in the introduction.



Should be presented with sufficient clarity and detail.



The original and important findings should be stated in a logical sequence. Illustrate the results with figures or tables where necessary. Result must be precise and comprehensive.



It should contain a critical review of the results of the study with the support of relevant literature.


The sources of support in the form of grants, equipment, drugs as gift samples may be included. Only scientific personnel who have made substantial and essential contributions to the study should be acknowledged.


References should be in Vancouver style and should be cited in the text by the surname of the author(s) and the year e.g. (Maheshwari, 2013), (Maheshwari and Khan; 2013). In case of more than two authors, surname of the first author followed by et al. and the year should be cited in the text e.g. Maheshwari et al. (2013). If two or more papers were published by the same author in one year, distinction of these should be made by adding a, b or c like (Maheshwari, 2013 a, b) In the references section (at the end of the paper) references should be given as following style and arranged alphabetically by first author’s surname (please see the current article): Articles in journals: Kishore, K. and Singh, M. (2005). Effect of bacosides (alcoholic extract of bacopa monniera Linn: brahmi) on experimental amnesia in mice. Indian J. of Exp. Biol., 43, 640-645. Books and other monographs: Maheshwari, K.K. (2012). Drugs pharmacology. Ist edition. Vallabh Praksshan, New Delhi. Web references: As minimum as possible.


The editorial office will send the proofs to corresponding authors for correction. Only typesetting errors may be corrected; no changes in, or additions to, the accepted manuscript will be allowed. The reprints in PDF will be supplied free of charge to the corresponding author. The authors are responsible for the contents appeared in their published manuscripts.


For the articles or papers which authors submit for publication in Indian Journal of Drugs, you would not be charged any publication fees.

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