Guidance to Authors


Manuscripts will be subjected to peer review process to determine their suitability for publication provided they fulfill the requirements of the journal as laid out in the instructions to authors.

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


Submission of a manuscript to this journal for publication implies that the same work has not been either published or under consideration for publication in another Journal.






Keywords and Abstract– Please include 3-5 keywords for indexing purposes; Full-length manuscript submission should contain an abstract of up to 250 words in a structured form, consisting of: Objective, Methods, Results, and Conclusion.




Introduction- It should summarise the rationale, provides a brief research background (not an exhaustive review) and states in a single sentence the objective of the study. Please do not include any results or the conclusion of the study.

Materials and methods All the ethical permission associated in the research work must be specified. It should provide technical information about the study. Published methodological details are not needed to describe that have been published previously. Specifications (including the manufacturer, city, and the country) should be given for the main drugs, chemicals, and instruments. Indicate the statistical methods used and identify statistical significance using superscripts (* and **) following the data (*P < 0.05, **P < 0.01).


Results- It should reveal the findings of the study being reported.


Discussion- It should be with the interpretation of the results and their comparison with those of other studies. No need to repeat the results, review literature, textbook knowledge or cite references that do not have a close relationship with the present result.

Conclusion- conclude the study linking back to the aim of the study.

Abbreviations– At the first appearance in the abstract and the text, abbreviations should be preceded by words for which they stand.

Tables- Tables must be concise and cited consecutively using Arabic numerals in the text (Table 1, Table 2…etc.). The title of the table should clearly indicate the nature of the contents and sufficient detail should be included in the footnote to facilitate interpretation without reference to the text. Use horizontal rules only.

Table Format – It should be designed using table tools of MS Word and exactly same as below


Table 1:  —(12 font size, times new roman, normal, bold)


Figures- Figures (photographs, drawings, diagrams and charts) should be clear, easily legible and cited consecutively using Arabic numerals in the text(fig. 1, fig. 2…etc.). Please supply figures 1.5 to 2 times the size at which they will be finally reproduced.


Fig. 1:  —(12 Font size, Times New Roman, Normal, Bold)


Manuscripts that fail to conform to the requirements of the Journal, as specified under ‘Instructions to Authors’, will be rejected outright. Tables and figures should be cited in the text in numerical order. Table 2 should not be first cited before Table 1.

Units and Symbols – The use of the International System of Units (SI) is recommended.




References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text (not in alphabetic order). Identify references in text, tables, and legends by Arabic numerals in parenthesis/bracket like- [1]. References cited only in tables or figure legends should be numbered in accordance with the sequence established by the first identification in the text of the particular table or figure. Use the style of the examples below. For scientific articles, contributors should obtain written permission and confirmation of accuracy from the source of personal communication.



Articles in Journals

  1. Devi KV, Pai RS. Antiretrovirals: Need for an Effective Drug Delivery. Indian J Pharm Sci 2006;68:1-6. List the first six contributors followed by et al.
  2. Volume with supplement: Shen HM, Zhang QF. Risk assessment of nickel carcinogenicity and occupational lung cancer. Environ Health Perspect 1994;102 Suppl 1:275-82.
  3. Issue with supplement: Payne DK, Sullivan MD, Massie MJ. Women’s psychological reactions to breast cancer. Semin Oncol 1996;23(1, Suppl 2):89-97.


Books and Other Monographs


  1. Personal author(s): Ringsven MK, Bond D. Gerontology and leadership skills for nurses. 2nd ed. Albany (NY): Delmar Publishers;1996.
  2. Editor(s), compiler(s) as author: Norman IJ, Redfern SJ, editors. Mental health care for elderly people. New York: Churchill Livingstone;1996.
  3. Chapter in a book: Phillips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh JH, Brenner BM, editors. Hypertension: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management. 2nd ed. New York: Raven Press; 1995. p. 465-78.