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Guidelines for Preparation of Manuscript

Areas of particular interest includes-

  • Pharmaceutics & Biopharmaceutics
  • Industrial Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Technology.
  • Novel & Targeted Drug Delivery
  • Nanotechnology & Nanomedicine
  • Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry
  • Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry
  • Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology & Microbiology
  • Pharmacy practice & Hospital Pharmacy
  • Allied Health Sciences
  • Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
  • Adverse Drug Reactions
  • Clinical Trial Findings
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Types of Scientific Communications-

    Mini-Reviews: Mini-reviews should be of 2000-4000 words excluding figures, structures, photographs, schemes, tables etc.
    Full-Length Reviews: Full-length reviews should be of 3000-5000 words excluding figures, structures, photographs, schemes, tables etc.
    Research Articles: Research articles should be of 3000-6000 words excluding figures, structures, photographs, schemes, tables etc.

    Manuscript Preparation:

    The manuscript should be written in English in a clear, direct and active style. All pages must be numbered sequentially, facilitating in the reviewing and editing of the manuscript.

    Manuscripts should be neatly typed, 1.5 lines-spaced throughout, including tables, on pages of uniform size with at least 2 cm margins on all sides.

    Manuscript Sections:

    Covering Letter, Title, and Title Page with author affiliations, Abstract, Key Words, Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements, References, Tables, Figures, Annexure (if any).

    Covering Letter- All manuscripts should contain the covering letter Signed by corresponding author.
    Manuscript Title Page- Top of paper, Times New Roman; Fonts all caps, bold, 14 points.
    Author Names- Last name, followed full first name, corresponding author of the manuscript must be marked with an asterisk and should be listed first, font: bold, 12 points.
    Institutional affiliations-Institution/Industry addresses 12 points
    E-mail: Email of correspondence authors, 10 points.
    Abstract should contain maximum 250 words & 4-6 Keywords.


    The references should be listed on a separate sheet and should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are cited in the text. Cite the references in the text by the appropriate number e.g. 1, 2, 3 and the numbers should be in square brackets i.e. [ ]

    Examples of references listed in the correct Vancouver style:

    Paper Reference:
    • Boehm M, Nabel EG. Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2-a new cardiac regulator. N Engl J Med 2002; 347: 1795-7.
    • Babu GV, Kumar NR, Himasankar K, Seshasayana A, Murthy KV. Nimesulide-modified gum karaya solid mixtures:
    Preparation, characterization and formulation development. Drug Dev Ind Pharm 2003; 29:855-64.
    Monograph :
    • Metthews DE, Farewell VT. Using and Understanding Medical Statistics, ed 3, revised. Basel, Karger, 1996.
    Book :
    • Goggin P, Northfield T. Helicobacter pylori Infection. Lancaster, England, Klumer Academic Publishers, 1993, pp 18-25.
    Chapter in a Book:
    • Laizure SC, Evans WE. Clinical Pharmacokinetics. In: Herfindal ET, Gourley DR, Hart LL (eds). Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, ed 5, Baltimore, USA, Williams and Wilkins, 1992, pp 1-19.
    Article in Electronic Form:
    • Morse SS. Factors in the Emergence of Infectious Diseases. Emerg. Infect. Dis. [serial online] 1995 Jan- Mar [cited 1996 Jun 5], 1: [24 screens]. Available from: URL: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/eid.html.
    Conference Proceedings:
    • Kimura J and Shibasaki H. (eds.) Recent Advances in Clinical Neurophysiology. Proceedings of the 10th International Congress of EMG and Clinical Neurophysiology, 1995 Oct 15-19, Kyoto, Japan. Elsevier, Amsterdam (1996)
    Conference Paper:
    • Bengtsson S and Solheim BG. Enforcement of data Protection, Privacy and Security in Medical Informatics. In: Lun KC, Degoulet P, Piemme TE and Rienhoff O. (eds.) MEDINFO 92. Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Medical Informatics; 1992 Sep 6-10; Geneva, Switzerland.
    • Kaplan SJ. Posthospital Home Health Care: The Elderlyํs Access and Utilization [dissertation]. St. Louis, Washington University (1995) 78-80.

    Submission Process: Authors are encouraged to submit their articles preferably in electronic form (MS-WORD) by e-mail to- editor.jips@gniindia.org

    Review Process: All manuscripts are subject to peer review and are expected to meet standards of academic excellence. If approved by the editor, submissions will be considered by peer-reviewers, whose identities will remain anonymous to the authors.

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