Instructions for Authors

January 2014

The Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biological Research (AJPBR) is an international online journal in English published quarterly.AJPBR will accept the following contributions: Original research articles; reviews; mini reviews; short communications; letters to the Editors in all the areas of pharmaceutical and biological sciences. Papers written in English will only be considered.

 Cover Letter

During submission of the article, a cover letter should be included having authors full address and telephone/fax number. The type of article (Research or Review) along with the title. The corresponding author should mention the undertaking that if any animal studies carried was in accordance with their country or institutional ethical committee and also state that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere or considered for publication by any other journal. The covering letter should send separately to the editor by email. This cannot be uploaded during submission.

Research Article

These articles should clearly describe new and carefully confirmed results and experimental procedure which should be given in required details for others to verify the work. The article can be up to 3000 words excluding references and abstract. The authors have to check the manuscript extensively grammatical and spelling mistakes before submission.

The manuscript should be prepared in English using “MS Word” with 2cm margin on all sides (Top, Bottom, Left and Right side) of the page. “Times New Roman” font should be used. The font size should be of 12pt to all main and subheadings. All plants species and microorganism's scientific names should be written in italic. All research article should be typed double spaced and should have the following sections: Title page, Abstract, Key words, Introduction, Materials and methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement (if any) and References.

Title Page

The title should appear on a separate page which should then followed by the author name and the institution name and address by indicating suitable superscripts. Title page should contain title of the paper in bold face, title case (font size 14), names of the authors in bold face, title case (font size 12) followed by the address (es) in normal face, title case. An asterisk (*) must be placed after the corresponding authors name as superscript whose email id, fax, telephone number can be given at the bottom left corner of the title. Corresponding author has the responsibility to ensure that all co authors are aware and approve the contents of the submitted manuscript.


This section should start on a new page and should not more than 250 words and structured under the following headings: Objectives, material and methods, Results and Conclusions. Reviews and mini reviews also require an abstract, but it need not be structured. Abstract must be followed by four-six keywords.


The Manuscript should include brief introduction and indicates aim of the study and the essential back ground information. Introduction should clearly state the hypothesis or purpose statement, how and why the purpose or hypothesis was developed and why the author deems it important.

Materials and Methods

This section must contain specific details about the materials studied, instruments used, specialized chemicals source and related experimental details which allows other research worker to reproduce the results. Obtain permission for all fully borrowed, adapted, and modified tables and provide a credit line in the footnote.

Results: The important results of the work should be clearly stated and illustrated where necessary by tables and figures. The statistical treatment of data and significance level of the factors should be stated wherever necessary. Data that is not statistically significant need only to be mentioned in the text - no illustration is necessary.

Discussion: This section should deal with the interpretation of results, making the readers to understanding of the problem taken and should be logical. The discussion should state the scope of the results, which need to be further explored. Results and discussion of the work can also be combined under one section, Results and Discussion.


 Concisely summarizes the principal conclusions of the work and highlights the wider implications. This section should not merely duplicate the abstract.


 Acknowledgements should be brief but should include reference to sources of financial support.



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Conference Proceedings

2.Jones X: Zeolites and synthetic mechanisms. In Proceedings of the First National Conference on Porous Sieves: 27-30 June 1996:16-27.


3.Schnepf E: From prey via endosymbiont to plastids: comparative studies in dinoflagellates. In Origins of Plastids. Volume 2. 2nd edition. Edited by Lewin RA. New York: Chapman and Hall; 1993:53-76.

4.Kohavi R: Wrappers for performance enhancement and oblivious decision graphs. PhD thesis. Stanford University, Computer Science Department; 1995.

5.The Mouse Tumor Biology Database []

For Patent reference
 6.Aviv H,Friedman D, Bar-Ilan A and  Vered  M. Submicron emulsions as ocular drug delivery vehicles, U.S. Patent US 5496811, 1996.

Tables and Figures

Should each be typed on a separate page.Tables must be concise and cited consecutively using Arabic numerals in the text (Table 1, Table 2…etc.). Each table should be typed on a separate sheet. 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 referencetothetext.

All figures must be referred to in the text and numbered with Arabic numerals in the sequence in which they are cited (Figure 1, Figure 2 etc.). Each figure must be accompanied by a legend explaining in detail the contents of the figure and are to be typed under the figures. Graphs and bar graphs should preferably be prepared using Microsoft Excel and submitted as Excel graph pasted in Word. Alternatively photographs can be submitted as JPEG , GIF or  TIFF files. Keys to symbols, abbreviations, arrows, numbers or letters used in the illustrations should not be written on the illustration itself but should be clearly explained in the legend. Avoid inserting a box with key to symbols, in the figure or below the figure. All Tables and Figures captions and legends should be typed on a separate page. Color plates are also welcome. The choice of cover art illustration will be made by the Editor.

Review Article

The review article is at the author’s discretion and maximum of 15 pages. Abstract and key words are required. Tables, figures, illustrations and references are to be arranged according to research papers.


Authors would be required to sign Copy Right Transfer Agreement (CRTA)form once the manuscript is accepted which would be sent to the corresponding author’s email. The corresponding author after getting CRTA by mail it has to be signed by authors it can be send as an attachment file after scanning to the editor by e mail.


Authors involving in the usage of experimental animals and human subjects in their research article should seek approval from the appropriate Ethical committee. In the method section of the manuscript should include a statement to prove that the investigation was approved and that informed consent was obtained.

Article Proofs

Page proofs are sent to the designated author through e-mail. They must be carefully checked and returned the revised manuscript within 72 hours of receipt. The authors are responsible for the contents appeared in their published manuscripts.


Submission of Manuscript

The online submission of the manuscript is highly recommended. The manuscript can be directly uploaded in the website in to the submission of manuscript. Before submission the author has to register and login in to submit their manuscript..

Reviewers /Referees


The author has to suggest  two referees or reviewers name, designation, area of specialization,  institution name , address  email id, fax and  telephone number during submission of manuscript.


All reasonable precautions have been taken by the authors, editors and publisher to verify  the  basic and clinical works or findings published in this journal. The opinions expressed are those of the authors, and not necessarily those of the editors or publisher. The editors and publisher can accept no liability whatsoever in respect of any claim for damages arising therefrom. Please inform the editors of any errors. The publisher or editors makes no warranty, express or imply with respect to material contained herein.

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Editorial office

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biological Research ,8/569,Kalpathy,Palakkad 678003,India.


Open Access Statement

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biological Research is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.