International Journal of Farmacia International Journal of Farmacia

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Instruction to Author

Instructions to Authors        

International Journal of Farmacia publishes original research papers, critical reviews and communications on the latest developments in the pharmaceutical sciences with strong emphasis on originality and scientific quality.

International Journal of Farmacia (IJF) is an official journal, publishing original scientific research in all fields of pharmacy.  International Journal of Farmacia (IJF) publishes original research work that contributes significantly to further the scientific knowledge in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences.



Phyto Chemistry

Industrial Pharmacy

Pharmaceutical Analysis


Medicinal Chemistry


Pharmaceutical Management


Chemical Sciences

Drug Delivery Systems

Pharmacy Practice




Natural Product Research


International Journal of Farmacia (IJF) publishes original research work either as a Full Research Paper or as a Short Communication. The primary criteria for acceptance and publication are scientific rigor and potential to advance the field. It is essential that authors prepare their manuscripts according to established specifications. Failure to follow them may result in papers being delayed or rejected. Therefore, contributors are strongly encouraged to read these instructions carefully before preparing a manuscript for submission. The manuscripts should be checked carefully for grammatical errors. All papers are subjected to peer review.

Manuscripts should be type written in single-space in A4 sized sheets. Research Papers should not have more than 15 pages, Review Articles in the range of 15-30 pages and Short Communications up to 15 pages, inclusive of illustrations. Pages should be numbered consecutively, starting with the title page and the matter arranged in the following order: Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion or Results and Discussion, Acknowledgements, References, Illustrations (Tables and figures including chemistry schemes along with titles and legends) and figure and Table titles and legends. All the section titles should be in capital letters while subtitles in each section shall be in bold face lower case followed by a colon.

Abstract should start on a separate page and each table or figure should be on main body of the text.

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Language of the articles should be only in English.

Font type:

Articles should be typed in single line spacing with the following font pattern

Font type: Times New Roman

For heading or title

14 points lowercase, bold face

Author/ Coauthors name

12 points lowercase , bold face

Affiliation/ Institute name and adress

12 points  lowercase, italics, normal face

For titles

12 points uppercase and bold face

Content of article

10 points  lowercase, normal face

Table,  figure titles

10 points lowercase, bold face

 Table, figure content

10 points lowercase, normal face



Title Page - Title page should contain title of the paper in bold face, lower case (font size 14), names of the authors in lower case, bold face (font size 12) followed by the address(es) in lower case, normal face (font size 12). The author to whom all correspondence be addressed should be denoted by an asterisk mark. The title should be as short as possible and precisely indicate the nature of the work in the communication. Names should not be prefixed or suffixed by titles or degrees. Names should be followed by the complete postal address or addresses with pin code numbers of the place(s), where the research work has been carried out, followed  by “*Address For correspondence” and provide a functional e-mail address. Address of the corresponding author to whom all correspondence may be sent should be given only if it is different from the address already given under authors’ names.

Abstract - Should start after the title and author details. Abstracts should briefly reflect all aspects of the study, as most databases list mainly abstracts. Short Communications as well as Review Articles should  have an abstract.

Key-words - Provide four to ten appropriate key words after abstract.

Introduction - Shall start immediately after the Abstract, as the next paragraph. The Introduction should lead the reader to the importance of the study; tie-up published literature with the aims of the study and clearly states the rationale behind the investigation.
Materials and Methods - Shall 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, citing references. New methods or substantially modified methods may be described in sufficient detail.

Results - All findings presented in tabular or graphical form shall be described in this section. The data should be statistically analyzed and the level of significance stated. Data that is not statistically significant need only to be mentioned in the text - no illustration is necessary. All Tables and figures must have a title or caption and a legend to make them self-explanatory. Results section shall start after materials and methods section on the same page.
Discussion - This section should follow results, deal with the interpretation of results, convey how they help increase 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. There is no need to include another title such as “Conclusions” at the end of Discussion. Results and discussion of results can also be combined under one section.

Acknowledgements - Should be given after the text and not in the form of foot-notes.

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 superscript in square brackets. 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.

Review articles

Review articles should be about 15 pages long and contain up-to-date information providing comprehensive coverage of relevant literature. All format requirements are similar to those applicable to Research papers. Review Articles need not be divided into sections such as Materials and methods, and Results and discussion, but should definitely have an abstract and introduction.

Articles in Journals

  1. Nayak, A.K., Maji, R., Das, B., 2010. Gastroretentive drug delivery systems: a review. Asian J. Pharm. Clin. Res. 3, 2–10.
  2. Tatavarti, A., Mehta, K., Augsburger, L., Hoag, S., 2004. Influence of methacrylic and acrylic acid polymers on the release performance of weakly basic drugs from sustained release hydrophilic matrices. J. Pharm. Sci. 93, 2319–2331.

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.