The Asian Journal of Pharmacy and Life Science (AJPLS) publishes original research articles, review articles, case reports, short communications in the field of Pharmaceutical and Life science which includes Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Phyto-chemistry, Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Organic, Inorganic, Analytical Chemistry, and related Pharmacy and life science fields. The authors are fully responsible for the language of their articles. Those for whom English is not the first language are advised to seek assistance of a native English speaker. Papers not meeting the standards of sound English grammar might not be published.

FORMAT OF MANUSCRIPTS

Main Headings
Following main headings should be provided in the manuscript while preparing.
Main headings should not be numbered in the manuscript.

Introduction
Materials and Methods
Results
Discussion
Conclusion
Acknowledgement (optional)
References

Sequence of Preparation

Article Title
Authors and co-authors details and their affiliations
Abstract (200 to 250 words)
Key words (maximum 6)
Introduction
Materials and Methods
Results
Discussion
Conclusion
Acknowledgement
References


Manuscript preparation

Manuscript should be concisely typewritten in double space in A4 sized sheets, with a 2 cm margin on all sides. The manuscript shall be prepared in Times New Roman front using a font size 12. All section titles in the manuscript shall be in font size 14, bold face lower case. The pages shall be numbers consequently. The length of Review/Science Education article should not exceed 25 manuscript pages to include figures, tables and references. No abbreviations on acronyms shall be used in the titles or Abstract acronyms except for measurements. All references, figure (Fig.) and tables (Table) in the text shall be numbered consequently as they first appear. Abbreviations like “&” and “etc” shall be avoided in the paper. There shall not be decorative borders anywhere in the text including the title page. These entire MS word document with graphs and illustration pasted in it shall not exceed 2 MB.

RESEARCH PAPERS

New, significant, innovative and original findings are suitable as Original Research papers.

Title Page:
The title must be as brief as possible, comprehensive and descriptive.

It should not be more than 14 words. Each author must provide their full name including their forenames and surname. The Corresponding Author of the manuscript must be marked with an asterisk, and should be listed first. In addition the corresponding author must include telephone, fax and E-mail address at the bottom left corner of the title page. If any of the co-authors are from different organizations, their addresses too should be mentioned and indicated using numbers after their names.

Abstract:
Should start on a new page after the title page and should present the novelty of the study, the main findings, and principal conclusions, not more than 250 words. All the three categories, Review Articles, Original Research papers and Short Communications should have an Abstract.

Keywords:
3-6 keywords are to be provided by the authors. These keywords should be typed at the end of the abstract on the same page.

Introduction
The introduction should not be an extensive literature review although it should provide sufficient background information for the reader to understand and evaluate the results of the present study.

Materials and Methods
The section should include sufficient technical information to allow the experiments to be performed. Procedural detail that has been published previously should be referred to by citation.

Results and Discussion
Results should be described as concisely as possible in one of the following ways: text, table(s), or figure(s). The reproducibility and statistical significance of measurements, material or biological data, must be included where relevant. The discussion should provide an interpretation of the results and their significance with regard to previously published work. There should not be any significant repetition of the experimental procedures or reiteration of the introduction.

Conclusion
A short, paragraph summarizing the most important finding(s) of the research is Required.

Acknowledgments
The source of any financial support, gifts, technical assistance and advice received for the work being published must be indicated in the Acknowledgments section.

References
Responsibility for the accuracy of bibliographic citations lies entirely with authors. Citations of literature in the text must be presented in numerical order and a separate Reference List should be supplied. Type numbers in square brackets and do not use superscripts. References should include the list of authors (first name-abbreviated, last name), title of the article, Journal/Book title, (book publisher), year, volume number, issue number and page number.

Journal / Magazine Article

Numerical order. Author's surname Author's first name or initial. Title of article. Title of the Journal Year of publication; Volume Number: Page numbers of article.

For example:

Llabot J.M., Palma S.D., Manzo R.H., Allemandi D.A.. Design of novel antifungal mucoadhesive films Part I. Pre-formulation studies. Int. J. Pharm.2007; 330:54–60.

Books

Numerical order. Author's surname Author's first name or initial. Title of the Book. Edition [if not first]. Place of publication: Publisher's name; Year of publication.

For example:

Rathbone, M.J. Oral mucosal drug delivery. 4th ed. Marcel Dekker, Inc.: New York, 1996.

Book chapter

Numerical order. Author's surname Author's first name or initial. Title of chapter. In: Editor's surname Editor's's first name or initial, editor. Title of the Book. Edition [if not first]. Place of publication:Publisher's name; Year of publication.

For example:

Kaplan N.M., Opie L.H.. Antihypertensive Drugs. In: Opie HL, editor. Drugs for the Heart. 4th ed. Bangalore: Prism Saunders; 1995.

Website

Author/editor's surname author/editor's first name or initial. editor [if appropriate]. Title of page. Title of site. Last update or copyright date. URL (Access date).

For example:

Hudson P. P.M, Costello liars: former bank chief. In: The Age. 16 September 1998.
http://www.theage.com.au/daily/980916/news/news2.html (16 Sept. 1998).


Or, if the author is unknown

Title of page. Title of site. Last update or copyright date. URL (Access date).

For example:

McGwire owns the mark alone. ESPN.com. 9 Sept. 1998.
http://ESPN.SportsZone.com/mlb/news/1998/980908/00833812.html (16 Sept. 1998).

Tables
All tables must be numbered consecutively (using Arabic numerals) and be cited in the text. Titles should be short but descriptive. Each table should be on a separate sheet, together with a legend and/or footnotes identified by superscripts a, b, c, etc. Do not use vertical lines and keep horizontal rules to a minimum. In tables, the units are usually in brackets following the quantity, and the font should be Times New Roman and font size of 10.

Figures
Figures (photographs, drawing, diagrams and charts) are to be numbered in one Consecutive series of Arabic numerals in the order in which they are cited in the text and Abbreviated as Fig. X. The captions for figures should be typed on a separate sheet of Paper under ¡°Figure Legends¡±.

Formula and equations
Structural and chemical formula, process flow diagrams and complicated mathematical Expressions should be very clearly presented. All subscripts, Greek letters and unusual Characters must be identified. Structural and chemical formulae as well as process flow Diagrams should be prepared in the same way as graphs.

REVIEW ARTICLES
Review articles should not be more than 25 pages and contain comprehensive coverage of relevant literature. Review articles should preferably be written by scientists who have in-depth knowledge of the topic. All format requirements are similar to those applicable to Research papers. Review articles need not to be divided into sections such as Materials and methods, and Results and discussion, but should definitely have an abstract and introduction.

SHORT COMMUNICATIONS
The research and technical communications section of this journal (maximum 3,000 words) is open to interesting results worthy of publication without requiring extensive introduction and discussion. This section should be organized as follows: Abstract, Introduction, Materials and methods, Results and discussion (combined). Not more than 10 references should be provided. Tables, figures and references are to be arranged in the same way as for research papers. Brevity of presentation is essential for this section.

COPYRIGHT GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS
The corresponding author must sign the "Transfer of Copyright" agreement before the article can be published. The transfer agreement enables (AJPLS) to protect the copyrighted material for the author, but does not relinquish the author's proprietary rights. The copyright transfer covers the rights to authors and readers to reproduce, including reprints, photographic reproductions or any other reproductions of similar nature and translations, and includes the right to adapt the article for use in conjunction with computer systems and programs, including reproduction or publication. Transfer of copyright agreement forms will be sent to the corresponding author following acceptance of the manuscript.

Assurances
For all research manuscripts (including educational research), the author should indicate in the cover letter that the research has been reviewed and approved by the appropriate human research or ethics review committee, or that it has been determined to be exempt from such review. For research that has undergone such review and approval, a statement to that effect should be included in the methods section.