Online Submissions

 All manuscripts prepared as per author guidelines must be submitted electronically through the email actapharmakon@gmail.com. Checklist includes cover letter, original manuscript and supplementary data.

Author Guidelines

The Journal publishes reviews, research articles and short communications. The scope of the journal is to publish clinical and Pharmaceutical Sciences which include organic, inorganic, analytical chemistry, pharmaceutics, pharmacology, phytochemistry, pharmacognosy, pharmaceutical analysis, pharmaceutical microbiology and biotechnology. 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.

Types of manuscripts:

 Research papers: Papers should present new experimental studies in elaborate form that constitute a significant contribution to knowledge. Research Papers should not exceed 10 pages.

 
Short communications: Papers are the one that should present new important findings in a brief form, a maximum of 5 pages including illustrations.


Review articles: Papers should bring up the most important current topics or present interpretative and critical accounts, but not simple compilation, on subjects of general interest. They should be around 12 pages.

 

Manuscripts preparations:

Prepare the manuscript in Times New Roman font using a font size of 12. Title shall be in a font size 14, bold face capitals. All section titles in the manuscript shall be in font size 12, bold face capitals. Subtitles in each section shall be in font size 12, bold face lower case. Standard International Units could be used throughout the text. Pages should not be numbered.

The manuscript should be in the following order:

  1. Title page
  2. Abstract
  3. Keywords
  4. Introduction
  5. Materials and Methods
  6. Results and Discussion
  7. Conclusion
  8. Acknowledgements (if any)
  9. References


Title Page: The title must be as brief as possible, comprehensive and descriptive. Each author must provide their full name including their forenames and surname followed by their address in normal face lower case. 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.

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

Keywords: 3-6 keywords are to be provided by the authors.

Introduction: It should present the subject of paper clearly, indicate the scope of the subject, present the goals of paper, novelty of research work and finally the organization of paper.

Materials and Methods: This should include concise details on the methodology adopted, sufficient to repeat the experiment. Extracts and/or fractions tested for in vitro or in vivo biological activities should be chemically defined, at least by means of the results of preliminary phytochemical screening. Complete formulation details of all crude drug mixtures and extracts should be mentioned. The plant name should be fully mentioned when cited first, and the authors are asked to add the details regarding its identification, voucher herbarium specimen number and name of the herbarium institution where it has been deposited. Techniques which have been previously described should be mentioned in brief with proper references, unless they were published in sources that are not easily accessible. The experimental part should be written in sufficient detail to enable others to repeat the authors’ work. Chemical compounds should be named according to the systematic rules of IUPAC or Chemical Abstracts. Units and dimensions should be expressed according to the metric system and SI units. The statistical methods and the level of significance chosen should be clearly stated. 

Results and Discussion: All results presented in tabular or graphical form shall be described in this section.

All Tables and figures must have a title and a legend to make them self-explanatory and they should be given numbers. Tables and figures should be typed on separate sheets have to be submitted. Discussion should cover a critical review of the results of the study with the support of relevant literature. 

 Conclusion:  It should be precise, should deal with the major findings and their explanation/interpretations.

 Acknowledgements: All acknowledgments should be typed in one paragraph directly preceding the reference section.

 References: References should be referred by numbers. Nothing should be italicized. The references should be cited in superscript numbers. A complete reference should comprise the following:

An Article in a journal:
Author's Surname Initials, (year).  journal, volume, issue, page no.

Middleton E, Kandaswami J, (1992). Biochem. Pharmacol., 43, 1167–1179.

A Book
Author's Surname Initials. Title, Edition, Publisher, Place of publication, Year of publication, page no.

Kirtikar KR, Basu BD. Indian Medicinal Plants, Vol ΙΙΙ, Published by National Book Distributor, Dehradun, 1999,p. 2017-18.

A Thesis
Author's Initials Surname. MSc/PhD/DSc thesis, University (town, country, year of publication).

David RJ. PhD thesis, Edinburgh University (Edinburgh, UK, 1998).

 Patents
Patents: AB Inventor1, CD Inventor, (Holder), Country Code and patent number (registration year).

Patents:  Singh JP. Indian Pat. Appl., INXXBQ IN 2005KO00589 A 20070202 (2007).

Submission Checklist

The following items should be supplied:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Names of potential referees (if any)
  3. Original Manuscript
  4. Supplementary data
  • Antariksh Katara Editor in Chief

    Department of Pharmacology, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, Raj., India

  • Rahul Kaushik Co-Editor

    Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Ram-Eesh Institute of Vocational and Technical Education, Greater Noida

  • Dr. Vinod Tiwari Associate Editors

    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical care medicine John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA

  • Ms. Anjali Singh Associate Editor

    Cell Medica Ltd. (Biotechnology - Global Expanding Cell Therapy Company), London / United Kingdom

  • Dr. Prashant Mathur Associate Editors

    Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Dy Cordinator ADR Monitoring Center, SMI Hospital, SGRRITS, Dehradun, UK, India

  • Dr. Abhishek Sharma Associate Editors

    Konark Research Foundation, Daman & Diu, India

  • Dr. Kartikay Pandey Associate Editors

    Hygia Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Lucknow, UP, India

  • Mr. Abhishek Gupta Assistant Editors

    National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, UP, India

  • Mr. Shikhar Verma Assistant Editors

    National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, UP, India

  • Dr. Vijaya Lobo Advisory Board

    Department of Botany, St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, Maharastra, India

  • Mr. Pradeep Singh Assistant Editors

    Department of Pharmacy, Theerthankar Mahaveer University, Moradabad, UP, India

  • Mrs. Garima Mishra Assistant Editors

    Department of Pharmacy, Theerthankar Mahaveer University, Moradabad, UP, India

  • Dr. Annika Durve Advisory Board

    Department of Biotechnology, Birla College, Kalyan, Maharastra, India

  • Mr. Sunil Mohite Assistant Editors

    Tata Consultancy Services, Indianapolis, USA

  • Dr. Willy Shah Advisory Board

    Department of chemistry, Vartak College, Vasai, Maharastra, India

  • Dr. R. L. Khosa Advisory Board

    Former Advisor, UPT University, Lucknow, India

  • Dr. Meeta Bhot Advisory Board

    Department of Botany, Birla College, Kalyan, Maharastra, India