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Instruction For Authors

Manuscript Preparation:

The manuscript should be typed single-spaced on A4 (8.5" × 11") paper size with 1 inch margins on all sides. Times New Roman font 12 should be used. Manuscript should be arranged in the following order: Title, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement, References.

Title Page:

The title should be as short as possible on the first page and provide precise information about the contents. The title should be followed by full names of author (s), affiliations of author (s) and institutional addresses. The author to whom all correspondence be addressed should be denoted by an asterisk mark*. At the bottom left corner of the title page, should mention “Address for correspondence” and provide a functional e-mail address.


The abstract should start on a new page after the title page and should not be more than 250 words and should be informative and completely self-explanatory, briefly present the topic, state the scope of the experiments, indicate significant data, and point out major findings and conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, standard nomenclature should be used and abbreviations and references should be avoided.


Following the abstract, provide a maximum of 5-6 keywords, which reflect the content of the study.


This should be brief and indicates aim of the study and the essential back ground information. 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 without referring to previous publications on the same topic.

Material and methods:

Please provide concise but complete information about the material and the analytical, statistical and experimental procedures used. This part should be as clear as possible to enable other scientists to repeat the research presented. In case of animal/human experiments or clinical trials authors must give the details of ethical approval.

Result and Discussion:

Data acquired from the research with appropriate statistical analysis described in the methods section should be included in this section. In this part, the same data/ information given in a table must not be repeated in a figure, or vice versa. Tables and Figures should be self explanatory and it is not acceptable to repeat extensively the numerals from tables into text and give lengthy and unnecessary explanations of the Tables and Figures. Discussion should relate the results to current understanding of the scientific problems being investigated in the field.

Tables & Figures:

Incorporate tables and/or figures with their legends into the main body of text. Tables should be created with a word processor and cited consecutively in the text. Number tables and figures consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place footnotes to tables below the table and give proper heading on table.


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


All acknowledgments (if any) should be included at the very end of the paper before the references and may include supporting grants, presentations, and so forth.


Should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text (not in alphabetic order). Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets [Reference no] in line with the text 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.

Journal Articles:

Shashi A, Jain SK and Pandey M. In-vitro evaluation of antilthiatic activity of seeds of Dolichos biflorus and roots of Asparagus racemosus. International Journal of Plant Sciences 2008; 1:67-71.


Kalia AN: A Text Book of Industrial Pharmacognosy. CBS Publishers & Distributors, First Edition 2005.

A Chapter in a Book:

Nadkarni KM: Indian Materia Medica. Popular Prakashan, Mumbai, Edition 3, Vol. I, 2000: 242-246.


Standard abbreviations should be used throughout the manuscript. Use of nonstandard abbreviations can be confusing to readers.

Article Processing Charges (APCs):

Authors are required to pay Rs. 2000/- INR (Indian Authors) or USD 100 (foreign authors) for APCs upon acceptance of manuscript. APCs are applicable only to the accepted articles.