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Instruction to Authors

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 15 pages (in word format file).

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. Review Papers should not exceed 20 pages (in word format file).

Short communications

Papers are the one that should present new important findings in a brief form, a maximum of pages should not exceed 10 including illustrations (in word format file).

Manuscript preparation

The manuscript should be prepared in English using “MS Word” with 1 inch margin on all sides of the page. “Bookman Old Style” font should be used. The font size should be of 11pt but main Title should be of 14pt bold lowercase, main headings should be of 12pt uppercase, subheadings should be of 12pt bold lowercase. Manuscript should be concisely typewritten in 1.5 spaces in A4 sized sheets. The pages shall be numbers consequently. The length of Review & Original Research article should not exceed 20 & 15 pages include figures, tables and references respectively. No abbreviations on acronyms shall be used in the titles or Abstract acronyms except for measurements. 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. Sequence for Manuscripts Submission

1. Article Title
2. Authors and Co-Authors details and their affiliations
3. Abstract (150 to 200 words)
4. Key words (Maximum 6)
5. Introduction
6. Materials and Methods
7. Results and Discussion
8. Conclusion
9. Acknowledgement (optional)
10. References
11. Figure
12. Table

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 font size 14 with bold face capitals, names of the authors in normal face upper case with font size 11 followed by the address in normal face lower 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.

Abstract

This section should start on a new page and should detail the aim of the study, experimental approach, results and conclusion in one paragraph, not more than 150-200 words. Avoid abbreviation, diagram and references in the abstract. All the three categories, Review Articles, Research papers and Short Communications should have an Abstract.

Keywords

Author(s) must give about 3-6 key words which can identify the most important subjects covered by the paper. They must be placed at the end of the abstract.

Introduction

The Introduction should start on a new page and should clearly indicate the aim of the study, the relevant literature on the subject.

Materials And Methos

The Materials and Method should 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, with references.

Results And Discussions

This section should start as a continuation to materials and method on the same page and the results presented in tabular or graphical form shall be described in this section. All Tables and Figures must have a title with bold and should be given only numbers (E.g. Tab.1, 2, 3…., Fig. 1, 2, 3….). The Colour photographs must be clean originals. The results should be explained clearly in discussions.

Conclusion

The conclusion should have relevant brief conclusion (limit of 100 words) and should reflect the importance and future scope.

Acknowledgment

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

Referencing is a standardized way of acknowledging the sources of information and ideas that you have used in your research work and which allows the sources to be identified. It is important to be consistent when you are referencing. Identify references used in text, tables and figures by Arabic numerals in superscript without 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. With referencing your work in the Vancouver style, it is very important that you use the right punctuation and that the order of details in the reference is also correct. References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text (not in alphabetic order).

For Journal Reference

Arrami M,Garner H.A tale of two citations.Nature 2008;451(7177):397-9.

For Book Reference

Watkins PJ.ABC of diabetes.5th ed.London:Blackwell Publishing;2003.

For Chapters in Book Reference

Porter RJ, Meldrum BS. Antiepileptic drugs. In, Katzung BG(ed). Basic and clinical pharmacology. 6th ed., Norwalk (CN): Appleton and Lange; 1995; 361-80.

Government publications

Government of India. Ministry of health and family welfare. Indian Pharmacopoeia Vol. I & II. The Controller of Publication, New Delhi; 1996: 762-10.

Ethical Matters

Authors involving in the usage of experimental animals and human subjects in their research article should seek approval from the appropriate Ethical committee in accordance with “Principles of Laboratory Animal Care”. 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 48 hours of receipt. Our journal (IJAPGR) will not provide gratis reprints or hard print.

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