Manuscripts should be written in English and work should be original. All manuscripts submitted only by online. Plagiarism in all its forms is unacceptable. Therefore, manuscript should be original and is not being considered nor has been published in whole or in part with another journal. All authors should have seen and agreed to the version submitted. Manuscripts will be considered for publication in the form of original articles, short communications, case reports and review articles. All articles submitted by authors should be free from unoriginal or plagiarized content that was copied from the other source or internet.
Conflicts of interest: Authors should disclose information on financial conflicts of interest or other interests that may influence the manuscript, at the time of submission. Authors should declare sources of funding for the research work done.
Ethical consent: All manuscripts reporting the results of experimental investigations involving human subjects should include a statement confirming the informed consent was obtained from each subject or subject’s guardian. All animal or human studies should be used after approval of the experimental protocol by a local ethics committee.
Abstract: Abstract should be in structural format and maximum of 250 words limit. It should provide the context or background for the study and should state the objective, methods, results (giving specific effect sizes and their statistical significance, if possible), and principal conclusions. It should emphasize new and important aspects of the study or observations. The abstracts are the only substantive portion of the article indexed in many electronic databases, and the only portion many readers read; authors need to be careful that they accurately reflect the content of the article.
Peer review process
All submissions will be reviewed anonymously by at least three independent referees. All manuscripts will be acknowledged upon presenting to the Journal office, provided that all stated requirements are met. Authors are encouraged to suggest names of three expert reviewers, but selection remains a prerogative of the Editor. The whole review process depends on receiving referees comments and revising the manuscripts based on these comments to the author. On receipt of the revised article from the author, and after final approving by referees, the letter of acceptance is issued to the author. Authors have the right to communicate to the editor if they do not wish their manuscript to be reviewed by a particular reviewer because of potential conflicts of interest. No article is rejected unless negative comments are received from at least two reviewers.
1. All manuscripts should be type written in single-column format, double-spaced on an A4-size paper. Authors are requested to have the layout of the text reserve margins of at least 2.5 cm all around the paper.
2. Manuscripts should contain following different sections separately:
a) Title Page: Title page submitted separately from manuscript file.It should include the title, a brief title for a running head (not exceeding 50 letters), all authors’ full names with affiliations and addresses. Corresponding author should be clearly indicated with complete address, including E-mail, telephone and fax number with country and area code. All pages should be numbered consecutively.
b) Abstract and Keywords: page two, contain a structured abstract (including objective, materials and methods, results, and conclusion) with less than 250 words and 3 to 6 descriptive keywords, after the abstract.
c) Article components: The main article text should be divided into Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgement and References.
3. Abbreviations: Abbreviations should be defined that are not standard in full at their initial appearance. Just standard abbreviations in the title are allowed.
4. Tables, Figures, Drawings and Graphs: All Tables, Figures, Drawings and Graphs should be provided in separate pages after the reference section and numbered according to their sequence in the text. The tables captions should be placed above and other captions should be placed below.
5. Reference Style:
Use the name of the author for citations of reference in the text, followed by the year of publication as given below:
(a) For single author: (Gupta, 2008)
(b). For two authors: (Gupta and Jain, 2010)
(c). For three or more authors: (Gupta et al., 2006)
List of references first alphabetically, then chronologically, for examples given below:
1. Direct citation: “Gupta et al. (2006) have indicated….”
2. Parentetically: “as shown (Gupta, 2006a, 2006b; Gupta and Jain, 2010)”. The reference list is arranged alphabetically by author and then sorted chronologically if necessary.
Gupta U, Agashe HB, Asthana A, Jain NK. 2006a. A review of in vitro–in vivo investigations on dendrimers: the novel nanoscopic drug carriers. Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine 2 (2): 66-73.
Gupta U, Agashe HB, Asthana A, Jain NK. 2006b. Dendrimers: novel polymeric nanoarchitectures for solubility enhancement. Biomacromolecules 7 (3): 649-658.
Jain NK, Gupta U. 2008. Application of dendrimer-drug complexation in the enhancement of drug solubility and bioavailability. Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism and Toxicology 4(8): 1035-52.
Gupta U, Jain NK. 2010. Non-polymeric nano-carriers in HIV/AIDS drug delivery and targeting.
Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews 62(4-5): 478-90.
Cooper SJ, Jackson A, Kirkham TC, Turkish S. 1988. Endorphins, opiates and food intake. In: Rodgers RJ, Cooper SJ (Eds), Endorphins, Opiates and Behavioral Processes, pp. 143-186, New York, John Wiley & Sons.
Delazar A, Celti S, Yucel E, Nahar L, Sarker SD, Two acylated flavonoid glycosides from Stachys bombycina , 24 Sep. 2004, Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress of Health, Environment & Natural Products, Mashhad, Iran.
Units of Measurement: Units for measurements of length, weight, height and volume should be reported in metric units (meter, kilogram, or liter) or their decimal multiples. Temperatures should be in degrees Celsius. Follow International System of Units (SI) wherever applicable. Drug concentrations may be reported in either SI or mass units, but the alternative should be provided in parentheses where appropriate.
Review Articles: Review article should contain Introduction, Methods, conclusions, future perspectives, acknowledgement and references. Sub-section in the methods may describe the methodology used for selecting, editing and consolidating the data. These methods also should be concisely mentioned in the abstract. Word count should be between 3000 and 6000.
Research in Progress/Short communications: These are limited to 2000 word counts, should also include an abstract and references.
Publication fees: The Publication fee in APJ is nominal and charges the publication cost after acceptance of article. Following charges are applicable to the authors:
For Indian (INR)
For out of India (USD)
Review article/ Research article/ short communication
The contributors'/copyright transfer form has to be submitted in original with the signature of all authors within two weeks of submission via courier, fax or email as a scanned image at the time of submitting revised manuscript. Manuscripts cannot be published if the form is incomplete or if it has not been filled out by all authors.
Authors who publish with APJ agree to the following terms:
a. The author(s) will retain copyright under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
b. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
c. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.