International Journal of Pharma Research (IJPR) (ISSN 0975-3532), is the official scientific publication of PSG College of Pharmacy. It started in 2009. This official peer- reviewed journal is published half yearly. The Journal publishes original research articles, review articles, and case reports in the diverse areas of Pharmacy. It will be useful for all the pharmacy professionals
Abstracting and Indexing Information
The journal is registered with the following abstracting/Indexing agencies: Google Scholar, Open Access, Academic Keys, SJIF, Scientific Indexing Services, Research Bible, GIF*, Directory of Research Journal indexing
Peer Review Process
Once a manuscript is received, it is screened thoroughly to evaluate that it falls within the scope of the journal, and prepared according to the format, usually followed by a plagiarism check. Manuscripts that fail to conform to the requirements of the journal, as specified under “Instructions to Authors”, will be rejected.Those manuscripts that meet the specified requirements of the journals are subsequently assigned to an Editor for further processing. The Editor assigns a minimum of 2 potential reviewers to access the suitability of the scientific content for publishing. The editor’s decision of acceptance, rejection, or request for revision of the manuscript is strictly based on the comments of at least one reviewer.
Human and Animal Rights Policy
The journal ascertains that the research studies conducted abide by ethical as well as human and animal rights policies. Evidence of approval of Independent Ethics Committee (IEC) or Institutional Review Board (IRB) in case of ethical clearance for clinical studies and Institutional animal ethics committee (IAEC) for animal studies is mandatory. In addition, the editor may choose to notify the host institution as well as the funding agency of the author regarding the breach in ethical policies of conduct of research.
In particular, the research studies involving human subjects or human data must have been performed in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki and must comply with ethics guidelines of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) or appropriate independent or institutional or national ethics committee. The information pertaining to this has to be stated clearly in the manuscript.
If the study involves experiments on animals, the author/s should clearly state that the experimental study protocol have been approved by the Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC) constituted as per the guidelines laid by the committee for the purpose of control and supervision of experiments on Animals (CPCSEA).
The authors must submit a statement detailing the name of the ethics committee and the reference number wherever required for the final acceptance and publication of the manuscript.
If the research includes any study on humans, it must be stated that prior consent has been taken from the participant. Editors may request the authors to provide the documentation of the formal review and recommendation from the institutional review board or ethics committee responsible for oversight of the study.
Conflict of Interest
A conflict of interest arises when the author, reviewer, or editor has any financial or personal interests that may influence the final decision making process. The journal insists on submission to declare any conflict of interest by the authors. The author is expected to disclose this before publishing any article. The author should declare that the content submitted to the journal or the similar content under his/her authorship is not submitted for consideration or published elsewhere.
Corrections and Retractions
The journal follows a stringent policy against the publication of plagiarised or fraudulent research data in order to maintain the quality of the articles published. The journal encourages the identification of unintended mistakes and subsequent rectification in the form of published erratum in the next issue of the journal along with the page number and the citation of the original article.
In cases where the author fails to justify the ethical policies adhered during the research, detection of plagiarism or any other scientific misconduct the journal reserves the right to retract the article. In such cases it publishes the retraction notice in the next issue of the journal. The retracted articles are not considered as part of scientific literature anymore.
International Journal of Pharma Research does not charge for the processing or publication of the article. A separate e. mail will be sent to all the authors when the manuscript meets all requirements for acceptance. Currently it is available as a print version for circulation at a price of Rs 800/- and the abstract is available online (www.psgpharma.ac.in). For any queries contact publisher at email@example.com
Copyright and Access
Author(s) have to agree to transfer copyright to the IJPR, upon acceptance of this submission for publication in the Journal. . The Journal shall own the work, including copyright, the right to grant permission to republish the article in whole or in part, with or without fee, the right to produce preprints or reprints and translate into languages other than English for sale or free distribution; and the right to republish the work in a collection of articles in any other mechanical or electronic format.
Author(s) should also affirm that the manuscript will be subjected to license under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution non-commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which allows anyone to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt the work for any non-commercial use, providing that the work in the manner specified by the author(s) is attributed.