Guidelines to Author

Submission of manuscript

  •  Authors should submit the manuscript through electronic version (Microsoft word doc).
  •  Accepted papers will be acknowledged and processed further. Manuscripts will not be returned, if rejected. If author doesn’t receive status of article within 30 days from the date of submission, kindly esquire by email.
  •  Acceptance or rejection of the manuscript would be decided after the decision of editorial team.

Preparation of Manuscript

  •  Authors are requested to write category of article (Research Article, Short Communication, Review Article, Case Report) under which they want to publish it.
  •  Author’s/Co-author should write their email ID in title page with full affiliation details (present working address with designation).
  •  Authors should keep their manuscripts as short as they reasonably can (the total number of words should not exceed 6000).
  •  Page number should appear in the lower right hand corner of each page, beginning with the title page.
  •  The language of manuscript must be simple and explicit.
  •  Author’s / Co-author’s name or any other identification should not appear anywhere in the body of the manuscript to facilitate blind review.

We accept manuscript under following categories

  •  Research Articles
  •  Review Articles
  •  Case report/study
  •  Short communications

Word Limit

The manuscript should be written within the word limit according to the category of article as mentioned below. This word limit does not include Abstract

  •  Research Article: 6000
  •  Short Communication: 3000
  •  Review Article: 5000
  •  Case Report/Study: 3000

Research Areas: Research Papers and Articles may be from one of the following broad areas, Pharmacy practice,  Clinical Pharmacy, Hospital Pharmacy, Pharmacotherapeutics Pharmacoepidemology and Economics, Clinical Research, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Analysis,  Pharmacogenomics, Medicinal Chemistry, Molecular Pharmacology, Novel drug delivery system, Nanotechnology, Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Natural Chemistry, Polymer Sciences.

Manuscript Instructions

Please communicate with us electronically and send your manuscript as an attachment in MS word. Don’t send article in PDF format. The manuscripts should be prepared as Microsoft-word documents in Times New Roman (font size 12) on A4 size leaving the margins of 1 inch on all four sides in single column. The line spacing should be single-spaced including references and tables. Tables and Figures should be in their respective position in manuscript with title of Table/Legends of Figure. Articles should be within 30 printable pages. . Authors are requested to write category of article (Research Article, Short Communication, Review Article, Case Report) under which they want to publish it.


All articles submitted for publication in AJHP should be original material. The submission should have been made exclusively to AJHP and must not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. The first author should certify to this effect. Any author/s found to falsify or mislead the editors will be disqualified from future submissions to AJHP

Research Article

Research Article should be submitted under following headings in one file.

  •  Title
  •  Name of Authors (write FULL NAME in sequence)
  •  Affiliation Details (Present working address with designation), Email ID of all the authors/co-authors.
  •  Abstract
  •  Keywords
  •  Introduction
  •  Experimental Section/Materials and Methods
  •  Statistical Analysis
  •  Result
  •  Discussion
  •  Conclusion
  •  Acknowledgement(if applicable)
  •  Conflict Of Interest
  •  References


Title page should contain title of the paper in bold face, title case (font size 14), names of the authors in normal face, upper case (font size 12) followed by the address(es) in normal face lower case. The author to whom all correspondence be addressed should be denoted by an asterisk mark. The title should be as short as possible and precisely indicate the nature of the work in the communication. Names of the authors should appear as initials followed by surnames for men and one given-name followed by surname for women. Full names may be given in some instances to avoid confusion. Names should not be prefixed or suffixed by titles or degrees. Names should be followed by the complete postal address or addresses with pin code numbers of the place(s), where the research work has been carried out. At the bottom left corner of the title page, please mention “*Address For correspondence” and provide a functional e-mail address. Address of the corresponding author to whom all correspondence may be sent should be given only if it is different from the address already given under authors’ names. Trivial sub-titles such as ‘Title’, ‘Author’, ‘Address’ or ‘Place of Investigation’ shall not be included in the title page. Title page should be aligned centre except for “*Address For correspondence”.

Provide a running title or short title of not more than 50 characters.

The Abstract 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. The abstract should be up to 250 words in length. Complete sentences, active verbs, and the third person should be used, and the abstract should be written in the past tense. Standard nomenclature should be used and abbreviations should be avoided. No literature should be cited.


Write relevant key words up to six.

The Introduction should be concise and define the scope of the work in relation to other work done in the same field. Purpose of the study, aims & objectives and significance of the study should be mentioned in Introduction section.

Materials and Methods should be complete enough and clearly describe the experiments and techniques used in the study. However, only truly new procedures should be described in detail; previously published procedures should be cited, and important modifications of published procedures should be mentioned briefly. Write this section in past tense.


The details of statistical tests used and the level of significance should be stated. If more than one test is used it is important to indicate which groups and parameters have been subjected to which test. Write name of software and version used for data analysis.

Results should be combined and presented with clarity and precision. The results should be written in the past tense when describing findings in the author(s)’s experiments. Previously published findings should be written in the present tense. Results should be expressed preferably in the form of table. Don’t repeat same findings in table as well as in graphs/figures.

The Discussion should interpret the findings in view of the results obtained in this and in past studies, on, this, topic. This section should deal with the interpretation, rather than recapitulation of results. It is important to discuss the new and significant observations in the light of previous work. Discuss also the weaknesses or pitfalls in the study. New hypotheses or recommendations can be put forth. Avoid unqualified statements and conclusions not completely supported by the data. Repetition of information given under Introduction and Results should be avoided.

State the conclusions in a few sentences in lucid manner at the end of the paper. Conclusions must be drawn considering the strengths and weaknesses of the study. Emphasize clinical significance of the study.

Author(s) may acknowledge the support obtained in the study. It should be typed in a new page. Acknowledge only persons who have contributed to the scientific content or provided technical support. Sources of financial support should be mentioned.


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 about the conflict of interest if any by 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.


These should be numbered with Arabic numerals. Each table should be typed using a table format (i.e., each variable must be typed into a separate cell in the table). The title should be typed at the table in the sentence case format i.e., only the first name should be in capital letters; as appropriate (font size 10, Times New Roman). Any front note should be typed in the bottom of the table in italic. Tables should be prepared in Microsoft Word. Don’t keep tables/figures at the end of article. All the tables/figures should be kept at appropriate place in the text of article where you have mentioned about these tables/figures. All the tables/figures should be mentioned in text of article.

Figure legends

Graphics should be prepared using applications capable of generating high resolution JPEG for pasting in the Microsoft Word manuscript file. Use Arabic numerals in the order of their appearance in the text and bear a brief title in lower case bold face letters bellow the figure(font size 10,Times New Roman). For any figure directly extracted from previous published materials, you must have written permission from the publisher of that figure for reprint use. A copy of that permission release must be submitted with your article. To designate figures and upper case letters for their parts (Figure 1). Figures can be attached as JPEG file.


For All the references must be correct, complete and Write references in following style.

For Journal Articles:
Authors name. Title of article. Title of journal. Publication year; Volume (Issue): Page No.
Ahmed SE, Mustafa E, AbdulRaheem EM. Assessment of plasma levels of fasting blood glucose, triglycerides, total cholesterol, and HbA1c in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Int J Health Sci Res. 2013;3(9):1-6.

For Reports and other Government Publications:
Author(s). Title of report. Place of publication: Publisher; Date of publication – year, month (if applicable). Total number of pages if applicable e.g. 24 p. Report No.: (if applicable)
Example: Ahmed SE, Mustafa E, AbdulRaheem EM. Assessment of plasma levels of fasting blood glucose, triglycerides, total cholesterol, and HbA1c in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Mumbai: New Era Publisher; 2014. 24p. Report No.: GHI224

For Conference Papers:

Author(s) name. Title of Paper. In: Editor (s) name or Organization name. Title of conference; Date of conference; Place of conference. Place of publication: Publisher’s name; Year of publication. p. Page numbers. Example: Ahmed SE, Mustafa E, AbdulRaheem EM. Assessment of plasma levels of fasting blood glucose, triglycerides, total cholesterol, and HbA1c in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. In: Patel SS, Jacko AG. 10th International Conference on Health Informatics; 2001 Jan 4-6; Mumbai, India. New Era Publisher; 2001. p. 202-210.

Don’t write qualifications of authors, hospitals’ name, any star marks etc. in references.

Note: Citations should be placed on the prefix of the end note.


General approach to Diagnosis:

Given that the clinical features of photodermatoses vary widely, the diagnosis of primary photodermatoses can be challenging37. Suspicion should be aroused when skin eruptions occur in UV-exposed sites after sun exposure43.It is important to conduct a systematic evaluation including an assessment of the patient’s history as well as photodiagnostic procedures37.List of following information that should be gathered and evaluated when determining a photodermatoses diagnosis.

Management of the photosensitive patient:

Management of these disorders can be quite challenging and relies heavily on patient education and photo protection. Photodermatoses should be explained thoroughly to the patient. Affected individuals should be counselled to wear protective clothing (e.g. a long-sleeve shirt, hat, umbrella) and to use sunscreens that cover the action spectrum of the dermatoses (for example, a sunscreen that has UVA protection for patients with photo toxicity and one with protection against visible light for patients with solar urtricaria). When necessary, patients may have to consider lifestyle changes (e.g. avoiding the sun during peak times of the day) or even changes in occupation for those who are required to work outside. If an external drug or agent is identified, avoidance of that drug is obviously required43.

General Instructions

Papers must be submitted with the understanding that they have not been published anywhere (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review, or thesis) and are not currently under consideration by another journal. The Corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that the article’s publication has been approved by all the other co-authors. It is also the authors’ responsibility to ensure that the articles emanating from a particular institution are submitted with the approval of the necessary institution.

Electronic submission of manuscripts is strongly encouraged, provided that the text, tables, and figures/plates are included in a single Microsoft Word file (preferably in Times New Roman, Font Size 12).
Further correspondence and proofs will be sent to the corresponding author before publication unless otherwise indicated. It is a condition for submission of a paper that the authors permit editing of the paper for readability. The inclusion and deletion of author(s) name will not be permitted after the preparation of proofs. All enquirers concerning the publication of submitted/accepted papers should be addressed to

Proofs, Reprints and manuscript charges

Electronic proofs will be sent (e-mail attachment) to the corresponding author as a PDF file. Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript. With the exception of typographical or minor clerical errors, no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage. Because AJHP will be published online, authors will have free electronic access to the full text (PDF) of the article. Authors can freely download the PDF file from which they can print unlimited copies of their articles. There is no charge for the processing of paper but author(s) of each accepted paper is required to pay the publication charge which is very nominal fees. The fees depends upon the number of pages, number of authors, images etc. Before the accepted paper is published we will intimate the fees in the acceptance letter (or) Mail.

Check List for Author(s) before submitting manuscript

  1. Please check category of article under which you want to publish your article.
  2. Check for complete and correct Affiliation details (present working address with designation) of all authors/co-authors with email ID. Don’t forget to write email ID of all the authors/co-authors.
  3. Abstract: Check for Abstract with Key words.
  4. Author(s) are advised to ensure that all reference numbers should be written in increasing order throughout the text of article, if references are cited in Vancouver style.
  5. Word limit: Check word limit for particular category of your article. It should be less than 6,000 words excluding Abstract for Original Research Article. For Short Communication (upto 3,000), Review Article (upto 5,000), Case Report (upto 3,000). Abstract should be less than 250 words.
  6. Links/Hyperlinks: Make sure there is no link/hyperlink in article. Article should not be in two columns. Article must be in one column. Manuscript must not contain end note.
  7. Manuscripts should be prepared using font size 12, Times New Roman, and line spacing between line to line is 1.5, Side Heading should be in the size of 14,Page Layout: Margins (1.0 from all sides).