Author Guidelines

"SOUSHRUTAM– An International Research Journal of Pharmacy and Plant Sciences" is a peer reviewed, open access international online journal, Bi-monthly published. The journal will publish innovative Research papers, review articles, case reports and short communications of immense value in the disciplines of Pharmacy and Plant sciences covering below mentioned topics:
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Pharmacy: Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutics, Novel Drug Delivery, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, Pharmacology, Pharmacogenomics, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Molecular Drug Design, Nanotechnology, Cell biology, Pharmacy practice, Clinical and Hospital Pharmacy, Biochemistry.
Plant Science: Botany, Agronomy, Economic Botany, Cell and Tissue Culture, Phytochemistry, Paleobotany, Horticulture, Molecular Biology, Taxonomy, Endangered Plants, Medicinal Plants, Aromatic Plants, Plant Biochemistry, Plant Hormones, Seed Biology, Plant DNA Repair, Concepts of Target cells in Plant differentiation, Forestry, Plant pathology.
Type-written manuscripts which are prepared using MS word should be submitted by online submission system or as e-mail attachment to The name of manuscript should begin with the first author’s surname. A ‘manuscript number’ will be mailed to the corresponding author, once it is submitted, same day or within three days.
The manuscripts must be appended with covering letter which should indicate the corresponding author’s full address and telephone/fax numbers. The covering letter could also be in body of the e-mail sent to the editor along with the manuscript. The Research papers should not exceed more than 14-16 pages, and the article size should not exceed more than 3MB including tables and figures. Manuscripts are subjected to Peer review process before considering for the publication provided they fulfill the requirements of the journal as mentioned in the Author guidelines. After the review of the manuscript the article is returned to the author for revision along with Reviewer’s and/or Editor’s comments. The Manuscript should be prepared in Times New Roman and there shall not be any decorative borders anywhere in the article including the Title page.
Submission of the manuscript to the “Soushrutam - An International Research Journal of Pharmacy and Plant Sciences” implies that the article is not been either published or under consideration in another journal. Author’s publishing results from the In-vivo experiments on animals or humans should state whether due permission to conduct experiments was obtained from the relevant ethical committees, in the Materials and Methods section.
Preparation of Manuscripts: Manuscripts of all type should be typed with the following specifications:
> A-4 sized page scale and single spaced
> Numbering from the Title page
> Margins – One inch spaced on all sides
> Times New Roman
> Size of fonts Main headings – 14 (BOLD UPPER CASE) Sub headings – 12 (Bold lower case) Main text – 12 (Normal case)
Research Papers:
All portions of the manuscript must be typed double-spaced on A4 (8.5" × 11") paper size with 1 inch margins and the numbering of the page should be from Title page. It should be arranged in the following order: Title, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement, References.
Title page:
Title page should be a brief phrase describing the contents of the paper. Author’s full names and affiliations, the name of the corresponding author along with phone, fax, and e-mail information should be included in the Title page.
It should be informative and self explanatory; topic should be briefly present, state the scope of the experiments, indicating significant data and point out major findings and conclusions. The Abstract should not exceed more than 250 words and it should be written in the Past tense. Abbreviations should be avoided and standard nomenclature should be used. No literature should be cited.
Following the Abstract, provide about 3 to 9 appropriate Keywords.
This should be started immediately after the Abstract, as the next paragraph, and should be typed in Double-space. The Introduction should be in concise, clearly stating the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, should lead the reader towards the importance of the study and should clearly state the rationale behind the experiment.
Materials and Methods:
Materials and Methods should be complete allowing experiments to be reproduced. The main methods followed shall be briefly described, citing references. New methods or modified methods may be described in sufficient detail. The statistical method and the level of significance shall be clearly stated. Author’s publishing results from the In-vivo experiments on animals or humans should state whether due permission to conduct experiments was obtained from the relevant Ethical committees.
Results should be presented with clarity and precision. The findings of the experiment in tabular or graphical form should be mentioned in this section. All the tables and figures must have a caption or title and a legend to make them self-explanatory.
This section should deal with the interpretation of results; convey how to deal with and understanding the current problem and moreover logical. Non relevant hypothesis should be avoided. No need to go for conclusion heading separately and can be stated as conclusion in few statements at the end of the discussion.
Acknowledgements of people, grants, funds, etc should be brief.
References should be presented by Harward (author-date) style where you are going to supply the Author’s name and date of publication of the document referred to within the text.
If no date can be established you can use n.d. e.g. Webb (n.d)
If the date can be established but only approximately you should use Webb (c.2001)
So if the author’s name is James Robert Jones, you would use the Surname Jones and the date to cite in the text. e.g. There is some evidence (Jones, 1992) that these figures are incorrect.
If the author’s name is part of the statement, put only the year in the brackets: e.g. Jones (1992) has provided evidence that these figures are incorrect. If there are two authors, give both: e.g. It is claimed that government in the information age will “work better and cost less” (Bellamy and Taylor 1998, p.41).
If you are giving a direct quotation you need to include the page number. If there are more than two authors, cite only the first followed by ‘et al.’( which means ‘and others’).
e.g. …adoptive parents were coping better with the physical demands of parenthood and found family life more enjoyable (Levy et al. 1991).
Up to three author names can be given in your reference list. If you wish to cite a work described in another work: e.g. If Jones discusses the work of Smith you could use: Smith (2005) as cited by Jones (2008).
Full references of sources used should be listed at the end of your work as a reference list. This list of references is arranged alphabetically usually by author. Following are the few examples of referring. The date in brackets after the author. The source (e.g. title) should be italicized.
Author(s) (Year) Title. Edition – if not the 1st. Place of publication: Publisher. e.g. Kadolph, S.J. (2007) Textiles. 10th ed. New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall. Books with two or three authors: e.g. Li, X. and Crane, N.B. (1993) Electronic style: a guide to citing electronic information. London:Meckler. Books with more than three authors: e.g. Levitt, R. et al. (1999) The reorganized National Health Service. 6th ed. Cheltenham: Stanley Thornes.
Journal Articles:
e.g. Lu, H and Miethe, T.D. (2002) Legal representation and criminal processing in China. British Journal of Criminology, 42 (2), pp. 267-280
Tables should be designed as simple as possible and should be typed double-space throughout, including headings and footnotes. Tables should be self-explanatory without reference to the text and should be prepared using Microsoft word. The same data should not be presented in both table and graph form or repeated in the text.
Figure legends
These should be typed in numerical order on a separate sheet. Use Arabic numerals to designate figures and upper case letters for their parts (Figure 1). Graphic should be prepared using applications capable of generating high resolution GIF, TIFF, JPEG or PowerPoint before pasting in the Microsoft Word manuscript file. Information given in the legends should not be repeated in the text. Authors should follow internationally agreed rules especially those adopted by the IUPAC-IUB Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature (CBN). Only recommended SI units as Abbreviations should be used. Authors should use the solid presentation (mg/ml). Standard Abbreviations (such as ATP, RNA, and DNA) need not be defined.
Review Articles:
Review articles should be minimum of 08-10 pages long, containing up-to-date information, covering comprehensively all the relevant literature and preferably written by scientists who have in-depth knowledge on the topic. Review articles need not be divided into Materials and Methods, Discussion, but should have a definitely an Abstract and Introduction, if necessary.
Short communications:
These should not have subtitles such as Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion but instead all these should be merged into the running text. These should have preferably 3-4 illustrations only.
Submission of Manuscript:
All manuscripts (must be in English and in MS word format) and should be submitted via our online system or through e-mail as an attachment for quick evaluation.
Brief checklist before submission
1) Have you provided a Title page?
2) Have you provided an Author information section?
3) Have provided an Abstract of no more than 250 words?
4) Are your Tables denoted by Arabic numerals, and are they in order as cited in the text?
5) Are your Figures denoted by Arabic numerals, and are they in order as cited in the text?
6) Have all your figures been submitted text file of TIFF or JPEG files?
7) Are your references cited in the mentioned style of the Journal?
8) Have you obtained Animal or Human subjects Approval if needed?
Title and Authorship Information:
The following information should be included:
 Paper title
 Full Author Names
 Full Institutional Mailing Address
 Phone and Fax numbers
Submission is a representation that manuscript has not been published previously and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Publication Charges:
Every article will be charged a nominal cost once the article is accepted for publication and for which the Author is informed through Mail regarding payment details and mode of payment by Editor-in-Chief of the Journal.