ISSN: 2394-2371

International Journal of Pharmaceutical

Technology and Biotechnology

Authors Guidelines

International Journal of Pharmaceutical Technology and Biotechnology (IJPTB) is an international open access peer reviewed online journal published monthly.

The aim of International Journal of Pharmaceutical Technology and Biotechnology (IJPTB) is to promote the research activity of researcher by publication of original and quality research papers, short communications, reviews rapidly without much delay from the relevant branches of pharmacy, biotechnology and bio sciences which includes but not limited to Pharmacy, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy, Medicinal chemistry, Novel drug delivery systems, Nano-technology, Biopharmaceuticals, Natural products, Green chemistry, Pharmaceutical biotechnology, Industrial biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Cosmetics and Nutraceuticals, Fermentation technology, Downstream processing, Purification, enzymes, microbiology, biotechnology, bio-nano technology , biotransformations, biochemical engineering, bio surfactants, cell biology etc. Submissions of quality reviews and mini-reviews, describing recent trends and developments from the domains of pharmaceutical sciences and bio-technology will be highly encouraged.

Manuscripts will be subjected to peer review process to determine their suitability for publication provided they fulfill the requirements of the journal as laid out in the instructions to authors. After the review, manuscripts will be returned for revision along with reviewer’s and/or editor’s comments. Prepare the manuscript in Times New Roman font using a font size of 12. There shall not be any decorative borders anywhere in the text including the title page. All the tables and figures should be in the text at suitable place.

Submission of a manuscript to IJPTB for publication implies that the same work has not been either published or under consideration for publication in another Journal. Authors, in their cover note to the Editor, have to clearly mention whether the manuscript shall be considered as a Research Paper, Short Communication or Review Article and also confirm that the manuscript has not been submitted to any other Journal for publication. Authors publishing results from in vivo experiments involving animals or humans should state whether due permission for conduction of these experiments was obtained, from the relevant ethics committees, in the Materials and Methods section. In addition, authors wishing to publish research work involving human studies should also send a notary verified letter of approval from the Ethics Committee or the Institutional Review Board.

Manuscript should be divided into Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion or Results and Discussion, conclusions, Acknowledgements, References.

The length of Review/Science Education article should not exceed 25 manuscript pages to include figures, tables and references. No abbreviations on acronyms shall be used in the titles or Abstract acronyms except for measurements. All references, figure (Fig.) and tables (Table) in the text shall be numbered consequently as they first appear. Abbreviations like “&” and “etc” shall be avoided in the paper. 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.


Particular Specification
Language English
File format: M.S. Word
Page size: Letter Portrait , A4 (8.5" × 11")
Margins : 2 cm (0.8 inch) on all sides
Page no. None
Footer / Headers None
Line spacing: 1.5
Font style Times New Roman.
MS Word File Size Shall not exceed 2MB
Title 14 pt Times New Roman, Bold, Normal case, Centre.
Author and co-authors 12 pt Times New Roman, Bold, Normal case, Centre.. Author and all co-authors names in one line. The corresponding author should include an asterisk*.
Author and co-authors affiliations 12 pt Times New Roman, Normal case, Centre giving each authors'affiliation(i.e. Designation/Department/ Organization/ Address/ Place/Country).
Corresponding Author (*) address 12 pt Times New Roman, Normal case Provide correspondence address including e.mail ID & Contact Number
Abstract 12 pt Times New roman, Full justification Normal Face , Approx.250 words
Sub heading under section 12 pt, Normal case, Bold, left Justified
Font size and type for the content of article (except abstract) 12 pt Times New Roman, Normal Face, Full Justification.

Page order:

Page order must be as follows.

Page Content
Page 1 Title page
Page 2 Abstract & key words
Page 3 onward Introduction and all sections

Figures and tables must be inserted in the manuscript at the position they should appear when published.



Manuscripts for original research papers should have the following headings:

  1. Title
  2. Author's name(s)& address(es)
  3. Abstract
  4. Keywords
  5. Introduction
  6. Experimental Section
  7. Results and Discussion
  8. Conclusion (optional)
  9. Acknowledgements (optional)
  10. References
  11. Supplementary Material Available (optional)

Title Page:

The title must be as brief as possible, comprehensive and descriptive. It should not be more than 14 words. Each author must provide their full name including their forenames and surname. The Corresponding Author of the manuscript must be marked with an asterisk, and should be listed first. In addition the corresponding author must include telephone, fax and E-mail address at the bottom left corner of the title page. If any of the co-authors are from different organizations, their addresses too should be mentioned and indicated using numbers after their names.


Should start on a new page after the title page and should present the novelty of the study, the main findings, and principal conclusions, not more than 250 words. All the three categories, Review Articles, Research papers and Short Communications should have an Abstract.


3-6 keywords are to be provided by the authors. These keywords should be typed at the end of the abstract on the same page.


The introduction should not be an extensive literature review although it should provide sufficient background information for the reader to understand and evaluate the results of the present study.

Materials and methods:

The section should include sufficient technical information to allow the experiments to be performed. Procedural detail that has been published previously should be referred to by citation.

Results and discussion:

Results should be described as concisely as possible in one of the following ways: text, table(s), or figure(s). The reproducibility and statistical significance of measurements, material or biological data, must be included where relevant. The discussion should provide an interpretation of the results and their significance with regard to previously published work. There should not be any significant repetition of the experimental procedures or reiteration of the introduction.


A short, paragraph summarizing the most important finding(s) of the research is required.


The source of any financial support, gifts, technical assistance and advice received for the work being published must be indicated in the Acknowledgments section.


Responsibility for the accuracy of bibliographic citations lies entirely with authors. Citations of literature in the text must be presented in numerical order and a separate Reference List should be supplied. Type reference numbers in square brackets after punctuation mark and do not use superscripts. References should include the list of authors (first name- abbreviated, last name), title of the article, Journal/Book title, (book publisher), year, volume number, issue number and page number, e.g.

In-text citation Correct / Acceptable Format

Respiratory tract infection is one of the most important infectious diseases worldwide. This infection is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in critically ill patients in developing countries. [1] Respiratory tract infections (RTIs), which involve the upper or lower respiratory tract, frequently occurs after birth. [2] RTIs, such as sore thoat, earache, laryngitis, common cold, otitis media, sinusitis, and mastoiditis, are the most frequently-occurred infections of all human diseases and have been frequently documented. [3-5]

Journal/Magazine article:

Numerical order. Author's surname Author's first name or initial. Title of article. Title of the Journal Year of publication; Volume Number: Page numbers of article.

For example:

Llabot J.M., Palma S.D., Manzo R.H., Allemandi D.A. Design of novel antifungal mucoadhesive films Part I. Pre-formulation studies. Int. J. Pharm.2007; 330:54–60.


Numerical order. Author's surname Author's first name or initial. Title of the Book. Edition [if not first]. Place of publication: Publisher's name; Year of publication.

For example:

Rathbone, M.J. Oral mucosal drug delivery. 4th ed. Marcel Dekker, Inc.: New York, 1996.

Book chapter

Numerical order. Author's surname Author's first name or initial. Title of chapter. In: Editor's surname Editor's's first name or initial, editor. Title of the Book. Edition [if not first]. Place of publication:Publisher's name; Year of publication.

For example:

Kaplan N.M., Opie L.H.. Antihypertensive Drugs. In: Opie HL, editor. Drugs for the Heart. 4th ed. Bangalore: Prism Saunders; 1995.


Author/editor's surname author/editor's first name or initial. editor [if appropriate]. Title of page. Title of site. Last update or copyright date. URL (Access date).

For example:

Hudson P. P.M, Costello liars: former bank chief. In: The Age. 16 September 1998. (16 Sept. 1998).
Or, if the author is unknown:
Title of page. Title of site. Last update or copyright date. URL (Access date).

For example:

McGwire owns the mark alone. 9 Sept. 1998. (16 Sept. 1998).


All tables must be numbered consecutively (using Arabic numerals) and be cited in the text. Titles should be short but descriptive. Each table should be on a separate sheet, together with a legend and/or footnotes identified by superscripts a, b, c, etc. Do not use vertical lines and keep horizontal rules to a minimum. In tables, the units are usually in brackets following the quantity, and the font should be Times New Roman and font size of 10.


Figures (photographs, drawing, diagrams and charts) are to be numbered in one consecutive series of Arabic numerals in the order in which they are cited in the text and abbreviated as Fig. X. The captions for figures should be typed on a separate sheet of paper under ¡°Figure Legends¡±.

Formula and equations

Structural and chemical formula, process flow diagrams and complicated mathematical expressions should be very clearly presented. All subscripts, Greek letters and unusual characters must be identified. Structural and chemical formulae as well as process flow diagrams should be prepared in the same way as graphs.


Review articles should not be more than 25 pages and contain comprehensive coverage of relevant literature. Review articles should preferably be written by scientists who have in- depth knowledge of the topic. All format requirements are similar to those applicable to Research papers. Review articles need not to be divided into sections such as Materials and methods, and Results and discussion, but should definitely have an abstract and introduction.


The research and technical communications section of this journal (maximum 3,000 words) is open to interesting results worthy of publication without requiring extensive introduction and discussion. This section should be organized as follows: Abstract, Introduction, Materials and methods, Results and discussion (combined). Not more than 10 references should be provided. Tables, figures and references are to be arranged in the same way as for research papers. Brevity of presentation is essential for this section.


Plagiarism is a serious issue around the world in the arena of manuscript writing. Plagiarism means “the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of the one's own original work”. This is generally noticed that, authors are simply copying scientific data and information from the other published papers, which is an awful practice in academic fraternity. Therefore I request to the all our author(s) please adopt the holistic & pragmatic approach to design the manuscript of interest. Hence IJPTB will not be responsible for further action on Plagiarism issue. The author will be solely responsible for plagiarism issue.


The manuscript must be submitted with a statement, signed by all the authors, regarding the originality, authorship and transfer of copyright as per the format given. The IJPTB requires the all authors to sign a copyright transfer agreement. This agreement can be downloaded from website and must be sent to IJPTB when the manuscript is accepted and scheduled for publication. All authors must read and agree to the conditions of copyright form and return the signed Copyright Transfer Agreement within 15 days. Unless this agreement is received, the journal will not publish the manuscript.


Submit the Original Manuscripts by e-mail that should be sent as attached files (in MS-Word format & file size should not exceed 2 MB) only. Submit your manuscript as an attachment file to and along with cover letter preferably by the corresponding author.


Galley proofs would be sent to the corresponding author. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to ensure that the galley proof is to be returned without delay with correction (if any). The authors are responsible for the contents appeared in their published manuscripts.


There is no charge for the processing of papers but author(s) of each accepted paper is required to pay a publication charge of INR 1000 for Indian & USD 100 for overseas author before the accepted paper is published.


After making payment, send an email to , containing following details, Scanned copy of transaction slip or deposit slip along with manuscript code written on the slip.

Scanned copy of Undertaking and copyright Transfer form should be duly filled and signed by all authors (Copyright form can be downloaded from the website).

Details of branch from which fees deposited, date of deposit these information will be helpful to confirm your payment.

Please note that your article will be published only on the receipt of the above mentioned publication fee and undertaking and copyright transfer form.

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