Guidelines for AuthorsAUTHOR INFORMATION
Author rights and obligations
After peer-review of the submitted manuscript, and upon the formal editorial acceptance of the article, authors will have the copyright of the article and shall provide license to the publisher for production, publication, and distribution of the article.
Authors are entitled to post a copy of the published version of the article at any digital repository of their choice, either in private domain or in public open access platforms (Eg. Google Scholar, ResearchGate, Mendeley, University library, etc.) without any embargo time immediately after publication
Authors can share the electronic reprint of the published version in the final format for professional and academic purpose that does not involve financial benefits. Authors can also share the HTML link of the published version of the article
In compliance with open-access publication policy and creative commons attribution license (CC-BY 4.0), the published final version of the article can be reused and distributed freely, provided the original contributors of the article are appropriately acknowledged and the original source of the publication is cited.
Article processing charge
Under open-access license, the published articles are accessible and available immediately after the publication without any embargo period. Publication of the article is a resource intensive process involving work force, tools, and technology. Therefore, the journal charges standard one-time payment of article processing charge to cover the expenses involved in the manuscript processing and production. Discounts on APC can be availed from time to time as issued by the Journal management.
All the submitted manuscripts and supplementary content are subjected to software based screening and evaluation to determine the extent of originality and non-duplicity. The journal uses PlagScan to screen for the online matching resources. If the content duplication is beyond the permission limits then the authors are requested to resubmit the manuscript after substantial improvement. The novel contributions as approved by the Journal editorial evaluation are forwarded for identification of subject experts and peer-review invitations.
Statement on Conflict of Interest
This policy is based on World Association of Medical Editors Ethics and Policy Committee recommendations
All the contributing authors need to endorse and accept to publish the manuscript
The authors and the co-authors have to declare the status of the professional or financial conflict of interest
Individual contributions of the authors and the co-authors in terms of study conceptualization, designing of the experiments, data collection, data analysis, interpretation of results and writing need to be furnished and the contributing authors can validate the data and conclusions derived thereof.
Ethics statement on trails and experiments involving Human subjects and animals
The policy is based on recommendations on Protection of Research Participants by International Committee of Medical Journal Editors
The authors need to establish the rationale of the study involving human subjects and experimental animal models and approval by the Institutional ethics committee.
The planning, conduct and reporting of research involving humans need to comply with ethical standards and conduct by the local, National or International guidelines and recommendations on human trials and experimentation.
In case there are no local national or regional policies available, then the authors need to ensure that work and presentation are in accordance with Helsinki Declaration as revised in 2013.
The right to privacy of the human subject should not be violated during reporting and the anonymity of the subjects needs to be upheld. In case it becomes essential to provide the personal details of the participants to support the research findings, then a written informed consent from the patient, parent or guardian need to be obtained and archived by the author prior to publication.
A statement of such informed consent for analysis and reporting needs to be mentioned in the manuscript.
While reporting experimental animal model studies, the authors have to indicate whether institutional or national guidelines for the care and justified use of the number and type of experimental animals were followed. Guidance for animal research ethics is available at International Association of Veterinary Editors Consensus Author Guidelines on Animal Ethics and Welfare.
The authors are requested to prepare their manuscripts as per the instructions/specifications given below. It should be noted that the review process is solely depend upon the significance of the work and the care used by authors to represent it, in the form of their manuscripts. Therefore, authors are strongly encouraged to read these instructions carefully before preparing/submitting their manuscript for publication.
1. Full length research articles
2. Review articles
3. Short communications
NOTE: Minimum word count should be 2500 (excluding references).
Manuscripts should be prepared as word documents in Times New Roman (font size should be 10) on A4 size with a margin of 2 cm of all four sides. The manuscript should be typed double-spaced including references and tables also.
All figures and tables should be at appropriate place in the text. The manuscript should be in the following order:
Title page: It should have Title, Name(s) of author(s) and their affiliations i.e. postal address, phone no., corresponding author’s email address(es).
Abstract: It should have a brief idea of the manuscript and not exceed 250 words.
Keywords: It should contain up to 5 key terms related to the research work.
Introduction: It should represent the scope, objective and novelty of the research work.
Experimental Section: It should contain information about the materials and the methods adopted to carry out the research work like animals, chemicals and animal ethical committee permission, software used and procedures followed etc. Chemical compounds should be named according to IUPAC or Chemical Abstracts. The units and dimensions should be expressed according to the metric system and SI units.
Results and Discussion: It should contain summary of the research work performed, result interpretations and finally their conclusion.
Acknowledgements: It should contain the information regarding any research grant support or the assistance of colleagues.
References: The references should be represented as large brackets e.g in the text. The references pattern should be in the following manner:
Authors initials Surname. Journal, Year, Volume(Issue), Page No.
Example: CS Sharma; RK Nema; SN Meyyanathan. Academic J Cancer Res. 2009, 2(1), 19-24.
Authors Initials Surname. Title, Edition, Publisher, Place of publication, Year of publication; Page No.
Example: RK Nema, SN Meyyanathan; CS Sharma. A Practical Approach to Pharmaceutical Analysis, 1st Edition, CBS Publishers & Distributors, USA.
Article Processing Charges: Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research (ISSN : 0975-7384) is self-financed and does not receive funding from any institution/government. Hence, the Journal operates solely through processing charges we receive from the authors and some academic/corporate sponsors. The handling fee is required to meet its maintenance. Being an Open Access Journal, JOCPR does not collect subscription charges from readers that enjoy free online access to the articles. Authors are hence required to pay a fair handling fee for processing their articles. However, there are no submission charges. Authors are required to make payment only after their manuscript has been accepted for publication.
Regular Issue -1219 Euros
Special Issue -919 Euros
Author Withdrawal Policy: From time to time, an author may wish to withdraw a manuscript after submitting it. Changing ones mind is an authors prerogative. And an author is free to withdraw an article at no charge as long as it is withdrawn within 5 days of its initial submission. If you have concerns or questions about it, please contact us for further discussion. We welcome your input.
For queries related to publication process and charges please contact us with your details (Including Country). Submitting your manuscript/work towards the journal will be considered as providing your complete authority to editorial board/members to Reject/Publish your manuscript with respect to journal policies in Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research. The submitted work/manuscript should not be the one neither with substantially similar content under any authorship been published nor is being considered/under consideration for publication elsewhere.