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There are one or two section editors for each of above subdivisions. You may find the name of these editors in the journal site. You may facilitate and accelerate the processes of evaluating your manuscript with identification of the section for which your manuscript might best fit in, at the time of submission.
3. Guide for Authors
3.1. Preparing Cover Letter
It is mandatory that a signed cover letter also be submitted along with the manuscript by the corresponding author, delineating the scope of the submitted article, declaring the potential competing interests, acknowledging contributions from authors and funding agencies, and certifying that the paper is prepared according to the 'IJPS Instructions for Authors’. All inconsistencies in the text and in the reference section and any typographical errors must be carefully checked and corrected before the submission of the manuscript. The article must not contain such material or information that may be unlawful, defamatory, fabricated, plagiarized, or which would, if published, in any way whatsoever, violate the terms and conditions as laid down in the journal’s instructions. The authors acknowledge that the publishers have the legal right to take appropriate action against the authors for any such violation of the terms and conditions as stated in the copyright agreement.
3.2. Preparing Manuscript Text
3.2.1. Structure of the Manuscripts
Research Articles: For Research Articles, the manuscript should begin with the title page and abstract followed by the main text, which must be structured into separate sections as Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements, and References.
Review Articles: Please note that IJPS does not accept review articles except for those which have been invited by the editorial board. The review article should state any previous important, recent and old facts, events and opinions in the field and contain a comprehensive discussion starting with the general background of the field. It should then keep discussing the recent developments. The authors are advised to briefly present and discuss their own observations as well.
Important Points in Preparing the Manuscript Text File:
[Main Manuscript Text]. E.g. Main manuscript text
General Format of Writing:
Please consider the following guidelines for the text throughout the manuscript, unless where a different format is emphasized in a section.
2. Materials and Methods
2.1. Plant Material
2.2. Isolation of the Essential Oil
3. Results and Discussion, etc
The titles in the main text should be written in bold, not italic, 11 pt Times New Roman fonts.
22.214.171.124. Title Page
Note: Title page should be submitted in a standalone separate file from the manuscript text file. The file should not be named and should be in the following format:Title page. E.g. -Title page
Title page contains the title, running title, all authors’ names, and their affiliations (department, university or organization, city, state/province and country).
Format of the Title Page:
Determination of Glycyrrhetic Acid in Rat Plasma by HPLC after Oral Administration of Licorice Aqueous Extract
Fazel Shamsaa,*, Effat Souria, Mohammad Sharifzadehb, Hassan Jalalizadeha, Payam Farzamia
aDepartment of Medicinal Chemistry, bDepartment of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, and Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Center, University of Tehran/ Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
*Corresponding author: Dr. Fazel Shamsa, Deptartment of Medicinal Chemistry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Running title: Detection of Glycerrhetic Acid in Rat Plasma
Title Page Sample:
3.2.1. 2. Abstract
3.2.1. 3. Introduction
The introduction should state purpose of the study. A review of the key literature and relevant studies, a brief statement of the aim of experiments and methodologies selected to address the hypothesis of the study should also be elaborated in this section.
126.96.36.199. Materials and Methods
Materials and Methods should contain detailed information for the reproduction of the results. Protocols should be referenced for previously published methods and/or standard works. Protocols of new or not well known methodologies should be provided in details. Statistical methods and employed specific computer programs should also be mentioned with reference to the full address and version of the software used.
188.8.131.52. Results and Discussion
Results should include all findings related to the aim of the study. Additionally, tables and figures required for argument and support of further conclusions should be provided. Discussions for different findings are better to come right following each result to elaborate on the important, relevant, and limitations of that finding and its relations to the other parts along with the main aim of the article. Any scientific conclusion of these findings and discussions should be remained for the conclusion section. Any important recommendations for future research should also be taken into consideration, but preferably in the conclusion.
Conclusion gives the chance to the author to show why the topic is important. However, the conclusion should not introduce any new results or evidence; instead, it should synthesize the information already present in the paper in a meaningful way. Emphasize the arguments initially made in the introductory paragraph. However, do not summarize the arguments already mentioned in the paper. Show the readers how the arguments in the paper fit together and prove the research’s statements and hypotheses. Inform the readers of further steps that need to be taken in the area of this research, particularly those which might improve the research’s hypotheses and aims. By providing real-world applications to the preceding information, the author can give the paper context and show its relationship to the other papers in the same area. Revise the conclusion to make sure that it accurately reflects the ideas put forth in the introduction and body of the paper.
Please acknowledge anyone (individual/company/institution) who has contributed to the study by making substantial contributions to conception, design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data, or who was involved in drafting the manuscript or revising it critically for important intellectual content. Please list the source(s) of funding for the study, for each author, and for the manuscript’s preparation in the acknowledgements section.
All references should be numbered sequentially [in square brackets] in the text and listed in the same numerical order in the reference section. The reference numbers must be finalized and the bibliography must be fully formatted before submission.
Please write the references applying format and punctuation exactly like the following examples:
184.108.40.206.1. Journal Reference
 Minaiyan M, Ghannadi A, Salehi E. Antiulcerogenic effect of Zataria multiflora boiss on cysteamine. Iranian J. Pharm. Scientists (2005) 1 (4): 223-229.
220.127.116.11.2. Book Reference
 Fahimi F, Abbasi Nazari M, Namazi S. Applied Tables for Physicians and Pharmacists, 1st ed., Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Center Publishing, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Center: Tehran (2013).
18.104.22.168.3. Book Chapter Reference
 Shirazi et al. Remarks in successful cellular investigations for fighting breast cancer using novel synthetic compounds. Gunduz M and Gunduz E (Eds.) In: Breast Cancer Focusing Tumor Microenvironment, Stem Cells and Metastasis, InTech, Croatia (2011) 85-98.
22.214.171.124.4. Conference Proceedings
 Pourahmad J, Shafaghi B, Karimian L. A Search for molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in neuropathic pain induced rat brain. In: IJPS (2006) 2(3).Proceeding of the10th Iranian pharmaceutical sciences congress, Tehran, Iran, August (2006) 42-43.
126.96.36.199.5. URL (WebPage)
 Erfan M, Moghimi H R, Haeri A, Jafarzade Kashi T, Jafarzade F. Poly (CPP-SA) anhydride against percutaneous absorbtion of toxic chemicals. U.S. Patent 0237471A1, September 20, 2012.
 Nakhjavani M. Cytotoxicity of Three Novel 1, 3-Diarylprop-2-En1-One Derivatives on Human Hepato, Lung and Breast Carcinoma Cells. Ph.D Thesis, Shahid Beheshti University: Tehran, September 2009.
 Citations for articles/material published exclusively online or in open access (free-to-view) , must contain the exact Web addresses (URLs) at the end of the reference(s), except those posted on an author’s Web site unless editorially essential, e.g. ‘Reference: Available from: URL’.
188.8.131.52.8. Some Important Points to Remember in Writing the References
3.3. Preparing Figures and Tables
All authors must strictly follow the guidelines below for preparing illustrations for publication. If the figures are found to be non-standard, then the manuscripts will be rejected or figure improvement charge will be applied to fix the figure based on IJPS standards.
The authors should provide the figures as separate files, numbered consecutively in the order of their appearance. Each figure should be placed in a separate page containing a single illustration. If a figure consists of separate parts, it is important that all parts be arranged in the figure clearly and addressed in the caption properly, in one page.
For Line Art image type, which is generally an image based on lines and text and does not contain tonal or shaded areas, the preferred file format is TIFF or EPS, with color mode being Monochrome 1-bit or RGB, in a resolution of 900-1200 dpi.
For Halftone image type, which is generally a continuous tone photograph and contains no text, the preferred file format is TIFF, with color mode being RGB or Grayscale, in a resolution of 300 dpi.
For Combination image type, which is generally an image containing halftone in addition to text or line art elements, the preferred file format is TIFF, with color mode being RGB or Grayscale, in a resolution of 500-700 dpi.
Figure 1. The normal histological features of NS or simvastatin 4mg/kg + cisplatin isolated kidneys. (A) magnification: 100 x. (B) magnification: 250 x.
Figure 2. General variation of the strain energy stored in the film in regard to the DBS percent in the solution.
For illustrations, the following file formats are acceptable:
EPS (preferred format for diagrams)
PDF (also especially suitable for diagrams)
PNG (preferred format for photos or images)
Microsoft Word (version 5 and above; figures must be a single page)
PowerPoint (figures must be a single page)
JPEG (conversion should be done using the original file)
Please DO NOT:
1. Supply embedded graphics in your word processor (spreadsheet, presentation) document;
2. Supply files that are optimized for screen use (like GIF, BMP, PICT, WPG); the resolution is too low
3. Supply files that are too low in resolution;
4. Submit graphics that are disproportionately large for the content.
184.108.40.206. Image Conversion Tools
220.127.116.11. Color Figures/Illustrations
Color figures should be supplied in RGB colors.
18.104.22.168. Chemical Structure
Chemical structures must be prepared in ChemDraw/CDX and provided as separate files. The file should be named in the following format:
[corresponding author’s last name]-Chemical Structure. E.g. [Ahmadian]-Chemical Structure
22.214.171.124. Structure Drawing Preferences
126.96.36.199.1. Drawing Settings
Chain angle 120°
Bond spacing 18% of width
Fixed length 14.4 pt (0.500cm, 0.2in)
Bold width 2.0 pt (0.071cm, 0.0278in)
Line width 0.6 pt (0.021cm, 0.0084in)
Margin width 1.6 pt (0.096cm)
Hash spacing 2.5 pt (0.088cm, 0.0347in)
188.8.131.52.2. Under the Preference Choose:
Tolerances 3 pixels
184.108.40.206.3. Under Page Setup Use:
Paper US letter
Note: Tables should be submitted in a standalone separate file from the manuscript text file including tables, which are numbered. The file should be named in the following format:
[Corresponding author’s last name]-Table. E.g. [Ahmadian] - Table
Add list of all Table Legends (captions) in a separate page at the beginning followed by the tables in the next pages. The font size of the legends should be 12 pt.
Important points to remember:
3.4. Work on Human and Animals
When reporting experiments working on human, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation in one of the well known formal institutional and national academic centers.
For research involving animals, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the standards set forth in the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (published by the National Academy of Science, National Academy Press, Washington, D.C.).
3.5. Conflict of Interest
Any information regarding the potential conflict of interests related to various aspects such as financial support by commercial firms, etc… should be disclosed in manuscripts to help clarify this issue. You may download the proper form from IJPS website, complete and submit it with your manuscript with a file name as [Corresponding author’s last name]-conflict.doc.