E-ISSN 2231-3206 | ISSN 2320-4672
 

 

About the Journal

National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology (NJPPP) is an open access, peer reviewed, online and print journal.   The journal is going to be published twice a year at the initial stage and at later stage frequency of publication will be increased. The journal is indexed in EMBASE, ScopeMed, Indian Science Abstract, Open J- Gate, Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Ulrich’s International Periodical Directory  Index Copernicus, Index Scholar, ProQuest, PSOAR, NewJour, JournalSeek Genamics, SafetyLit, CAS etc.

The NJPPP aims are to provide opportunities for free exchange of ideas and information of the highest quality of research and academic work. To achieve this goal we allow free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository.

Aims and Scope of the Journal

This journal will welcome the original articles, review articles, short communications, letters, education forum, guest editorials, books reviews from the field of clinical physiology, experimental physiology, medical education in physiology, pharmacy practices, social pharmacy, experimental pharmacy, pharmacy education, pharmaceutical marketing, clinical pharmacology, experimental pharmacology, clinical trials, and education in pharmacology etc.

Editorial Process

The Editors-in-Chief in consultation with the Executive Editor, Assistant Editors and Advisory Board Members reviews all submitted manuscripts initially. Manuscripts with insufficient originality, serious scientific and technical flaws, or lack of significant message are rejected. .All manuscripts received are duly acknowledged.

Once found suitable by the Editor-in-Chief manuscripts are gone through editorial review and if needed sent to two or more expert reviewers without revealing the identity of the contributors to the reviewers. Each manuscript is also assigned to a member of the editorial team, who based on the comments from the reviewers takes a final decision on the manuscript. The contributors will be informed about the reviewers' comments and acceptance/rejection of manuscript. On an average, the submission to first decision period will be around 30 days. Statistical editors may be consulted as per the discretion of the Editor-in Chief and on advice from Section Editor/ Reviewers

Articles accepted by peer reviewers would be copy edited for grammar, punctuation, print style, and format. At this stage the Managing and Technical Editors also do a Plagiarism Check. (NJPPP is strictly against plagiarism. Please read our Plagiarism Policy) . Page proofs will be sent to the corresponding author, just before the publication of article in the journal, which has to be returned within three days. Correction received after that period may not be included.

The contributor may(not mandatory) provide names of two qualified reviewers who have had experience in the subject of the submitted manuscript, but who are not affiliated with the same institutes as the contributor/s.

All manuscripts should be prepared according to a checklist based on

ICMJE criteria. The checklist should be submitted with the manuscript as

 word file. Download checklist from here http://www.ejmanager.com/mnstemps/28/ICMJEchecklist.doc 

 

Plagiarism Policy:

By submission to NJPPP entails that authors automatically attest that none of the parts of manuscripts is plagiarized from any other source. Proper reference should be provided whenever anything is extracted from a source. Technical editors use Plagiarism detection tools/softwares to ensure the originality of the article.

In the case of suspected plagiarism, Author will be issued a notice to defend the charge of plagiarism and after going through authors explanation if committee think that authors justification is not correct in that case NJPPP committee would take immediate and strict actions against the authors ranging from rejection of the manuscript to preclusion of the authors from any future publication in the journal. Journal will report to the authors/s affiliating institution about author’s misconduct.

Commitment to Publish Negative Study

Being committed to the highest level of medical publication NJPPP is obligation to Publish Negative Studies as set by ICJME. We seriously consider for publication any carefully done study of an important question, relevant to our readers, whether the results for the primary or any additional outcome are statistically significant. Authors are encouraged to submit such articles to our journal,

Policy on Communication on the General Media (based on COPE and ICJME guidlines)

NJPPP is a member of group of journals who follows ICMJE criteria (http://www.icmje.org/journals.html#N). Pre-Publication release of studies when detected by NJPPP journal is rejected summarily. However if clear and urgently important clinical implications for the public’s health that the news must be released before full publication in a journal is there , the appropriate authorities responsible for public health should decide whether to disseminate information to physicians and the media in advance and should be responsible for this decision. If the author and the appropriate authorities wish to have a manuscript considered by NJPPP, the Editor-in-chief should be informed before any public release when the policy of limiting prepublication publicity is waivedclear and urgently important clinical implications for the public’s health that the news must be released before full publication in a journal. However, if such exceptional circumstances occur, the appropriate authorities responsible for public health should decide whether to disseminate information to physicians and the media in advance and should be responsible for this decision. If the author and the appropriate authorities wish to have a manuscript considered by a particular journal, the editor should be consulted before any public release. If editors acknowledge the need for immediate release, they should waive their policies limiting prepublication publicity.

If the author/journalist wishes to use the article journal for general media explicit permission from the Edito-in Chief should be taken. Such a release should coincide with its publication online or in print. NJPPP follows the ICJME policy on this

We Follow the COPE guidelines for Retraction of articles: It Can be found at : http://publicationethics.org/files/retraction%20guidelines.pdf

 

Ethics

Authors should mention about the ethical principles they followed during conduction of research and preparation of the manuscript. Manuscripts related to human subjects should mention about Informed consent, Permission from Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC). In the manuscript involving children more than 7 years, information related to “Assent” should also be mentioned. In the case of animal experiments, relevant national and international guidelines should be mentioned. Method of sacrificing the animals should also be mentioned in the manuscript.

Read these articles for more information related to ethics -

1. Bavdekar SB, Gogtay NJ, Chavan R. Reporting ethical processes: Survey of "instructions to authors" provided by Indian journals. Indian J Med Sci. 2009;63:260-2.

2. ICMJE International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals: writing and editing for biomedical publications [Internet]. [place unknown]: International Committee of Medical Journal Editors; 2009  Available from: http://www.icmje.org/

3. Jaykaran, Yadav P, Kantharia N.D, Chavda N. Survey of “Instruction to authors” of Indian medical journals for reporting of ethics and authorship criteria. Indian J Med Ethics.2011;8:36-38.

Authorship Criteria

Each author should contribute substantially in each of the areas mentioned below. Gifted and Ghost authorship will not be tolerated.

  1. Concept and design of the study or acquisition, analysis and interpretation of data
  2. Drafting and revising the manuscript for important intellectual content
  3. Final approval for the version which is going to be published

Contribution of each author should be mentioned in the first page/title page of the manuscript.

Read this article for more information on authorship criteria -

  1. ICMJE International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals: writing and editing for biomedical publications [Internet]. [place unknown]: International Committee of Medical Journal Editors; 2009  Available from: http://www.icmje.org/

Categories of manuscripts

S. No

Manuscripts

Word limit of abstract

Word limit of manuscript

Comments

1

Editorial

NA

2000 - 2500

Usually Invited

2

Original Research (Original Article)

200 - 250

Not more than 3000

Structured abstract

3

Review

200–250

Not more than 5000

Abstract should be unstructured but for systematic review it should be structured

4

Education Forum

200 - 250

Not more than 4000

Unstructured Abstract

5

Short Communication

200 - 250

Not more than 2000

Structured abstract

6

Research Letter

100 -150

Not more than 1000

Unstructured abstract

7

Letter to the Editor

NA

Not more than 500

 

8

Correspondence

NA

Not more than 400

 

9

Fillers (ADR Reports, Ethics, Drug Reviews, Journal Club, News, Conference Report etc. )

NA

No fixed word limit

 

 

Submission of Manuscript

Submit your manuscript in the submission system http://my.ejmanager.com/njppp/ or send as email attachment to editornjppp1@gmail.com or dr.jaykaran78@gmail.com

 

The editors and the publisher disclaim any responsibility or liability for statements and opinions expressed in review articles, original papers, short communications, letters to editor, editorials and supplementspublished in the Journal. Neither the editors nor the publisher guarantee, or endorse any products or services advertised in this publication, nor guarantee any claims made by the manufacturer of such product or service.

 

 

 

Publication Charge

Processing charge - No processing charge

Publication charge (For DOI no., Conversion of XML file, website and copy editing) is 5000 Rs for Indian author and 150 USD for authors of countries other than India. This fee is for standard 7 page article (300 words per page)  article for pages more than this there will be extra 500 Rs per page. All accepted article will be copy edited for grammar, language, punctuation by professional copy editors and this will cost us significant portion of publication fee received by you. Charge for hard copy will be extra Rs 1000.  To decrease publication charges authors are requested to restrict the articles to 7 pages maximum .  Letters and Letter to  the editor in response to published studies in the journal will be published free of charge.  Authors  should contact editor at dr.jaykaran78@gmail.com  (09825219196) to know bank detail.

Waiver of publication fee:  Partial waiver of publication fee is possible for genuine reasons. Author can send a mail to editor for partial waiver of  fee.

 

 

Preparation of Manuscript

All manuscripts should be prepared according to the guidelines given by “Uniform requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals” given by “International Committee of Medical Journals Editors”. Link to templates for different articles is given above. Read this article carefully before preparing the manuscript.

  1. ICMJE International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals: writing and editing for biomedical publications [Internet]. [place unknown]: International Committee of Medical Journal Editors; 2009  Available from: http://www.icmje.org/

 



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