Instruction to Author

The Arabian Journal of Pharmacy uses journal management software to allow authors track the changes to their submission. All manuscripts must be in MS Word and in English and should be submitted online at Authors who do not want to submit online on AJP Editorial System. Submission of a manuscript is an indication that the content has not been published or under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Use of word processing software

It is important that the file be saved in the native format of the word processor used. The text should be in single-column format. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. Most formatting codes will be removed and replaced on processing the article. In particular, do not use the word processor's options to justify text or to hyphenate words. However, do use bold face, italics, subscripts, superscripts etc. When preparing tables, if you are using a table grid, use only one grid for each individual table and not a grid for each row. If no grid is used, use tabs, not spaces, to align columns. The electronic text should be prepared in a way very similar to that of conventional manuscripts Note that source files of figures, tables and text graphics will be required whether or not you embed your figures in the text. To avoid unnecessary errors you are strongly advised to use the 'spell-check' and 'grammar-check' functions of your word processor.

Manuscript Preparation:

When you prepare your manuscript, you are strongly suggested to referee the “Guide for authors” and “Template of Arabian Journal of Pharmacy, which can be downloaded at the “Author center” of the website of

The paper should be written in A4 page with line space of 1.5 times, continuous line numbers and numbered pages, and page margin of 2.5 cm or 1’’. Please use one font type of “Times New Roman” and font size of “12 pt”.

Research papers :- New, significant, innovative and original findings are suitable as Research papers. The following sections are required and should be arranged in the following order: Cover Letter, graphical abstract, Manuscript [Title page, Abstract, Keywords, 1. Introduction 2. Materials and methods 3. Results and discussion 4. Conclusion 5. Acknowledgements  6. References 7. Figures and Tables with legends.

1)      Cover letter:- The manuscripts should be submitted with a cover letter declaring that the study was conducted in compliance with international, national and institutional regulations pertaining to animal experiments and clinical studies. It should also be clearly stated that the study protocol complies with a particular recommendation and was approved for use. The cover letter should explicitly state that the manuscript has not been previously published in any language anywhere and that it is not under simultaneous consideration by another journal. Authors must describe in a covering letter, when submitting papers for publication, the novelty of their work or in the approach taken in their research. It is welcomed that the brief introduction of the first author and the corresponding author sent in attached file.

2)      Title page:- Please give the title (capital for first character), running title (not to exceed 50 characters and spaces), name of each author (first name + surname) with an asterisk indicating the corresponding author, and each author’s affiliation. If the affiliations of the other authors are different from the first author, designate affiliations of other authors using a superscript (a,b,c). The detailed mailing address, telephone number (+country number-district number-tel number), fax number, and e-mail address are required for the corresponding author.

3)      Article structure

Subdivision - numbered sections

Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to 'the text'. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.

State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

Material and methods

Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.

Results and Discussion

Results should be clear and concise. Discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.


In This section the author should include the acknowledgemnt who was help during their research

If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on. Similarly for tables and figures: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc.

Essential title page information

Title. Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

Author names and affiliations. Where the family name may be ambiguous (e.g., a double name), please indicate this clearly. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.
Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that phone numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address. Contact details must be kept up to date by the corresponding author.

Present/permanent address. If an author has moved since the work described in the article was done, or was visiting at the time, a 'Present address' (or 'Permanent address') may be indicated as a footnote to that author's name. The address at which the author actually did the work must be retained as the main, affiliation address. Superscript Arabic numerals are used for such footnotes.

A concise and factual abstract is required maximum in 350 words. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.

Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords, using American spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of'). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

Define abbreviations that are not standard in this field in a footnote to be placed on the first page of the article. Such abbreviations that are unavoidable in the abstract must be defined at their first mention there, as well as in the footnote. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.

Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.).


Electronic artwork

General points

·         Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork.

·         Embed the used fonts if the application provides that option.
Aim to use the following fonts in your illustrations: Arial, Courier, Times New Roman, Symbol, or use fonts that look similar.

·         Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text.
Use a logical naming convention for your artwork files.

·         Provide captions to illustrations separately.

·         Size the illustrations close to the desired dimensions of the printed version.
Submit each illustration as a separate file.

You are urged to visit this site; some excerpts from the detailed information are given here.
If your electronic artwork is created in a Microsoft Office application (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) then please supply 'as is' in the native document format.
Regardless of the application used other than Microsoft Office, when your electronic artwork is finalized, please 'Save as' or convert the images to one of the following formats (note the resolution requirements for line drawings, halftones, and line/halftone combinations given below):

EPS (or PDF): Vector drawings, embed all used fonts.
TIFF (or JPEG): Color or grayscale photographs (halftones), keep to a minimum of 300 dpi.
TIFF (or JPEG): Bitmapped (pure black & white pixels) line drawings, keep to a minimum of 1000 dpi.

TIFF (or JPEG): Combinations bitmapped line/half-tone (color or grayscale), keep to a minimum of 500 dpi.

Please do not:

·         Supply files that are optimized for screen use (e.g., GIF, BMP, PICT, WPG); these typically have a low number of pixels and limited set of colors;

·         Supply files that are too low in resolution;

·         Submit graphics that are disproportionately large for the content.

Color artwork

Please make sure that artwork files are in an acceptable format (TIFF, EPS or MS Office files) and with the correct resolution. If, together with your accepted article, you submit usable color figures these will be reproduced in color at no cost.

Figure captions

Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Supply captions separately, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.

Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters. Avoid vertical rules. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article.



Citation in text

These should be in the Vancouver style, and authors should pay particular attention to the instructions given below. Literature references and notes must be numbered in one consecutive series by order of mention in the text, with numbers in broken brackets, e.g. [1; 5-8].

References should include only articles that are published or in press. In the References list, "et al." should be used only after 10 authors. Please use the following link to download the styles for Reference Manager and EndNote:

Journal articles:

1. Zakeri-Milani P, Barzegar-Jalali M, Azimi M, Valizadeh H. Biopharmaceutical classification of drugs using intrinsic dissolution rate (IDR) and rat intestinal permeability. Eur. J. Pharm. Biopharm. 2009;73(1):102-106.

2. Garjani A, Nazemiyeh H, Maleki N, Valizadeh H. Effects of extracts from flowering tops of Crataegus meyeri A. Pojark. on ischaemic arrhythmias in anaesthetized rats. Phytother. Res. 2000;14(6):428-431.

Online database:

3. Note for Guidance on the Investigation of Bioavailability and Bioequivalence. European Agency for Evaluation of Medicinal Products, Committee for Proprietary Medicinal Products, 2001.

4.  Miller JC, Miller JN. Statistics for Analytical Chemistery. 3rd ed. Chichester, UK: Ellis Horwood Ltd; 1993, pp.

5.Rowe RC, Sheskey PJ, Owen SC. Handbook of pharmaceutical excipients. 5th ed. London: Pharmaceutical Press; 2006., pp.


Book section:

6. De Jaeghere F, Doelker E, Gurny R. Nanoparticles. In: Mathiowitz E, ed. The Encyclopedia of Controlled Drug Delivery. New York: Wiley and Sons Inc.; 1999:641-664.

Conference Proceeding:

7. Dermentzoglou LC, Fleisher D, J.B. D. Dissolution and transit effects on absorption of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: a mixing tank approach. Paper presented at: AAPS 1st National Meeting1986 Nov; Washington, D.C.

Electronic Sources as reference
Journal article on the Internet

Abood S. Quality improvement initiative in nursing homes: the ANA acts in an advisory role. Am J Nurs [serial on the Internet]. 2002 Jun [cited 2002 Aug 12];102(6):[about 3 p.]. Available from:

Monograph on the Internet
Foley KM, Gelband H, editors. Improving palliative care for cancer [monograph on the Internet]. Washington: National Academy Press; 2001 [cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from:

Homepage/Web site [homepage on the Internet]. New York: Association of Cancer Online Resources, Inc.; c2000-01 [updated 2002 May 16; cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from:

Patents Online 
B. Gabetta, G. Pifferi, and E. Bombardelli. Complexes of flavanolignans with phospholipids,preparation thereof and associated pharmaceutical compositions. US Patent 4764508. August 16, 1988.

Software can be cited in text; for an in-text citation, include the name and location of the manufacturer in parentheses.

Unpublished data, abstracts, and personal communications may be cited within the text only. Submitted articles that have not yet been accepted should be cited as data not shown, unpublished data, or personal communication.

Unpublished data may refer only to work from an author of the manuscript being submitted.



Submit your text in DOC or RTF format. Do not embed figures or tables in this document. These should be submitted as separate files.

Tables should be created with a word processor and saved in either DOC or RTF format. Do not embed tables in your text. Tables should be on separate pages and saved as one file in DOC format.


To ensure the highest print quality, the figures must be submitted in either JPEG, TIF or EPS format according to the following minimum resolutions:

  1. 1200 dpi (dots per inch) for black and white line art (simple bar graphs, charts, etc.)
  2. 300 dpi for halftones (black and white photographs)
  3. 600 dpi for combination halftones (photographs that also contain line art such as labeling or thin lines), figures should be saved as individual files. Vector-based figures (e.g. figures created in Adobe Illustrator) should be submitted in EPS format.
  4. Color figures must be submitted in a CMYK color.


  • Authors should ensure that papers conform to the scientific and style instructions given above. In order to accelerate the publication process the Journal requires that manuscripts be submitted online using Online Submission facility of the journal.  
  • AJP offers a completely digital submission, review, and production process. At the time of submission of a manuscript, thus, it is advised to prepare production-quality files beforehand to speed up the process. It is advised that authors should follow the given guidelines above, unless otherwise the submission will be returned to the authors for additional revision which may decelerate the manuscript evaluation process and hence delay publication.  Thus careful attention is fully appreciated by the editorial members of the journal.  
  • Authors are required to register to create an account for submission at the Online Submission site. Authors can also follow on-screen instructions and the system will provide the essential guide through the submission process.
  • After creation of an account, authors are able to exit/re-enter in the account at any stage.  
  •  All submissions are kept strictly confidential.

Supplementary data

AJP accepts electronic supplementary material to support and enhance your scientific research. Supplementary files offer the author additional possibilities to publish supporting applications, high-resolution images, background datasets, sound clips and more. Supplementary files supplied will be published online alongside the electronic version of your article in AJP Web products. In order to ensure that your submitted material is directly usable, please provide the data in one of our recommended file formats. Authors should submit the material in electronic format together with the article and supply a concise and descriptive caption for each file.

Chemical Terminology: The chemical nomenclature used must be in accordance with that used in the Chemical Abstracts

Biological Nomenclature: Names of plants, animals and bacteria should be in italics.
Enzyme Nomenclature: The trivial names recommended by the IUPAC-IUB Commission should be used. When the enzyme is the main subject of a paper, its code number and systematic name should be stated in its first citation in the paper.

Symbols and Abbreviations: Use only standard abbreviations. The use of non-standard abbreviations can be extremely confusing to readers. Avoid abbreviations in the title. The full term for which an abbreviation stands should precede its first use in the text unless it is a standard unit of measurement.


Authors involving in the usage of experimental animals and human subjects in their research work should seek approval from the appropriate Institutional Animal Ethics Committee in accordance with "Principles of Laboratory Animal Care". The material and methods section of the manuscript should include a statement to prove that the investigation was approved and that informed consent was obtained.

A manuscript will be considered for the publication based on the below understanding:
1.All named authors should agree to its submission
2. It is not currently being considered for the publication by another journal
3. If the paper is accepted, it will not be subsequently published in the same or similar form in any language without the consent of publishers Any changes to the author list after submission, viz., a change in the order of the authors, deletion or addition of the authors needs to be approved by a signed letter from each author.


A conflict of interest may exist when an author or the author's institution has a financial or other relationship with other people or organizations that may inappropriately influence the author's work. A conflict can be actual or potential and full disclosure to the journal is the safest course. All submissions to the journal must include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest. The journal may use such information as a basis for the editorial decisions and may publish such disclosures if they are believed to be important to readers while judging the manuscript. A decision may be made by the journal not to publish on the basis of the declared conflict.

Submission of the manuscript represents that the manuscript has not been published previously and is not considered for publication elsewhere. Authors would be required to sign a Copy Right Transfer Agreement Form once the manuscript is accepted.

Submission checklist

The following list will be useful during the final checking of an article prior to sending it to the journal for review. Please consult this Guide for Authors for further details of any item.

Ensure that the following items are present:

One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details:
E-mail address

·         Full postal address

·         Phone numbers

·         All necessary files have been uploaded, and contain:

·         Keywords

·         All figure captions

·         All tables (including title, description, footnotes)
Further considerations

·         Manuscript has been 'spell-checked' and 'grammar-checked'

·         References are in the correct format for this journal

·         All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa

·         Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Web)

·         Color figures are clearly marked as being intended for color reproduction on the Web (free of charge) and in print, or to be reproduced in color on the Web (free of charge) and in black-and-white in print

·         If only color on the Web is required, black-and-white versions of the figures are also supplied for printing purposes.


 Review articles should contain up-to-date information providing comprehensive coverage of relevant literature. All format requirements are similar to those applicable to research papers. Review articles need not be divided into sections such as Materials and methods, and Results and discussion, but should definitely have an abstract, introduction and conclusion. The numbers of the references in the review should not exceed 100.


 The research and technical communications section of this journal (maximum 2,500 words) is open to interesting results worthy of publication without requiring extensive introduction and discussion. It also includes preliminary data or studies that did not provideenough information for a Research paper. This section should be organized as well as the research paper. The total numbers of Figures plus Tables should be not more than 6. Tables, figures and references are to be arranged in the same way as Research papers. Brevity of presentation is essential for this section.


Once a manuscript has been accepted, the corresponding author will be contacted to make the necessary payment of the manuscript handling fee. Kindly note that on the manuscript management system, the payment option is only enabled for manuscripts that have been accepted for publication.


Processing charge - No processing charge

First Issue:- No Publication charge

Second Issue Onwords-

Arabian Journal of Pharmacy 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, AJP 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.

Manuscript Type

Article Processing Charges


Indian Author

Foreign Author

Research Article

2500 Rs

USD 150

Review Article

2500 Rs

USD 150

Special Issue Article

3000 Rs.

USD 200


Publication charge include for DOI no., Conversion of XML file, website and copy editing). 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. Case reports, Letters and Letter to  the editor in response to published studies in the journal will be published free of charge.

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.


Prior to publication, a proof is sent to the corresponding author. Authors are advised to read the proof and correct minor typographical or grammatical errors. Authors should promptly return proofs to the editorial office.


Once proofs are received at the editorial office, the manuscripts are usually included in the next issue of the journal. The article will thereafter be published on the journal’s website


PUBLICATION Notification

After the article is made available on the journal’s website, a publication notice is sent to the corresponding author with links to the issue and article.


The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.