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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines


The Journal PHARM. APPL. H. SCI. features clinical and professional articles designed to inform, educate, and motivate pharmacy professionals to advance pharmacy practice and patient care, in addition to the applied health sciences. In order to achieve content and editorial excellence, the PHAHS Journal seeks those who may be interested in authoring articles and/or becoming a peer reviewer. Contributions from student residents, practicing pharmacists, and researchers are welcome.

  • Submission &Processing Charges
  • Copyright & Repository Information
  • Article Types
  • Formatting
  • Plagiarism

PHARM. APPL. H. SCI. journal has neither  article submission charge nor article processing charge

Authors retain the copyright to their article and full publishing rights without restrictions.
Authors may deposit their article with no embargo period in an institutional or other repository of their choice. Authors are free to deposit the submitted version, the accepted version, and/or the published version.

1. Research article:

Scientific reports of the results of original research (e.g. clinical, practice based, basic science, etc.). The text is limited to 5,000 words. Required subheadings include: abstract, objectives, methods, results, discussion, limitations, and conclusion. A maximum of five tables and figures (total) and up to 40 references are allowed.

2. Review paper:
Systematically driven, comprehensive, and reproducible summaries of current research in primary pharmacy and biomedical literature on clinical, administrative, legal, humanistic, or economic topics. The text is limited to 5,000 words with a maximum of five tables and figures (total) and up to 40 references.

3. Case reports:
Describes one or a series of patients exhibiting a new or unique clinical feature (e.g. receiving treatment with an investigational product, response to therapy, adverse reaction, etc.). Case reports should not discuss the usual course of therapy . The text is limited to 2,500 words with an abstract and a maximum of three tables and figures (total), and up to 25 references.

1. Preliminary submission

  • The manuscript text is double-spaced in a 12-point font throughout (including tables, references, footnotes, figure captions, and author identification) on 8.5 by 11-inch pages with margins of at least 1 inch all around.
  • All lines are numbered. In MS-Wrod, click on Layout >> Line Numbers >> Continous.
  • The manuscript text is not all uppercase letters.
  • All pages are numbered consecutively in the upper-right corner, beginning with the title page and including tables.
  • Each of the following elements begins on a separate page in this sequence: abstract, text, footnotes, references, appendixes, figure captions, tables, and figures. You may elect to upload figures, tables, and supplemental material as separate files.
  • Authors are not identified in the text (including headers and footers).
    Upload this file to the item entitled Blinded Manuscript.
  • If your manuscript is not blinded or does not meet the above technical requirements (e.g., lines are not numbered), the manuscript will be sent back to you for correction.

2. Abstract

  • Is no longer than 250 words.
  • Contains four paragraphs with the following headings: introduction/purpose/ background, Methods, Results, Conclusion.

3. Keywords
Enter keywords found in the manuscript, separated by semicolons. Example: active vitamin D; parathyroid hormone-related peptide; hypercalcemia; bone resorption.

4. Classifications
Enter classifications that relate to your manuscript from the list of the classifications provided that pertain to the Journal of Contemporary Pharmacy Practice.

5. Text

  • When reporting experiments conducted with humans, indicate whether the procedures followed were in accord with the ethical standards of the institution’s committee on human experimentation or with the “World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki: Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects,” as amended in October 2013.
  • Names of authors, institutions, and patients are not mentioned, except in descriptive reports in which institutional identification is essential to understanding the program.
  • For Case Reports manuscripts, the patient’s age, sex, race, weight, pertinent medical history, and baseline laboratory values are included, as well as generic names, manufacturers, formulations, and routes of administration of all drug products used.
  • Descriptive headings are used to identify major sections of the manuscript; subheadings also may be used.
  • For stability studies, the methodology complies with guidelines for such studies, including documentation that the assay used is stability indicating.
  • Identifies in the Methods section all statistical tests used and the a priori level of significance; unusual or complex statistical methods are explained briefly or referenced.
  • If more than one statistical test is used, the data evaluated by each test are clearly identified in the Methods section.
  • Mean values for study results are accompanied by some measure of variability or precision (e.g., standard deviation); the use of confidence intervals, when appropriate, is encouraged.
  • Identifies precisely all drugs and chemicals used by generic name (with salt, if applicable). Trade names are used only to identify that a specific brand of drug was used. For reports of clinical research, identification of drugs as being racemic mixtures or single isomers is encouraged.
  • Measurements are reported in the units in which they were made.
  • Volume, distance, and weight measurements are expressed in metric units.
  • For commercial products important to the manuscript, denotes, with footnotes, the trade name or model number; the manufacturer’s name, city, and state; and the lot number.
  • Every reference, figure, table, and appendix is cited in the text in numerical order. (Order of mention in text determines the number given to each.)

6. References

  • PHAHS uses Include the heading “References.”
  • Do not use automatic endnotes or footnotes functions for entering references.
  • Are identified in text, tables, and legends by superscript Arabic numbers.
  • Are double-spaced on pages separate from the text and numbered consecutively as they appear in the text. References that appear only in tables or figure captions should receive consecutive numbers based on the placement of the first mention of the table or figure in the text.
  • Do not include any “unpublished observations” or “personal communications.” (References to written, not oral, communications may be inserted in parentheses in the text or included as footnotes.)
  • Have been verified by the author(s) against the original documents.
  • Abbreviations of journal titles conform to those used by the National Library of Medicine for MEDLINE indexing (; additional guidance available at:
  • Include inclusive page numbers.
  • Are formatted consistently and according to the National Library of Medicine Style Guide. The full guide is available at:

7. Citing and Refrencing

PHAHS journal uses Vancouver style. For more information about this style, please click here.

8. Tables

  • Text and data are double-spaced, with each table (complete with title and footnotes) on a separate page.
  • Do not contain information duplicated in the text or figures.
  • Do not contain horizontal or vertical rules within the data field.
  • Use superscript letters for footnote designations.
  • If data from another published or unpublished source are used, permission is obtained from the source (proof submitted with manuscript), and the source is acknowledged.

9. Figures

  • Figures are supplied in their original native file format, in a separate file, and not embedded in the text. We prefer figure files created in the following Adobe programs: InDesign, Photoshop, or Illustrator. In some cases, we will accept figure files created in Microsoft PowerPoint or Excel. We will not accept files that are embedded in any text or graphic presentation document (e.g., Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format [RTF] files, PowerPoint documents).
  • All files in TIFF (.tif) or JPEG (.jpg) formats must be no less than 300 dpi resolution.
  • Are numbered consecutively as they are cited in the text.
  • All abbreviations and symbols used in the figure are defined; when appropriate, the measure of variability or precision represented is identified (e.g., do error bars represent standard deviations or confidence intervals?).
  • Axis labels appear outside the axes.
  • Detailed explanations are in the captions, not in the illustrations themselves.
  • If previously published, the original source is acknowledged, and written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce the material is submitted.

10. Flow Diagrams

  • We encourage the use of flow diagrams and other visual aids to show the disposition of study participants through clinical trials, clarify treatment algorithms, or show relationships among various components of a program or system.
  • For studies reporting cost-effectiveness or decision analyses, a decision tree describing the study model should be included.
  • Flow diagrams should be in a separate file, not embedded in the text, and supplied as separate files and in their original native file format, such as Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop
  • If using a flow chart–specific software, export or save the document in PDF (.pdf) or TIFF (.tif) format.
  • All JPEG or TIFF files must be no less than 300 dpi resolution.

We use plagiarism detection.; According to Oxford on-line dictionary, Plagiarism means: The practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own. For more information about plagiarism, type of plagiarism and what constitutes plagiarism, kindly click here. The Editorial Board of PHAHS journal will check any case of plagiarism on its own merits. If the plagiarism is detected, either by the editor or peer reviewer at any stage before publication of the manuscript - before or after acceptance, during editing or at page proof stage, we will alert the author(s), asking him/her to either rewrite the text or quote the text exactly and to cite the original text. If at least 15% of the original submission is plagiarised, PHAHS journal has the right to reject the manuscript.

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