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Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

There is no charge for publication in the British Journal of Pharmacy.

The manuscript should be prepared using the appropriate template (click to download). The acceptable bibliographic style for the journal is Author Date – an EndNote referencing style (click to download) is also available to help you format your bibliography according to the journal requirements. Manuscripts not prepared in the prescribed format will not be considered and shall be returned to the authors. Please read the guidance notes carefully before preparing and submitting your manuscript.

The manuscript should represent previously unpublished original research conducted by authors and should not be under consideration simultaneously elsewhere. All authors must be aware of and in agreement with the content of the manuscript in full and share responsibility. Appropriate credit should be given to those who have contributed to the hypothesis, generation or interpretation of the data in the manuscript. The manuscript should acknowledge prior work and related publications by appropriate citation of the scientific literature. Authors should be aware that the manuscript may be subject to a plagiarism check using appropriate electronic tools. If a violation of scientific ethics is observed or reported, authors will be asked for an explanation which will be assessed by the editorial team and the manuscript will be rejected or retracted, as the case may be, on the discretion of the editorial board. In addition, the Editor-in-Chief also reserve the right to report such misconduct to authors affiliated institutions, furthermore the authors may also barred from any future publication in the journal.

Manuscripts containing data from animal or human experiments should declare the relevant Ethics Committee’s details approving the protocols used for the study under the experimental section. Any submission outlining research on animals or humans without details of approval from relevant bodies shall not be considered for publications.

The manuscripts should be written in clear and concise English and responsibility for all aspects of manuscript preparation rests with authors. Major changes or rewriting of the manuscript will not be undertaken by the editors unless recommended and notified during the review process.

Titles should be clear, concise and underline the research presented in the manuscript. General and broad titles beyond the scope of the manuscript are not acceptable. Symbols, formulae or arbitrary abbreviations should be avoided, unless necessary for e.g., symbols for chemical isotopes.

Abstract should briefly present the key highlights of the manuscript as a single paragraph and should state the objectives, methods, results and conclusion without any headings. The abstract should not be more than 200 words, be self-explanatory and not use any citations, footnotes, undefined or arbitrary abbreviations or symbols.

Keywords reflecting the content of the manuscript should be provided. Authors shall provide no less than 5 keywords and must select a primary classification for the article. This will help in appropriate indexing and selection of appropriate referees for peer review.

Acknowledgements section should outline any financial support, technical assistance, or advice, gifts, etc. It is the authors’ responsibility to obtain necessary permissions and rights for reproduction of any content being submitted for publication, where applicable.

Rapid Communications

If you have encountered any innovative finding behind the lens, which you cannot explain at the moment but would like to publish and share with scientific community to encourage further research to explore this further, rapid communications will be the best choice. A microscopic or digital image or an animated original video are examples of, but not limited to, potential contributions under this category and contributors are encouraged to send any proposal to the editors for consideration. The content must be original and not been already published or under consideration elsewhere and should contain an innovative finding. Image manipulation to improve legibility and enhance readers experience is permitted but must be disclosed and clearly described. Any modification, alteration and editing to conceal or obscure an image, or a part of, is not permitted in any circumstances and shall be treated as scientific misconduct. A brief commentary will also be required along with the multimedia content to explain precisely, in clear English, the findings and shall be appropriately referenced to justify novelty. The commentary should be restricted to a maximum of 200 words, unless deemed necessary and agreed by the editors. The submissions under this category should be submitted on specified template (click to download).

Open Access

BJPharm applies the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License (CC BY) to all articles. Under CC BY, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their article, but authors allow anyone unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.