Instruction For Authors
Article Processing Charges
Focus and Scope
Misconduct Allegation Policy
Focus and Scope
The Journal of Drug Discovery and Development publishes reviews, research articles and short communications. The scope of the journal is to publish manuscripts relating to pharmaceutics, pharmacology, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacognosy, pharmaceutical analysis, pharmaceutical microbiology, pharmaceutical biotechnology, clinical pharmacy, bioinformatics, pharmaceutical management, health care management, hospital management, biochemistry, regulatory affairs, pharmacovigilance, clinical research, hospital pharmacy, community pharmacy, quality assurance, pharmacy practice and other related fields. It is essential that authors prepare their manuscripts according to established specifications. Failure to follow them may result in papers being delayed or rejected. Therefore, contributors are strongly encouraged to read the instructions carefully before preparing a manuscript for submission.
Article processing Charges: INR 3000/- (US $120/-), to be paid only after a formal mail for publication acceptance has been received by the author. Discount and fee waiver is available for authors from low-income nations listed by World Bank to support research in these countries. There is no submission or publication charge.
This journal follows recommendations that authorship be based on the following criteria:
- Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
- Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
- Final approval of the version to be published; AND
- Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved. If the article has been submitted on behalf of a consortium, all author names and affilliations should be listed at the end of the article.
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Advanced Research Publications gladly offers you open access option to publish their articles. This means that your article will be immediately and permanently available freely, online for everyone, globally.
All open access articles are subject to high-quality peer review, editorial and production processes. You need to sign an exclusive license agreement, wherein you (author) retain copyright but license exclusive publishing rights in their article to the publisher.
We publish under Creative Commons Attribution-NonComercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which lets others remix, adapt, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.
Rights of the Author: Authors can share their published article to third parties with a DOI link to the version of record on Advanced Research Publications. Authors have patent, trademark and other intellectual property rights (including research data). They have credit for the published article.
The author has the right to:
1. Include the article in a thesis or dissertation
2. Extend the Article to book format
3. Use or re-use parts or extracts in other works for non-commercial purposes like teaching and uploading on your own website.
Misconduct Allegation Policy
All manuscripts are published under good faith that all rules and regulations have been complied.
In the event that a journal’s publisher or editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct relating to a published article in their journal, the publisher or editor shall follow COPE’s guidelines in dealing with allegations.
In case of complaint, please feel free to contact us by phone or email:
It is the policy of Advanced Research Publications not to accept any kind of duplication of submission or publication of article, plagiarism, unclear authorship.
If, after publication, any of the malpractices is proved, the article will be retracted and the author (and the co-authors if any) will be banned in further submissions.
In case of suspected plagiarism, we would contact the author. We expect a response within a given date. If no response is received within a given time frame, then the editor will contact the author’s institution for further investigation.
In case of a request to add or remove an author at any stage, authors have to provide explanation and signed statement of agreement for the requested change from all authors listed in the article and from the author to be removed or added.
Author must attach a copy of permission to use any already published material with the manuscript.
You are welcome to submit your manuscript on our online submission system which has self-explanatory steps.
The registration and submission of manuscripts is open for all, from all corners of the world. We are using Online Journals System (OJS) for submission and publication of articles in ADR. This system facilitates communication between authors, editors and reviewers in order to ensure a transparent and rapid review process and allows submission of articles with tracking of progress till proof stage.
In order to submit your article, you need to go to website of the journal you would like to submit your article to. Click on submissions and register yourself if you are new user.
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 Microsoft Word.
- URLs for the references have been provided.
- All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points or given in a separate file.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in
The author should apply one page cover letter that:
- Concisely summarizes why your paper is a valuable addition to the scientific literature
- Specifies the type of article you are submitting (e.g., research article, systematic review)
- Gives the complete details of the corresponding author (address for correspondence, contact number in case of urgent query, email id, orcid id).
- All author names and affiliations
The length of a submitted paper should be commensurate with the importance, or appropriate to the complexity, of the work. The manuscript should have maximum 4000 words. The manuscript has to be submitted in the single column and should have the following layout or divisions:
Your manuscript should be compiled in the following order (optional):
- Materials and methods
- Sources of funding
- Conflict of interest statement
- Figures and figure legends
- Tables with caption
The title, authors, and affiliations should all be included on a title page as the first page of the manuscript file.
The title page should carry type of article (e.g. original article, case report); a concise title of the article, which is relevant and provides some information into content; all author names with complete affiliations and email ids; one corresponding author with complete affiliation, e-mail id, orcid id. Title page should list all authors in the following order:
- First names (or initials, if used),
- Middle names (or initials, if used), and
- Last names (surname, family name)
Each author should list an associated department, university, or organizational affiliation. If the article has been submitted on behalf of a consortium, all author names and affiliations should be listed at the end of the article.
This section highlights the main points of the article, outlines the results and conclusions and elucidates the significance of the results (Note that no references should be cited in the abstract). It should not exceed 250 words. Please refer: https://groups.niso.org/apps/group_public/download.php/14601/Z39-14-1997_r2015.pdf
There should be minimum of three and maximum of 10 keywords.
The Introduction section should:
- Provide background that puts the manuscript into context and allows readers outside the field to understand the purpose and significance of the study
- Define the problem addressed and why it is important
- Include a brief review of the key literature
- Conclude with a brief statement of the overall aim of the work and a comment about whether that aim was achieved
Materials and Methods
This section briefly describes the procedures, methods of observation and analysis and apparatus to enable other researchers to reproduce the study.
This section should be placed separately. It must represent sufficient experimental data to enable the experiments to be repeated. Authors must notify the main findings of the research, providing a clear explanation of their significance and relevance. Author should present results in logical sequence in the text, tables, and figures, giving the main or most important findings first with no duplicate data in graphs and tables.
This section provides an assessment of the validity of results and compares the results with other researches. It also states limitations and significance of results for the further research. It should be concise. An accompanying theory and calculation section would be appropriate.
Abbreviations should be defined in parentheses the first time they appear in the abstract, main text, and in figure or table captions and used consistently thereafter.
SI Units (International System of Units) should be used.
Equations should not be used in picture format and should be editable.
This section should contain a short conclusion text.
This section should contain a precise and short acknowledgment for funding and support agencies as well as scientific or technical assistance (if any). Routine departmental or institutional support should not be mentioned.
Figures and Tables
All the Figures and Tables are to be numbered and should be cited in the text at their first description, e.g., Figure 1 and Tables 1 and 3. Figures and Tables should be clustered at the end of document to be submitted. Here is an example of figure with figure legend:
Figure 6 The comparison of antigenic response between smokers (a) and non-smokers (b) using GATA-3. The ELISA was repeated three times and mean ±SD was determined.
Here is an example of table caption.
Table 6. Correlations among the Proteins
Conflicts of Interest and Sources of Funding
Conflicts of interest include financial, institutional, personal and other relationships that might influence decision making. It is mandatory for authors to disclose all probable conflicts of interest in the manuscript. In case, there is no conflict of interest, this should also be clearly mentioned.
Also, author has to provide a statement of all sources of funding in the manuscript.
Conflict of interest and sources of funding should be declared before References in the manuscript.
Chicago Manual should be followed.
Style of Text Citation
References within the text should be cited as superscript numbers. Reference list should appear at the end of each manuscript. List references in the order in which they appear in the text. If there are more than six authors, name first six authors followed by et al.
Examples of References
Reference to a Journal Publication
Susan Satterfield, “Livy and the Pax Deum,” Classical Philology 111, no. 2 (April 2016): 170.
Reference to a Book:
Zadie Smith, Swing Time (New York: Penguin Press, 2016), 315–16. Kempe, C. H., & Helfer, R. E. (1980). The battered child (5th ed.). Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
Cynthia Lillian Rutz, “King Lear and Its Folktale Analogues” (PhD diss., University of Chicago, 2013), 99–100.
Manuscript Submission Checklist
- Author names, affiliations, email ids; corresponding author’s name, current postal and e-mail addresses, orcid id and telephone and fax number
- Category (e.g., original article, review, etc.)
- Number of tables
- Number of figures
- Sources of funding
- Conflict of interest
- Authors undertaking and copyright