Pharmacophore an International Research Journal
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Pharmacophore An International Research Journal, brings articles in all areas related to Environmental science and applied Biology on quarterly basis. Pharmacophore welcomes the submission of manuscripts that fit the general criteria of significance and scientific Supremacy.

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Submission of an Article:

In order to reduce delays, authors should adhere to the level, length and format of the Pharmacophore at every stage of processing right from manuscript submission to each review stage. Submitted articles should have a 250-300 words abstract, separate from the main text. The summary should show a brief account of the work by apparently affirming the purpose of the study and the methodology adopted, displaying extensive findings briefly. The document may contain a few short subheadings of no more than 40 characters each.

Formats for Pharmacophore contributions:

Pharmacophore An International Research Journal accepts various formats of scholarly works such as research articles, reviews, abstracts, addendums (Postscripts), announcements, article-commentaries, book reviews, rapid communications, and letters to the editor, conference proceedings, case-reports, corrections, discussions, meeting-reports, news, Eulogy, product reviews, hypotheses and analyses.

Article Preparation Guidelines:

  • Authors are expected to attach a cover letter mentioning altogether the type of manuscript (e.g., Research article, Review articles, Brief Reports, Case study etc.) Unless invited on a special case, authors cannot and should not classify a particular manuscript as Editorials or Letters to the editor or concise communications.
  • Confirm that each individual named as an author fits the uniform requirements of the Pharmacophore An International Research Journal criteria for authorship.
  • Author should make sure that the article submitted for review/publication is not under consideration elsewhere contemporaneously.
  • Author are expected to mention clearly the financial support or benefits if any from commercial sources for the work reported in the manuscript, or any other financial concerns that any of the authors may have, which could create a potential conflict of interest or the appearance of a conflict of interest with regard to the work.
  • Author has to mention a clear title of the article along with complete details of him/her and all the co-author’s professional/institutional affiliation, educational qualifications and contact information.
  • Corresponding author should include address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address in the first page of the manuscript and authors must address any conflict of interest with others once the article is published.
  • Author should number all sheets in succession, including references, tables, and figure legends.

Guidelines for Research Articles:

  • Research articles are articles written based on the observational/secondary data collected using a clearly defined research methodology, where result/s is drawn from the analysis of the data collected.
  • The information must be based on original research that adds to the body of knowledge in Pharmacophore An International Research Journal.
  • Article/s should provide a demanding description or analysis of the data conferred while adding new and rapidly evolving areas in the field.
  • It must include an abstract of maximum 300 words with 7 to 10 important keywords.
  • The abstract should be divided into Objective, Methods, Results, and Conclusion.
  • Submitted research articles must heed to a format constituting the introduction followed by a brief review of relevant literature, methodology applied (to collect the data), discussion and References, Tables, and Figure Legends.

Review Articles:

  • Review articles are written, stationed mostly on secondary data that is falling in line with the theme of the Journal They are brief, yet critical discussions on a specific facet of the subject concerned.
  • Reviews generally start with the statement of the problem with a brief abstract of 300 words and few key words. Introduction generally delivers the issue forward to the readers followed by analytical discussion with the help of imperative tables, graphs, pictures and illustrations wherever necessary. It compiles the topic with a conclusion. All the statements or observations in the review articles must be based on necessary citations, providing complete reference at the end of the article.


  • Commentaries are assessment articles written mostly by the veteran and experienced writers on a specific advancement, recent innovation or research findings that fall in line with the theme of the journal.
  • They are very brief articles with the title and abstract that provides the gist of the topic to be discussed, with few key words. It straight away states the problems and presents a thorough analysis with the help of the illustrations, graphs and tables if necessary.
  • It encapsulates the topic with a brief conclusion, citing the references at the end.

Case Study:

  • Case studies are accepted with a view to add further information related to the investigative research that advances in the field of Environmental Science.
  • It should add value to the main content/article submitted, by providing key acumens about the core area.
  • Cases reports must be brief and follow a clear format such as Cases and Methods Section (That describe the nature of the clinical issue and the methodology adopt to address it), discussion section that analyzes the case and a Conclusion section that epitomizes the entire case.


  • Editorials are succinct commentaries on a currently published article/issue on related topics. Editorial office may approach for any such works and authors must submit it within three weeks from the date of receiving invitation.

Clinical Images:

  • Images are nothing but photographic portrayals. It should not exceed more than 5 figures with a information and explanation, not exceeding 300 words. Generally no references and citations are required here. If necessary, only three references can be allowed.
  • One should not add separate figure legends to images; the entire image text is the figure legend.

Letters to the Editor/Brief Communications:

  • Letters to the editor should be confined to commentaries on previous articles published with specific reference to issues and causes related to it. It should be concise, comprehensive and brief reports of cases or research findings.
  • It does not follow a format such as abstract, subheads, or acknowledgments. It is more a feedback or the opinion of the reader on a particular article published and should reach the editor within 6 months of article publication.


The section includes acknowledgment of people, grant details, funds, etc.

Conflict of interest

  • A ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ must be made by authors who are submitting their manuscript to the Pharmacophore. Such declaration should be included at the end of manuscript, the heading ‘Conflict of Interest Statement’ should be mentioned, following any acknowledgments and prior to the reference.
  • In case of no declaration is made; following will be printed under the heading of your article: ‘None Declared’.

Contribution of Author

Credit of the authorship should be based on:

  • Consequential inputs to the concept and design, procurement of data or analysis and interpretation of data.
  • Preparing the article or revising it critically for important matter.
  • Final confirmation of the adaptation to be published. These all three conditions must be met by authors. Participation solely in the acquisition of funding or data or general supervision of the research group does not constitute authorship.

Author must include a proclamation mentioning each author's contribution. Please assure that this is discussed with your co-authors and compliance is reached prior to manuscript submission. Post-acceptance changes to the author list will not be permitted. The contribution statement is not included in the maximum word count.


Responsibility for the accuracy of bibliographic citations lies entirely with authors. Citations of literature in the text must be presented in numerical order and a separate Reference List should be supplied. Type reference numbers in square brackets after punctuation mark and do not use superscripts.


In-text citation Correct / Acceptable Format

Respiratory tract infection is one of the most important infectious diseases worldwide. This infection is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in critically ill patients in developing countries. [1] Respiratory tract infections (RTIs), which involve the upper or lower respiratory tract, frequently occurs after birth. [2, 3] RTIs, such as sore throat, earache, laryngitis, common cold, otitis media, sinusitis, and mastoiditis, are the most frequently-occurred infections of all human diseases and have been frequently documented. [4-9]

Incorrect / Not accepted

Respiratory tract infection is one of the most important infectious diseases worldwide. This infection is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in critically ill patients in developing countries [1, 2, 3]. Respiratory tract infections (RTIs), which involve the upper or lower respiratory tract, frequently occurs after birth. [5] RTIs, such as sore throat, earache, laryngitis, common cold, otitis media, sinusitis, and mastoiditis, are the most frequently-occurred infections of all human diseases and have been frequently documented (6, 7).

Reference List:


Single/Multiple Authors

Nagaich Upendra, Bharti Charu, Pal Ashok Kumar, Gulati Neha. Mesoporous silica nanoparticles in target drug delivery system: A Review. J. Adv. Pharm. Technol. Res. 2012; 347(4): 284-7.


More than six authors

Nagaich Upendra, Chaudhary Vandana, Tonpay SD, Karki Roopa, Nagaich Jaya, Gulati Neha, et al. Fabrication and in vitro characterization of polymeric nanoparticles for Parkinson’s therapy: A novel approach. J. Adv. Pharm. Technol. Res. 2010; 50 (4): 869-876.


Organization as Author

Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group. Hypertension, insulin, and proinsulin in participants with impaired glucose tolerance. Hypertension. 2002; 40(5): 679-86.


Unknown Author

21st century heart solution may have a sting in the tail. BMJ. 2002; 325(7357): 184-5.


Journal article on the Internet

Okmen A. S. Antibacterial activities of Melissa officinalis L. Extracts against various micrococcus species isolated from football player's shoes and its antioxidant activities. Pharmacophore. [serial on the Internet]. 2017 August [cited 2018 Jul 15]; 8(4): 8-14. Available from:



Note: Plant/Micro-organisms, in-vivo, in-vitro should be in italics.


Personal author(s)

Murray  PR,  Rosenthal  KS,  Kobayashi  GS,  Paller  MA.  Medical  microbiology.  4th   ed.  St.  Louis: Mosby; 2002.


Editor(s), compiler(s) as author

Gilstrap LC 3rd, Cunningham FG, Van Dorsten JP, editors. Operative obstetrics. 2nd ed. New York:

McGraw-Hill; 2002. Author(s) and editor(s)

Breedlove GK, Schorfheide AM. Adolescent pregnancy. 2nd ed. Wieczorek RR, editor. White Plains (NY): March of Dimes Education Services; 2001.


Organization(s) as author

Royal Adelaide Hospital; University of Adelaide, Department of Clinical Nursing. Compendium of nursing research and practice development, 1999-2000. Adelaide (Australia): Adelaide University; 2001.


Chapter in a book

Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113.


Conference proceedings

Harnden P, Joffe JK, Jones WG, editors. Germ cell tumors V. Proceedings of the 5th  Germ Cell

Tumour Conference; 2001 Sep 13-15; Leeds, UK. New York: Springer; 2002. Thesis N. Khoshakhlagh. The compositions of volatile fractions of Peganum harmala seeds and its smoke. Pharm. D. Thesis, Faculty of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. (2002).


WEBSITES [Internet]. New York: Association of Cancer Online Resources, Inc.; c2000-01 [updated 2002 May 16; cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from:


Submission Checklist

  • Cover letter
  • Manuscript (Both in MS WORD and PDF format)
  • Supplementary data
  • All tables in MS Word (Insert Table Tool) format
  • All the figures in jpg format
  • Animal ethical committee permission and Patient consent and confidentiality (if any)
  • Names of potential referees (At least 3 referees of international repute)

ISSN: 2229-5402

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