Pakistan Journal of Pharmacy
  Pakistan Journal of Pharmacy
  Published by: Punjab University College of Pharmacy
Frequency: Bi-Annual  

Instructions for Author


Pakistan Journal of Pharmacy is an official biannual peer-reviewed publication of the University College of Pharmacy, University of the Punjab, Lahore (Pakistan). Full length original articles (not exceeding 10 printed pages) or short papers (not exceeding 4 printed pages) and letter to Editor are considered for publication in the Journal. The Journal accepts manuscript in any of the fields of Pharmacy or experimental medicine. The Journal also publishes reviews, usually by invitation and is available for publication of pharmaceutical symposium/conference proceedings. The Journal will not responsible for the opinions of the authors expressed in and the authenticity and correctness of the published articles. 


Preparation of manuscripts

Manuscripts should be prepared using 12-point by employing Microsoft Word. The manuscript should be organized as follows:

Title page

Title is the first page of the manuscript, it should provide

(a) title of the manuscript, (b) full name of all authors, (c) full addresses of the departments and institutions where the work was performed, (d) a running head with 70 characters inclusive of spaces, and (e) name, address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address of the corresponding author.

Discussion: This section can be combined with Results section. It should contain explanation or the reasoning of the findings of the research as compared to the previous findings, if any.

Acknowledgments: The help of the individuals other than the authors should be included in this Section. Any research support from any source must be acknowledged in the Acknowledgments section.

References: The reference should be verifiable and correct citation is the responsibility of the submitting author. Now onward, the references should be cited in the text by last name for single author, two names for two authors with ‘and’ in between and name of author with et al for more than two authors followed by the year in ascending chronological order. Bibliography style is as follows:


Amidon, G.L., Lennernas, H., Shah, V.P. and Crison, J.

R.    (1995). A theoretical basis for the biopharmaceutic drug classification. The correlation of in vitro drug product dissolution and in vivo bioavailability. Pharmaceutical Research. 12(3), 413-420


Aulton, M. E (2002). Pharmaceutics: The Science of Dosage Form Design (2nd ed.), Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh. pp. 211-274.

Ashford, M. (2002). Introduction to biopharmaceutics. In: Aulton, M. E. (Ed.), Pharmaceutics: The Science of Dosage Form Design (2nd ed.), Churchill Livingstone Edinburgh. pp. 211-274.


Pereira, R. E. V (2008). pH sensitive nanoparticles as carriers for oral delivery of a model peptidomimetic drug. PhD thesis submitted, University Technology MARA, ShahAlam, Malaysia.




On the second page, repeat names of the authors and the manuscript’s title at the top of the page followed by the Abstract. The abstract should be structured, without headings into “Introduction”, “Objective,” “Methods,” “Results” and “Conclusion.” Keywords not exceeding 5 should be indicated.

Main body text

The main body of the manuscript should consist of (a) “Introduction”, (b) “Materials and Methods”, “Subjects, Materials and Methods” or “Patients, Materials and Methods”, whichever is applicable, (c) “Results” “Discussion”, (d) “Acknowledgments”, if applicable and

(e) “References”.

Introduction: This section should contain the study objectives, rationale, problem statement and previous works of other researchers.

Materials and Methods: This section should include description of the methods used in the study. If the study uses the previously reported method, a brief description with reference is enough. The study involving experimental animals and human subjects/patients should conforms with the “Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals” and “Declaration of Helsinki (NIH Publication No. 85-23)” Cardiovascular Research 1997;

35: 2-4), respectfully.

Results: The data are presented in Results section. Use either Tables or Figures for presentation of data. The data given in Tables or Figures should not be repeated in

The information should be retrievable through the citation. The author’s name, if any is to be stated followed by the web address and the retrieval date.

Manuscript submission

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically by the corresponding author at or on an appropriate storage media to the Office of Pakistan Journal of Pharmacy (Address is given below). A covering letter should accompany the manuscript.

Cover letter

The covering letter should indicate the category of the manuscript as original article, short communication or review article. It must also include declaration that the manuscript is original, has not published or under review process elsewhere, that the co-author(s) has read the manuscript and approved its submission to the Journal and that, in case of publication, the authors are agree to transfer its copyright to the Pakistan Journal of Pharmacy. The Journal also requires disclosing of any conflict, financial arrangements with commercial companies. The cover letter should be signed by all authors and mailed or faxed to the Office of the Pakistan Journal of Pharmacy. Attachment of the signed cover letter as scanned document with the submission is also acceptable.

For any questions or subscriptions, the office of the Journal may be contacted at the following address.

Dr. Abrar Ahmad (Assistant Professor) Editor (

Office of the Pakistan Journal of Pharmacy University College of Pharmacy, University of the Punjab,

Lahore 54000


Tel: 042-99211616 (0092-42-99211616 from outside Pakistan).

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