The Tropical Journal of
Pharmaceutical Research is a new online
international journal allowing free unlimited access to
abstract and full-text. The journal is
devoted to the promotion of pharmaceutical sciences and
related disciplines (including biotechnology, cell and
molecular biology, drug utilization including adverse
drug events, medical and other life sciences, and
related engineering fields). It seeks particularly (but
not exclusively) to encourage pharmaceutical and allied
research of tropical relevance and to foster
multidisciplinary research and collaboration among
scientists, the pharmaceutical industry and the
healthcare professionals. It will also provide an
international forum for the communication and evaluation
of data, methods and findings in pharmaceutical sciences
and related disciplines. Although primarily devoted to
original research papers, the journal welcomes reviews
on current topics of special interest and relevance.
All manuscripts are subject
to rapid peer review. Those of high quality (not
previously published and not under consideration for
publication in another journal) will be published
The maximum length of
manuscripts should be 6000 words (24 double-spaced
typewritten pages) for review, 4000 words (18 pages) for research
articles, 1,500 (6 pages) for technical notes, commentaries and
Submission of Manuscript
All manuscripts (must be in English
and in MS Word format) and should be
submitted via our
system. The e-mail addresses (or telephone numbers)
of all authors must be provided. Illustrations (figures) should be in computer
format. Images for any manuscript should not exceed 200
kilobytes unless prior authorization is received from
the editor-in-chief. Authors may submit the names,
affiliations and addresses (including e-mail) of expert
reviewers or those they do not want to review their
Authors who wish to have their manuscripts reviewed by a company that specializes in medical editing and proofreading prior to journal submission, should send their documents to BioScience Writers (www.biosciencewriters.com) for fast personalized editing services.
Inquiries may be directed
Tropical Journal of
C/o Faculty of
Pharmacy, University of Benin,
Benin City 300001, NIGERIA
+234-803-726-9910 or 802-336-318
Submission is a
representation that the manuscript has not been
published previously and is not under consideration for
publication elsewhere. Authors would be required to sign
a form (to be supplied by the Editor) transferring
copyright to Pharmacotherapy Group (Publisher of the
Journal) before the manuscript can be accepted for
Authors using experimental
animals and human subjects in their investigation must
seek approval from the appropriate Ethical Committee in
accordance with "Principles of Laboratory Animal Care" (NIH
publication no. 85-23, revised 1985) and/or the
declaration of Helsinki promulgated in 1964 as amended
in 1996. The method section must include a statement to
prove that the investigation was approved and that
informed consent was obtained.
preferred format of all manuscript is MS Word or
RTF. Illustrations (figures) and images must be
inserted in the manuscript at the position they
should appear when published.
language of the journal is English. Each manuscript
should be typed double-spaced on A4 (8.5" × 11")
paper size with 1 inch margins. It should be
arranged in the following order: Title, Abstract,
Keywords, Introduction, Experimental, Results,
Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement,
First page of manuscript:
This should include the title of the article,
authors’ names (with full first name, initial and
then the last name of each author) and their
The corresponding author must provide the full
corresponding address (including telephone and
e-mail address) at the bottom of the page.
Second page of manuscript:
The ABSTRACT (no
more than 200 words)
should be presented in the second page along with
title of the article and keywords in the following
TITLE OF ARTICLE: This should be followed by
at least a line space
The purpose of the investigation.
The method adopted in the investigation. This
should be very clear and precise.
The findings of the investigation.
Final conclusive statements on the work.
Include between 3 and 10 keywords for indexing
References: References should be typed
single-spaced and numbered
consecutively in the order in which they are cited
in the text. Arabic numerals (ENCLOSED IN SQUARED
BRACKETS, eg., , [1,3,5] or [1-4]) should be used
in citing references in the text. The squared
brackets MUST NOT be used anywhere else in the text
to allow easy xml file coding. Index Medicus
Style of abbreviations should be used for
journals cited. For correct abbreviations visit
Unpublished work should not be included in the list
of references. References should be listed using the
there are more than 10 authors, only the first 10
should be listed and the others should be
represented with "et al."
· Volume without Issue:
Murri R, Fantoni M, Borgo CD, Visona R, Barracco A,
Zambelli A, Testa L, Orchi N, Tozzi V, Bosco O, Wu
AW. Determinants of health-related quality of life
in HIV-infected patients. AIDS Care 2003;15:581–590.
Volume with parts:
Hanley C. Metaphysics and innateness: a psychoanalytic
perspective. Int J Psychoanal 1988;69(Pt 3):89-99.
No Issue or Volume:
Danoek K. Skiing in and through the history of medicine. Nord Medicinhist
Issue but No Volume:
Baumeister AA. Origins and control of stereotyped movements.
Monogr Am Assoc Ment Defic 1978;(3):353-384.
Issue with parts:
Edwards L, Meyskens F, Levine N. Effect of oral
isotretinoin on dysplastic nevi. J Am Acad Dermatol
1989 Feb;20(2 Pt 1):257-260.
Matthews DE, Farewell VT. Using and Understanding
Medical Statistics, ed 3, revised. Basel, Karger,
Ohlsen, Merle M.; Horne, Arthur M.; Lowe, Charles F.
Group counseling. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and
Winston; 1988. 416 p.
Diener, Hans-Christoph; Wilkinson, Marcia, editors.
Drug-induced headache. New York: Springer-Verlag;
1988. 173 p.
Contribution to book: Anderson, Robert J.; Schrier, Robert W.
Acute renal failure.
In: Braunswald, Eugene; Isselbacher, Kurt J.;
Petersdorf, Robert G., et al., editors.
Harrison's principles of internal medicine. 11th ed.
New York: McGraw-Hill; 1987. p. 1149-1155.
Hypertension, Dialysis & Clinical Nephrology
[homepage on the Internet]. Hinsdale (IL): Medtext,
Inc.; c1995-2001 [cited 2001 Mar 8]. Available from:
Pennington J. HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, 2007 [cited 2008
Mar 8]. Available from: http://www.avert.org/aids-nigeria.htm.
Medlineplus [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National
Library of Medicine (US); [updated 2000 Apr 7; cited
2000 Apr 18]. Available from:
Bertram, Kenneth. The role of natural killer
activity in resistance to herpesvirus-induced
disease [dissertation]. [Rochester]: University of
Minnesota; 1981 Dec. 138 p
These should be numbered with arabic numerals. Each
table should be typed using a table format (ie, each
variable must be typed into a separate cell in the
table) with only horizontal lines above and below
the table column headers and at the bottom of the
table (using 1 pt for the top and bottom lines and ˝
pt for any middle line). No vertical lines should be
included in any table. Each table MUST not exceed
6.5 x 7 inches (16.5 x 17.8 cm, width x height) and
MUST be inserted at the appropriate position in the
text just below where it was referred to the first
time. The title should be typed at the top of the
table in the sentence case format, i.e., only the
first name should be in capital letters; names
should also be in capital letters, as appropriate.
Any footnote should be typed at the top and bottom
of the table in italic.
Figures should be professionally drawn
electronically and inserted in the appropriate
position where it was first cited within the text.
Symbols, lettering, and numbering MUST NOT be in
bold print and should be clear and large enough to
remain legible (be at least 9 points in size) after
the figure has been reduced to 1/2 of the original
size. While photographs may be produced in any
color, graphs MUST be drawn only in black color
unless the author is prepared to pay US$100.00 for
each image in any color other than black. The legend
and any footnote for each figure should be typed
below the figure. If photographs of patients are
used, either the subjects are not identifiable or
their pictures must be accompanied by a written
permission to use the images. Photographs must be
clear and sharp. Labels of Tables MUST be in text
form and MUST not form part of the image.
Once a manuscript is
accepted for publication, the author(s) will be required
to pay a publication charge of US$200.00 before the accepted paper is
published. Authors may opt for fast-tracked
(accelerated) review and publication which attracts a
special publication charge of US$400.00 if the manuscript is accepted for
publication. Manuscripts that fall under this option
would be published, if accepted for publication, within
2 - 4 months from the time they are sent for review.
Submission is a representation that the manuscript
has not been published previously and is not under
consideration for publication elsewhere. Authors
would be required to sign a form (to be supplied by
the Editor) transferring copyright to
Pharmacotherapy Group before the manuscript can be
Authors using experimental animals and human
subjects in their investigation must seek approval
from the appropriate Ethical Committee in accordance
with "Principles of Laboratory Animal Care" (NIH
publication no. 85-23, revised 1985) and/or the
declaration of Helsinki promulgated in 1964 as
amended in 1996. The method section must include a
statement to prove that the investigation was
approved and that informed consent was obtained.
Unless indicated otherwise, galley proofs are sent
to the address given for correspondence. It is the
responsibility of the corresponding author to ensure
that the galley proofs are returned without delay.
MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION CHECK-LIST
Please carefully go through
the following check list. Non-compliance with TJPR manuscript formatting requirements will result in
the manuscript being returned to the corresponding
author for reformatting or
Is my manuscript
typed double-spaced on A4 (MS Word 2003 or
earlier version) including the ‘Abstract’ and
‘Reference list'? Note
that PDF is not acceptable.
Are the Title and
‘Abstract’ each on separate pages?
Is the Abstract
subdivided into the prescribed subsections of
‘Purpose’, ‘Methods’, ‘Results’ and
‘Conclusion’, and also within the 250-word
Is my manuscript
within the limit of 4,000 words (approximately
18 pages typed double-spaced on A4) for research
papers or 6,000 words (approximately 24 pages
typed double-spaced on A4) for review papers?
Are Results and
Discussion separated into two sections of
'Results' and 'Discussion'?
Is there a
Is the reference
numbering style within text co-script with
square parenthesis (squared brackets) with the
numbers inserted before and not after
Did the ‘Reference’
list adhere strictly to TJPR format, including
the correct punctuations and with space after
semi-colon, colon and comma?
Is the total number
of Figures and Tables within the limit
of five allowed.
Has color (other
than black) been excluded from the manuscript
including graphs (except photomicrographs)?
Is there a
legend/caption at the bottom of each Figure and
at the top of each Table?
Are the Figures/images sharp and clear with
legible fonts of at least font 12 for y- and
x-axis labels, units and annotations?'
Is the symbol key
removed from within the Figure (graphs) and
integrated neatly within the legend using the
‘Symbol’ tool under ‘Insert’ menu of MS Word ?
Have borders been
removed from around the Figures?
Are Figures and Tables inserted at appropriate points in
the manuscript nearest to where reference was made to