International Journal of Hospital and Pharmacy Practice (IJHPP) publishes reviews (comprehensive and short), original research papers and systematic review . Manuscripts will be reviewed by members of the editorial board, whose opinions will form the basis of the final decision by the editor. It is recommended that an English check of the manuscript by a competent and knowledgeable native speaker be completed before submission. Failure to follow them may result in papers being delayed or rejected.
Before You Begin:
All submitted manuscripts should contain original work neither published previously not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Articles from any part of the world are accepted provided submitted in English language only. It is necessary that authors prepare their manuscripts according to the instructions. A Effectiveness of the peer review process will greatly depends upon the care used by the authors in preparing the manuscripts.
International Journal of Hospital and Pharmacy Practice (IJHPP) is the partner Journal of Panthera Science . It is an international peer-reviewed journal. IJHPP publishes twelve issues per year devoted to research and review articles, original, case study in the field of medical and pharmacy practice and related discipline of health sciences. IJHPP aims at facilitating the development of community-based research, education, and health care services. The purpose of this journal is to promote excellence in the pharmacy practice and closely related fields. The current emphasis of the journal includes (but is not limited to) the following areas:
- Pharmacy Practice (including Clinical Pharmacy, Hospital etc)]
- Medical Clinical Investigation aspects
- Real World Evidence
- Health economics and outcome research
- Community medicine
- Social and Preventive Medicine
- Medical Pharmacology
- Pharmaceutical Health Policy
- Community and Public Health
- Patient Management
- Process and outcome research
- Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management
- Pharmaceutical and medical education
- Health promotion, education and health informatics
International Journal of Hospital and Pharmacy Practice publishes the following article types:
- Original Article
- Research Articles
- Review articles/ Systematic reviews and meta analysis
- Short communications
- Case Reports
- Letter to The Editor
These include original research articles in the field of Pharmacy and health sciences (medical, dental, nursing and other related healthcare disciples). The text of original articles amounting to up to 3000 words (excluding Abstract, references and Tables) should be divided into sections with the headings Abstract, Key-words, Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, References, Tables and Figure.
Abstract: The abstract is limited to 250 words, and should describe the essential aspects of the investigation. In the first sentence, the background for the work should be stated; in the second sentence the specific purpose or hypothesis shall be provided; followed sequentially by summary of methods, results and conclusion. No references should be cited.
Introduction: A brief background information on what has been done in the past in this area and the importance of the proposed investigation shall be given. Introduction shall end with a statement of the purpose or hypothesis of the study.
Material and Methods: This section may be divided into subsections if it facilitates better reading of the paper. The research design, subjects, material used, and statistical methods should be included. Results and discussion shall not be drawn into this section. In human experimentation, ethical guidelines shall be acknowledged.
Results: This section may be divided into subsections if it facilitates better reading of the paper. All results based on methods must be included. Tables, graphic material and figures shall be included as they facilitate understanding of the results.
Discussion: Shall start with limited background information and then proceed with the discussion of the results of the investigation in light of what has been published in the past, the limitations of the study, and potential directions for future research. The figures and graphs shall be cited at appropriate places.
Conclusion: Here, the major findings of the study and their usefulness shall be summarized. This paragraph should address the hypothesis or purpose stated earlier in the paper.
It is expected that these articles would be written by individuals who have done substantial work on the subject or are considered experts in the field. A short summary of the work done by the contributor(s) in the field of review should accompany the manuscript.
The prescribed word count is up to 3000 words excluding tables, references and abstract. The manuscript may have about 90 references. The manuscript should have an unstructured Abstract (250 words) representing an accurate summary of the article. The section titles would depend upon the topic reviewed. Authors submitting review article should include a section describing the methods used for locating, selecting, extracting, and synthesizing data. These methods should also be summarized in the abstract.
The journal expects the contributors to give post-publication updates on the subject of review. The update should be brief, covering the advances in the field after the publication of the article and should be sent as a letter to editor, as and when major development occurs in the field.
Preparation of Reviews and Meta-Analyses
For Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses please follow the PRISMA Guidelines (https://www.prisma-statement.org)
For literature review please include the following:
a- Unstructured Abstract.
Please adhere to the word limit and number of figures/tables
Brief Communications are treated like original articles, except that they should be limited to 1500 words, with an “Abstract” of 150 words or fewer and could be supported with up to 15 references. Other aspects are like original articles.
New, interesting and rare cases can be reported. They should be unique, describing a great diagnostic or therapeutic challenge and providing a learning point for the readers. Cases with clinical significance or implications will be given priority. These communications could be of up to 1000 words (excluding Abstract and references) and should have the following headings: Abstract (unstructured), Key-words, Introduction, Case report, Discussion, Reference, Tables and Legends in that order.
The manuscript could be of up to 1000 words (excluding references and abstract) and could be supported with up to 10 references. Case Reports could be authored by up to four authors.
Letter to the Editor:
These should be short and decisive observations. They should preferably be related to articles previously published in the Journal or views expressed in the journal. They should not be preliminary observations that need a later paper for validation. The letter could have up to 500 words and 5 references. It could be generally authored by not more than four authors.
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