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Introduction

Research in Pharmacy and Health Sciences (RPHS) [http://www.rphsonline.com] [e-ISSN : 2455-5258] is the official journal of Indian Academy of Pharmacists (IAOP). It is an international peer-reviewed journal. RPHS publishes four issues per year devoted to research and review articles in the field of Medical, Nursing, Dental, Pharmacy, AYUSH and related discipline of health sciences. The purpose of this journal is to promote excellence in the pharmacy and health sciences and closely related fields. The articles may include new experimental methods of medical importance; new results obtained experimentally; new interpretation of existing results or data pertaining to clinical problems; or epidemiological work giving substantial scientific information pertaining sciences. The current emphasis of the journal includes (but is not limited to) the following areas:

  • Pharmaceutical Sciences (including Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmacy Practice etc)
  • Medical Sciences (pre-clinical, para-clinical and clinical)
  • Dental Sciences
  • Nursing Health Sciences
  • Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH)
  • Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Sciences

Mission Statement

First, to serve scientists through prompt publication of significant advances in the specified branch of Pharmaceutical and health science, and to provide a forum for the reporting and discussion of news and issues concerning science. Second, to ensure that the results of Pharmaceutical sciences are rapidly disseminated to the public throughout the world, in a fashion that conveys their significance for knowledge, culture and daily life.

Editorial policy

The over-riding criteria for publication are originality, high scientific quality and interest to a multidisciplinary audience. Papers not sufficiently substantiated by experimental detail will not be published. Any technical queries will be referred back to the author, although the Editors reserve the right to make alterations in the text without altering the technical content. Manuscripts submitted under multiple authorship are reviewed on the assumption that all listed authors concur with the submission and that a copy of the final manuscript has been approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities in the laboratories where the work was carried out. If accepted, the manuscript shall not be published elsewhere in the same form, in either the same or another language, without the consent of the Editors. Authors must state in a covering letter when submitting papers for publication the novelty embodied in their work or in the approach taken in their research.

RPHS insists on ethical practices in both human and animal experimentation. Evidence for approval by a local Ethics Committee (for both human as well as animal studies) must be supplied by the authors on demand. Animal experimental procedures should be as humane as possible and the details of anaesthetics and analgesics used should be clearly stated. The ethical standards of experiments must be in accordance with the guidelines provided by the CPCSEA (animal) and ICMR (human). The journal will not consider any paper which is ethically unacceptable. A statement on ethics committee permission and ethical practices must be included in all research articles under the ‘Materials and Methods’ section.

Important Notes

Authors must be careful when they reproduce text, tables or illustrations from other sources. Plagiarism will be viewed seriously. All accepted papers are subject to editorial changes.

All rights are reserved to editor-in-chief, RPHS.

RPHS will be published quarterly in the month of March, June, September and December of every year.