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Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines


Aim and Scope:

Trends in Pharmaceutical Sciences (TiPS) is an international journal publishing researches in pharmaceutical fields: - Biotechnology - Clinical pharmacy - Medicinal chemistry - Pharmaceutics - Pharmacology - Pharmacognosy - Nanotechnology - Toxicology - Traditional pharmacy and related subjects. Manuscripts are publishable in the form of original article, review article, case report, letter to the editor, short communications, etc.

 

 Editorial Independency:

The TiPS benefits from editorial freedom. Our editorial policy is consistent with the principles of editorial independence presented by WAME.

 

Submission Process:

Manuscripts should be sent through the on-line submission system: (http://tips.sums.ac.ir/index.php/TiPS/login)

 

Peer Review Process:

The articles are primarily evaluated by our statisticians and internal screeners who check the articles for any methodological flaws, format, and their compliance with the journal’s instructions. Then a submission code will be allocated and all the future contacts should be based on this code. Through a double-blind review, the articles will be reviewed by at least two external (peer) reviewers. Their comments will be passed to the authors and their responses to the comments along with the reviewers’ comments will then be evaluated by the Editor-in-Chief, and a final reviewer who can be a member of the Editorial Board. The final review process will be discussed in regular editorial board sessions and on the basis of the comments, and the journal’s scope, the Editor-in-Chief will decide which articles should be published.

 

Ethical Considerations:

The journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). COPE’s flowcharts and guidelines are approached in confronting any ethical misbehavior. The Journal also follows the guidelines mentioned in the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals issued by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)

(http://www.icmje.org/#privacy)

The research that involves human beings (or animals) must adhere to the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki.

(http://www.wma.net/en/30publications/10policies/b3/index.html)

 

•     Informed consent:

All patients and participants of the research should be thoroughly informed about the aims of the study and any possible side effects of the drugs and intervention. Written informed consent from the participants or their legal guardians is necessary for any such studies. The Journal reserves the right to request the related documents.

 

•     Authorship:

Based on the newly released Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, by the ICMJE, “an Author” is generally considered to be someone who meets the following conditions 1, 2, 3, and 4.

1-Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND

2-Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND

3-Final approval of the version to be published; AND

4-Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

 

• Conflict of Interest:

We request all the authors to inform us about any kinds of “Conflict of Interest” (such as financial, personal, political, or academic) that would potentially affect their judgment. Authors are preferably asked to fill the uniform disclosure form available through:

(http://www.icmje.org/coi_disclosure.pdf)

 

• Plagiarism:

The authors are not allowed to utilize verbatim text of previously published papers or manuscripts submitted elsewhere.

 

• Copyright:

If a manuscript contains any previous published image or text, it is the responsibility of the author to obtain authorization from copyright holders. The author is required to obtain and submit the written original permission letters for all copyrighted material used in his/her manuscripts.

 

 

• Retraction Policy:

The TiPS uses the COPE flowchart for retraction of a published article

(http://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines)

 to determine whether a published article should be retracted.

 

Assignment of Copyright and Authorship Responsibilities: 

Your article will not be published unless a Copyright Assignment Form has been signed and received by TiPS. You hereby warrant that “This article is an original work, has not been published before and is not being considered for publication elsewhere in its final form either in printed or electronic form”.

Paper Preparations:

Cover letter should contain a statement that you will not resubmit your article to another journal until the reviewing process will be completed. Also please indicate whether the authors have published or submitted any related papers from the same study.

- Language and Style: Contributions should be in either American or British English language.

- The text must be clear and concise, conforming to accepted standards of English style and usage.

- Non-native English speakers may be advised to seek professional help with the language.

- All materials should be typed in double line spacing numbered pages.

- Abbreviations should be standard and used just in necessary cases, after complete explanations in the first usage.

- The editorial office reserves the right to edit the submitted manuscripts in order to comply with the journal’s style.

- In any case, the authors are responsible for the published material.

Title Page of the article should include:

1) the title of the article

2) full names of all authors

3) complete affiliations of all authors

4) running title (short form of the main title presented on the top of pages)

5) complete mailing address, telephone/fax numbers, and email address of the corresponding author.

This page is unnumbered.

 

Abstract should be structured for original articles to Describe the main objective(s) of the study, Explain how the study was done, without methodological details, Summarize the most important results and their significance, provide as a single paragraph. It should not exceed 250 words altogether.

Preferably, abbreviations should not be mentioned in the abstract. Number this page as page 1.

Keywords are used for indexing purposes; each article should provide 3 to 6 keywords selected from the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH).

Introduction should provide a context or background and specifies the purpose or research objective of the study or observation.

For original articles the text should be divided into main sections, such as the following: introduction, materials and methods, results and/or, discussion, conclusion, acknowledgements, references, figure legends, tables and figures.

- Materials and method must indicate clearly the steps taken to acquire the information. Be sure that it includes only information that was available at the time the plan or protocol for the study was written. It should be detailed (including: controls, inclusion and exclusion criteria, etc) and may be separated into subsections. Repeating the details of standard techniques is best avoided. The software used for statistical analysis and description of the actual method should be mentioned.

- Results should be presented in chronological sequence in the text, table, and illustration. Organize the results according to their importance. They should result from your own study.

- Discussion should emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and the conclusions that follow them. Possible mechanisms or explanations for these findings should be explored. The limitations of the study and the implications of the findings for future research or clinical practice should be explored.

- Conclusion should state the final result that the author(s) has (have) reached. The results of other studies should not be stated in this section.

Supplementary Materials such as movie clips, questionnaires, etc may be published on the online version of the journal.

Any technical help, general, financial, and material support or contributions that need acknowledging but do not justify authorship, can be cited at the end of the text as Acknowledgments.

- References should be complied numerically according to the order of citation in the text in the Vancouver style. The numbers of references should not preferably exceed 40 for original articles, 15 for brief, and 8 for case reports. For the references credited to more than 6 authors please provide the name of all authors.

For various references please refer to “the NLM style guide for authors, editors, and publishers”.

(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK7256/)

Listed below are sample references.

 

Journal Article:

1. Gaydess A, Duysen E, Li Y, Gilman V, Kabanov A, Lockridge O, et al. Visualization of exogenous delivery of nanoformulated butyrylcholinesterase to the central nervous system. Chem Biol Interact. 2010;187:295-8.

(if available) doi: 10.1016/j.cbi.2010.01.005. PubMed PMID: 20060815; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2998607.

2. Javan S, Tabesh M. Action of carbon dioxide on pulmonary vasoconstriction. J Appl Physiol. In press 2005.

Complete Book:

3. Guyton AC: Textbook of Medical Physiology. 8th ed. Philadelphia, PA, Saunders, 1996.

Chapter in Book:

4. Young VR. The role of skeletal muscle in the regulation of protein metabolism. In Munro HN, editor: Mammalian protein metabolism. Vol 4. San Diego; Academic; 1970. p. 585-674.

- Tables and illustrations must be cited in order which they appear in the text; using Arabic numerals. Tables should be simple and should not duplicate information in the text of the paper.

- Figures should be provided only if they improve the article. For radiographic films, scans, and other diagnostic images, as well as pictures of pathology specimens or photomicrographs, send the high resolution figures in jpeg, psd or bitmap format. Color photographs, if found to improve the article, would be published at no extra-charge at the print version of the journal. Type or print out legends for illustrations on a separate page, and explain the internal scale and identify the method of staining in photomicrographs.

Chemical structures should provided in ChemDraw software.

Magnifications should be indicated by means of a ruled line on the photograph where appropriate.

- Legends for figures should be typed separately after references section in the manuscript.

Correction of Errata: The journal will publish an erratum when a factual error in a published item has been documented.

Copyright: Research articles published in Trends in Pharmaceutical Sciences are freely available online to the entire global research community. They are available via  Trends in Pharmaceutical Sciences website. This means that articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed. The journal allows the author(s) to hold a copyright without restrictions. The journal allows the author(s) to retain publishing rights without restrictions.

For further information please contact the Editorial Office

Tel: +98 71 32424128 Ext: 297

Fax: +98 71 32424128 EXT: 204

Email: tips@sums.ac.ir

Website: http://tips.sums.ac.ir

 

 

 

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before anotAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines. her journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Open Office, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed in a separate file and sent as a supplementary file as well as bringing them in the manuscript after the references, and citations are made within the text using the Vancouver citation system.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. The assignment form is signed by all authors and is sent with other documents. (You can download the assignment form from the "forms" section at the top of the journal's homepage. Please note that the TiPS assignment form should be signed and dated by all authors and the title of the article should be written in the space provided at the top of the form. The scanned form should be sent as a supplementary file along with the manuscript and cover letter.)
  7. The full details of the corresponding author (address, mobile phone number, email, etc.) has been mentioned in the title page of the article.
 

Copyright Notice

Transfer of Copyright Agreement I hereby assign to Trends in Pharmaceutical Sciences (TiPS) the copyright in the manuscript named: (Title of the manuscript) in all forms and media (whether now known or hereafter developed), throughout the world, in all languages, for the full term of copyright and all extensions and renewals thereof, effective when and if the article is accepted for publication. This transfer includes the right to adapt the presentation of the article for use in conjunction with computer systems and programs, including reproduction or publication in machine-readable form and incorporation in retrieval systems. To avoid any delay in the publication of your article, please read the terms of this agreement, sign in the space provided and return the complete form by mail or fax, or a scanned copy of the signed original by e-mail to us at the address below as quickly as possible. Corresponding author:…………………………………………… Date…………………………… Signed:…………………….. Office of "Trends in Pharmaceutical Sciences" School of Pharmacy, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Fars, Iran, Tel. (+98)71-32424128 Ext: 297

Fax (+98)71-32424128

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Contact Information:
  • Trends in Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, IR, Iran.
    Tel/Fax: +98 71 32424128 Ext: 297
  • P.O. Box: 17345-1583 Shiraz, Iran
  • Web site: tips.sums.ac.ir
    Email:tips@sums.ac.ir; irantips@gmail.com 
  • pISSN: 2423-3722   eISSN: 2423-5652