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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is typed using a 12-point font with 1.5 space; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate...
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • There is no conflict of interest and any clarification regarding this has been provided in comments to editor
  • Funding source has been disclosed in manuscript citing the grant letter sanctioned from grant sanctioning agencies

Author Guidelines

The Journal of Applied Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry (JOAPP) is a quarterly, peer reviewed, multidisciplinary journal, and is committed to publishing novel research that is innovative, mechanism-based, hypothesis-driven, and supported by sound experimental design, methodology, and data interpretation. 

JOAPP publishes articles containing novel research concepts, ideas, and findings of broad interest & add to the understanding of the scientific community in Pharmacognostic and Phytochemical investigations plants having medicinal values, bioactive phytochemicals, herbal medicine, traditional medicine, modern analytical techniques used in identification, extraction and isolation of plants, plants biochemistry, biosynthesis, molecular biology and new drug discovery related to natural product.   

Papers that are merely descriptive or confirmatory in nature, poorly written, lack a hypothesis, fail to offer new insights, or contain conclusions that are not supported by data are unlikely to be accepted for publication in this journal.

Manuscripts must conform to the “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals”

Peer review:

Manuscripts shall go through a peer review process to adjudge their suitability and authenticity for publication in the journal. A confirmation about the acceptance of the manuscript will be sent to e-mail address of the corresponding author. 

Submission of Manuscript:

Authors should submit the articles in MS-word format, no other format is accepted. If equations were used it should be converted by using MS Office equation editor and pasted as image at proper place. All equations should be grouped or may be prepared using equation editor software. 

All the manuscript can be submitted electronically through our online submission process only. If author is technically unable to do so, then one can submit the manuscript as attachment to email id at

The technical team will submit the manuscript online and inform authors about the same. The team will also provide login id and other details to author to enable them to keep a track of manuscript by themselves. Manuscripts should be concisely written and conform to the following general requirements: Manuscripts should be typewritten in 1.5 spaced in A4 sized sheets, only on one side, with a 2 cm (1”) margin on both sides. Pages should be numbered consecutively, starting with the title page and the matter arranged in the following order: Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements (if necessary), References. All tables and figures should be aligned in their proper place (separate tables and figures is not acceptable, unless asked by the editor). Follow standard format for the list of symbols and Abbreviations. 

Title Page - Title page should contain title of the paper in bold face, (font size 12), names of the authors in normal face, (font size 12) followed by the address(es). The author to whom all correspondence be addressed should be denoted by an asterisk mark. Names of the authors should appear as initials followed by surnames. Full names may be given in some instances to avoid confusion. Names should not be prefixed or suffixed by titles or degrees. Names should be followed by the complete postal address(es) where the research work has been carried out. At the bottom left corner of the title page, please mention “*Address For correspondence” and provide a functional e-mail address. 

Abstract - Should start on a new page after the title page Abstracts should briefly reflect all aspects of the study, as most databases list mainly abstracts. 

Key-words - Provide four to six appropriate key words after abstract

Introduction -Shall start on next page after the Abstract. The Introduction should lead the reader to the importance of the study; tie-up published literature with the aims of the study and clearly states the rationale behind the investigation.

Materials and Methods -Shall start as a continuation to introduction on the same page. All-important materials used along with their source shall be mentioned. The main methods used shall be briefly described, citing references. New methods or substantially modified methods may be described in sufficient detail. The statistical method and the level of significance chosen shall be clearly stated. JOAPP encourage works that has been subjected to an appropriate statistical test at one level of significance. 

Results -All findings presented in tabular or graphical form shall be described in this section. All Tables and figures must have a title or caption and a legend to make them self-explanatory. Results section shall start after materials and methods section on the same page.

Discussion -This section should follow results, deal with the interpretation of results, convey how they help increase current understanding of the problem and should be logical. Unsupported hypothesis should be avoided. The Discussion should also state the future prospects of the study that need to be further explored.  Results and discussion may also be combined under one section as Results and Discussion.

Acknowledgements - Should be given after the text (if any)

Conflict of Interest - Authors must declare conflict of interest (if any) during submission process in comments to Editor. This conflict of interest shall be displayed in article  

Funding Sources – Authors are requested to identify and mention the funding source who provided financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article and to briefly describe the role of the sponsor(s), if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the article for publication. If the funding source(s) had no such involvement then this should be stated


Should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text (not in alphabetic order). All reference should be numbered sequentially [in square bracket] in the text and listed in same numerical order in reference section. JOAPP follows referencing style as outlined by International Committee of Medical Journal Editors Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals. The titles of journals should be abbreviated in standard format and conform to Journal listed by PubMed. Avoid using abstracts as references.

References should strictly adhere to the format of references shown below.

[1] Bahadur S, Roy A, Chanda R, Choudhury A, Das S, Saha S, Chandrakar S, Prasad P. Natural Excipient Development: Need and Future. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research4, 12–15 (2014)

[2] Shimizu K, Oku N. Brain tumor diagnosis using PET with angiogenic vessel-targeting liposomes. Tumor of the central nervous system. (Hayat MA ed.) Vol. 3, Springer, New York, pp. 169–176 (2011)

[3] Brunner A, Greune H, U.S. Patent 1910462 (1993) [Chem. Abstr., 27, 4092–4096 (1993)].

[4] International Organization for Standardization. “How ISO develops standards.” : ? develops_standatds.htm, cited 25 August, 2008.

Review Article:

Should contain up-to-date information, comprehensively cover relevant literature and preferably be written by scientists who have in-depth knowledge on the topic. All format requirements are same as those applicable to full papers. Review articles need not be divided into sections such as materials and Methods and Results and Discussion, but should definitely have an Abstract and Introduction, if necessary.

Reference Manager

JOAPP recommends Mendeley Reference Management Software. Mendeley is free software for management of reference. Authors only need to select Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Research (another Journal Published by Creative Pharma Assent) style in Mendeley and their reference would be arranged in JOAPP format.

Click here to download the guide/manual for arranging reference using mendeley software


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Privacy Statement

JOAPP is committed to protect users’ privacy online. This privacy policy sets forth our practices regarding collection, use and disclosure of information collected through the JOAPP website.

In order to offer the best possible service to users, the website may automatically collect certain information from your web browser regarding your use of the site. The information will be recorded in web server log files. We may use the information to help us understand more about how our web site is used, to recognize patterns of usage of the site, to improve our site. While we may track site usage, we in no way relate this usage to any users in particular.

We may use cookies to collect information to help us learn your preferences, but we don`t use cookies to collect and store individually-identifiable information. You can modify your browser`s privacy preferences, if you wish to prevent your browser from accepting certain cookies or wish the browser to require your consent before a new cookie is placed in your browser.

Registration on JOAPP website is mandatory for submission of manuscript by the authors & review of submitted manuscript by reviewer. However, registration is not at all required for viewing, downloading, sharing and simply reading the published article. During registration we collect some personal information such as your name, email address, affiliation, and research interests among others. This information enables us to develop and customize products to better meet your needs and preferences. We may contact registered users from time to time to draw their attention to information that may be of interest to them. They may opt out from receiving such email at any time by contacting our customer service.

Collection of user’s information for commercial use is strictly prohibited. We will not sell or share any personal information to any third parties without the explicit consent of the user. We endeavour to keep your personal information confidential and protected against unauthorized access through the use of appropriate safeguards.

This website may contain links to other websites that are not with our control. If you link to their sites, they may contain privacy policies that are different from this privacy policy. Such sites are not covered by this privacy policy.

We reserves the right to disclose any information if we are required to do so by law or to comply with legal process, if we believe it is necessary to take action regarding illegal activities or to protect our rights, or if JOAPP is acquired by, transferred to or merged with another company.

We reserve the right to change this policy at any time without notice. Any changes to this policy will be posted on this web page.