INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICAL QUALITY ASSURANCE is a quarterly international journal publishing the finest peer-reviewed research in the field of Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance and Pharmaceutical Analysis on the basis of its originality, importance, disciplinary interest, timeliness, accessibility, elegance, and surprising conclusions. IJPQA also provides rapid, authoritative, insightful and arresting news and interpretation of topical and coming trends affecting science, scientists and the wider public.
First, to serve scientists through prompt publication of significant advances in the specified branch of Pharmaceutical 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.
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 Papers not sufficiently substantiated by experimental detail will not be published.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 If accepted, the manuscript shall not be published elsewhere in the same form, in either the same or another language, without the consent of the Editors.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.
IJPQA 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 anesthetics 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.
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.