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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 Microsoft Word document file format.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a times new roman 12-point font; and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • The names and e-mail addresses of minimum three reviewers are given in the cover letter.  

Author Guidelines

Journal of Basic Pharmacology and Toxicology publishes original articles on all pharmacological and toxicological methods used to evaluate crude extracts from natural products, isolated compounds from natural products and synthetic compounds. The journal publishes two types of articles, namely the original research articles and review articles.

The original research articles should include newly done experimental work. The review articles should review the previously published research work.

The original experimental research work may include in vitro, in vivo, ex vivo, in silico and human clinical studies.

Human and Animals Ethics

The research work involving animals should have been conducted after obtaining prior permission from respective institutional animal care and use committee (IACUC) and the approval code number should be mentioned in the manuscript. If no institutional animal care and use committee is functioning in your institution, then the authors should declare that the animal experiments were conducted in accordance with the guidelines described either in U.K. Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act, 1986 and associated guidelines, or ARRIVE guidelines described at Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed. The experiments involving human subjects should follow the guidelines described in The authors are strongly encouraged to refer the guidelines on ethics of publishing from The authors are strongly encouraged to refer the recommendations for the conduct, reporting, editing, and publication of scholarly work in medical journals at

Submission and declaration

Submission of a manuscript to Journal of Basic Pharmacology and Toxicology implies that the manuscript has not been published previously or submitted elsewhere for review and publication. However, this rule is exempted where the work has been used for presentation (oral or poster) in a conference, academic thesis for degree requirements. All authors must agree with the manuscript to be sent for publication.

The authors need to submit the manuscripts through online submission system powered by open journal systems (OJS). First, the submitting author (this person will submit the manuscript and handle all communications till the manuscript is published; the corresponding author will handle all the communications after the publication of the manuscript. Both submitting author and corresponding author can be the same person or different persons) will register in our website as author and submit the manuscript. The system will guide the submitting author step-by-step. Please see for detailed instructions.

Preparation of manuscript

Language, font and formatting

The manuscripts must be written in Standard English suitable for the scientific readers. Either British or American English is acceptable but not a mixture of both. Times New Roman font 12 size is recommended with double line spacing throughout the manuscript.


The title should reflect the major outcome of the study.

Author names and affiliation

Please state the full names of authors. Do not abbreviate them. Please include the address of the institution to which the author belonged to during the experimental period. Ideally, it should be the place where the research work was carried out. But in some cases such as survey at a hospital, the hospital name should be mentioned in the article under the methods section and not as the affiliation. The corresponding author should be indicated with an asterisk * mark after the name. After the author names and addresses, the asterisk mark should be explained with corresponding author’s E-mail (telephone and fax numbers are optional).


The abstract should not have any headings and have maximum of 300 words. The abstract should include background of research, objectives, methods, results and conclusion.


Five keywords relevant to the area of the study should be included.


The introduction should introduce the area of the study and must outline the rationale for selection of drugs or compounds for study. The introduction should also include objectives of the study.


This section should sufficiently give the methods used in the study with appropriate references. The detailed procedures should be given so that the experiment can be reproduced by other researchers with similar skills.

Statistical analysis

This section should clearly describe how the data is presented in the articles (e.g. Mean ± S.D.), statistical tests used and name of the software used.


This section should describe the obtained results only in the form of table or figure with relevant statistical details. Do not repeat methods here. The table preferably should contain horizontal lines. Please avoid vertical lines unless they are necessary. The figures may be prepared from Microsoft Excel or other statistical software such as GraphPad Prism or SPSS. If you use GraphPad Prism, it is highly recommended to create .jpg or .jpeg or .tif format of the graphs or illustrations and paste or embed in the manuscript at the suitable position in results section. If you use Microsoft Excel, it is recommended to copy the graph and paste as an image in Microsoft Word.


The results should be discussed for what they indicate. The arguments should be scientific and evidence-based. Speculations should be better avoided, if unavoidable, should be kept to minimum.


Please make the conclusion about whether the objectives are achieved or not.


The acknowledgement section should include the names and affiliations of people who helped in research work. The funding agencies should be acknowledged with grant number.


This section should include all the references cited in the text. The references should follow Vancouver style. References are numbered consecutively in order of appearance in the text. They are identified by Arabic numerals in square brackets [1].

Example of labelled citation or in-text citation:

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam [1], quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur [2]. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum [3].

Example of bibliography:
Chapter, section, part or contribution in an edited book - with named author(s)

  1. Pagel JF, Pegram GV. The role for the primary care physician in sleep medicine. In: Pagel JF, Pandi-Perumal SR, editors. Primary care sleep medicine. 2nd ed. New York: Springer; 2014.

Book [print] More than 6 authors

  1. Johnson C, Anderson SR, Dallimore J, Winser S, Warrell D, Imray C, et al. Oxford handbook of expedition and wilderness medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2015.

Journal article [print] with more than 6 authors

  1. Liaw S, Hasan I, Wade, V, Canalese R, Kelaher M, Lau P, et al. Improving cultural respect to improve Aboriginal health in general practice: a multi-perspective pragmatic study. Aust Fam Physician. 2015;44(6):387-92.

Please refer for other examples of Vancouver reference style.


The authors are required to give name and e-mail addresses of minimum three reviewers in their cover letter.

Article Processing Charges

The Journal of Basic Pharmacology and Toxicology does not charge any fee for submission, processing or publication of articles.

Review Articles

Review articles are published in this section.

Original Research Articles

Full length research articles are published in this section. 

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