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Author Guidelines for Preparation of Manuscript

Please strive for a professionally prepared manuscript of high technical and scientific quality. Many reviewers are overwhelmed with review requests. Our experience is that they are more likely to agree to review a well prepared manuscript.

Articles should be submitted in the following order: Title, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, References.

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Please number the headings in your manuscript as follows:

It should be arranged into the following sections:

(1) Title page, (2) Abstract and Key words, (3) Introduction, (4) Materials and Methods, (5) Results & Discussion, (6) Conclusion, (7) Acknowledgement (8) References, (9) Tables and (10) Figures.

(For the units of measurement, the use of the International System of Units (SI) is recommended)

Title page:

It should contain, name of author(s) and an(*) asterisk placed after the name of the corresponding author, address (es) of the institution(s) at which the work was performed, each author's affiliation and a footnote including the complete mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address for the corresponding author.

Abstract: It should give the brief idea of Research Work and should not exceed more than 200 -300 words. 

Keywords: It should have 6-8 keywords related to the work. 

Introduction: It should provide sufficient background information for the reader to understand and evaluate the results of the present study without referring to previous publications on the same topic.

Materials and methods: All important material 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.

Results and Discussion: Results should be described as concisely as possible in one of the following ways: text, table(s), or figure(s). Avoid extensive use of graphs to present data that might be more concisely or more comprehensively presented in the figures or tables. The reproducibility and statistical significance of measurements, material or biological data, must be included where relevant. The discussion should provide an interpretation of the results and their significance with regard to previously published work. There should not be any significant repetition of the experimental procedures or reiteration of the introduction.

Conclusion: A short, paragraph summarizing the most important findings of the research is required.

Acknowledgments: The source of any financial support, gifts, technical assistance and advice received for the work being published must be indicated in the Acknowledgments section.

Chemical Structures: Chemical structures MUST be prepared in ChemDraw/Chemoffice and placed in at appropriate positions in the text.

Structure Drawing Preferences: [As according to the ACS style sheet]

Please make sure that artwork files are in an acceptable format (TIFF, EPS or MS Office files) and with the correct resolution.

For color reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from BOPAMS after receipt of your accepted article. Please indicate your preference for color in print or on the Web only.

References should be numbered and listed on a separate sheet. Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given.

Example: "... as demonstrated [3,6]. Barnaby and Jones [8] obtained a different result."

List: Number the references (numbers in square brackets) in the list in the order in which they appear in the text.


Reference to a journal publication:

[1] Kishore M, Janardhan Medikondu, Bhaskar MV, et al. The art of writing a scientific article. Bull.Pharm.& Medical Sci., 2013, 1:12-15.

Reference to a book:

[2] Strunk Jr W, White EB. The Elements of Style. third ed., Macmillan, New York, 1979.

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

[3] Mettam GR, Adams LB. How to prepare an electronic version of your article. in: Jones BS, Smith RZ. (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age, E-Publishing Inc., New York, 1999, pp281-304.

Review Articles:

Review articles should be about 15 pages and contain up-to-date information providing comprehensive coverage of relevant literature. Review articles should preferably be written by scientists who have in-depth knowledge of the topic. All format requirements are similar to those applicable to Research 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.

Full Length Research Papers: These papers should describe in detail original and important stages of work in the fields covered by the BOPAMS.

Short Communications: These should describe complete and original research work whose length and/or importance do not justify a full-length paper. The format Is the same as that for a full-length Research Paper. The approximate length should be 10 pages of 1.5-spaced type-script, including Tables and Figures, Keywords are essential.

Copyright: Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to transfer copyright (for more information on copyright, This transfer will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information. A letter will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript. A form facilitating transfer of copyright will be provided.

Author's rights:

As an author you (or your employer or institution) may do the following :

- Make copies (print or electronic) of the article for your own personal use, including for your own classroom teaching use.

- Make copies and distribute such copies (including through e-mail) of the article to research colleagues, for the personal use by such colleagues (but not commercially or systematically, e.g. via an e-mail list or list server).

- Post a pre-print version of the article on Internet websites including pre-print servers, and to retain indefinitely such version on such servers or sites.

- Post a revised personal version of the final text of the article (to reflect changes made in the peer review and editing process) on your personal or institutional website or server, with a link to the journal homepage (on

- Present the article at a meeting or conference and to distribute copies of the article to the delegates attending such a meeting.

- For your employer, if the article is a 'work for hire', made within the scope of your employment, your employer may use all or part of the information in the article for other intra-company use (e.g. training).

- Retain patent and trademark rights and rights to any processes or procedure described in the article.

- Include the article in full or in part in a thesis or dissertation (provided that this is not to be published commercially).

- Use the article or any part thereof in a printed compilation of your works, such as collected writings or lecture notes (subsequent to publication of your article in the journal).

- Prepare other derivative works, to extend the article into book-length form, or to otherwise re-use portions or excerpts in other works, with full acknowledgement of its original publication in the journal.

Proofs: Corrections should be clearly identified and returned to the editorial office within 5 working days of receipt to

Reprints and journal copies: Electronic proofs will be sent (e-mail attachment) to the corresponding author as a PDF file.  Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript. With the exception of typographical or minor clerical errors, no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage.  Because BOPAMS will be published freely online to attract a wide audience), authors will have free electronic access to the full text (in both HTML and PDF) of the article. Authors can freely download the PDF file from which they can print unlimited copies of their articles; if reprints are requested contact

Fees and Charges: Authors are required to pay Rs 1500/-handling fee for Indian Authors and $ 75 (US Dollar) for foreign authors after accepting your paper.  To provide open access, BOPAMS use a business model in which our expenses—including those of peer review, journal production, and online hosting and archiving—are recovered in part by charging a subscription fee to the institutions or research sponsors. Editors and reviewers have no access to payment information, and hence inability to pay will not influence the decision to publish a paper. For further information contact us