Editorial Policies

Universal Journal of Pharmaceutical Research will be published 6 times annually: January-February, March-April, May-June, July-August, September-October, and November-December. On submission, editors review all submitted manuscripts initially for suitability for formal review. Manuscripts having insufficient originality, serious scientific or technical flaws, or lack of a significant message are rejected before proceeding for formal peer-review. The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. The order of naming the contributors should be based on the relative contribution of the contributor towards the study and writing the manuscript. Once submitted the order cannot be changed without written consent of all the contributors.

Manuscripts are accepted with the understanding that the authors have followed ethical practice in preparation manuscripts. Receipt of all manuscripts will be acknowledged within one week and authors will be notified of the Editor’s decision as to whether the article will progress to peer review. Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data, if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication. Author/s is/are responsible for all the statements made in their work and if challenged should be willing to defend them publicly. The journal reserves the right to make any further formal changes and language corrections necessary in a manuscript accepted for publication. Individuals who participated in the development of a manuscript but do not qualify as an author should be acknowledged. Organizations that provided support in terms of funding and/or other resources should also be acknowledged. All authors should approve the final version of the manuscript prior to submission. Once a manuscript is submitted, it is therefore assumed that all authors have read and given their approval for the submission of the manuscript. Contact information of all authors should be stated on the manuscript. Declaration of Conflicts of Interest should be stated in the manuscript. The review process is an important aspect of the publication process as it helps an editor in making decision on an article and also enables the author to improve the manuscript. UJPR operates a double blind review process wherein the reviewers and authors are unaware of each other’s identity. Author(s) identity is removed from the manuscript and shielded from the reviewers during the review process. The reviewer is left with only the manuscript without any information that might enable him/her uncovers the identity of the author(s). A review certificate is issued to reviewers after the review of the manuscript.

The review reports are sent to the authors. If a manuscript requires improvement, it is sent to the author(s) with the editor’s recommendation for further revision. On receipt of the author(s) revised manuscript, the original manuscript, the revised manuscript and the review reports are sent to the editor. This process is repeated till reviewers and editors are satisfied with the manuscript. The editor-in-chief will make a final decision on the revised to “Accept” or “Reject” the manuscript.