Author Guidelines

The International Journal of Physiology, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology  (IJPPP, ISSN 1944-8171) is an open access online
journal dedicated to publication of original work in physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology. IJPPP is primarily devoted to
original clinical and experimental research papers, but will also publish editorials, review articles, medical hypothesis, letters to
the editors and meeting reports. The goal of IJPPP is to provide a free forum for rapid dissemination of the novel discoveries that
will enhance our understanding and advancement on physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology.


SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPT (Click to submit manuscript online)

General Policy

All manuscripts are submitted with the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere (except in the form of an
abstract or as part of a published lecture or thesis) and are not currently under consideration for publication by another
journal. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to ensure that all authors have contributed to, read and approved
the final manuscript for submission. The authors should keep a copy of manuscript submitted in case of revision, rejection, loss
or damage. Receipt of manuscript will be acknowledged and a decision regarding acceptance made as soon as possible.
Accepted manuscripts may be subject to editorial revision without notice.

Peer Review Policy

All manuscripts are subject to peer review and are expected to meet the rigorous standards of academic excellence. The
authors should provide up to five potential peer reviewers with detailed contact information including e-mail address.  These
should be experts in their field of study, who will be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript.  If not provided,
potential reviewers will be identified by their publication record or recommended by the Editorial Board members.  
Recommended reviewers who have been a coauthor with the corresponding author within five years prior to manuscript
submission will not be used. Reviewers recommended by authors will be only considered to use when other appropriate ones
cannot be found.  

ETHICS AND MALPRACTICE POLICY

Authors’ responsibilities

To ensure that submitted manuscripts have not been published elsewhere (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a
published lecture or thesis) and are not currently under consideration for publication by another journal.

To ensure all authors have contributed to, read and approved the final manuscript for submission.

To ensure that all data in the submitted manuscript are authentic. Maintain accurate records of data associated with their
submitted manuscript and to provide this data upon reasonable request.

To inform the editor of any other submitted manuscripts that might contain overlapping or closely related content.

To obtain permission to reproduce any content from other sources.

To confirm that all the work in the submitted manuscript is original, and to acknowledge and cite any content reproduced from
other sources.

To ensure that any studies involving human or animal subjects conform to national, local and institutional laws and
requirements (e.g. WMA Declaration of Helsinki, the Guidelines of Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) Human
Subject Protections, NIH Policy on Use of Laboratory Animals, or equivalent). For studies involving human subjects, authors
should obtain express permission from subjects and respect their privacy. Confirmation that approval has been sought and
obtained should be included in the manuscript where applicable. Experiments involving animals should follow the appropriate
institution or the National Research Council Guide for the care and use of laboratory animals.

Declare any potential conflicts of interest that could be perceived as exerting an undue influence on his or her duties at any stage
during the publication process.

To notify promptly the journal editor or publisher if a significant error in their publication is identified, and to cooperate with the
editor and publisher to provide retractions or corrections if necessary.

Keep a copy of the manuscript submitted in case of revision, rejection, loss or damage. Receipt of manuscripts will be
acknowledged and a decision regarding acceptance made as soon as possible. Accepted manuscripts may be subject to
editorial revision without notice.

Authors should provide 4 potential peer reviewers with detailed contact information including e-mail address. Authors may also
nominate 2 peers that they request are not sent the article for peer review for conflicts of interest or other appropriate reasons –
in such instances some reasonable justification must be given. These should be experts in their field of study, who will be able
to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. If not provided, potential reviewers will be identified by their publication
record or recommended by the Editorial Board members. All manuscripts are subject to peer review and are expected to meet
the rigorous standards of academic excellence.

Reviewers’ responsibilities

To ensure that accepted manuscripts meet the rigorous standards of academic excellence.

To review submitted manuscripts objectively, and in a timely manner.

To maintain the confidentiality of any information supplied by the editor or author, and to not retain or copy the manuscript in any
manner.

To alert the editor of any published or previously submitted content that is substantially similar to that under review.

To point out any relevant published work that is not yet cited.

To be aware of any potential conflicts of interest between the reviewer and author/research funders(financial, institutional,
collaborative or otherwise). To alert the editor to any potential conflicts of interest and if necessary, withdrawing their services for
that manuscript.

Editors’ responsibilities

To act in a balanced, fair and objective way while carrying out duties without discrimination based on sexual orientation, religious
or political beliefs, gender, ethnic or geographical background of the authors. Editors have complete responsibility and authority
to accept and/or reject manuscripts.

Ensure that there is no conflict of interest with respect to manuscripts they reject/accept.

To ensure that all manuscripts, including submissions for sponsored supplements or special issues are handled in the same
way as other submissions, so that articles are considered and accepted solely on their academic merit without any commercial
influence.

To preserve the anonymity of reviewers.

To adopt and follow reasonable procedures in the event of any complaints, ethical or otherwise, in accordance with the policies
and procedures of COPE (www.publicationethics.org). To give authors a reasonable opportunity to respond to any complaints.
All complaints should be investigated no matter when the original publication was approved, and documentation associated with
any such complaints should be retained.

To promote the publication of corrections and/or retractions when errors are found.

Publisher Responsibilities

To ensure that all articles published meet the standards and requirements outlined above.

To ensure that any corrections, retractions, and/or clarifications are published when necessary.

To maintain the integrity of the academic record, and preclude business needs from compromising intellectual and ethical
standards.

Identification of Unethical Behavior

Misconduct and/or unethical behavior may be identified and brought to the attention of the editor and publisher at any time, by
anyone.

Whoever informs the editor or publisher of misconduct should gather sufficient evidence and information in order for an
investigation to be initiated. Evidence should be gathered in a discreet manner, in order to avoid spreading allegations beyond
those who absolutely need to know, in order to protect the confidentiality of the parties in question until a conclusion has been
reached.

All allegations will be taken seriously and handled in the same manner.

The editor will take initial action, with additional input from the publisher where appropriate.

In every case, authors will be given the opportunity to respond to any allegations.

Misconduct and Possible Outcomes

Minor breaches of conduct might be dealt with internally, without the need for any outside consultation;

Depending on the severity of the infraction, other outcomes may include, but are not limited to the following:

Informing the author or reviewer of the infraction, and educating him/her   on how to avoid future breaches of conduct;

A written warning regarding the breach of conduct;

Publication of a formal notice and/or editorial detailing the misconduct;

A formal letter to the author’s department head and/or funding agency;

Retraction of the publication from the journal, and informing both the  Abstracting & Indexing services as well as the readership
of the publication of the infraction;

Suspension of the author’s eligibility for publication;

Reporting the breach of conduct to a higher authority for further investigation and action.

Copyright Policy

By submitting a manuscript to any of e-Century Publishing Corporation journal, all authors agree that all copyrights of all
materials included in the submitted manuscript will be exclusively transferred to the publisher, e-Century Publishing Corporation
once the manuscript is accepted.

Once the paper is published, the copyright will be released by the publisher under the “Creative Commons Attribution
Noncommercial License”, enabling the unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction of the published article
in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.
If the manuscript contains a figure or table reproduced from a
book or another journal article, the authors should obtain permission from the copyright holder before submitting the
manuscript,
and be fully responsible for any legal and/or financial consequences if such permissions are not obtained.

All PDF, XML and html files for all articles published in this journal are the property of the publisher, e-Century Publishing
Corporation (
www.e-Century.org). Authors and readers are granted the right to freely use these files for all academic purposes.
In addition,
the author has the right to reuse any materials in his/her own paper for any purpose without getting the
permission from the publisher
provided that the original work is properly cited.By publishing paper in this journal, the authors
grant the permanent right to the publisher to use any articles published in this journal without any restriction including, but not
limited to academic and/or commercial purposes.

If you are interested in using PDF, html, XML files or any art works published in this journal for
any commercial purposes,
please contact the publisher at business@e-century.org.

Use of Human Tissue and/or Animal Policy

Experiments involving human subjects should be in accord with the ethical standards established by the institution or in accord
with the
Helsinki Declaration, or the guidelines of Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) Human Subject Protections.
For studies involved human subjects, when
informed consent has been obtained it should be indicated in the manuscript.

Experiments involving animals should follow the institution or
the National Research Council guide for the care and use of
laboratory animals.

Units and Abbreviations

System International (SI) units should be used for all measurements. All abbreviations should be explicitly defined at their first
occurrence except for those internationally acceptable. Abbreviations used in the genetic association reports will need to follow
the conventions detailed in the specific information requirements for genetic association reports. Any articles that involve the
description of enzymes will require the inclusion of the appropriate EC (Enzyme Commission) number as recommended by the
Nomenclature Committee of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB).

Disclaimer

While the advice and information in the article are believed to be true and accurate on the date of its going to press, neither the
authors nor the editors can accept any legal responsibilities for any errors or omissions that may be made. The publication
makes no warranty, expressed or implied, with respect to the materials contained within.


PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPT (Click to submit your manuscript)

All manuscripts should be written in standard grammatical English using computer software, arranged in the following order and
saved as DOC/RTF files:
1.        cover letter
2.        title page
3.        abstract and keywords
4.        main text
5.        acknowledgements, if any
6.        references
7.        tables, if any
8.        figure legends, if any
9.        figures, if any

Cover Letter

The cover letter should include name, degree, address, telephone, fax and email of the corresponding author. A statement that
all authors have contributed to, read and approved the final manuscript for submission should be included if there are multiple
authors. Any editorial or financial conflict of interest (e.g., consultancy, stock ownership, equity interests, patent or licensing
agreements) should be clearly disclosed in the cover letter.  

Title Page

The title page should include:
1.        a concise title;
2.        first name, middle initial, and last name of each author, along with his or her highest academic degree;
3.        name of the department and institutional affiliation of each author.
4.        A short "Running Title".

Abstract and Key Words

The abstract should not exceed 250 words that concisely summarize the study’s purpose, significant findings and conclusions.  
Include up to 6 key words or phrases at the end of the abstract.

Main Text

The main text should include Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion.  The Introduction should be succinct,
clearly stating the purpose and rationale of the study. In Materials and Methods, the procedures should be described in sufficient
detail to allow duplication by an independent observer. Results and Discussion may be combined or divided. They should be
written concisely and logically with emphasis on novel findings.

Acknowledgements

All acknowledgements (if any) should be included at the end of the main text before references and may include grant and
administrative support.

References (please click to download EndNote Style or Reference Manager for IJPPP's Output Style)

Reference published in IJPPP should begin on a new page, be double-spaced and numbered in order of citation in the text,
including citations in tables and figure legends. Complete author citation is required (use of "et al" is not acceptable).  
References should conform to the style of the Journal. Examples follow:

Journals: [1]. Krishnan B and Truong LD. Renal epithelial neoplasms: the diagnostic implications of electron microscopic study
in 55 cases. Hum Pathol 2002; 33: 68-79.

Books: Fishman AP: Pulmonary Hypertension and Cor Pulmonale. Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders. Edited by Fishman AP.
New York, McGraw-Hill, 1988, pp. 999-1048

Web sites: See Data Supplements section below for proper use of web site references. Cite in text only.

In press: To be used only for papers accepted for publication. Cite as for journal with (in press) in place of volume and page
numbers.

Submitted papers/unpublished data: Cite in text only.

Tables

All tables should be cited consecutively in the main text by Arabic numbers (Table 1, Table 2, etc). Type each table with a
descriptive title on a separate page after the references. Provide explanations for any nonstandard abbreviations in footnotes to
the table.

Figure Legends

Figure legends including figure number, a short title and detailed description should be embedded at the end of text file.

Figures

All figures should be cited consecutively in the main text by Arabic numbers (Figure 1, Figure 2, etc).  All figures must be in high
quality, inserted at the end of the Word file of the manuscript and labeled with the corresponding numbers. Photographs of a
person should render them unidentifiable or include their written permission. The text in all figures must be in Arial Font.

Publication Fee

International Journal of Physiology, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology  is an open access journal which provides instant,
worldwide and barrier-free access to the full-text of all published articles. Publishing Fee allows the publisher to make the
published material available for free to all interested online readers, while let authors to keep all copyrights on their papers.

Publishing fee is $1180 for each paper that is less than ten printed pages, and $100/page for each additional page which will be
billed to the corresponding author. There is no extra charge for color figures. Authors who cannot afford to pay this publication fee
from developing countries can apply for a reduced fee by submitting a letter signed by the departmental chair to state the need of
such discount.    

Submit Manuscript

Please do read Checking List and then submit your manuscript in single Word file online.
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