Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

It is an open access Journal, quaterly published, peer-reviewed, International Online Journals published by Sierra Journals. The Journal publishes Original work like research articles, review articles, case study and short communications.

The Journal aims to promote the basic research into clinical investigation and convert clinical evidence into practical knowledge. The Journal encourages papers referring to global medical studies of human health.

The Journal will cover topics related, but not limited to Pharmaceutical Sciences. The related topics could be from the following areas like Pharmaceutics, Medicinal chemistry, Nutraceutical product development, Cosmetic product development, Pharmacognosy, Pharmacology, Phytochemistry, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmacy Practice, Clinical and Hospital Pharmacy, Pharmacogenomics, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs, Pharmaceutical Marketing, Biological Sciences, Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry etc.




Section Policies

Review Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Research Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

International Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Initial manuscript evaluation The Editors first evaluate all manuscripts. It is rare, but it is possible for an exceptional manuscript to be accepted at this stage. Manuscripts rejected at this stage are insufficiently original, have serious scientific flaws, have poor grammar or English language, or are outside the aims and scope of the journal.  Those that meet the minimum criteria are normally passed on to at least 2 experts for reviewing.

The journal follows double blinded review process in which both authors and reviewers are hidden from each other. The review process may take 2-4 weeks to complete.

Final report A final decision to accept or reject the manuscript will be sent to the author along with any recommendations made by the reviewers.

Editors Decision is final Reviewers advise the editors, who are responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article.


Publication Frequency

The Journal is published 4 times a year.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public which supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...



Screening for plagiarism

The Journal screens submitted article for plagiarism with the iThenticate software (Crossref) and the detailed report will be sent to the authors.


Copyright policy and self-archiving-SHERPA/ROMEO

Sierra Journals have archiving policy with SHERPA/ROMEO

This is a RoMEO green journal. More