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Instructions for Submitting Manuscripts

Thank you for your interest in having your manuscript considered for publication in the International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding (IJPC). We have outlined author instructions below but invite you to contact us at any point in the writing process if you have additional questions. Please email us at . Every published author will receive a complimentary copy of their published work in IJPC.

IJPC is indexed in Medline, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, the Cumulative Index to Nursing   Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) Print Index and Database, Chemical Abstracts Service, and Elsevier Bibliographic Databases, including EMBASE, EMNursing, Compendex, GEOBASE, Mosby Yearbooks, Scopus, and other specialized niche databases and derivative products.

Authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts on any topic related to compounding in pharmacy for publication in IJPC. Examples of such topics include but are not limited to:

Accreditation/CertificationHigh technologyPediatrics
CancerHospicePharmaceutical calculations
Case reports/studiesHormone replacement therapyQuality control
Compliance issuesImmune diseasesRegulatory/Legal issues
Compounding formulasLiterature/Book reviewsSports medicine
Dental/Oral healthMarketingStability/Compatibility studies
DermatologyNonsterile/Sterile compoundingUnique disease states
DiabetesOphthalmicUSP standards implementation
Drug disposalPain managementVeterinary
GeriatricsWound care

Information, manuscripts, and letters are reviewed by the editor and members of the editorial advisory board. Scientific manuscripts related to stability, compatibility, sterility, preservative effectiveness, etc., are submitted for peer review.

Where and What to Submit

Manuscripts should be sent electronically to . Hard copies of manuscripts should be submitted to 122 N. Bryant Avenue, Edmond, Oklahoma 73034 only if requested by IJPC, and, in those cases, a CD on which the manuscript has been saved also should be sent.

The following information of each contributing author should be supplied with the manuscript:

  • Name (as you want it published)
  • Educational degree(s)
  • Company affiliation
  • Job title
  • Complete mailing address
  • Area code and telephone number/secondary telephone number
  • Area code and fax number
  • E-mail address

Any possible conflicts of interest pertaining to the content of the article should be explained in a cover letter. Should the article be published in IJPC, copyright is transferred to IJPC and permission for reprints, including all rights to publish in other publications, must be acquired from IJPC. A letter of permission to reprint is also required for materials that have been adapted from another source. Adapted materials must be accompanied by the credit line "Adapted from...."

Our readers may want to contact an author about their manuscript, therefore, at the end of the manuscript provide the person to whom correspondence should be addressed, along with their name and address, and their e-mail address if preferred.

How to Format Submissions

All manuscripts should be submitted in MS Word format. Manuscripts should be typed, with 1.5 line spacing, and with unjustified 1-inch margins throughout. Our font of choice is Times New Roman, 12 point. Manuscripts on a nonscientific subject should be divided into sections with relevant subheads, to include an abstract and a conclusion. Scientific manuscripts should be divided into the following sections, a title page, an abstract, and text containing the following subheads: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, References. If applicable, provide any acknowledgement information. Figure and/or table titles and legends should be provided. Provide the name, city and state of all manufacturers of equipment and drugs mentioned in all manuscripts, as well as the lot/model/serial numbers of the drugs, equipment, etc.


Note: Do not submit references as footnotes or endnotes and do not use automatic numbering. References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are cited in the text and should be listed at the end of the manuscript. Duplicate references must be combined as 1 reference with the individual page numbers designated. In cases of multiple authors, list only the first three authors and use "et al" to represent the rest of the authors. Only published articles should be cited as references. The information for unpublished citations should be shown beside the appropriate text. Below are reference examples:

Rose C, Ragan E, Williams JB Jr et al. Bacterial response to antibiotics: An overview of current therapies. N Engl J Med 1999; 4(Suppl 2): 124-128.

Trissel LA. Trissel's Stability of Compounded Formulations. 2nd ed. Washington, DC: American Pharmaceutical Association; 2000: 6-10.

Book Chapters
Rose C, Vail J, Williams KB et al. Renal failure: Signs and symptoms. In: Plaat JPS, Abling JE, Bright R, et al, eds. The Principles and Practice of Nephrology. Vol. 2. 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: BC Decker, Inc.; 1991: 367-403, 556, 616.

Website Addresses
[No author listed.] Officials to shut pharmacy. [KTVU News Website.] July 6, 2001. Available at: Accessed July 6, 2002.

Figures, Tables, and Photographs

If a figure is in graphic form or is a photograph, submit the figure as a high-resolution file saved as a PDF, TIFF, or EPS format and then compressed (JPG or zipped) and e-mailed as an attachment to . The e-mail should define clearly that a graphic or photo is attached. The image quality must be at least 300 dots per inch (dpi). Do not submit a low-resolution electronic image, such as a 72-dpi image that has been copied from or sized for a website.

Number figures consecutively with Arabic numerals in order of appearance in the text. Each figure should have an appropriate title. Legends that clearly explain each figure should be typed on separate pages at the end of the manuscript. Submit explanations of any abbreviations that are used in a figure. Clearly define the x and y axes in the appropriate font, using Title format.

Tables should supplement but not duplicate the text and should be submitted without design. Number tables consecutively with Arabic numbers in order of appearance in the text. An appropriate heading should be indicated. Submit explanations of any abbreviations that are used in a table. Explanatory matter should be designated with lower-case superscripted letters (a, b, c) in the order of appearance in the table. Hard copies of each table should be submitted upon request only. Do not place tables and figures in the body of your article but at the very end after the "Address correspondence to" information.

Legends that clearly explain a submitted photograph should be typed on a separate page at the end of the manuscript. Photographs in which an individual can be identified must be accompanied by written permission (a release) from the subject photographed. The release must state that the individual has consented to be photographed, waives the right of approval, and assigns copyright to IJPC.

Revised: Feb 2013