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Manuscripts should be submitted in one original with original figures to:
Editor-in-Chief: Charles K. Maitai,
School of Pharmacy,
College of Health Sciences,
University of Nairobi,
P.O. Box 19676-00202,
The typed original manuscript must be submitted. Information on the text system and data must also be included. Electronic manuscript can also be e-mailed as an attachment to the E-mail address given above. The corresponding author should submit a declaration that the paper has neither been published nor submitted for publication elsewhere.
Peer Review: All manuscripts will be assessed by two or more independent reviewers and authors will be informed of the reviewers’ comments.
Galley Proofs: The author, to whom correspondence is to be addressed, will receive galley proofs as soon as they are available. These should be corrected and returned to the editorial office by the date specified in the accompanying letter. If proofs are not received by the specified date, the editors reserve the right to publish the paper without the author’s corrections.
Reprints and Subscription: The corresponding author of a published paper will receive 3 copies of the issue in which the article appears upon payment of
USD 25. The annual subscription is USD 75.
Format and Style: Typing should be double-spaced with 3 cm margins on all sides. For the sake of uniformity, American spelling should be adopted throughout. In all sections of the manuscript the font used should be large and easy to read. The beginning of paragraph should be clearly shown. Pages should be numbered consecutively. Abbreviations should not be used in the title and in the abstract.
Original Research Papers: These papers are typically between 2 and 15 pages in length, including tables, figures, legends and references.
-Title: This should be concise, carefully formulated and it should not extend beyond two lines. Authors’ names and complete postal and e-mail addresses
should follow. The author to whom correspondence may be addressed should be marked with an asterisk (*)
-Abstract Page: The abstract should not exceed 150 words. It should avoid detail, but describe adequately the contents of the paper. It should be written such that it can be used verbatim in abstracting. No summary is required for short communications.
-Keywords: List three to seven key words to assist in listing.
-Introduction: This should briefly present the importance of the work in relation to the field and
indicate reasons for investigation and contribution.
-Experimental: Sufficient information should be provided to enable other investigators repeat the work. Details of procedures, which have been published elsewhere, should not be repeated, but references must be cited.
-Results and Discussion: This should be clear in context of the findings and published literature. The same data should not be presented in both figures and tables. The details of slope, intercept, standard error of slope, standard error of intercept, concentration range and number of standards are essential and they should be given in the text or be tabulated.
-Conclusion: Should be given where appropriate.