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Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

Article Submission Guidelines

Authors must make sure that they submit manuscripts in the word or PDF format for early and easy editorial processing. Submit your manuscripts through mail at editor@pragmajournals.org to reach us without any hassle.

Cover Letter

Author must attach a cover letter to the manuscript, stating that the submitted manuscript is original and it is not published earlier, nor under consideration for publication with any other publisher.

Peer Review

The manuscripts submitted for publication to the Pragma journals will underg double peer review in order to set the best publication standards. Editors of the concerned journals handle the review and editorial process and the editor's decision is final in accepting or rejecting any article for publication.


We advise the authors to be careful while submitting manuscripts to assess its plagiarism or copyright violation. Manuscripts with more than acceptable 20% of plagiarism will be reverted for corrections, and will not be assigned for review.

Article Type

PRAGMA encourages the authors to file Research articles, Review articles, Case studies, Commentaries, Editorials, Short Communication, and Conference proceedings for publication.

Research Articles:

Articles written based on the laboratory research under the clinical setting, following all the prescribed methods and format is called research article. Barring the references and annexures, the research article must not cross 5000 words and it must strictly adhere to the prescribed research methods for collecting data. The article must be written based on the data collected, and analyzed using the standard statistical tools towards conclusion.

Review article

Review articles are written based on the secondary data. These articles are written based on already published data to extract a new dimension of the topic that is already published. Authors review various studies published in any given area and draw new inferences by using the standard research procedures. It must not exceed 5000 words

Case Study

Case studies explore an exclusive area or topic out of the broader area of research. HIV/AIDS might be a very broad area of research. A case study might exclusively study a pregnant woman affected by HIV/AIDS and explores whether or not it affects the fetus also. It may select venerable girls for study exclusively. Case study must follow its standard research procedures. It must not exceed 5000 words.


Commentaries/perspectives are the expert's opinion on any subject or issue of larger public interest and it generally don't follow any research methods. They are expert's opinions with statistical support and references. Perspectives/Commentaries should not be more than 1000 -2000 words.


Either editor in chief or the members of editorial board generally write Editorial. An editorial is an expert's opinion on any topic published in the current issue of the journal or of any topic of scientific significance. Editorials may be generally within 800-1000 words.


All the abstracts submitted for any national or international conference can be published as Proceedings in journals with ISSN Numbers.

Manuscript Formatting Guidelines

Title: Tile should be clear reflecting the topic under consideration and should not be very lengthy. Title should be self-explanatory and should be written in title case, and centered.

Author Information includes: Complete information of the author (s) with their affiliations in the respective order of their contribution, along with the complete contact information of the corresponding author along with emails, phone numbers and fax should be furnished.

Abstract: Each manuscript should have an abstract of not more than 300-400 words. An abstract should be precise, informative, and must summarize the study submitted.

Keywords: All manuscripts in the research, review and case report category must mention at least 5 important phrases or concepts at the end of the abstract for the reader's understanding as keywords.

Introduction: It introduces the topics and sets the background for the study by citing suitable references and studies in the past. Introduction must be informative and must be able to explain the topic under the exploration well.

Materials and Methods: This section furnishes review of literature, i.e. previous studies of this style and stature in the past and explains the research techniques applied, including the sample size, and the way the experiment is conducted. The data extracted from the study should be presenting in the form of tables, figures, images etc., to make it more meaningful for the readers.

Discussion: The data extracted from the research is analyzed and discussed using formulae, equations etc., by applying the statistical methods to draw the major observations from the data.

Findings: Findings are made based on the observations the author made in the discussion and analysis, based on the data extracted from the experiment or study.

Conclusions, Limitations & Recommendations: The Author summarize the entire study based on the findings and states limitations of the study such as sample size, or the geographical region, to which the study is confined to. Author makes recommendations for future research in the proposed area.

Acknowledgements: Author/s generally acknowledge the funding agencies if any from where s/he attained financial support to fulfill the study. Author must also acknowledge all the individuals, institutions, agencies, and the organizations that are instrumental in making this study possible.

Appendix: Questionnaires, Abbreviations, Full form all the abridged words and the jargons must elaborated in this section to facilitate readers.

Figure Illustrations and Table Formatting: It is difficult to imagine research without tables, figures, graphs and illustrations. Author/s must use Arabic numbers and write captions and legends, providing description. All the images must be submitted in TIFF, PNG, JPEG or EPS formats only. All Tables submitted must be cell bases, editable and short. Avoid using color shades in the Table. Usage of special characters such as Asters must be denoted below with the text explaining the denotation.