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Author Guidelines

Journal of critical reviews (JCR) is peer reviewed open access journal published quarterly. JCR is dedicated to publish critical reviews in the field of Pharmaceutical, Medical and Applied Sciences (Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Life science etc).

JCR considers all manuscripts on the strict conditions that

  • the manuscript is your own original work, and does not duplicate any other previously published work, including your own previously published work.
  • the manuscript has been submitted only to JCR ; it is not under consideration or peer review or accepted for publication or in press or published elsewhere.
  • the manuscript contains nothing that is abusive, defamatory, libellous, obscene, fraudulent, or illegal.


*Type-written manuscripts prepared using MS Word should be submitted by online submission system

( or email to

*(Article should be submitted through any one of the mode- email or online submission system).

Online submission system must be preferred

Manuscripts will be subjected to peer review process to determine their suitability for publication provided they fulfill the requirements of the journal as laid out in the instructions to authors. After the review, manuscripts will be returned for revision along with reviewer’s and/or editor’s comments. Prepare the manuscript in Times New Roman font using a font size of 12. There shall not be any decorative borders anywhere in the text including the title page. 
All the tables and figures should be in the text at suitable place.

Submission of a manuscript to JCR for publication implies that the same work has not been either published or under consideration for publication in another Journal. Authors, in their cover note to the Editor, have to clearly mention field/stream of review article.

Manuscript should be divided into Title page, Abstract, Main text, Acknowledgements, Conflict of Interest statement, References.

Keywords and abstract- Please include 3-10 keywords for indexing purposes; Full-length manuscript submission should contain an abstract of up to 250 words in a structured form, consisting of: Objective, Methods, Results, and Conclusion.

Abbreviations- At the first appearance in the abstract and the text, abbreviations should be preceded by words for which they stand.

Tables- Tables must be concise and cited consecutively using Arabic numerals in the text (Table 1, Table 2...etc.). The title of the table should clearly indicate the nature of the contents and sufficient detail should be included in the footnote to facilitate interpretation without reference to the text. Use horizontal rules only.

Figures -Figures (photographs, drawings, diagrams and charts) should be clear, easily legible and cited consecutively using Arabic numerals in the text(Figure 1, Figure 2...etc.). Please supply figures 1.5 to 2 times the size at which they will be finally reproduced. For line work, submit black-ink drawings of professional quality. Micrographs or other glossy photographs must be of the highest quality. Use standard symbols: ○, ●, ×, □, ■, △, ▲. Freehand or typewritten lettering is unacceptable. If a figure comprises more than one glossy photograph, these should be marked A, B, C...etc. Figure legends should be marked clearly with their correspond letters. Legends should contain sufficient detail to permit figure interpretation without reference to the text. Scale markers should be indicated in the photographs. Color plates are also welcome. The choice of cover art illustration will be made by the Editor.

Source/permission of reproduction of tables and figures must be quoted

Conflict of Interest statement

It must be declared by authors.


References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text (not in alphabetic order). Identify references in text, tables, and legends by Arabic numerals in parenthesis/bracket like- [1]. References cited only in tables or figure legends should be numbered in accordance with the sequence established by the first identification in the text of the particular table or figure. Use the style of the examples below, which are based on the formats used by the NLM in Index Medicus. The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style used in Index Medicus. Use complete name of the journal for non-indexed journals. Avoid using abstracts as references. Information from manuscripts submitted but not accepted should be cited in the text as “unpublished observations” with written permission from the source. Avoid citing a “personal communication” unless it provides essential information not available from a public source, in which case the name of the person and date of communication should be cited in parentheses in the text. For scientific articles, contributors should obtain written permission and confirmation of accuracy from the source of a personal communication.

The commonly cited types of references are shown here, for other types of references such as electronic media, newspaper items, etc. please refer to ICMJE Guidelines (


Journal References 

1. Single/Multiple Authors

Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002 25 (3);347(4):284-7.

2. More than six authors

Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res. 2002;935(1-2):40-6.

Books and Other Monographs

  1. Personal author(s): Ringsven MK, Bond D. Gerontology and leadership skills for nurses. 2nd ed. Albany (NY): Delmar Publishers;1996.
  2. Editor(s), compiler(s) as author: Norman IJ, Redfern SJ, editors. Mental health care for elderly people. New York: Churchill Livingstone;1996.
  3. Chapter in a book: Phillips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh JH, Brenner BM, editors. Hypertension: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management. 2nd ed. New York: Raven Press; 1995. p. 465-78. 



Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission was prepared strictly as per Instructions to Authors. Refer latest issue of the Journal for formatting or SAMPLE SUBMISSION
  3. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, equations, figures and tables are placed in line with text at the appropriate points under Result and Discussion Section, rather than at the end.
  4. All the points in SAMPLE SUBMISSION and Instructions to Authors was strictly followed and rectified.
  5. The first name, last name, email and affiliation of all the authors in sentence case must be filled during submission step 3.

    Addition or Removal of any author will not be entertained after acceptance of article.

  6. The name, affiliations, email and field of expertise of at least 2 potential reviewers must be written under below COMMENTS FOR THE EDITOR box.

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