Define the pedagogical elements: The
pedagogical elements make your text more interesting, and learning easier for
students. They are an effective learning tool which should be used judiciously
to aid learning and reinforce important concepts. These elements can include
providing chapter outlines or learning outcomes, marginal notes highlighting
important concepts, boxes explaining key terms, boxes with relevant discussion
points or review questions, some real-life examples and case studies. The
selection of pedagogical elements will depend on the subject of your book.
Prepare an art log:
The text describes a concept and an
illustration reinforces the description. However, you must choose to carry
illustrations only if your text requires them. Illustrations can be in any of
the following forms—photographs, figures, tables, charts, line drawings, maps,
screen shots. Make a list of the illustrations to be carried in the book and
also write the caption for each of them.
Frame the front matter and the back matter
for the book: Every book has front matter (dedication, foreword, preface,
introduction, prologue, etc.) and back matter (appendices, epilogue, glossary,
bibliography, index, etc.). The elements for the front and back matter for the
book should be decided at the book-plan development stage.
Page Format: Your manuscript in WORD [.doc
file] must be in portrait format, and contain at least 45 pages. We will add a
4-page prefix consisting of title, imprint, ISBN, etc. to your doc file.
Text Alignment: Full Justification
Margins: Your margins should be 4 cm
minimum on all sides.
Fonts: Used only one Font in whole book, as
Font Size: 10 points for text, and
11 points+Bold for Heading.
Line Spacing: 1.00 or spaced (Footnotes
Page Numbers: The Table of Contents and
Chapter One should begin on an odd-numbered page. Pagination should be
continuous (no missing pages or page numbers).
Page Number Alignment: centered in
preference – Or uneven page numbers on the right and even page numbers on the
left hand side. Page numbers should either be on the top or at the bottom of
How to prepare a Book
To guarantee a smooth publication process
and a seamless transformation of your manuscript into the final layout and
various electronic formats (e.g., HTML for online publication, ePub for e-book
The manuscript needs to be structured as
A book is divided in 3 Part as- Front
Matter, Text Body, Back Matter.
Table of Contents
List of abbreviations
It comprises the chapters containing the
content of the book, i.e., text, figures, tables, and references. Chapters can
be grouped together in parts.
After the last chapter, the back matter can
contain an appendix, a glossary, and/or an index, all of which are optional
The title page and the table of contents
precede the actual content of a book The preface should be about the book: why
it was written, who it is for, its organization, or the selection of
An introduction to the subject of the book,
however, should appear as the first chapter of the book. Other optional items
in the front matter at the beginning of a book are e.g., dedication, a foreword
or a list of abbreviations.
• Please include all author names (for
contributed books, the editor names) and their affiliations, the book title and
subtitle. Ensure that the sequence of the author names is correct and the title
of your book is final when you submit your manuscript.
• Please also supply all the email
addresses and telephone numbers and in case of multiple authors or editors,
clearly indicate the corresponding author or editor.
Once the manuscript has been delivered to
PMI Publication, changes to title or authorship are no longer possible.
• If you intend to include a foreword,
please submit it with the manuscript. A foreword is usually written by an
authority on the subject, and serves as a recommendation of the book.
The name of the foreword’s contributor is
always given at the end of the foreword; affiliations and titles are generally
not included, but the date and place of writing may be.
• A preface should not contain a reference
• An introduction to the subject of the
book should not be confused with a preface. The introduction does not belong in
the front matter, but should appear as the first chapter of the book. The
preface should be about the book: why it was written, who it is for, its
organisation, or the selection of contributors.
of support or assistance in preparing the book can be included as the last
paragraph(s) of the preface. If the acknowledgement is more than one page long,
it should start on a separate page under the heading Acknowledgements
Table of Contents
List all parts, chapters, and back matter material (e.g., an index) in the
If your chapters are numbered, use Arabic numerals and number the chapters
consecutively throughout the book (Chapter 1, Chapter 2, etc.), i.e., do not
start anew with each part.
If there are parts, use Roman numerals for parts (Part I, Part II, etc.).
List of Abbreviations
A list of abbreviations and/or symbols is
optional but it may be very helpful if numerous abbreviations and special
symbols are scattered throughout the text.
Chapters contain the actual content of the
book, i.e., text, figures, tables, and references. Chapters can be grouped
together in parts; subparts are not possible. Only one chapter (i.e., an
introduction) may precede the first part and would be the first chapter.
• Decide the numbering style for the
chapters and apply this style consistently to all chapters: consecutively
numbered (monographs or textbooks) or unnumbered (contributed volumes).
• If an introduction to the subject of the
book (historical background, definitions, or methodology) is included, it
should appear as the first chapter and thus be included in the chapter
numbering. It can contain references, figures, and tables, just as any other
Chapter Title and Authors
• For contributed volumes, please include
each chapter’s authors’ names (spelled out as they would be cited),
affiliations and e-mail addresses and telephone numbers after the chapter
(The telephone number will not be published
but may be needed as contact information during the publishing process.)
• Begin each chapter with an abstract that
summarizes the content of the chapter in 150 to 250 words. The abstract will
appear online at PMI Publication website and be available with unrestricted
access to facilitate online searching, using, e.g., Google, and allow
unregistered users to read the abstract as a teaser for the complete chapter
• If no abstract is submitted, we will use
the first paragraph of the chapter instead.
• Abstracts appear only in the printed
edition of contributed volumes unless stipulated otherwise.
Keywords (if applicable)
• Some books also publish keywords. Please
check with the editor of your book or with the publishing editor to see if
keywords are required.
Headings and Heading
• Heading levels should be clearly
identified and each level should be uniquely and consistently formatted and/or
• Use the decimal system of numbering if your
headings are numbered.
• Never skip a heading level. The only
exceptions are run-in headings which can be used at any hierarchical level.
Terminology, Units and Abbreviations
• Technical terms and abbreviations should
be defined the first time they appear in the text.
• Please always use internationally
accepted signs and symbols for units, so-called SI units.
• Numerals should follow the
British/American method of decimal points to indicate decimals and commas to
• Always use footnotes instead of endnotes
and never use footnotes instead of a reference list.
• Footnotes should not consist of a
reference citation. Footnotes should not contain figures, tables and/or the
bibliographic details of a reference.
• Give each table a caption. Add a
reference citation to the table source at the end of the caption, if necessary.
• Number tables consecutively using the
chapter number (e.g. Table 1.1 for the first table in Chap. 1) and ensure that
all tables are cited in the text in sequential order. Do not write “the
• Use the table function to create and
format tables. Do not use the space bar or multiple tabs to separate columns
and do not use Excel to create tables as this can cause problems when
converting your tables into the typesetting program and other formats.
Figures and Illustrations
• Number the figures chapter-wise using the
chapter number (e.g., Fig. 1.1 for the first figure in Chap. 1) and ensure that
all figures are cited in the text in sequential order. Do not write “the
• Give each figure a concise caption,
describing accurately what the figure depicts. Include the captions at the end
of the text file, not in the figure file.
• Identify all elements found in the figure
in the figure caption and use boxes, circles, etc. as coordinate points in
graphs instead of color lines.
• If a figure is reproduced from a previous
publication, include the source as the last item in the caption.
Color figures will appear in color in the
eBook but may be printed in black and white. In that case, do not refer to
color in the captions and make sure that the main information will still be
visible if converted to black and white. A simple way to check this is to make
a black and white printout to see if the necessary distinctions between the different
colors are still apparent. Color illustrations should be submitted as RGB (8
bits per channel).
– Ensure consistency by using similar
sizing and lettering for similar figures. Ideally, you should size figures to
fit in the page or column width. For books in Pharmamedix India standard
format, the figures should be 78 mm or 117 mm (3 or 4 1/2 inches) wide and not
higher than 198 mm (7 3/4 inches).
– To add lettering, it is best to use
Helvetica or Arial (sans serif fonts) and avoid effects such as shading,
outline letters, etc. Keep lettering consistently sized throughout your
final-sized artwork, usually about 2–3 mm (8–12 pt). Variance of type size
within an illustration should be minimal,
e.g., do not use 8-pt type on an axis and
20-pt type for the axis label.
• Cite references in the text with author
name/s and year of publication in parentheses
For Journal [Printed]
1-Sharma X.Y, Khan X.Y; "Pathological
Role of TNF-Alpha- An Review". International Journal of pharmamedix india
2013 (1) : 165-91.
For Online Journal
1-If journal provide all information then
same as printed Journal.
2-Other wise use Full URL
For Printed Book/eBook
Author name, “Book Title” Publisher, Year
of publication, Edition, Page Number.
• Include a reference list at the end of
each chapter so that readers of single chapters of the eBook can make full use
of the citations. References at the end of the book cannot be linked to
citations in the chapters. Please do not include reference lists at the end of
a chapter section, at the end of a book part, in a preface or an appendix.
Include all works that are cited in the
chapter and that have been published (including on the Internet) or accepted
for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be
mentioned in the text. Do not use footnotes as a substitute for a reference
• Entries in the list must be listed
alphabetically except in the numbered system of sequential citation.
The rules for alphabetization are:
– First, all works by the author alone,
ordered chronologically by year of publication.
– Next, all works by the author with a
coauthor, ordered alphabetically by coauthor.
– Finally, all works by the author with
several coauthors, ordered chronologically by year of publication.
After the last chapter, the back matter of
the book can contain an appendix, aglossary, and/or an index.
• Do not include a reference list
containing the cited literature in the back matter, as references are then not
linked to citations in the chapters. Instead, include reference lists at the
end of each chapter. A list of further reading may be included in the back
An appendix cannot include a reference
Index (if applicable)
• If an index is desired, please submit the
index entries with the manuscript.