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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.

File Format

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 Calibri.

Font Size: 10 points for text, and 11 points+Bold for Heading.

Line Spacing: 1.00 or spaced (Footnotes 1-spaced.)

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 pages.


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 readers),

The manuscript needs to be structured as follows:

A book is divided in 3 Part as- Front Matter, Text Body, Back Matter.

Front Matter

Title page

Dedication (optional)

Foreword (optional)


Table of Contents

List of abbreviations

Text Body 

It comprises the chapters containing the content of the book, i.e., text, figures, tables, and references. Chapters can be grouped together in parts. 

Back Matter 

After the last chapter, the back matter can contain an appendix, a glossary, and/or an index, all of which are optional

Front Matter

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 contributors.

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.

Title Page  

• 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.

Foreword (optional)

• 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 list.

• 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.


Acknowledgements 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 final sequence.

• 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 (optional)

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.

Text Body

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.


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 title.

(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 Numbering

• Heading levels should be clearly identified and each level should be uniquely and consistently formatted and/or numbered.

• 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 separate thousands.


• 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 following table”.

• 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 following figure”.

Figure Captions

• 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.


Reference Citations

• 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.

Reference List

• 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 list.

• 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.

Back Matter

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 matter.


An appendix cannot include a reference list.

Index (if applicable)

• If an index is desired, please submit the index entries with the manuscript.