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Sciences of Pharmacy

Sciences of Pharmacy

e-ISSN 2830-7259
p-ISSN 2830-7046

Sciences of Pharmacy (SciPhar) is an international, peer-reviewed open-access journal of pharmacy. We offer a platform and place for researchers and intellectuals, especially the youth, to share their insights and works. Every year, we hold seminars/webinars under the ETFLIN Scientific Society to facilitate the exchange of information concerning young researchers' research progress. Publication on SciPhar is free of charge at any stage.

Scope
We are accepting articles related to drug development (preclinical and clinical drug development, drug delivery, and pharmaceutical formulation). Fundamental and clinical pharmacology (drug mechanisms, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, drug metabolism, and pharmacogenetics). Pharmaceuticals (gene-based, cell-based, protein-based therapy, other drug modalities, routes of administration, drug classes, drug nomenclature). Drug toxicity and safety (drug-drug interactions, adverse drug reactions, mechanisms of drug toxicity, pharmacovigilance). Pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacoeconomics, and pharmacy.

Contact us at our official email: [email protected]

Editor-in-Chief

apt. Abd. Kakhar Umar, M.Pharm
Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology, Padjadjaran University, Indonesia
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Editors

Prof. Dr. apt. Marline Abdassah Bratadiredja, MS
Departement of Pharmaceutic and Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Padjadjaran, Sumedang 45363, Indonesia
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Prof. Dr. Moelyono Moektiwardoyo, MS., Apt.
Department of Biology Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Padjadjaran, Sumedang 45363, Indonesia
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Prof. apt. Muhammad Sulaiman Zubair, M.Si., Ph.D.
Natural Product Research Group, Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Science, Tadulako University, Palu 94118, Indonesia
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Assistant Prof. Jittima Amie Luckanagul, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand.
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Mustafa Azizoğlu, MD, Ph.D.
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Dicle University, Turkey.

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Constancy Prisca Aleru-Obogai, B.MLS., AMLSN., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Rivers State University of Science & Technology, Nkpolu-Oroworukwo, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
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Dr. dr. Cosmos Octavianus Mangunsong, SpM(K)
Indonesian Ophthalmologist Association [IOA] – PERDAMI, Jakarta, Indonesia

Dr. apt. Garnadi Jafar, M.Si
Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Bhakti Kencana, Bandung City 40614, Indonesia
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Keerthic Aswin, M.Pharm
CSIR-GATE JRF, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, New Delhi, India
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Submission of manuscript
SciPhy uses an online submission system.

New authors are requested to:

  • Click login (top right corner)
  • Select New author
  • Register
  • Submit manuscripts

Tracking of submitted papers
Authors can track the status of their papers through the online submission system.

Authors are requested to submit a cover letter, manuscript (containing tables and figures), and supplementary files (if any).

In the cover letter

  • The authors should briefly highlight the significance/relevance of the work.
  • The authors should also confirm that the submitted paper - was not already published/is not simultaneously submitted to any other journals.
  • If possible, the authors are also requested to provide the names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses of at least 2 potential reviewers.

Types of Manuscript

SciPhar accepts:
• Original articles (no word limit)
• Reviews (no word limit)
• Short communications (up to 3000 words excluding references)
• Mini-reviews (up to 3000 words excluding references)
• Opinion papers (up to 2000-2500 words excluding references)

If there are cases wherein the word limits are exceeded, the editor-in-chief will examine the paper and may recommend it for further consideration depending on the quality of the manuscript.

Manuscript Format

1. The body of research (original) papers should strictly follow the guidelines:
• Introduction
• Experimental section
• Results
• Discussion
• Conclusion

2. The body of short communications should follow the guidelines:
• Introduction
• Experimental section
• Results and Discussion
• Conclusion

3. The body of review (review/mini-review/opinion) papers may be divided to fit personal requirements. However, it should always have an introduction and conclusion.
• Introduction
• Title 1
• Title 2
• Title 3
• Conclusion

Abstract
Unstructured abstract, not more than 250 words. The abstract should briefly highlight the background, methods, results, and conclusions of the study.

Graphical abstract
Size: Height and width= should fit within the first page of the SciPhar template
Quality: Minimum 300 dpi
File type: JPG or PNG. The file type of figures must be uniform for all the figures. If the graphical abstract is in JPG, all the other figures should be in JPG format.

Figures
Size: Height = should fit within a single page of the SciPhar template, width = should fit within the SciPhar template
Quality: Minimum 300 dpi
File type: JPG or PNG. The file type of figures must be uniform for all the figures. If figure 1 is in JPG, all the other figures should be in JPG format.

Reproduction of figures
To reproduce a figure (already published in a paper in any journal) in SciPhar, permission must be obtained from the corresponding author of the paper from which the original figures are to be taken. In the manuscript, the statement (for example) 'Reproduced with permission from Hmar et al. 2022' should accompany the figure caption. If a figure is reproduced without permission, it will be considered plagiarism and the authors will be asked to rectify the same.

Tables
Tables must be created with the insert table feature of the Microsoft word. The detailed design of the table is given in the SciPhar template.

Equations
Equations must be created with the insert equation feature of the Microsoft word.

Other details (title, authors, affiliation, abstract, keywords, tables, figures, section, sub-section, in-text citation, funding, acknowledgment, conflict of interest, authors contribution) are available on the SciPhar template.

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Software to reduce grammatical errors
The use of grammarly is encouraged to minimize grammatical errors. Grammarly can be downloaded, installed, and added as an add-on to the Microsoft Word document.

Reference managing software
Authors are encouraged to use software such as Mendeley, Zotero, etc. to arrange the references. Mendeley and Zotero can be downloaded and installed. Once installed, they will appear on the 'References' tab on the Microsoft Word document.

Reference Style

Journal article with volume, issue, page numbers
Format: Author. Year. Title. Journal, Volume (Issue), page numbers. DOI.
Example: Sriwidodo, Umar, A. K., Wathoni, N., Zothantluanga, J. H., Das, S., Luckanagul, J. A. (2022). Liposome-polymer complex for drug delivery system and vaccine stabilization. Heliyon, 8(2), e08934. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2022.e08934

Journal article without volume, issue, page numbers
Format: Author. Year. Title. Journal, DOI.
Example: Umar, A. K., Zothantluanga, J. H., Aswin, K., Maulana, S., Sulaiman Zubair, M., Lalhlenmawia, H., Rudrapal, M., Chetia, D. (2022). Antiviral phytocompounds "ellagic acid" and "(+)-sesamin" of Bridelia retusa identified as potential inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2 3CL pro using extensive molecular docking, molecular dynamics simulation studies, binding free energy calculations, and bioactivity prediction. Structural chemistry. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11224-022-01959-3

Book
Format: Author. Year. Title of book. Publisher, ISBN, Edition.
Example: Zothantluanga, J. H. (2022). Sciences of Phytochemistry. Springer, 9788194138860, 1st Edition.

Book chapter
Format: Author. Year. Title of a book chapter. Editor of Book. Title of Book, Publisher, ISBN, Edition.
Example: Zothantluanga, J. H. (2022). Phytochemical screening of blueberries. Editor: Umar, A. K. In: Sciences of Phytochemistry, Springer, 9788194138860, 1st Edition.

Website
Format: Title. URL. Date.
Example: WHO Coronavirus (COVID-19) Dashboard. https://covid19.who.int/. Accessed 14 June 2022.

Reference category (if possible, authors should cite the latest references)

  • Too old (before 2000)
  • Average (2001-2010)
  • New (2011-2020)
  • Fresh (after 2021)

Authorship policy
In terms of planning the study design, data analysis, statistical analysis, software, executing work, writing, and editing, a significant contribution should be made by all contributing authors such as the first author, co-authors, and corresponding authors. Authors are encouraged to get familiar with the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines.

Corresponding author
The corresponding author will take the responsibility of communicating with the editors from the initial submission till publication. Depending on the requirement, there may be two corresponding authors. In the case of two corresponding authors, the asterisk '*' sign should accompany their names in the manuscript and the initials of the authors should accompany their email addresses in the manuscript.

Change of authorship
During the review process, the corresponding author may make a request to the editor-in-chief to make changes in the authorship with valid reasons to justify the request. Addition or deletion of authors after acceptance of a manuscript is not allowed.

Plagiarism
If possible, authors are requested to submit a plagiarism report from commercial software (or from a free online server). For all types of articles, the plagiarism percentage should be kept as low as possible (maximum upper limit 20% excluding references). Even if the plagiarism percentage remains below 20%, the authors may be further asked to reduce the plagiarism to increase the authenticity of the manuscript.

Animal ethics and cell lines
Studies should be carried out keeping in mind the standard guidelines set by OECD, CPCSEA, ICH, Animal Welfare Board of India, as well as other organizations. Ethical clearance with proper documents should be obtained from the concerned authority (for example, Institutional Animal Ethics Committee) to carry out the studies. Also, sufficient details regarding the document number should be mentioned in the manuscript. 

Retraction
Retraction guidelines provided by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) will be followed. A notice of retraction will be given to a paper if the findings are unreliable, unethical, plagiarized, or manipulated. To maintain integrity, the retracted paper will remain visible on the e-bulletin page. However, a notice of retraction will accompany the paper.

Open access policy
All papers published in ETFLIN SciPhar are freely accessible immediately after publication. The papers are freely available to read, shared, and reproduced in any form with proper citation to the original work. Open access is a property of individual works and community standards will enforce proper attribution and responsible use of the published work.

Peer-review policy
After submission of a manuscript, the editor-in-chief will examine the quality of the manuscript. If the manuscript falls within the scope of the SciPhy and showed high quality content, the editor-in-chief will assign a reviewer for the manuscript, OR, the editor-in-chief will assign an editor from the editorial board members who will then assign a reviewer for the manuscript. SciPhy follows a double-blind peer-review wherein the information of the reviewer and the authors are blinded from each other.

Guidelines for editors
If the editor-in-chief assigns an editor to edit a manuscript, the editor will be responsible for searching for suitable reviewers that are experts in the concerned field. If potential reviewers are suggested by the authors, the editor should contact the suggested reviewers. Following SciPhy's double-blind peer-review policy, the editor should make sure that the reviewer completes their task within 4-8 weeks. After peer-review, the editor and editor-in-chief will evaluate the reviewer's comments for a decision. Following this, the editor will contact the corresponding author of the manuscript to inform them about the decision and to check the status of their submitted manuscript in the online submission system. In case of revision, the editor should direct the authors to upload the corrected manuscript through the online submission system. After revision, the editor-in-chief will make the final editorial assessment. If the manuscript is accepted for publication, the editor-in-chief will send galley proof to the authors. The final corrected proofs will be uploaded through the online submission system. Following this, the manuscript will be published online.

The name of the editor will be made available on the first page of the published paper.

Guidelines for reviewers

  • Reviewers for SciPhy should make an unbiased decision on the manuscript.
  • Reviewers should not allow any external/personal factors to influence their decision.
  • Rather than direct rejection, reviewers should search for ways to improve the manuscript.
  • Reviewers should provide clear suggestions and directions for improving the manuscript.
  • Reviewers should check the validity of the references.
  • Reviewers should check the scientific correctness of each statement.
  • Reviewers should cross-check the in-text citations with the cited references.
  • Reviewers must keep their tasks confidential till the papers are published.
  • Reviewers should inform the editor-in-chief/editor if there are any conflicting interests.

The name of the reviewer will be made available on the first page of the published paper.

Licensing terms
ETFLIN's SciPhar is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) 4.0 International License.

Copyright terms
The authors retain the copyright © of their published works. However, the published work of the authors can be read, downloaded, shared, and cited with proper reference to the original work.

Author charges
SciPhar does not take submission fees, editorial processing fees, article processing charges, page charges, or color charges. 

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