Sciences of Phytochemistry (SciPhy) is a peer-reviewed open-access international journal. SciPhy is published by the ETFLIN Scientific Society.Editor-in-Chief
James H. Zothantluanga
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In speaking, writing, and communicating, SciPhy advocates equality and aims to enhance young intellectuals' or researchers' enthusiasm for carrying out research. We offer a platform and place for researchers and intellectuals, especially the youth, to share their valuable insights and novel works.
SciPhy welcomes submissions concerning computational studies on phytocompounds (including synthetic/semi-synthetic compounds). SciPhy publishes studies related to, but not limited to:
To propose a special issue, a proposal should be submitted to SciPhy through the official email address. The proposal for a special issue should be submitted in a single MS Word file and it must contain:
Dr. Mithun Rudrapal (M.Pharm, Ph.D., FIC, FICS)
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Rasiklal M. Dhariwal Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research, Maharashtra, India
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Manuscripts that will receive direct editorial rejections without peer-review
AUTHORS SHOULD READ THE JOURNAL GUIDELINES CAREFULLY
SciPhy requests all authors to use the journal template for drafting their manuscripts.
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Submission of manuscript
SciPhy uses an online submission system.
Submission of manuscript for Special Issues
New authors are requested to:
Tracking of submitted papers
Submitting authors can track the real-time status of their manuscripts by logging into the online submission system.
Unstructured abstract not more than 250 words. The abstract should briefly highlight the background, methods, key results, and conclusions of the study.
Types of Manuscript
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. However, this will depend on the quality of the manuscript.
1. The body of research (original) papers should strictly follow the guidelines:
2. The body of short communications should follow the guidelines:
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
Reproduction of figures
To reproduce a figure (already published in a paper in any journal) in SciPhy, a 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 as plagiarism and the authors will be asked to rectify the same.
Tables must be created with the insert table feature of the Microsoft word. The detailed design of the table is given in the SciPhy template.
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, acknowledgement, conflict of interest, authors contribution) are available on the SciPhy template.
Software to reduce grammatical errors
The use of grammarly (or any other software) is encouraged to help the authors to minimize grammatical errors.
Reference managing software
Authors are encouraged to use software such as Mendeley, etc. to assist them while arranging the references.
Journal article with volume, issue, page numbers
Format: Author. Title. Journal. Year. Volume. Page numbers.
Example: Sriwidodo, Umar, A. K.; Wathoni, N.; Zothantluanga, J. H.; Das, S.; Luckanagul, J. A. Liposome-polymer complex for drug delivery system and vaccine stabilization. Heliyon. 2022, 8, e08934.
Journal article without volume, issue, page numbers
Format: Author. Title. Journal. Year. DOI.
Example: Umar, A. K.; Zothantluanga, J. H.; Aswin, K.; Maulana, S.; Sulaiman Zubair, M.; Lalhlenmawia, H.; Rudrapal, M.; Chetia, D. 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. Struct Chem. 2022. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11224-022-01959-3
Format: Author. Year. Title of book. Publisher, ISBN, Edition.
Example: Zothantluanga, J. H. (2022). Sciences of Phytochemistry. Springer, 9788194138860, 1st Edition.
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.
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 with the exception of review papers or research fields with less publications)
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.
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 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 address 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 manuscript is not allowed.
If possible, authors are requested to submit a plagiarism report from a 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.
Studies involving animal, cell lines, or human participants should be carried out keeping in mind the standard guidelines set by OECD, CPCSEA, ICH, Animal Welfare Board of India, ICMJE recommendations, 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 numbers should be mentioned in the manuscript.
Medicinal plants should be collected in minimal amounts to avoid exploitation of natural resources and to avoid disturbing the local ecosystem. The World Health Organization guidelines on good agricultural and collection practices for medicinal plants should be followed.
Retraction guidelines provided by the Committee on Publication Ethics 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 journal page. However, a notice of retraction will accompany the paper.
Open access policy
All papers published in ETFLIN's SciPhy 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.
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
The editor-in-chief will be responsible for searching suitable reviewers that are experts in the concerned field. If potential reviewers are suggested by the authors, the editor-in-chief 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 2-4 weeks. After peer-review, the editor-in-chief will evaluate the reviewer comments for a decision. Following this, the editor-in-chief will contact the corresponding author of the manuscript to inform about the decision and to check the status of their submitted manuscript in the online submission system. In case of revision, the editor-in-chief should direct the authors to submit the corrected manuscript to the editor-in-chief. 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 a galley proof to the authors. The final corrected proofs must be submitted to the editor-in-chief. 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
Benefits for reviewers
ETFLIN's SciPhy is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) 4.0 International License.
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 charge policy
SciPhy do not take submission fees, editorial processing fees, article processing charges, page charges, or color charges.