• As of February 2019, we only accept manuscripts in English.
  • The authors should ensure that a spelling and grammar check has been performed on the manuscript.
  • The authors should ensure that the manuscript is written according to the guidelines.
  • All manuscripts submitted should be original scientific works by authors that have not been published previously or are simultaneously under consideration for publication by other media.
  • The author should submit their manuscript online through this website.
  • The submission should be an editable file in MS Word format. All author information should be deleted from the manuscript, since it will be forwarded to the reviewer in the double blind-review process.
  • The manuscript should be written following the instructions provided in the Preparation of Manuscript section and the template provided.
  • The Board of Editors reserves the right to alter the format for uniformity.
  • All manuscripts submitted to Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research are peer-reviewed and subject to review by the Editors. All manuscripts are subject to double-blind reviews.
  • The Editor will make the final decision concerning the manuscripts to accept for publication. The author will receive a notification from the Editor.

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During the initial screening, the editors will screen manuscripts using iThenticate or Turnitin to prevent misconduct such as plagiarism. Based on the result of the initial screening, manuscripts will either proceed to the review process or be returned to the author.

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Every article in PSR is subject to the same standard of double-blind peer-review for all content submitted. Manuscripts will be reviewed by a minimum two independent referees who are experts in the field. No reviewer should have any conflict of interest. Decisions regarding the publication of a manuscript will be based on the board's recommendations, objectively. The manuscript will be evaluated based on its appropriateness for PSR, contribution to the discipline, cogency of analysis, conceptual breadth, clarity of presentation and technical adequacy. The reviewers will highlight relevant published works that have not been cited. Manuscripts submitted by members of the journal's Editorial Board are subjected to the same review procedure. All reviewed articles will be treated confidentially

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Authors should not withdraw a manuscript that has been under the review process. Since reviewing is valuable work undertaken by our experts, if an author withdraws a manuscript while it is under review by PSR, a penalty of 2 (two) consecutive years will be applied for all authors of the manuscript

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  • Point-by-point response letter. If the Editor determines that further revision of the manuscript is required, any changes made to the revised manuscript should be listed, point-by-point with line number information and uploaded in the cover letter box.
  • The author should carefully examine the sentence structure, the completeness and accuracy of the text, tables, and graphic contents in the revised manuscript.

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The following policies offer further clarification on originality in several different contexts:

Responsibilities of authors of articles published by PSR

Authors should only submit original work that has neither appeared elsewhere for publication nor is under review for another publication.

Editorial reuse of previously published material

It is common in technical publishing for material to be presented at various stages of its evolution. As an example, early ideas can be published in a workshop, more developed work in a conference and fully developed contributions as papers/articles. PSR recognises the importance of this evolutionary publication process as a significant means of scientific communication and fully supports this publishing paradigm. At the same time, PSR requires this evolutionary process to be fully referenced.

Author obligation to cite previous work

If the author(s), within the evolutionary publishing paradigm, has used their own previously published or submitted material as the basis for a new submission, the author(s) must cite the previous work(s) and indicate very clearly how the new submission differs from the previously published work(s).

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The main text (not including the Abstract, References, Tables, Figures, and Figure legends) should be:

a. 3,000-5,000 words for a Research Article or Review Article.
b. 2,000-3,000 words for a Mini Review and Case Report.

In total (Main Text, Abstract, References, Tables, Figures, and figure legends), should ideally be:
a. no more than 15 typeset pages in length for a Research Article or Review Article.
b. no more than 10 typeset pages in length for a Mini Review and Case Report.

1. Title

a. Concise and informative. Article titles should be a maximum of 20 words in length, excluding the conjunctions. Short phrases are counted as one word.
b. Written in Times New Roman, 16pt, bold, and left aligned.

2. Abstract

a. The Abstract should be concise and highlight the importance of the research; it should contain the background, the purpose of study, the methods used, the main findings or results, and the principal conclusion.
b. The caption “Abstract” should be in Times New Roman, 12pt, bold, all caps, left aligned.
c. The Abstract should be written in English: Times New Roman, 12pt, single-spaced, maximum 250 words.
d. The Abstract must be a maximum of 250 words in lenght and contain no references, equations, tables, or figures.
e. Keywords must be written in English, 12pt, italics, lowercase, maximum five words or short phrases.

3. Body Text

a. Body text should appear in Times New Roman, 12pt, 1.5 line-spacing, justified, A4 paper size, margins: top 3.5 cm (1.4 inches); bottom 2.5 cm (1 inch); left and right 2 cm (0.8 inches).
b. Section captions should appear in Times New Roman, 12pt, bold, all capital letters.
c. The text should be structured as:

The introduction section should present the objective of the study and its relationship to earlier work in the field. State the scientific problem(s) or hypothesis(es) described in the article. Explain the importance of the problem to the field of study. Provide adequate background and also concise literature that frames the content of the article, to highlight earlier studies or existing solutions/methods. Describe how the study addresses the limitations of the earlier work or the novelties of the study. The Introduction should not contain an extensive review of the literature.

METHODS (may be excluded from Mini Reviews/Review Articles/Case Reports)
This section should contain a brief but sufficiently complete description of the procedures and materials used to enable the experiment to be repeated. Only new procedures should be described. Previously published procedures should be referenced. Significant materials used should be described in detail. Provide the brand/manufacturer name and country for all instruments and commercial kit in parentheses, i.e. HPLC (ABCD, Indonesia).

Results should be clear and concise. Summarise the important finding(s). Avoid detailed descriptions of all the data.

The discussion should explore the significance of the results, not merely repeat them. Clearly state the interpretation of the study results and the discussion of the other relevant published data. Avoid repeating the studies explained in the introduction.

This should clearly explain the main conclusions of the work, highlighting their importance and relevance. Conclusions are not an extension of the discussion or a summary of the results. Do not repeat the Abstract, or just list experimental results. Conclusions must not contain references to the cited literature.

Recognise those who helped the research, especially supporting grants.

Please disclose if any, or if nothing to declare, please state that the authors have no conflict of interest to declare

Please use references from the last 10 years, comprising mainly primary literature (research articles). Sort the reference list alphabetically based on the first author's surname (A to Z). The reference list should be formatted as per the latest version of the APA (American Psychological Association) format.

4. Tables

a. Tables should be submitted in the same file, but on a separate page from the manuscript. Place them after "References".
b. Please submit tables as editable text and not as images.
c. Captions should be brief, clearly indicating the purpose or content of each table and written in Times New Roman, 12 pt, bold.
d. Text within tables should be in Times New Roman, 12 pt, single space.
e. Ensure all tables are mentioned within the text.
f. Tables should be numbered using Arabic numerals.
g. Please ensure that all tables are referenced within the main text, i.e ... (Table 1); Table 1 shows ...; As presented in Table 1, ...

5. Figures

a. Figures should be submitted in the same file, but on a separate page from the manuscript. Place them after "Tables" or "References".
b. We only accept JPG, JPEG, PNG, and TIFF formats with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi, 1000 pixels.
c. For molecular structure, we highly recommend using ChemDraw or MarvinSketch or other similar software that gives clear and precise two- or three- dimensional structures.
d. Figure legends should be in Times New Roman, 12 pt, single space.
e. Authors should mention the source of any previously published figures.
f. If the figure is a graph, it should not contain any horizontal and/or vertical lines, except the axes.
g. Please ensure that all figures are referenced within the main text, i.e. ... (Figure 1); Figure 1 shows ...; As presented in Figure 1, ...

6. Citation

Citations should be given in the text as: first author's surname followed by the year. Place the citation at the end of the referred sentence. For example:
If only one author: ..............(Forbes, 2014).
If two authors: ....................(Forbes & Safitri, 2014). Note: &
If more than two authors: .. (Forbes et al., 2014). Note: et al.

7. References

a. Please use references from the last 10 years, comprising mainly primary literature (research articles).
b. The reference list should be sorted alphabetically based on the first author's surname (A to Z).
c. The reference list should be formatted as per the latest version of APA (American Psychological Association) format.
d. Please use the standard templates available in reference management software such as Mendeley (https://www.mendeley.com) and others such as EndNote (https://www.endnote.com); Reference Manager (https://refman.com) and RefWorks (https://www.refworks.com/)


Journal Article

Peele, S. (2011). Reductionism in the psychology of the eighties: Can biochemistry eliminate addiction, mental illness, and pain? American Psychologist, 36, 807-818.
Tseng, Y.C., Kuo, S.P., Lee, H.W., & Huang, C.F. (2014). Location tracking in a wireless sensor network by mobile agents and its data fusion strategies. The Computer Journal, 47(4), 448–460.

Electronic Publication

Bibliographic references Harvard format APA style. (2011). Retrieved from University of Portsmouth website:http://www.port.ac.uk/library/guides/filetodownload,137568,en.pdf

Conference Proceeding

Fang, Q., Zhao, F., & Guibas, L. (2003). Lightweight sensing and communication protocols for target enumeration and aggregation. In M. Gerla, A. Ephremides, & M. Srivastava (Eds.), MobiHoc ’03 fourth ACM symposium on mobile ad hoc networking and computing (pp. 165–176). New York, NY: ACM Press


Bray, J., & Sturman, C. (2001). Bluetooth: Connect without wires. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Forouzan, B.A., & Fegan, S.C. (2007). Data communications and networking (4th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Translated Edition

Laplace, P. S. (1951). A philosophical essay on probabilities (F. W. Truscott & F. L. Emory, Trans.). New York: Dover. (Original work published 1814).

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Word templates can be downloaded from this link: Download template

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This journal charges the following author fees*:

  1. There is no submission charge for authors (i.e. it is free to submit an article).
  2. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for each accepted article is IDR 2,000,000 for Indonesian authors or USD 200 for foreign authors (incl. tax/ppn).
  3. For printed versions (jurnal cetak), the charge is IDR 250,000 (incl. delivery fee) or USD 40 for foreign authors (excl. delivery fee)
  4. *Effective date: 1st January 2023

    Once an accepted manuscript has been proofread by the authors, PSR will send the invoice to the corresponding author by email. The payment process must be completed before publication.