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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The author is assuring the submission of copyright consent and conflict of interest to the journal.

Author Guidelines

Instructions for Authors


The Journal invites papers that make a significant contribution to the knowledge and understanding of pharmaceutics, pharmacognogy, pharmaceutical chemistry, analysis, organic and medical chemistry, environmental sciences natural products, biosynthesis, pharmacology and biotechnological aspects of drugs and chemicals, chemical and botanical identification of herbs or their products.

 Submission of a paper implies that it has been approved by all the named authors, that it has not been published before, and that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

 Acceptance of papers will be decided by the Editorial Board after examination by at least two referees that to two side blind reviewing. Manuscripts that require revision and/or correction and/or condensation will be returned to the authors with comments specifying alterations from the referees and/or the Editorial Board.

 The following types of papers may be submitted.

  • Research Papers: Original Papers are the usual form of publication of this journal describing original experimental results.
  • Reviews: Reviews covering recent discoveries or topics of current interest are generally invited.
  • Mini-Reviews: These provide a short overview of a particular subject and are also generally invited.
  • Conference Proceedings



Authors must submit their manuscripts online.


The author(s) guarantee(s) that the manuscript will not be published elsewhere in any language without the consent of journal, that the rights of third parties will not be violated, and that the publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.

Authors wishing to include figures or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.


Manuscripts must be written in English using Times font and typed in 1.5-line spacing with 3-cm margins; pages should be numbered. Authors whose first language is not English are urged to have their manuscript read by a colleague who is a native English speaker and is familiar with their field of work before submitting the paper.

Manuscripts with extensive English language deficiencies will be returned to the author without the full reviewing process.

  • Documentation of experimental biological materials.

Use the correct scientific name and indicate who identified the biological materials. The herbarium deposit site and voucher number should be recorded. Authors who purchase herbal materials from companies must make provision for their deposit in a herbarium.

  • Pharmacological investigations of extracts require detailed extract characterization.

This includes botanical characterization of plant material(s), solvent(s), duration and temperature of extraction, plus other method(s) used for preparation(s). A chromatographic (e.g., HPLC profile recorded at different wavelengths) or chemical characterization (quantities of typical constituents) must be presented.

The investigation must clearly indicate a dose/activity dependence in comparison with a reference compound (positive control) together with the appropriate statistics.

 The manuscript should be arranged as follows:

Title/ Cover page (including an article title, name(s) of author(s), affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s), email address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author and roles of authors)

  • Abstract • (200-250 words)
  • Four to six keywords

Text of the paper: Introduction; main text (divided into sections, if appropriate); Acknowledgments; References; Tables; Figure legends.



The list of References should include only works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications should be mentioned only in the text.

References should be numbered in the order in which they appear in the text and be listed in numerical order. Journal titles should be abbreviated according to Chemical Abstracts. References should be styled as APA style.


Authors should indicate any financial assistance, commercial affiliations, or potential conflicts of interest associated with any work submitted for publication.


Manuscripts that reveal a lack of ethical consideration for human subjects or experimental animals will not be accepted for publication.


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