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Author Guidelines

Introduction

Albanian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (AJPhSci) is a peer-reviewed, scientific journal published on line. The principal topics treated in this Journal cover all the fields of the Pharmaceutical Sciences with a particular focus on drug discovery and drug design, medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry,  biopharmaceutics, pharmacy and pharmaceutical technology.

General Ethical Guidelines 

AJPhSci General Ethical Guidelines

  • The Journal will take in consideration every manuscript submitted without prejudice of any kind.
  • The Editorial Board of AJPhSci is the only organ that may reject a work if it is judged to not correspond with the AJPhSci editorial line, or if the reviewers choosed from a group of experts, didn't approved the work.
  • AJPhSci will not accept manuscripts that already have been published or submitted for publication to other journals.
  • All submissions are peer reviewed by two experts selected by the editorial board and processed with a reasonable speed.
  • Information or conclusions from the submitted manuscripts should not be used in any case by AJPhSci editors in their own research work.

Author General Ethical Guidelines

  • The author is obligated to present an original and unique manuscript in manner that his experimental discoveries and observations may be reproduced freely by other colleagues.
  • The manuscript is submitted, on line, to the editorial board and by indicating a group of experts as possible reviewers. The editorial board retains the right to submit or not for peer-reviewing the article to the proposed reviewers by the author.
  • When requested, the author must reproduce the data or provide materials to other researchers upon request.
  • Precedent published works that influenced the presented manuscript has to be cited in an appropriate manner. Plagiary is not accepted.
  • Authors should disclose any potential conflict of interest.
  • Any data reported has to be free of any kind of manipulation.

AJPhSci Manuscript Type 

AJPhSci editorial board knows that your manuscript is the fruit of hard work and highly respect it. In order to avoid any delay for your manuscript publication you have to know that the publication process begins with the individuation of your type of manuscript. In AJPhSci you have the possibility to submit your manuscript as: 

Letter: 

Usually a short communication of your research for an important discovery that has to be published immediately. This type of communication is formatted as described in the manuscript formatting section and presents a short Introduction section a short Results section and the conclusions section. 

Research Article: 

An original research work which is in line with the fields of the study covered by AJPhSci. This type of submission is formatted as described in the manuscript formatting section and presents all the sections there described.

Review: 

A review may be a specific or general discussion that reassembles researches in the fields of study covered by AJPhSci. This type of submission is formatted as described in the manuscript formatting section and, in confronts to the research article, do not present the Material and Methods section and Results section.

Manuscript Formatting 

The AJPhSci journal sections are divided in: 

  • Article Main Title
  • Author’s Name
  • Author’s Affiliations
  • Abstract
  • Key words
  • Introduction
  • Material and Methods (not present in the Review manuscripts)
  • Results (not present in the Review manuscripts)
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Competing Interests
  • References (max 10 if Letter or max 50 if Research Article or max 150 if Review)  


Article Main Title:

A Short sentence that gives emphasis to your work. Formatting Article Main Title: Font type Times New Roman, Font Dimension 18, Bold, Cursive letters.

Author’s Names Section: 

Must be written in full by first indicating the name and then the surname each name should present a superscript character which will be the same of author affiliation address that follows the names. Formatting Authors Names Section: Font type Times New Roman, Font Dimension 12, Bold. 

Author’s Affiliation Address: 

The author’s affiliation address should be written in full including city and state. The corresponding author name presents also an asterisk in superscript which is connected to the sentence (*Corresponding author Name Surname email to: corresponding author e-mail). Formatting Authors Affiliation Address Section: Font type Times New Roman, Font Dimension 11, Cursive letters.

Abstract: 

This section should present max 300 words describing shortly the work presented. Formatting Abstract Section Title: Font type Times New Roman, Font Dimension 12, Bold, letters. Simple text: Font type Times New Roman, Font Dimension 11.

Key notes

This section should present max 10 key words that summarise your work or findings. Formatting Key notes Section Title: Font type Times New Roman, Font Dimension 12, Bold,

Introduction: 

This section should describe the state of the actual research in the field. Formatting Introduction Section Title: Font type Times New Roman, Font Dimension 12, Bold. Possible Subtitles: Font type Times New Roman, Font Dimension 11, Cursive:  Simple text: Font type Times New Roman, Font Dimension 11.

Material and Methods:

This section should describe experimental procedures. Solutions reagents or other material prepared in your lab should be described carefully reporting the concentrations pH temperature etc. Formatting Material and Methods Section Title: Font type Times New Roman, Font Dimension 12, Bold. Possible Subtitles: Font type Times New Roman, Font Dimension 11, Cursive:  Simple text: Font type Times New Roman, Font Dimension 11.

Results:

This section should describe the results obtained. Formatting Results Section Title: Font type Times New Roman, Font Dimension 12, Bold. Possible Subtitles: Font type Times New Roman, Font Dimension 11, Cursive:  Simple text: Font type Times New Roman, Font Dimension 11. Only in this section you should introduce figures, graphs, or tables which have to be inserted as file.tiff. Formatting the Figure Legends Title: Font type Times New Roman, Font Dimension 10, Bold.  Each figure begins with the word Fig. or Tab. accompanied by its number when placed under the figure or table and when is inserted in the text it is placed between round parenthesis i.e. (Fig.1). Formatting Legend Simple Text: Font type Times New Roman, Font Dimension 10. Possible equations should be inserted in the text by living the opportune space between the rows as simple text and accompanied by a serial number if more than one between square parenthesis i.e.  V0 = Vmax* [S] / (K+S)   [Eq.1]

Discussion:

In this section the author should describe the results and discuss about them. Formatting Discussion Section Title: Font type Times New Roman, Font Dimension 12, Bold. Possible Subtitles: Font type Times New Roman, Font Dimension 11, Cursive:  Simple text: Font type Times New Roman, Font Dimension 11. Possible figures or equations should be inserted with the same modalities as in the results section.

Conclusions:

In this section the author should describe shortly the article conclusions. Formatting Conclusions Section Title: Font type Times New Roman, Font Dimension 12, Bold. Possible Subtitles: Font type Times New Roman, Font Dimension 11, Cursive:  Simple text: Font type Times New Roman, Font Dimension 11.  

Abbreviations:

In this section the author should declare possible non-conventional abbreviations for reagents techniques etc. Formatting Abbreviations Section Title: Font type Times New Roman, Font Dimension 12, Bold. Possible Subtitles: Font type Times New Roman, Font Dimension 11, Cursive:  Simple text: Font type Times New Roman, Font Dimension 11  

Notes:

In this section the author should introduce any possible notes including supplementary material accompanying the manuscript followed by the sentence (Supplementary Material is freely downloadable and is located at www.ajphsci.com/xxxx.xxxx) Formatting Notes Section Title: Font type Times New Roman, Font Dimension 12, Bold. Possible Subtitles: Font type Times New Roman, Font Dimension 11, Cursive:  Simple text: Font type Times New Roman, Font Dimension 11  

Acknowledgments:

This section is dedicated to any Intellectual, Economic or Technical Acknowledgment. Formatting Acknowledgments Section Title: Font type Times New Roman, Font Dimension 12, Bold. Possible Subtitles: Font type Times New Roman, Font Dimension 11, Cursive:  Simple text: Font type Times New Roman, Font Dimension 11.

Competing Interests

In this section the author should describe any potential conflict of interest if there is not please do not fill this section.Formatting Acknowledgments Section Title: Font type Times New Roman, Font Dimension 12, Bold. Possible Subtitles: Font type Times New Roman, Font Dimension 11, Cursive

References: 

In this section you should introduce max 10 if Letter or max 50 if Research Article or max 150 if Review of your cited references. When introduced in the article body, the references, are written as numbers between square parenthesis i.e. [1] or [2,4,5] and formatted as simple text. Formatting References Section Title: Font type Times New Roman, Font Dimension 12, Bold. Simple text: Font type Times New Roman, Font Dimension 10. For how to write a possible reference you have to follow the example. 

How to cite a Reference in AJPhsci 

The Journal follow the Vancuver style for the reference formating.

Labelling References

References in the text and in the Reference section are numbered consecutively in order of appearance in the text they are identified by Arabic numerals in  square brackets [1].

Fomating Refernces

Standard journal articles example

  • Tashiro J, Yamaguchi S, Ishii T, Suzuki A, Kondo H, Morita Y, Hara K, Koyama I. Inferior oncological prognosis of surgery without oral chemotherapy for stage III colon cancer in clinical settings. World J Surg Oncol. 2014 10;12(1):145.
Books example
  • Rang HP, Dale MM, Ritter JM, Moore PK. Pharmacology. 5th ed. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone; 2003.

Website example

  • [homepage on the Internet]. Indianapolis: Indiana University Department of Medicine; 2003 [updated 17 May 2006; cited 30 May 2006]. Available from:http://medicine.iupui.edu/flockhart/

 

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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 11-point font; employs regular text, 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) after a positive decision by the reviewers is obtained.

 

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