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Author Guidelines

Submission Template: Download (Docx, English) Download (Docx, Bahasa Indonesia)

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Submission of Manuscript:

  • All manuscripts submitted should the original scientific works by authors which have not been published previously or simultaneously under consideration for publication by other media.
  • For communication convenience, the author should provide his/her postal address, email address, telephone number, and facsimile number.
  • The author submits the manuscript in PSR's website. The file size should not be bigger than 2 MB. There are two types of file need to be submitted 
    1. original, editable file in Ms. Word format, and 
    2. non-editable file in PDF format with all author information should be deleted (since it will be forwarded to the reviewer in double blind-review process).
  • The manuscript should be written in accordance with the provided template. The length of the manuscript should be between 4 (four) to 8 (eight) pages of A4 paper.
  • The Board of Editors reserves the right to make some adjustment to the format for uniformity.
  • All of the manuscripts submitted to Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research will be peer-reviewed and subject to review by the Editors. All manuscript are subject to double-blind reviews.
  • The Editor will give the final decision about which manuscripts are accepted for publication. The author will receive a notification from the Editor if (1) the manuscript is accepted for publication, (2) the author is required to make some revisions (if necessary) to the manuscript and to submit the revised manuscript, or (3) the manuscript is rejected. Any changes made on the revised manuscript should be put on a list. Only minor changes may be made since major revision should not take place in the manuscript.
  • The author should carefully examine the sentence structure, the completeness and accuracy of the text, tables, and graphic contents in the revised manuscript.
  • Any manuscript with a lot of typing errors will be returned to the author for retyping.
  • A manuscript which has been accepted but it is not written according to the guidelines will be returned to the author for format adjustment.
  • Ten copies of the reprint will be given free of charge to the author.
  • The author will be charged for order of additional copies.
  • A reprint order form stating the price quotation will be sent to the author along with the notification of receipt of the revised manuscript.
  • The author should send the original form of copyright transfer for distribution which has been signed to the Editor after the manuscript is accepted for publication.


Screening for Plagiarism

During itinial screening, manuscripts will be screened by the Editorial Board to avoid plagiarism. Manuscripts will be proceeded to review process or sent back to author, according to the result of initial screening.

PSR’s policies on the originality of an author’s work begin with the following statement: “Authors should only submit original work that has neither appeared elsewhere for publication, nor which is under review for another publication.” In addition, the following policies offer further clarification on originality in several different contexts 

Responsibilities of authors of articles published by PSR 

When submitting a manuscript, authors shall disclose whether or not the manuscript has been published previously or if it is still under active consideration by another publication. In addition, if an author submits a manuscript to a other publications while that manuscript is under review by PSR, the author shall immediately notify PSR about the additional submission. Authors should only submit original work that has neither appeared elsewhere for publication, nor which is under review for another publication. If authors have used their own previously published work(s) as a basis for a new submission, they are required to cite the previous work(s) and very briefly indicate how the new submission offers substantive novel contributions beyond those of the previously published work(s). 

Editorial reuse of previously published material 

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

Author obligation to cite previous work 

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

Author obligation to inform editors of previous work 

Authors should only submit original work that has neither appeared elsewhere for publication, nor which is under review for another refereed publication. Multiple submission is defined as a given manuscript being concurrently under active consideration by two or more publications. PSR Board will decide to allow or not for multiple submission, based on authors information to the Board.

Review Process

All PSR's articles will have the same standard of double blind peer-review for all content submitted. Manuscripts will be reviewed by the Editorial Board and at least one independent referee. Decisions regarding the publication of a manuscript will be based on the Board's recommendations. 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. Manuscripts submitted by members of the journal's Editorial Board are subjected to the same review procedure.

Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees:
1. There is no submission charge for author (free of charge for submitting article).
2. Article Processing Charge (APC) for each accepted article is IDR 300,000 for Indonesian author or USD 50 for foreign author
3. For printed version (jurnal cetak), the charge is IDR 200,000 (incl. delivery fee) or USD 30 for foreign author (excl. delivery fee)
When the accepted manuscript has been proofread by the authors, PSR will send the invoice to the corresponding author by email and they need to complete the payment process before being published.


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.

I aware and agree that:
  1. The article is original and is not being considered for publication elsewhere.
  2. All authors have approved the paper for release and are in agreement with its content.
  3. The manuscript file complies with the given template and has been saved in Ms.Word format.

Copyright Notice

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

  1. 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.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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