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Author Guidelines

Submission Template: Download (Docx, English)

Guideline for Author: Download (Docx, English) 

Submission of Manuscript:


  • Started from February 2019, we only receive manuscript in English
  • The manuscript has been 'spell checked' and 'grammar checked'
  • 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 online through this website. 
  • The file size should not be bigger than 2 MB. There are two types of  files 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 is not written according to the guidelines will be returned to the author for format adjustment.
  • 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.

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 which is under review for another publication. 

In addition, since reviewing is a valuable work handled by our expert, if an author withdraws a manuscript while that manuscript is under review by PSR, a penalty of 2 (two) consecutive years will be applied.

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/or 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 1,000,000 for Indonesian author or USD 100 for foreign author
3. For printed version (jurnal cetak), the charge is IDR 200,000 (incl. delivery fee) or USD 40 for foreign author (excl. delivery fee)

*Effective date: 1st January 2018

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.
Preparation of Manuscript

1. Title
a. Concise and informative, not exceed 20 words, not including the conjunction. Short phrases are counted as one word.
b. Must be written with Font TimesNewRoman, 16pt, Bold, and Left alignment.
c. Authors name must be written with font Times New Roman, 12 pt,without academic nor occupational title.
d. Authors affiliation must be written in 9 pt.
e. Authors contact(e-mail address) must be written in 8 pt, italics, 1.5 lines-spaced.

2. Abstract
a. Abstract should be concise and highlighting the importance of the research, which contains background, purpose of study, methods, main findings or results, and principal conclusion
b. The caption“Abstract” should be written using Times New Roman, 9pt, bold, All caps, Left alignment.
c. Abstract should be prepared in English with Font Times New Roman, 9 pt, single-spaced, maximum 200 words.
d. Abstract must not contain citation or equation.
e. Keywords must be written in English, 9 pt, italics, lowercase, maximum 5 words or short phrases.

3. Body Text
a. Body text should be written using Times New Roman, 10pt, 1.5 lines-spaced, justified, A4 paper size, margin top 3.5 cm; bottom 2.5 cm; left and right 2 cm
b. 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 hypotheses 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 show earlier researches or existing solution/method. Describe why the study could solve the limitation of the earlier work or the novelties of the study. Should not be an extensive review of the literature

Contain brief but sufficiently complete description of procedures and materials in order to allow the experiment to be repeated. Only new procedures should be described.Previous published procedures should be referenced. Significance materials should be described in detail.

Results should be clear and concise. Data should be presented in table or graphs. Summarize the important finding. Avoid to describing all the data in detail.
The discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them.Clearly state the interpretation of the study results and the discussion of the other relevant published data. Avoid the repetition of studies explained in the introduction.

This should clearly explain the main conclusions of thework highlighting its 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.


Recognize those who helped during the research, especially supporting grants.

REFERENCES. (see below)

c. Section caption should be written using Times New Roman, 10pt, bold, All caps.
d. Total pages for text is 8-20 pages, NOT including graphics and tables (please prepared separately).
e. Use only standard abbreviations, The spelled-out abbreviation followed by the abbreviation in parenthesis should be used on first mention unless the abbreviation is a standard unit of measurement.
f. Special term, if any, should be written using italics.

4. Tables

a. Tables should be submitted in the same file, but in a separate page from the manuscript. Put tables after 'References".
b. Please submit tables as editable text and not as images.
c. The caption should be brief, clearly indicating the purpose or content of each table, written using Times New Roman, 10 pt, bold.
d. The text inside the table should be written using Times New Roman, 10 pt, single space.
e. Mention the tables in the text.
f. Tables should be numbered in Arabic numeral. Example: (see in Guideline for Author in the link above)

5. Figures

a. Figures should be submitted in the same file, but in a separate page from the manuscript. Put them after 'Tables or References'.
b. We only accept JPG, JPEG, PNG and TIFF format with minimum resolution 300 dpi 1000 pixel.
c. For molecular structure, we highly recommend to use chemdraw or marvin sketch or similar software that gives clear and precise two or three dimentional structures
d. For figure that has been published before, author should mention the source.

6. Citation
a. Citation in the text is written as:
If only one author: first authors surname followed by year.
Two authors : both authors are written, separated by ” &”
More than two authors: first authors surname followed by et al (see the example below)
b. Place the citation at the end of the referred sentence.

If only one author:
.......................................(Suryadi, 2008).
Two authors:
.......................................(Suryadi & Syahril, 2008).
If more than one authors:
........................................(Suryadi et al., 2008).

7. References
a. Please use the last 10 years reference, mainly primary literature (research article).
b. Sort the reference list based on alphabetical of first author surname (A to Z).
c. Written format of the reference list should be in accordance with APA format (American Psychological Association).
d. Please usestandard template available in reference management software such as Mendeley ( and also others like EndNote (; Reference Manager ( (

Example :

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:,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.

Translation edition

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


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 article is original and free of plagiarism.
  2. The article is not currently being submitted to another journal or is not being considered for publication elsewhere.
  3. All authors have approved the paper for release and are in agreement with its content.
  4. The manuscript file complies with the given template and has been saved in Ms.Word format.
  5. All contributing author had been mentioned in the manuscript

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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