Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

JFAPS focuses on various aspects of pharmaceutical sciences such as:

  • Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Pharmacology & Toxicology 
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Traditional Medicine and Medicinal Herb
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Biotechnology




Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Determination of the article that will be published in JFAPS carried out through double blind peer review by considering two main aspects, namely: relevance and contribution of articles on the medicine and health theory and practical development. Editors and reviewers provide constructive feedback on the evaluation results to the author.

The duration of the review process in JFAPS is 4 to 12 weeks. This review period depends on the board of reviewers. The stages of the review process applied at JFAPS are as follows:

  1. Submission of manuscripts is only processed via online i.e OJS of JFAPS, website: http://journal.umy.ac.id/index.php/jfap. 
  2. The incoming manuscripts will be checked whether it matches the focus and scope of JFAPS. The editor will inform whether the manuscripts are in accordance with JFAPS's focus and scope. If appropriate, the next process will be carried out. If not, we will recommend the manuscript to be submitted to another journal. Editor of JFAPS will notify immediately via email.
  3. Furthermore, the manuscripts will be checked with Turnitin (similarity check). If more than 20% level of similarity, the manuscripts will be asked to be repaired or rejected by JFAPS editor in chief. This decision is entirely the prerogative right of the JFAPS editor in chief and cannot be contested.
  4. Then, the manuscripts will be reviewed at the editorial level to find out whether it contributes sufficiently to the development of science and practice in the field of pharmacurtical science. The editor will inform the authors of the results of this review. Manuscripts that qualify at this stage will proceed to the review stage by peer reviewer.
  5. For manuscript that is accepted with revisions (minor or major), it will contain comments from peer reviewers and be returned to the author to be revised. Referring to the policy in JFAPS, reviewers only give suggestions on whether the manuscript is accepted or rejected. Meanwhile, the final decision regarding the acceptance or rejection of the manuscript is in the hand of the editor and editor in chief.
  6. The author is given the time to revise the manuscript no later than one month. Extra time to revise should be asked to editor via email (jfaps.umy@gmail.com). If there is no notification after the specified period, then the Author is deemed to resign.
  7. Manuscripts that have gone through final revisions and accepted by the editor will be published in JFAPS in the edition determined by the editor in chief.

If the author needs help with the submission process, guidance to use the Open Journal System, or does not get confirmation from JFAPS for long time, author can contact our journal manager by email in jfaps.umy@gmail.com or a.winanta@gmail.com to Mr. Aji Winanta.


Publication Frequency

Journal of Fundamental and Applied Pharmaceutical Science publishing articles bianually ie every  April and October. 


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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Plagiarism Policy

Every manuscript that submitted into JFAPS is going to be scanned using turnitin (similarity check).


Author Fees

JFAPS is a journal publications that are not oriented to profit. Therefore, for the publication process, JFAPS regarding certain costs, namely:

  1. The cost of article submission IDR 0,- (USD 0.-)
  2. Processing Fees for the publication of articles accepted IDR 0,- (USD 0.-)

For article written in Bahasa Indonesia, the cost of manuscript translating is borne entirely to the author.