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Author Guidelines

Writing Instructions

  1. Manuscript must be either in the form of research or a review of literature in the field of pharmaceutical science which has not been previously published in other journals and/or printed media.
  2. Manuscripts must be written in English, and in a Word Doc with all margins of 2.5 cm, Times New Roman, 12 pt, 1,5 spacing, justify, and use an A4-sized paper.
  3. Manuscripts must be sent through the Open Journal System (OJS) at the website address The submission through the system other than the OJS would be unacceptable.
  4. The manuscript must follow the following systematic guidelines:

 Article title

  • Concise, and describe the contents of the article.       
  • The title of the manuscript does not have to be the same as the title of the research proposal.       
  • The title must be written in capital letters, and completed with sub titles, if necessary.        

Authors’ Names and Institutions

  • Write the names of the authors / researchers without a title, and include the author's institution / affiliation (name of institution, address, country).   
  • Write the complete correspondence address with phone number and email.       


  • Abstract must be in the manuscript submitted.       
  • The length of the abstract must be maximum of 300 words.       
  • The content of the abstract includes a background, a research objective, a research method, results and conclusions.       
  • Key words must be included in the abstract: a minimum of three words and a maximum of six words.       


  • Introduction must be no more than three paragraphs, and the last paragraph must contain the purpose of the research.  
  • The content of the introduction includes a background, a rationale, a literature review, an underlying theory, and results expected from the study.       


  • Elaborate materials and tools used (if stated).       
  • Contain detailed steps for conducting research. 
  • Explain the method of data collection and analysis (in a narrative form).       
Result and Discussion
  • Show the results with a clear description supported by table illustrations, pictures, diagrams and such that are easy to understand.
  • The discussion must express and explain the results by using references.       
  • The results of the discussion (analysis) has been compared to the findings of the similar preliminary studies. 
  • Implications of the findings.       


  • The conclusion is the answer to the hypothesis (or title).       
  • Avoid speculation in making a conclusion.       
  • The conclusion must be based on facts found in the study.       
  • The conclusion must contain something new in the field of the study.       
  • The conclusion must directly relate to the research problem that has been formulated.       
  • The sentences in the conclusion must not repeat the result previously explained.       


  • The acknowledgement must be put before the bibliography.       
  • The acknowledgement must be addressed especially to the funders along with the research contract number.    

Conflict of Interest

  • Please write statements about a conflict of interest. This may occur when the author or the author’s affiliation has a financial or personal relationship that can influence the research conducted (bias) such as a double commitment, competition of interest, or competition of loyalty.
  • If there is no conflict of interest, the author must state that all authors declare that there is no potential of conflict of interest with the research, authorship, and/or an article publication.     


  • The references must be written based on the Harvard authorship regulation.       
  • The references must be relevant to the issue of the research.       
  • The references used must be the latest (the past 10 years).       
  • A total of 80% of the references used must be primary references.
  • The reference writing is recommended to use the Endnote, Mendeley, Zotero, or Reference Manager applications.    
  • Please note the rules of writing references below:
The systematic writing of reference must be written based on the Vancouver regulation, namely the numbering system based on the text.

Journal Article
1. Author's surname and Initials 
2. Publication Year 
3. Article Title 
4. Name of Journal (in a standard abbreviation) 
5. Volume 
6. Starting Pages 
7. Ending Pages 
8. Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 


  1. Mazumder PM, Pattnayak S, Parvani H, Sasmal D, Rathinavelusamy P., 2012. Evaluation of immunomodulatory activity of Glycyrrhiza glabra L roots in combination with zing. Asian Pac J Trop Biomed , 2 (1) : 15-20. DOI: 10.1016 / S2221-1691 (12) 60122-1
  2. Jebbink J, Bai X, Rogers BB, Dawson DB, Scheuermann RH, Domiati-Saad R, 2003. Development of real-time PCR assays for the quantitative detection of epstein-barr virus and cytomegalovirus, comparison of TaqMan probes, and molecular beacons. J Mol Diagnostics, 5 : 15-20.
Journal Article (Electronic) 
1. Author's surname and initials
2. Publication Year 
3. Article Title 
4. Name of Journal (in a standard abbreviation) 
5. Volume 
6. Page Number (if applicable) 
7. Website address
8. Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 


  1. Takács T, Jeney C, K ovács L, Mózes J, Benczik M, Sebe A, Molecular beacon-based real-time PCR methods for detection of 15 high-risk and 5 low-risk HPV types. J Virol Methods. 2008; 1. 153–62.  
  2. Li JJ, Fang X, and Tan W, Molecular Aptamer Beacons for Real-Time Protein Recognition. Bioch and Biophys Res Com. 2002; 292. 31–40., Available online at . Doi: 10,1006 / bbrc.2002.6581  
1. Author / Editor's Surname and initials 
2. Year of publication 
3. Title of Book 
4. Edition (if applicable) 
5. Place of publication (followed by a colon) 
6. Name of publisher 
7. ISBN Number 

  1. Abbas AK, Lichtman AH, Pillai S., 2012. Basic Immunology: Function and Disorders of the Immune System. 4th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders
  2. Markham KR., 1988. Cara Mengidentifikasi Flavonoid, diterjemahkan oleh Kosasih Padmawinata, Bandung: Penerbit ITB
Book Chapter 
1. Author / Editor's Surname and initials 
2. Year of publication 
3. Title of Chapter 
4. In: (enter editor's surname and initials) 
5. Book Title 
6. Edition (if applicable) 
7. Place of publication (followed by a colon) 
8. Name of publisher 
9. Page number 
10. ISBN

  1. Bhat, HP., Jakribettu, Rp., Boloor, R., Fayad, R., & Baliga, MS., 2015. Use of Ayurvedic Medicinal Plants as Immunomodulators in Geriatrics. In: Foods and Dietary Supplements in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease in Older Adults. Philadelphia: Elsevier. pp. 143–149
  2. Lalita, P., 2007. Restoration health in the community. In: K. Sonam & H. Layhi (Eds.). Public health. New York: Wiley.
Conference Papers 
Conference papers should be referenced using the following format and punctuation:
1. Author's surname and initials 
2. Date of publication 
3. Title of paper 
4. In: Editor's surname and initials (if applicable) 
5. Title of proceeding 
6. Place of conference 
7. Date of conference 
8. Publisher’s name
9. Page number of contribution 

  1. Clifton, J.J., 1999. Hazard prediction. In: Disaster prevention, planning and limitation. University of Bradford, 12-13 September 1989. Technical Communications Ltd., pp. 54-64.

Thesis and Dissertation

1. Author's surname and Initials
2. Publication Year 
3. Article Title 
4. Type of book (Thesis / Dissertation) 
5. Place of Publication 
6. Name of Publisher (University)


  1. Rawadi, K., 2007. Partisipasi ayah dalam perawatan bayi premature di rumah [Skripsi], Yogyakarta: Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta
  2. Siswadi., 2015. Rendemen Ekstrak Dan Flavonoid Total Kulit Batang Pohon Faloak (Sterculia quadrifida R. Br.) Pada Beberapa Kelas Diameter Dan Strata Ketinggian Tempat Tumbuh [Thesis]. Yogyakarta: Universitas Gadjah Mada

Tables and figures must be made as simple as possible, orderly and clear. The title of the table must be put at the top of the table, while the title of the image must be put at the bottom of the image. A maximum number of tables and figures is 6 each.

Figures should be saved in a neutral data format such as JPEG, TIFF or EPS. PowerPoint and Word graphics are unsuitable for reproduction and please do not use any pixel-oriented programs. Scanned figures (in JPEG and TIFF formats) should have a resolution of 300 dpi (halftone) or 600 to 1200 dpi (line drawings) in relation to the reproduction size.

Any tables and figures included in the main text of the paper must be numbered separately in a sequence mentioned in the text.



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 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.
  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

Journal of Fundamental and Applied Pharmaceutical Science is licensed under an Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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 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.
  • 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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