INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS
FABAD Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences accepts original research articles written in English language and review articles written in English or Turkish language dealing with health and related sciences. Reviews related to author’s published scientific work which are referenced in the manuscript are preferred.
According to Copyright Act, all publication rights of the accepted manuscripts are belong to publisher. Authors are responsible for all the suggestions and thoughts in the manuscript.
Article authors do not receive or pay any fees for their manuscripts.
Pages of Manuscript
Manuscripts should be prepared by using a word processor compatible with Windows (MS Word etc), and including figures, tables and references, should not exceed 15 pages for research articles, 25 pages for review articles.
Organization of Manuscript
Manuscripts should be organized as follows: title, summary (English/Turkish), 6 keywords (English/Turkish), introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion, and references for research articles; title, summary (English/Turkish), 6 keywords (English/Turkish), introduction, body, conclusion and references for reviews. Each section must be separated with 2 line spaces. The section titles (Introduction, materials and methods, results, etc) must be written bold capital letters using 11 pt font size, justified to left, without numbering. Subtitles should be written bold and 12 pt. There should be single space between the section heading and text.
Title: The title of manuscript should be written aligned to left with 14 pt, bold, and each word in title should begin with uppercase. Author names and surnames should be written centered 12 pt, names should begin with uppercase, surnames should be written in all uppercase.
Summary: Summary should begin two space lines after the affiliations and be written in 10pt bold. Summary should be written italic in English and Turkish containing maximum 250 words, 10 pt, single space and justified.
Key words: Six English and Turkish key words separated by commas must be included in the manuscript just below the summary, written in italic and 10 pt. After the Turkish summary, keywords should be given in Turkish language.
Introduction: Introduction should contain a clear statement of the aim and novelty of the study.
Experimental: Material and methods should be presented in detail.
For animal experiments and clinical trials, authors must indicate the approvals of the relevant regulatory authorities or local ethical committees. The name of the institution and ethical approval number should be given. For plant materials, herbarium address, number, and name and surname of the person who identified the plant materials should be given.
Results: The results must be clearly and concisely described with the help of appropriate illustrative material.
Disscussion: Discussion should deal with the interpretation of the results and comparison of the results with the previous studies in the literature.
Conclusion: Significant findings can be summarized briefly in a paragraph if found necessary by the author.
Acknowledgement: If necessary, this section should be given at the end of the text, just before references.
References: References must take place immediately at the end of the text and should be given in alphabetical order by first letter of the first author’s surname.
References should be given in the text as author’s name and year where necessary, and two or more references should be arranged in chronological order in parentheses.
According to the ethics rules, quotations should be given in quotation marks in the text and must be mentioned in the references with the source.
References should be written according to American Psychological Association (APA) -6. For 6th edition of APA, “http://calstatela.libguides.com/ld.php?content_id=39571710” link can be followed. Articles containing references that are not prepared according to APA will not be evaluated.
For review articles, at least one of the authors should cite at least one article of their owns, for other research articles, at least one article published in FABAD should be cited.
References should be written according to the following format.
Journals: – Family name/names of authors, First letter (capital) of given name/names.,…………….., Family name/names of the last author, First letter (capital) of given name/names. (Year), Title of the study, Journal name, Volume, Issue, Page numbers.
Senior, B., & Swailes, S. (2007). Inside management teams: Developing a teamwork survey instrument. British Journal of Management, 18, 138- 153. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8551.2006.00507.x
Wolchik, S. A., West, S. G., Sandler, I. N., Tein, J.-Y., Coatsworth, D., Lengua, L.,…Griffin, W. A. (2000). An experimental evaluation of theory-based mother and mother-child programs for children of divorce. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 68, 843- 856. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0022-006X.68.5.843
Harlow, H. F. (1983). Fundamentals for preparing psychology journal articles. Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 55, 893-896.
Scruton, R. (1996). The eclipse of listening. The New Criterion, 15(3), 5-13.
Books: – Family name/names of authors, First letter (capital) of given name/names., Family name/names of the last author, First letter (capital) of given name/names. (Year), Book title, City (Country): Publisher.
Carlson, B.M. (2004). Human embryology and developmental biology. 3th ed. St. Louis, Mosby, 561-564.
Cheers, B., Darracott, R., Lonne B. (2007). Social care practice in rural communities. Sydney, Federation Press.
Alexie, S. (1992). The business of fancydancing: Stories and poems. Brooklyn, NY: Hang Loose Press.
Congress presentations: – Family name/names of authors, First letter (capital) of given name/names., Family name/names of the last author, First letter (capital) of given name/names. (Year), Title of the study, Congress or Congress Book name, Page numbers, Date, City, Country.
Vande Voorde, J., Balzarini, B., Liekens, S. (2014), Inactivation of Nucleoside-Derived Anticancer Drugs by Catabolic Prokaryotic Enzymes. 23rd Biennial EACR Congress. Munih, Germany.
Internet sources: – Family name/names of authors, First letter (capital) of given name/names. Title of the study, Internet address, Accession date.
FDA. (1982), Digoxin oral solution, https://www. accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/ 2016/021648s009lbl.pdf, Erişim tarihi: 30 Mart 2019.
Style of Manuscripts
- Manuscripts should be written as clearly and concisely as possible and typed on A4 size papers with a margin of 2 cm on all sides and justified. Font of the text including headings should be “Times New Roman” with 12 pt font size and 1,5 line spacing. Summary should be written italic with 10 pt font size and 1 line spacing.
- Author(s)’ names (full names, surnames with capital letters, 12 pt, no title, centered) should written allowing 2 line space from the title of the article. Having more than one author, the names should be separated with commas. By using numbers as superscripts, the institution and their complete postal addresses of authors must be indicated as 10 pt in the next line. The ORCID number of each autor should be written below institutions with 10 pt font size.
- Corresponding author, indicated by an “°” symbol after superscript number indicating affiliation, should be written 10 pt and indicate his/her fax number, telephone number and e-mail address , if available, at the bottom left of the title page.
- Abbreviations that are unavoidable in the summary must be defined at their first mention in the text and included in parenthesis, then used in the remaining text as their abbreviated forms.
- Only SI (Système International d’Unités) units should be used in manuscripts. If other units are necessarily used, SI equivalence should be given in parentheses.
- All tables and figures must be cited consecutively, numbered with Arabic numerals (1,2,3 etc), referred as “Table 1” and “Figure 1” in the text and their numbers must be given in parenthesis.
- Each Table must have a descriptive title at the top of the table with one line space. Descriptive titles should be written bold with aligned to the left and 12 pt font size. Descriptive titles of the tables should not exceed the width of the tables. Any footnotes to a table must be 10 pt, collected below and referred in the table by superscript letters (a,b,c, etc). If tables are taken from a source and adapted, the source must be cited in the descriptive title.
- Each Figure must have a descriptive title, centered at the bottom of the figure with one line space. Descriptive titles should be written bold with aligned to the left and 12 pt font size. Descriptive titles of the figures should not exceed the width of the figures. Any footnotes to a figure must be 10 pt and collected below. If figures are taken from a source and adapted, the source must be cited in the descriptive title.
- All figures, tables and formulas should be prepared at the highest resolution possible in terms of printing quality. While submission of manuscript, they should also be attached digitally in separate file. If figures, tables and formulas are taken from a source and adapted, the source must be cited.
- The symbols used in the text should be selected in accordance with international usage; each symbol should be defined where it is used.
- Equations and formulas created by computer software (using ChemDraw etc.) must be numbered consecutively and their numbers must be written right justified in parenthesis. They must be referred within the text by using their numbers in parenthesis “e.g. (1)”.
For animal experiments and clinical trials, authors must indicate the approvals of the relevant regulatory authorities or local ethical committees. The name of the institution and ethical approval number should be given. Related document of ethical approval should be scanned and submitted with the manuscript.
For plant materials, herbarium address, number, and name and surname of the person who identified the plant materials should be given.
Investigation Ethics should be given in materials and methods.
In the study if there is a commercial connection or financial support institution, authors should state and declare the commercial product, the drug and degree of the relationship with the company. If there is no commercial connection or financial support institution, authors should state and declare that there exists no relationship with any company or no use of any commercial product or drug in the letter to the editor.
Conflict of Interest
By sending their manuscript to the journal, authors state that there is no financial or other type of conflict of interest.
Submissions of Manuscripts
- Authors are requested to submit the original manuscript to firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail address with 3 suggested referees including their e-mail addresses.
- Please include full contact information-corresponding author’s name, e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers and full postal address.
- The ORCID number of each autor should be written below author names and institutions at the first page.
- The manuscript (title, summary, text, figures, tables, formulas, references) needs to be saved into a single file. In addition, tables, figures and formulas should be prepared digitally and attached as a separate file in “jpg” or “tif” format.
- Articles submitted to the journal must not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Revised and accepted manuscripts by referees cannot be withdrawn.
- If original manuscripts supported from any Institution as a research project, it should be written with the name of the funding source and project number in Acknowledgement.
- Manuscripts submitted to the journal should be screened with iThenticate anti-
plagiarism software in order to determine the similarity ratio and the full report of the program should be submitted to the journal with the manuscript.
Evaluation of Manuscripts
Submitted manuscripts are subjected to formal and scientific examination by the journal editor and associate editor(s). Articles which are not written according to the journal rules are not accepted.
After preliminary examination, manuscripts proceed to be reviewed by at least two expert referees.
For accepted manuscripts, the order of publication is subjected to editorial decision according to submission.
Communications relating to the evaluation process of the article will be made only with the corresponding author.
Proofs will be sent to the corresponding author for corrections. They should be carefully checked for typesetting’s errors and returned to the publisher within 7 days upon receipt. Following this period, the article will be published.
No royalty fees will be paid for published articles in this Journal.
This journal is free of charge.