FABAD Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences evaluates original research articles written in English and review articles written in English or Turkish.
Articles that describe an original, original research with its findings and results. Research articles are expected to be innovative and contribute to science. It consists of research articles, title, abstract (English / Turkish),at least 3 keywords (English / Turkish), introduction, material-method, results and discussion, conclusion and references. 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.
Reviews are studies that provide detailed literature summary on the field of pharmaceutical sciences. Reviews consist of title, abstract (English / Turkish), at least 3 keywords (English / Turkish), introduction, development, conclusion and references sections. Manuscripts should be prepared by using a word processor compatible with Windows (MS Word etc), and including figures, tables and references, should not exceed 25 pages for review articles.
FABAD Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences is an open access and peer-reviewed journal in which original research and reviews in the field of pharmaceutical sciences are published. Articles are subject to editorial review and are reviewed by at least two independent referees.
According to the 1976 Copyright Act, all publishing rights of the articles accepted for publication belong to the institution that publishes the journal. The publication and copyrights of the articles belong to the journal and no payment is made for copyright.
Articles submitted to the journal are subject to a formal and scientific preliminary review by the editor / assistant editor (s). Articles that are not written according to the journal rules are not accepted.
The articles that pass the preliminary examination are sent to at least two expert referees by the editor / assistant editor (s) and they are evaluated scientifically.
The journal editor / assistant editor (s) decides on the publication order of the articles that have completed the evaluation process and accepted to be published in the journal.
Correspondence regarding the evaluation of the article will be made only with the responsible author.
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.
Ethical Responsibilities of Authors
Articles submitted to our journal must be original works that have not been published anywhere before.
The thoughts and suggestions in the articles are entirely the responsibility of the authors.
The author (s) should also send the contact information of the person responsible for correspondence such as name-surname, address, telephone number and e-mail with the article. Corresponding author is responsible for communication with the journal and informing co-authors. It ensures that all contributing authors are included in the author list, that their order is accepted by all authors, and that all authors are aware of the submission of the article.
At the end of the article; the contribution of each researcher to the publication should be explained briefly.
Articles submitted to the journal, evaluated by the referees and accepted, cannot be withdrawn from the journal.
If the research articles have received support from any institution as a research project, they should be written in the acknowledgment section with their project numbers.
If any of the authors have a commercial conflict, it should be declared in the "Conflict of Interest" section before the references in the article.
It is necessary to determine the similarity ratio of the articles to be sent to the journal with the iThenticate program, and the report received from the program should be sent with the article in full text.
Author (s) can make a referee suggestion for the evaluation of research and review articles. However, the journal has the right to choose referees other than these suggestions.
The authors are obliged to respond to the criticisms made by the referees to the publication through the responsible author and to make the necessary changes. If the requested changes are not found appropriate by the authors, the reason should be explained.
After the publication is accepted, the authors can make final corrections through the responsible author before it is published. Corrections other than spelling and grammatical errors in articles accepted for publication can only be made with the approval of the editor.
Research Ethics Committee Responsibility
Ethics committee report is expected for all human or animal studies to be published.
The principle of compliance with the Principles of the Declaration of Helsinki is sought in human studies. In the presence of such studies, the authors are expected to add the date and number of the report they received from the ethics committees of their institutions, that they conducted the study in accordance with these principles in the Material and method section of the article.
A statement to confirm informed consent has been obtained must be included within the manuscript.
In studies using animals, they should state that they protect animal rights in their studies in line with the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals principles and that they get approval from the ethics committees of their institutions. In the Materials and Methods section of the article, they are expected to include the date and number of the report they have received from the ethics committees of their institutions, that they have carried out the study in accordance with these principles.
For herbal materials, the herbarium address, number and name and surname of the person who diagnosed should be given.
Editor's Ethical Responsibilities
With the help of referees, editorial and advisory boards and field editors, the editor decides on the acceptance or rejection of publications.
The journal editor / assistant editor (s) decides on the publication order of the articles that have completed the evaluation process and accepted to be published in the journal.
Editors should seek to select referees with appropriate expertise and sound judgment.
During the manuscript acceptance process, if the views of the two referees differ, the editor should make a decision or a decision should be made by taking the opinion of a third referee.
Editors should ensure that referees understand their responsibility to conduct their reviews in accordance with the principle of confidentiality and impartiality and within the appropriate time.
If there is a disagreement between the referees or between the referees and the authors, or if they think the article was not sufficiently considered by the referees, the editors should seek advice from the editorial board members.
Editors should correct any errors in an article before publication, and then publish corrections if detected later. All correction or retraction notices must be prominently published in the journal and include the full bibliographic reference to the original article or abstract. It should also be listed on the table of contents and prominently labeled (eg typo, retraction or apology).
Editors should encourage authors to cite appropriate literature and publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Editors; It is obliged to protect the personal data of the subjects included in the publications. Unless the express consent of the individuals used in the studies is documented, it is responsible for refusing to work. Editors; is responsible for protecting the individual data of the author, referee and readers.
Editor and Editorial Board members should not disclose any information about a submitted article to anyone other than the authors of the article, referees, possible referees and, as appropriate, the publisher.
In the event that the authors have a conflict of interest, the editor may ask the authors to add a statement to the article before it is reviewed or accepted for publication.
The editor must behave in a balanced, objective and fair manner, without discrimination based on the gender, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, ethnic or geographical origin of the authors, while performing his expected duties.
Ethical Responsibilities of Referees
Referees should evaluate within the rules of impartiality and confidentiality. Referees should not copy or hide the article.
Referees should evaluate the article evaluation invitations sent to them according to their expertise and give a timely acceptance / rejection response.
Referees should make evaluations to improve the quality of the work and make constructive suggestions for revision.
Referees should avoid personal aggression and harsh language in their assessment. They should not contact the authors of the article they are reviewing.
- 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. Please insert tables, figures and formulas where you want to appear in the manuscript.
- 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.
- 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.
- Copyright Transfer Form and Author Checklist should be filled in and sent with the article.
Main headings (abstract, material-method, result, etc.) should be written without numbers, left justified, in 12 pt, using bold and capital letters. Subtitles should be written in bold, with 12 points. One blank line should be left between the titles and the text. Original articles should be in accordance with the Article Template, not exceeding 20 pages and thhe reviews should be in accordance with Review Template, not exceeding 30 pages.
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. Please prepare the Turkish Title and Turkish Abstract via Google translate. Editors will check and correct them.
Key words: At least three 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.
Material and Method: 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 an Discussion: The results must be clearly and concisely described with the help of appropriate illustrative material. 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.
Conflict of Interest: If there is a conflict of interest, it should be stated. If there is no conflict of interest, "The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest." The statement should be used.
Author Contribution Statement: The contributions of the authors in the study should be briefly explained (developing hypothesis, experimenting, preparing the study text, reviewing the text, statistics, analysis and interpretation of the data, literature research, etc.)
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.
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. For addresses, an increasing number of asterisks should be written at the end of each author's surname. 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.
11. 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)”.
- Articles submitted to the journal are subject to a formal and scientific preliminary examination by the editor / assistant editor (s). Articles that are not written according to the journal rules will not be accepted.
- Articles submitted in English are evaluated in terms of language using the "Grammarly" program.
- The articles that pass the preliminary examination are sent to at least two expert referees by the editor / assistant editor (s) and they are double-blind evaluated scientifically.
- The journal editor / assistant editor (s) decides on the publication order of the articles that have completed the evaluation process and accepted to be published in the journal, according to the order in which the articles are received.
- Article evaluation processes are completed in approximately 45 days.
- Correspondence regarding the evaluation of the article is made only with the responsible author.
- All manuscripts submitted for publication to the journal are checked by Grammarly and iThenticate plagiarism prevention software. Manuscripts may be rejected based on the plagiarism screening result.
When a revision is requested for the submitted article, the authors are obliged to answer the questions of the referees and editors.
Revisions must be submitted within 15 days at the latest, unless specifically stated otherwise. If authors need more time, they can request additional time at the beginning of the revision period. This period is evaluated by the editor.
If the revision is not sent within the specified time, the revision option is canceled.
Accepted articles are organized in terms of grammar, punctuation and format.
Correction copies are sent only to the responsible author. Spelling errors must be returned to the journal within 7 days after they have been carefully checked and corrected. At this point, it is not allowed to include or change new data or author names.
When the publication process of an article is complete, it is published on the journal's web page as "Articles in Print" before being included in its planned issue. Following this period, the article will be published.