Information for Authors

Types of Manuscripts

FABAD Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences evaluates original research articles written in English and review articles written in English or Turkish.

Research Articles

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

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.

Editorial Policy and Ethical Principles

Editorial Policy

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.

Publication Ethics

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.

Submissions of Manuscripts
  • Research and review articles prepared by the author(s) according to the template should be submitted using the Dergi Park system.
  • 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.
Editing 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 the 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.

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: 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.

For review articles, at least one of the authors should cite at least one article of their owns.

Style of Manuscripts

  • The manuscripts were prepared on standard A4 size paper with 2 cm margins from the top, bottom, right and left. Line spacing is selected as single in the summary/summary parts and 1.5 in all other places.
  • Times New Roman font was used in the manuscripts.
  • The abbreviations used in the manuscript are given in their long form at the first occurrence, and then their abbreviated forms are used.
  • Only the International System of Units (SI) is used in the manuscripts, if different units are required, the SI equivalent is given in parentheses.
  • The manuscript has been saved in two separate files as Title Page and Main Text. Information about the authors is presented only in the Title Page.
  • On the Title Page, the title of the manuscript is left-justified, 14-point, with the first letter of each word capitalized and written in bold letters.
  • On the Title Page, two lines spaces are left after the title of the manuscript, and the names and surnames of the authors are written centered in 12 points, without using the title (all capitalized).
  • In the Title Page, an increasing number of asterisks have been added to the end of each author's surname for author addresses, and the addresses are written in 10 points just below the names according to these asterisks numbers.
  • On the Title Page, the ORCID numbers of the authors are written in 10 points just below the addresses.
  • On the Title Page, the corresponding author(s) are indicated by placing the “°” sign after the asterisks next to their names. The explanation of the “°” symbol is written in 10 font size at the bottom left corner of the page, specifying the corresponding author's name/surname, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address.
  • “Author Contribution Rate Statement” was made using the initials of the authors' names and surnames, in 10 font size, under the ORCID numbers on the Title Page.
  • It has been checked that the Main Text file does not include any information about the authors.
  • Main Text file; consists of title, abstract (English/Turkish), at least 3 keywords (English/Turkish), introduction, material-method, findings and discussion, conclusion, acknowledgement (if applicable), conflict of interest and references.
  • In the Main Text, the title of the article is left-justified, 14-point, with the first letter of each word capitalized and written in bold letters.
  • The abstract of the manuscript is presented in Turkish and English, respectively, after the manuscript title.
  • The title of the abstract (Öz)/(Summary) is written in bold with only the first letter capitalized and in 10 font size.
  • Turkish and English abstracts are written without a title, with a size of 10, italicized, single-spaced, justified and with a minimum of 100 and a maximum of 250 words.
  • A maximum of six keywords describing the study area are given in Turkish after the Turkish abstract, and in English after the English abstract, with a single line space left.
  • Keywords should be in italics and 10pts. Keywords must be written in lowercase letters separated with comma (,).
  • Text should be written justified and 1,5 line spaced, leaving a blank line between each paragraph without indent.
  • The main headings in the text, should be justified to left, without numbering, written in bold, 12pts and uppercase
  • Subheadings should be justified to left, without numbering, written in bold, 12pts and first letters uppercase.
  • Before and after a new heading text should be continued leaving a blank line.
  • The text under the headings is written without an indent, and when switching to a new paragraph, text should be continued without indent after leaving a blank line
  • The name of the institution and ethical approval number should be given for animal experiments and clinical trials.
  • For plant materials, herbarium address, number, and name and surname of the person who identified the plant materials should be given.
  • Tables, figures and formulas should be inserted where they wanted to appear in the manuscript.
  • Figures, tables and formulas should be prepared at the highest resolution possible in terms of printing quality.
  • All figures (Figure 1.), tables (Table 1.) and formulas (1) are given in the text using parentheses.
  • Figures should be numbered with names as “Figure 1.” just below the figure centered, bold and 12pts.
  • Tables should be numbered with names as “Table 1.” just above the table aligned to the left, bold and 12pts.
  • All types of equations and formulas were created using computer programs (ChemDraw, etc.), numbered sequentially, numbers written in parentheses (1), justified to the right.
  • If the Figures, Tables and Formulas were taken from a different source, the necessary permissions were obtained by the authors to use and information on this subject was given in the text. Their references should be given in their legends and in References section.
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS (if any) is given in 12 pts just below the Conclusion part.
  • If the authors received any support during the project, they stated it in the ACKNOWLEDGMENT section. If this support was received with a project, the project number and the supporting institution were written.
  • If there is a Conflict of Interest section, it is stated on the Title Page. If there is no conflict of interest “Authors declare that there is no conflict of interest.” expression is used.
  • References are given at the end of the text in alphabetical order according to the first letter of the surname of the first author.
  • If more than one reference is given on a subject in the text, these references are written in order of year within themselves.
    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.

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.

Examples:

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.

Examples:

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.

Example:

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.

Example:

FDA. (1982), Digoxin oral solution, https://www. accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/ 2016/021648s009lbl.pdf, Erişim tarihi: 30 Mart 2019.

Assessment of Manuscript
  • 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.
Revision

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.

After Acceptance

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.