Author Guidelines

The editor receive submission of research articles of pharmaceutical science, for their publication in the Journal of Pharma Xplore. Other types of the articles such those ideas or concepts are excluded for publication in the journal. The manuscript should be typed using Microsoft Word with the Time New Roman type letters, font 12, and space 1.5 (except for the legend of figures, tables, and graphs, and for the list of references, which should be typed using space 1.0). The length of manuscript should be about 10 pages of A-4 papers at maximum, including tables, graphs, and figures. Submitted manuscripts are reviewed by competent experts using evaluation criteria including their originality, clarity of description, reliability of the content, the contribution of scientific products to the development of science, their usefulness for academic society, and their scientific quality in general. The editor has the right to refuse for publication of manuscripts or to return them for revision by the authors according to suggestions of reviewer. Manuscripts refusal for publication are returned with reasons for not publishing them. The rules for writing of the articles are as follow:

Research Articles

Articles of this type should be reports on results of researches conducted by workers. Evaluation criteria applied to this type of articles are primarily their originality [i.e. they are not duplicates of anyone else’s work and that materials of the article have not been previously published either by the author(s) or the researcher(s)], their reliability of the contents, clarity of description, contribution to the advancement of science and usefulness for academic community, and their scientific quality in general. The writing of each of articles should follow the following format:


The title of an article should be made in both Indonesian language and in English, each of which should be brief, descriptive, and informative, with a maximum of 25 words. The title should be written in capital letters (excepting Roman names which should be written in italic and only their first letters are written in capital letters), and must neither contain any abbreviation nor chemical symbol. The full name of author should be written, but only under the first title version of article, and without any of their titles of scientific degree. Following the name of author(s), the institution and its postal address of each of the authors should also be written in order to facilitate communication.


Abstract should be made in two versions; Indonesian language and English version, with a maximum length of 250 and 200 words, respectively. The abstract, which in the essence of the content of an article, should include a background, objective(s), methods, results, and conclusions of the research conducted. Each version of the abstracts should be provided with keywords, which are written immediately below the abstract.


This section should provide background information relevant to the study. The objective of the study should be clearly stated.

Materials and Methods

This section describers materials used in the research conducted, including detailed specifications and the origin of the materials, to give information to those who interested in use of and repeating the same method(s) and enabling them to get similar and reproducible results. If the method used in the research conducted had been previously described by other researcher(s) in the literature, then relevant source(s) should be cited and referred.

Results and Discussion

Results and Discussion section present results of the research conducted; if tables and figures/graphs are presented, they should have good captions or legends. The caption of table and figures need to be clear and “self-explanatory” so readers will be able to understand even without reading the relevance text. No need for data presented in tables or given in the form of the figures/graphs, to be repeated in words, in the text. The presented data are then discussed and compared to published results of previous similar studies, if any. New findings or innovations obtained as well as the contribution of the results conducted to the advancement of science need to be described in order to give more weight of the discussion of the results obtained.


Conclusions section presents a resume of research result, which is drawn following the discussion of the results in the “Results and Discussion” section. Conclusion may take the form of narration or of points of statement.


This section contains a brief written expression of the author(s)’grateful to those who have given contribution to the research conducted, including fund donor(s) and reviewer(s) of draft of manuscript.

Conflict of Interest 

Exists when an author/the author's institution has financial or personal relationships that inappropriately influence (bias) his or her actions (financial relationships, dual commitments, competing interests, or competing loyalties). The potential for conflict of interest can exist whether or not an individual believes that the relationship affects his or her scientific judgment. If there are no conflict of interest, you may write: None declared. 


References section presents all references used in the preparation of the manuscript. They should be listed alphabetically according to the name of first author of the respective article. Each reference should be written completely. Considering the many ways to write a reference, herein this journal, the Harvard System is used as a standard, with the following examples to write a reference of: thesis, books, seminars, proceedings, journals and papersin a conferences, consecutively.

  1. Articles: Alkandahri MY., Berbudi, A., Utami, N.V., Subarnas, A. Antimalarial Activity of Extract and Fractions of Castanopsis costata (Blume) A.DC. Avicenna J Phytomed, 2019; 9(5): 474-481.
  2. Books: DiPiro J, Talbert R, Yee G. Pharmacotherapy: a pathophysiologic approach. New York: The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc; 2008. 
  3. Dissertation and Thesis: Alkandahri MY. Aktivitas Antimalaria Ekstrak dan Fraksi Daun Cep-cepan (Castanopsis costata (Blume) A.DC) Terhadap Mencit Yang Diinfeksikan Plasmodium berghei (Tesis). Bandung: Universitas Padjadjaran; 2018. 
  4. Conference’s Proceeding: Abdulah R. Interactions of sulforaphane and selenium in inhibiting human breast and prostate cancer cell lines proliferation. Proceedings of International Seminar and Expo on Jamu; 2010 November 5; Bandung, Indonesia. Indonesia: Universitas Padjadjaran; 2010.
  5. Online: Acevedo-Rodríguez P, Strong MT. Catalogue of the seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contrib Bot 2012; 98: 1192. Available at: stream/handle/10088/17551/SCtB-0098.pdf?sequence=2&isAllowed=y [accessed on January 2019].