Instructions to Authors

EMU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (EMU JPharmSci) covers the research on all aspects of Pharmacy presented as original articles, short reports and reviews.

EMU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences is published three times (March, July, November) in a year. It is an open access and peer-reviewed journal.

Original articles: These are limited to 15 typewritten pages in addition to supplementary materials (schemes, tables, figures, etc.).

Short papers: Short papers are limited to 5 typewritten pages and maximum of 2 supplementary materials (schemes, tables, figures).

Reviews: They are limited to20 pagesin addition to supplementary materials (schemes, tables, figures, etc.).

Article Submission

1) Contributions to EMU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences must be in English. You will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of various files.

For further information please contact to the editor:

Prof.Dr. F.Neriman Özhatay (Editor in Chief)

Eastern Mediterranean University, Faculty of Pharmacy

Famagusta, North Cyprus

3) All manuscripts are subject to editorial review.

4) The title, author/authors name, surname, affiliation and address, correspondence address and the type of the article should be written on a separate sheet and attached to the first page of the manuscript.

5) The manuscripts should not be previously published or accepted for publication and should not be submitted or under simultaneous consideration for publication elsewhere.

6) The manuscripts are published in the order of final acceptance after review and revision.

7) If the manuscript is returned to authors for revision and the revised manuscript is not received by the editor within 2 months it will be treated as a new article.

8) If the manuscript is accepted and the proof is returned to the authors, corrected proofs should be sent to the editor within 5 days.


In order to achieve uniform presentation and to avoid unnecessary delays, authors are requested to observe the following principles:

The manuscript should be prepared in MS Word format by using Times New Roman font (12 pt) and double-spaced on one side of the paper with adequate margins (2.5 cm). Original drawings, figures, images etc. must be submitted with the original manuscript.

The original manuscript must be arranged as follows: Title page (including the title, authors and correspondence address), abstract, key words, introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion, acknowledgements and references.

The reviews must be arranged as follows: Title page (including the title, authors and correspondence address), abstract, key words, introduction, discussion, acknowledgements and references.

Pages should be numbered starting from the abstract page.Abbreviations must follow International rules and defined at their first mention in the text.The symbols should be selected in accordance with the international usage and defined where it is first used.

Title Page

Title: Must be short and informative and written in bold uppercase letters.

Authors: Names and surnames of the authors will be written in capitalized letter for the first letter of each word and the address of the author(s) should be linked by superscript numbers, and listed beneath the title.Corresponding author must be indicated (*) in the author names.

Example: Title(13 pt)



Authors(11 pt)

Neriman Özhatay & Çağın Korkmazer *

Eastern Mediterranean University, Faculty of Pharmacy Famagusta, North Cyprus

Correspondence: E-mail of the corresponding author is written (10 pt).



Briefly give the objectives, methods, results and conclusions in maximum 200 words (11 pt).

Key words

Authors must give 3- 6 key words which identify the subject covered by the paper (11 pt).


Should indicate the subject of the article which is generally based on a brief interpretation of the related literature. The novelty and the aim of the study should be clearly stated.

Materials and Methods

This part contains a brief and clear description of the materials and methods used. Subtitles can be given as appropriate.

For clinical trials carried on humans by applying drugs, the authors should have the approvals of the related local Ethical Committee. The mentioned approval, the protocol made with the human volunteers and their consent for the studies should be attached and mentioned in this part of the manuscript.

For experimental studies carried on animals, the authors should mention whether the institutional and national guide for care and use of laboratory animals was respected and also indicate the approval of the local Ethical Committee in this part of the manuscript.

For plant materials, herbarium name (or acronym), number, name and surname of the person who identified the plant materials should be indicated in this part of the manuscript.

Statistical analysis of the data and descriptive details of the chemicals used should be explained briefly as a sub-title in this section.

Results and Discussion (separate or together)

The data and results of the research (tables and figures) must be clearly and concisely defined and a comparison with related literature citations should be made as appropriate. Significant findings should be briefly summarized as a conclusion in the last paragraph.

Tables and Figures

Table and Figure titles should be short and informative (10 pt). Descriptive titlesshould be given at the top of the tables and at the bottom of the figures. Tables and Figures should be numbered consequently in the order of appearance within the text, referred as “Table 1” and Figure 1


Table 1.Disturbution of the new records for Turkish flora marked on the province map

Figures should be prepared with the highest resolution and embedded in the manuscript file.

During the submission of the manuscript, figures should also be attached as separate files in

“TIFF” or “JPEG” format.



Supporting institutions or individuals should be briefly acknowledged (10 pt) just before the

reference list.