Instructions to Authors


EMU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (EMUJPharmSci) 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, August, December) in a year. It is an open access and peer-reviewed journal. 
  • Contributions to EMU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences must be in English.
  •  All manuscripts are subject to editorial review.
  • The manuscripts should not be previously published or accepted for publication and should not be submitted or under simultaneous consideration for publication elsewhere. 
  • The manuscripts are published in the order of final acceptance after review and revision. 
  • 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. 
  • If the manuscript is accepted and the proof is returned to the authors, corrected proofs should be sent to the editor within 5 days.
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 to 20 pages in addition to supplementary materials (schemes, tables, figures, etc.).
  • 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, introduction, discussion, acknowledgements and references.
    1. General Format
a) All manuscripts can only be submitted electronically via DergiPark.
b) Manuscripts should be 1,5 lines spaced and justified.
c) Use 2.5 cm margins, Times New Roman and format for A4 paper.
d) Number all pages, starting with the title page.
e) Spell out all acronyms in full at first use.
f) Make sub-headings if necessary. 
g) Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI).
    2. Before main text
        A. Title page
a) The first page of the manuscript is a title page containing the following information:
b) The manuscript’s full title (Font: Times New Roman Font Size: 13). The title must be concise and informative. 
c) All authors’ full names (Font: Times New Roman Font Size: 11).
d) The affiliation of the author(s) should be linked by superscript numbers, and listed beneath the title.
e) Corresponding author (Font: Times New Roman Font Size: 10). E-mail, telephone and fax number (with country and area code) of the corresponding author should be provided. 
f) Ethical approval should be attached for manuscripts involving studies with human/laboratory animals participants.
       B. Abstract
a) The abstract appears on its own page. 
b) The abstract should be written in Times New Roman and font size 11. 
c) The maximum length of the abstract is 200 words.
d) The abstract should contain the objectives, methods, results and conclusions.
e) 3- 6 key words must be provided in alphabetical order (Font: Times New Roman Font Size: 10). Separate the keywords with colon.
    3. Main text
        A. Introduction
(Font: Times New Roman Font Size: 12)
State the objectives of the work and provide a brief background of the literature related with the topic. The novelty and the aim of the study should be clearly stated.
        B. Materials and Methods
(Font: Times New Roman Font Size: 12)
a) Give a brief and clear description of the materials and methods used. Subtitles can be given as appropriate. 
b) 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.
c) Statistical analysis must be provided when necessary. 
        C. Results / Discussion
(Font: Times New Roman Font Size: 12)
A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Results should be concise. 
Discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work. 
Discussion should not repeat the results. 
The main conclusions of the study should be presented.
        D. Acknowledgement
(Font: Times New Roman Font Size: 10)
Supporting institutions or individuals should be briefly acknowledged just before the reference list.
        E. References
            i. Citation in text
(Font: Times New Roman Font Size: 12)
  • Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). 
  • Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list. 
  • References in the text should be cited as: the author(s) surname and the publication date.
(Sahin, 2000) – one author
(Sahin and Kosar, 2000) – Two authors 
(Sahin et al., 2000) – more than two authors 
(Celik and Ozhatay 2000 a, b) – More than one paper in the same year by the same author (s) 
(Ozhatay and Avci, 2000; Ozhatay et al., 2001; Ozhatay, 2005) – listed by the earliest year first for multiple citations.
            ii. Reference style
(Font: Times New Roman Font Size: 10)
  • The list of references should be single-spaced. 
  • List the references in alphabetical order under section of “references”.
  • For references up to 5 authors, write the names of all authors.
  • For references more than 5 authors, write the names of the first 5 and add et. al.
  • The title of journal should be abbreviated in italics according to the style used in the National Library of Medicine’s Journals in NCBI Databases.
  • Volume numbers should be indicated in bold letters.
            iii. Examples
Reference to a journal publication:
Ozhatay N, Kultur S, Gurdal B (2017). Check-list of additional taxa to the supplement flora of Turkey VIII. Istanbul J Pharm 47(1): 31-46.
Reference to a book:
Strunk W Jr, White EB (1979). The Elements of Style. 3rd ed. New York, NY: Macmillan.
Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
Bonati A (1988). Industry and conservation of medicinal plants. In Akerele O, Heywood V, Synge H (eds). The Conservation Medicinal Plants p.141-148 Cambridge University Press UK. 
Electronic resources
World Nuclear Association (WNA) (2014). Radioisotopes in Medicine, Accessed 13.10.2014.
    4. After main text 
Figures / Tables captions
  •  Use figures and tables when information cannot easily be stated or summarized in the manuscript itself.
  • All the figures and tables must be referred to in the main body of the text.
  • Tables and Figures should be numbered consequently in the order of appearance within the text, referred as “Table 1” and “Figure 1”.
  • Descriptive titles should be given at the top of the tables and at the bottom of the figures.
  • Figures should be prepared with the highest resolution and should be provided as a separate page following references.
Submission checklist
Check the following submission list before submit your manuscript:
  • Full E-mail address, full postal address, telephone and fax number of the corresponding author.
  • All necessary files have been uploaded.
  • References are in the correct format for this journal.
  • All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text.
  • All figure captions.
  • All tables (including title, description, footnotes).
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