Journal History

Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Community (formerly Jurnal Farmasi Sains dan Komunitas) abbreviated J. Pharm. Sci. Community is managed and published in Yogyakarta by Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Sanata Dharma Yogyakarta. J. Pharm. Sci. Community was established in 2003, and online publication was begun since 2016. The ISSN of J Pharm Sci Community are 2527-7146 (e-ISSN) and 1693-5683 (p-ISSN). 

Since its establishment, J. Pharm. Sci. Community is closely related to the Center for Drug Information and Research (CDIR) of Universitas Sanata Dharma. The idea of publishing the J. Pharm. Sci. Community was initiated when the head of the CDIR was Ilfia Zanubia. At the beginning of its establishment, this journal was expected to become a scientific pharmaceutical forum for both researchers and academics. At that time, the editor in chief was the Vice Dean I of the Faculty of Pharmacy Universitas Sanata Dharma. This journal was once not published in 2004-2005 when the head of CDIR was Enade P. Istyastono to encourage academics staffs to publish scientific article in much better managed journals. Nevertheless, this journal was published again in 2007 when the head of CDIR was Aris Widayati along with the improvement of its management. During the period of 2007-2011, the position of editor in chief was the Chairman of the Bachelor Program of Pharmacy in Faculty of Pharmacy Universitas Sanata Dharma. Head of CDIR at that time (Aris Widayati and Dewi Setyaningsih) served as daily administrators. In 2012, Fenty as the head of CDIR changed the printed size format of J. Pharm. Sci. Community from A5 to A4 and the journal was consistently published twice a year to meet the standard of the scientific journal.

In 2015, there was a big change in J. Pharm. Sci. Community management. The current editor in chief was no longer attached to structural positions but it is held by Florentinus Dika Octa Riswanto. In 2016, the online version of J. Pharm. Sci. Community was firstly published. The journal achieved its online ISSN in July 2016. In 2017, J. Pharm. Sci. Community has been indexed by DOAJ and several national and international indexes.