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Author Guidelines

Jurnal Farmasi Sains dan Komunitas (Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Community) firstly published in 2003, is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes research articles, review articles, as well as short communication in various pharmaceutical fields, including Pharmaceutical Technology and Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Pharmaceutical Biology, Community Pharmacy, and Clinical Pharmacy.

Jurnal Farmasi Sains dan Komunitas accepts research articles, review articles, and short communication in English. Jurnal Farmasi Sains dan Komunitas is managed and published in Yogyakarta by Faculty of Pharmacy, Sanata Dharma University Yogyakarta, for twice a year (in May and November).




Jurnal Farmasi Sains dan Komunitas welcomes full research articles, review articles and short communications.  Full research articles - original   research   articles   which   have   not   been published previously should in general about 3000-5000 words (12 printed pages) including figures and tables (with maximum 6 figures or tables). Review articles – the review should not exceed 5000 words including figures and tables (with maximum 6 figures or tables). Short communications - short communications should not exceed 2000 words (4 printed pages) with maximum 3 figures or tables.

Article should be prepare using common word processor software (e.g. Microsoft-Word®), prepared in English language, type single column in Times New Roman font with size of 12, space of 1.5, page size of A4, left and top margins of 3 cm, right and bottom margin of 2.5 cm. To avoid unnecessary errors the authors are strongly advised to use the "spell-check" and "grammar-check" functions of the word processor.

Template file of the article could be downloaded here.



To be published in Jurnal Farmasi Sains dan Komunitas, the manuscripts should be divided into the following sections:

  • Title Page – This section contain manuscript title with maximum of 18 words and should be wrote in English, authors’ names (without academic tittle) and affiliation (including address, postal code, country, email, and contact). Different author affiliations should be marked with superscript numbering 1, 2, 3 etc. The corresponding author should be marked with the superscript asterisk “*”.
  • Abstract - The abstract should state briefly the aim of the research, method used, main results, and major conclusions. Abstract should be wrote in one paragraph with maximum of 200 words in English. Abstract should be accurate, brief, clear, specific, and avoided from non-standard or uncommon abbreviations.
  • Keywords – Abstract should be accompanied with 3-5 keywords, alphabetically ordered, using the same language as abstract. Keywords are the labels of the manuscript and critical to indexing purpose.
  • Introduction – In this section authors should provide an adequate background and a brief statement of previous relevant study. Introduction section should be avoided from a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.
  • Methods – This section provide information of materials, instrumentations, and methods used in order to allow the work to be reproduced by the readers. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described. For the chemicals, authors should provide details of brand and purity, for example: ammonia 25% (Merck).
  • Results and Discussion - The results should be clear and concise of summarizing (scientific) findings rather than providing data in great detail. The discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.
  • Conclusion - The main conclusions of the study should be presented in a short Conclusions section. Conclusions should answer the objectives of research. In this section, authors could also suggest future experiments and/or point out those that are underway.
  • Acknowledgement - Advisors, financial supporters, or may other supporter i.e. proofreaders, typists, and suppliers who have assisted authors in the research can be listed in this section.
  • References - All publications cited in the text should be included as a list of references.


Article processing charge in J. Pharm. Sci. Community is 500,000.00 IDR (Rp. 500.000,00; lima ratus ribu rupiah). The invoice will be send by our editorial office directly after the acceptance of the manuscript.


Those articles which are describing experimental work on humans or animals should submit an approval of the ethical committee of the institution were the actual work was carried out.

Experiments with animals should be done in accordance with the legal requirements of the relevant local or national authority. Procedures should be such that experimental animals do not suffer unnecessarily. Papers should include details of the procedures and of anesthetics used. The Editors will not accept papers where the ethical aspects are, in their opinion, open to doubt.


All illustrations including figures, charts and graphs should be clear with minimum resolution of 300 dpi. The caption must be placed below and numbered (1, 2, 3 etc.).  Use the bold font of the figure caption (e.g. Figure 1. Structures of isoflavones found in ethanolic extract).

All the tables should be prepared using the horizontal border style only (without vertical border). The caption must be placed above and numbered (1, 2, 3 etc.).  Use the bold font of the table caption (e.g. Table 1. Characteristics of Health Facilities at Some Hospitals in Yogyakarta). If necessary, footnote should be place below the table, with smaller font size of the table font (Times New Roman font with size of 10).

Each figures should be supplied on separate pages with number according to appearance on the text.



The references used should be up to date (maximum of 10 years) and dominated of journal article. It is highly recommended to use the reference manager to organize the references such as Zotero, Mendeley, Endnote, etc. The reference style used can be found here. If you are a Mendeley user, you can simultanously download and install the journal's reference style by clicking this link.



Spangenberg, B., Poole, C.F., Weins, C., 2011. Quantitative thin-layer chromatography: A practical survey, Quantitative Thin-Layer Chromatography: A Practical Survey.


Book Chapters

Hammond, E.G., Johnson, L.A., Su, C., Wang, T., White, P.J., 2005. Soybean Oil, in: Bailey’s Industrial Oil and Fat Products.


Conference proceeding

Barchetti, U., Bucciero, A., De Blasi, M., Guido, A.L., Mainetti, L., Patrono, L., 2010. Impact of RFID, EPC and B2B on traceability management of the pharmaceutical supply chain, in: Proceeding - 5th International Conference on Computer Sciences and Convergence Information Technology, ICCIT 2010. pp. 58–63.


Journal Article

Suhadi, R., Linawati, Y., Virginia, D.M., Setiawan, C.H., 2015. the Early Implementation of Universal Health Coverage Among the Hypertension Subjects in the Sleman-District of Yogyakarta. Acta Medica Indonesiana, 47(4), 311–319.



Tunkel, D.E., Bauer, C.A., Sun, G.H., Rosenfeld, R.M., Chandrasekhar, S.S., Cunningham, E.R., Archer, S.M., Blakley, B.W., Carter, J.M., Granieri, E.C., Henry, J.A., Hollingsworth, D., Khan, F.A., Mitchell, S., Monfared, A., Newman, C.W., Omole, F.S., Phillips, C.D., Robinson, S.K., Taw, M.B., Tyler, R.S., Waguespack, R., Whamond, E.J., 2014. Clinical practice guideline: Tinnitus. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States),.



Hiyama, Y., 2009. Analytical Procedure Development and Revision of Q2(R1) Analytical Validation : ICH [WWW Document]. International Conference on Harmonization,. URL (accessed 12.5.18).




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 Author guidelines (.pdf version) could be downloaded here.

 Last update: 16 January 2019


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. Article should be prepare using common word processor software (e.g. Microsoft-Word®), prepared in English language, type single column in Times New Roman font with size of 12, space of 1.5, page size of A4, left and top margins of 3 cm, right and bottom margin of 2.5 cm.
  3. Each figures and tables should be supplied on separate pages with number according to appearance on the text.

  4. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

  5. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  6. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.


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1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal. 

3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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