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Author Guidelines

Types of articles

For consideration for publication in the journal ScienceRise. PharmaceuticalScience” are accepted:

- experimental articles: scientific works should contain deep and high-quality innovative research, be scientifically sound and directed for use in practical pharmacy, provide important information to a wide range of domestic and international scientific societies. The experimental articles should include a theoretically sound design of the experiment, a correct interpretation of the results of the study and conclusions aimed at the practical use of the results.

- review articles: scientific papers should contain a critical review and a retrospective analysis of domestic and foreign literature in recent years on the subject of research on the most pressing problems of practical pharmacy. The minimum number of sources for a review article is 100.

- short reports: scientific works, contain research results without a detailed description of the experiment and are aimed at quickly informing about the practical result. The publication is referred to the “short messages” section at the stage of the article submission, as appropriate.

 

All articles must comply with the Bioethics policy.

For licensed software that was used during the study, license numbers must be indicated.

 

Material submitted to a “ScienceRise: Pharmaceutical Science” journal must be original and not published or submitted for publication elsewhere. This rule applies to material submitted elsewhere while the “ScienceRise: Pharmaceutical Science” journal contribution is under consideration.


Requirements for the text

  1. Page format - A4, portrait
  2. Font – Times New Roman
  3. Font size – 14
  4. Interval –1.5
  5. Paragraph indent – 1.25 mm
  6. Alignment - Width
  7. Margins of the document – 20 mm
  8. Minimum number of pages – 10
  9. Article language: Ukrainian, Russian, English, Polish, French, German
 

Article structure:

 

UDC

TITLE OF THE ARTICLE IN ENGLISH

Full name, Full Name .... in English

Abstract in English (200–250 words). In the abstract sections should be highlighted: aim, materials and methods, results, conclusions.

Keywords in English (10 words)

 

The main sections of the article: 

1. Introduction

The introduction should provide the reader with all the information (including reference character) necessary in order to understand your research, and reasons why you hold them. In the section of the “Introduction”, it is also necessary to provide a comparison of similar pharmaceutical systems in other countries.

 

This section of the article, you must create background (background for the research: to provide a general understanding of the problem, which you do, and arguments to justify the relevance of your research).

The introduction should answer the question: «What is the issue/problem is studied and why is it important?»

 

This part of section of the article is to give an answer to the need for ongoing author’s research.

The argument in favor of the need for the author of the research should include detailed justification for the following two points:

  1. What exactly have not been studied predecessors?
  2. Why is it important to be studied?

Thus, the section of the article «Case of research» aims to highlight the outstanding part of other scientists studied the problem and point to "niche" of research, not occupied by other scientists to this problem (of course, the answers to two questions formulated above).

 

This section is written on the basis of periodic publications of scientific publications (books, textbooks, monographs are not related to those). Overview of periodicals on the issue should include sources of not more than 10 years ago and required a review of foreign scientific periodicals on the issue. The number of foreign sources should be at least 40 %. Permission level of self-citation is not more than 30 %. A must when using references to literary sources is a critical analysis of the data source, i.e. indication that the authors of these works have been achieved and what was not. At the same time, such analysis is desirable for each source (the use of a wide range of links such as "in the works [3-7]" is not recommended).

 

Section «Case of research» should give the reader an understanding of what research was conducted, the results of which the author is going to publish this article.

 

ADVICE: You can use the electronic resources of open access scientific journals around the world from Cochrane Library. The search can be performed by keyword of your subjects in English.

 

It is necessary to highlight the unresolved parts of the investigated problem by other scientists and point out the “niche” of research not occupied by other scientists in this problem.

Important! Often, as a justification for the need for an author’s study, it is indicated that the subject (question) in the scientific literature is “not described” or “not described enough”. This in no way can be considered a reasoned justification. It is not enough to refer to the fact that “this problem has not yet been studied”, because it is possible that it does not need to be studied!

 

Aim of research. The formulation of aim of the research should be performed in such a way that it became clear how to fill in the "niche" research (i.e. to answer the question: "what needs to be done to bridge the gap of knowledge associated with the presence of pieces of total problems unidentified by other scientists?»).

 

The aim of research, formulated by the author, can be the formulation of Hypotheses and that the author wanted to prove or disprove.

 

2. Planning (methodology) of research

The section provides the scientific justification for the selection of materials (objects), research methods and the sequence of the experiment to achieve the goal.

To plan research, authors should use the basic principles of the Quality by design concept and / or risk analysis to achieve their goals.

The design of the experiment is justified by calculations, diagrams, decision tree, etc.

 

3. Materials and methods

In this section of the article, it is necessary to describe in detail all the materials that were used in the study, indicating the source of receipt; equipment and methods (techniques) with which the research was conducted.

Materials and methods should be described in such detail that the study can be repeated.

This section should be structured in accordance with the following description of the results and their discussion.

 

Studies involving animals and humans

For research manuscripts reporting experiments on living vertebrates and / or higher invertebrates, the correspondent author must confirm that all experiments were performed in accordance with the relevant guidelines and rules. The manuscript should include a statement indicating the institutional and / or licensing committee approving the experiments, including any relevant details. Gender and other characteristics of animals that may affect results should be described. Details of housing and livestock should be included if they can affect experimental results. All animal experiments must comply with ARRIVE guidelines and be conducted in accordance with the Great Britain Animal (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 and related guidelines or EU Directive 2010/63 / EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes.

For a study in which people are participants, authors must identify a committee approving the study, ensure that the work has been carried out in accordance with the Code of Ethics of the World Medical Association (Helsinki Declaration) and include in your manuscript a statement confirming that informed consent was obtained from all participants (recommendations for obtaining informed consent).

You can also read the Helsinki Declaration in Russian on the website of the Association of Clinical Research Organizations.

 

Clinical trial registration

Prospective clinical trials should be registered prior to the registration of patients on the website or in a similar public store (trials in which the main purpose is to determine pharmacokinetics are excluded).

 

Human biological samples

To describe human biological samples, we recommend that you refer to the BRISQ reporting guidelines (reporting on biological samples to improve the quality of the study) and ensure that at least level 1 characteristics are provided (link).

 

Publication of images of participants in human subject research

When publishing identifiable images of study participants, authors should include a statement in the published article confirming that they have received informed consent to publish the images. All reasonable measures should be taken to protect the anonymity of the patient. Black stripes above the eyes are not an acceptable means of anonymization. In some cases, we may insist on obtaining evidence of the informed consent of the authors. Images without appropriate consent will be removed from the publication.

 

Studies involving human embryos, gametes, and stem cells

Manuscripts reporting experiments involving the use of human embryos and gametes, human embryonic stem cells and related materials, as well as the clinical use of stem cells, should include confirmation that all experiments have been performed in accordance with relevant guidelines and the rules.

The manuscript should include an ethical statement that identifies the institutional and / or licensing committees that approve the experiments and describe any relevant details. A statement of ethics should also confirm that informed consent has been obtained from all recipients and / or donors of cells or tissues, where necessary, and describe the conditions of donation of research materials, such as human embryos or gametes. The editors may request copies of approved and edited consent documents.

 

Experiments involving plants or microorganisms

Experiments with plants or microorganisms taken from outside the country of the authors should have been carried out with special permission.

Botanical identity

For each cultivated medicinal plant, its botanical identity must be established and documented - scientific name (variety, species, subspecies / variety, author and family). The common name (if any) must also be indicated in the local and English languages. If necessary, other relevant information should also be indicated, including the name of the cultivar, its ecotype, chemotype and phenotype.

For cultivated plant varieties available for sale, you must specify its name, as well as the supplier. In the case of collection, breeding, distribution and cultivation of landrace in a particular region, the line should be described with its local name, indicating the sources of origin of the seed, plant or sprout material.

Selection of medicinal plants

Where appropriate, the species or botanical species that are selected for cultivation should correspond to those indicated in the national pharmacopoeia or recommended by other authoritative national documents of the country of the final consumer. In the absence of such national documents, the selection of species or botanical varieties should be based on the pharmacopoeia or other authoritative documents of other countries. In the case when medicinal plants are considered for the first time, samples or botanical varieties selected for cultivation should be defined and documented as raw materials used or described in traditional medicine of the country of origin.

 

Experimental data

Analytical data should be statistically processed using appropriate programs.

When establishing the structure of substances, the authors must provide sufficient experimental information, in particular, the available 1H and 13C NMR spectra, and X-ray crystalline structural determinations are necessary for metal complexes.

The author is responsible for presenting the correct chemical nomenclature and terminology.

An accurate description of each data set should be provided, which is shown and should include the number of biological repeats, the number of experiments performed, and a description and use of appropriate statistical methods. To verify the significance of differences in results, appropriate statistical methods should be used. The term “significant” should not be used unless a statistical analysis has been performed and the probability value used to determine significance (usually p-value) should be indicated. Manuscripts submitted without evidence of reproducibility will be rejected without formal review.

 

Applications and additional materials

Authors who wish to publish electronic supplementary materials to their article (Excel files, images, audio and video files) can send these files along with the manuscript.

 

5. Result

Results should be presented in a logical order, and it is recommended to give the results in order of importance, it is not necessary to use the order in which the experiments were conducted.

You should not duplicate the data shown in the figures, graphs and tables. A common mistake is to bring the data displayed in the figures and tables in the text of the article. Instead, the text of the article should summarize the material that the reader will find in the table or draw the reader’s attention to the main points in the figure or table. The reader, as a rule, is easier to read the data in the table than in the text of the article.

Avoid excessive figures and tables. If there is not enough data for full-fledged tables and figures, it is better to describe this information in the text.

All presented results that require repeated testing should be statistically processed. The development of analysis methods and / or technologies should be accompanied by validation characteristics.


6. Discussion

In this section of the article you need:

  • Discuss your results in order from most to least important.
  • Additional research can be proposed to improve or deepen the results.
  • Compare your results with the results of other studies - how can their relevance be noted? If not, discuss the reasons for the differences. Provide a comparison of similar pharmaceutical systems in other countries.Compare your results with results from other researches – to what extent can their consistency be noted? If not, discuss the reasons for the differences.
  • Describe how the results of the study can be put into practice.
  • It is imperative to briefly describe the limitations of your research and bring its possible shortcomings (this will in no way diminish the significance of your research, but it will show where you or your colleagues should move in the future).
  • Describe how your results can be practically useful and under what conditions.

 

7. Conclusions

In this section of the article, be sure to indicate once again the main summarizing results on your work, paying particular attention to the consistency of the conclusions of the aim and objectives of research. This means that the Conclusions should reflect the specific results obtained by the author, on the basis of which it is possible to draw a conclusion about the scientific novelty and the possibility of practical application of the research results presented in the article.

 

Conflict of interest

Indicate the absence or presence of a conflict of interest. If there is a conflict of interest, it is necessary to specify one.

 

Acknowledgments (if any)

List here those people/organizations that have assisted in the course of the research (for example, provided language assistance, assistance in conducting experiments, financial assistance, etc.).

 

References

Sources are made according to APA standard

 

Recommendation from the doctor of science (if the authors of the article do not have a doctor of science).

Attention! This recommendation is not a reason for accepting an article for publication and is not related to the review process. A positive decision on the publication of an article can be made by the editors only after successful completion of the editing stages and double-blind review. 

 

For each author:

  • Full name
  • Rank, position
  • Department
  • University
  • Address University
  • e-mail
  • Contact phone
  • Number of publications in Ukrainian editions (approximate)
  • Number of publications in international journals indexed (approximate)
  • H-index (if available)
  • ID ORCID

 

Requirements for formatting figures

  • Before the figure of the text is necessarily a reference to figure the form of Fig. 1, Fig. 2–4, Fig. 5, a
  • The number of dots per inch not less than 300 dpi
  • Figures should be grouped.
  • Name of figure is given by "Fig. 1. Title of figure" or “Fig. 1. Title of figure: a – title of sub-figure; b – title of sub-figure"
  • If the figure shows the dependence graph, or, in the figure caption should be expanded all the symbols, including the axes.
  • Size of signatures in the figures should match the size of Times New Roman 14
  • The inscriptions in the figures should not be bold or oblique.
  • Inscriptions on all drawings must be made in the same style.
  • Attention! Printed version of journal comes out in black and white.

 

Requirements for table format 

  1. Header table does not contain blank cells
  2. If your document table is broken into several pages, re-do the signature on a new page does not need to!
  3. All tables should be vertical (portrait orientation of the sheet in the program Word).

 

Requirements for formatting the formulas 

  1. Formulas should be typed in the MathType equation editor
  2. Links to the formula in the text are (1), (2–4)
  3. Formulas should be numbered
  4. The formula is part of the text, so after a claim must stand semantic mark if the new sentence goes further, then the point, if further clarification is the comma

 

Requirements for formatting the list of sources in the literature

  1. Sources must be at least 20.
  2. Literature should be used mainly over the past 5-10 years. Avoid citing textbooks, reference books, popular science websites, encyclopaedias, etc. At least 70% of the used literature should be the work of foreign authors.
  3. The percentage of self-citations – no more than 30%
  4. References should take the form [1], [2, 3]. Hyperlinks are not allowed. The use of a wide range of references like “in [3–7]” is not allowed.
  5. Links should go in order of their mention in the article.
  6. All literary sources must be referenced in the text of the article.
  7. The bibliographic list is issued at the end of the article according to the APA standard

 

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. All requirements for the text are made
  2. Article is structured
  3. All requirements for the article title are made
  4. All requirements for abstracts in Ukrainian and Russian are made
  5. All requirements for for formatting figures are made
  6. All requirements for keywords are made
  7. All requirements  for table format are made
  8. All requirements for formatting of the formulas are made
  9. All requirements for formatting of references to literature in the text are made
  10. All requirements for formatting the list of sources in the literature are made
  11. All requirements for abstracts in English are made
  12. All requirements for the list of literature in English (References) are made
  13. All requirements  for registration information about the authors are made
 

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