About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The aim of this journal publication is to disseminate the conceptual thoughts or ideas and research results that have been achieved in the area of pharmacy.

This journal encompasses original article, review article and short communications in the area of pharmacy, including:

  • Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. Raw and Crude Materials, Standardisation, Characterisation, Quality Control of Herb, Extraction, Fractionation, Isolation, Purification and Elucidation of Natural Products
  • Pharmacology. Pharmacokinetics, Toxicology, Teratogenicity, Immunopharmacology
  • Clinical Pharmacy. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Adverse Drug Reaction, Drug Interaction
  • Pharmaceutics. Formulation of Dosage Forms, Cosmetics, Drug Delivery Systems, Development of Excipients
  • Biotechnology. Microbiology, Cell and Tissue Engineering
  • Community Pharmacy. Pharmacoeconomy, Pharmacovigilance, Pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacy education
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry. Docking, Biocomputation, Drug Synthesis, Analytical Chemistry

Peer Review Process

Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences considers all manuscripts on the strict condition that they have not been published already, nor are they under consideration for publication or in press elsewhere. All incoming manuscript will be initially evaluated and edited to uniformity of formats, terms, and other writing procedures. 

Contributions to Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences will be subjected to double-blind review process by reviewers at the discretion of the Editorial Board and papers accepted may be subject to editorial revision. Decisions regarding acceptability will be made on the basis of the quality of science, the contribution of the work to the field, the suitability of the work for the Journal and the presentation of the manuscript. Contributions submitted by the Journal's Editors and Editorial Board members are subject to the same peer review standards as papers submitted by all other authors. We aim to present authors with an initial decision regarding the acceptability of submitted papers within ten weeks of receipt of the manuscript.

Publication Frequency

Journal of Researh in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is published in June and December every year. The article is accepted any time via online Register. Articles submitted from April until October

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics of JRPPS

This statement clarifies ethical behavior by parties involved in the act of manuscript publication in

JRPPS, which is managed by the Pharmacy Program UPN Veteran Jakarta

This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice standard.

1. Ethical Guidance for Journal Publication

The publication of a manuscript requires consideration related to its ethics. This is also applied in JRPPSJRPPS publishes articles that are studied both theoretically and empirically from accountable resources. This matter is important for the development of knowledge to be implemented in developing the economy of a country. Thus, a coherent and valued network of knowledge needs to be carried out in the Ethics Guidelines for Journal publications. This thing reflects on the work by authors and supporting institutions.

Articles in JRPPS is peer-reviewed to support and achieve scientific method. It is important to agree on expected standards of ethical behavior by parties involved in the act of manuscript publication, including writers, editors, reviewers, publishers, and the public.

The Pharmacy Program UPN Veteran Jakarta as Publisher of JRPPS takes its trusteeship beyond all the publishing stages very seriously and carry it out with ethics and other responsibilities. Pharmacy Program UPN Veteran Jakarta commits to ensure that broadcasting, reprinting or other commercial income does not have an impact or influence on editorial decisions.

2. Publication Decisions

Before publishing JRPPS both online or printed, the Chief Editor in charge of publishing requests input from other editors as well as support from the reviewer. It also based the steps of journal publications, which start from the submission of the manuscript to editor review, checking by the reviewer, layout checking, plagiarism, and copyright checking. This process is under the supervision of the Chief Editor and other editors with authority that a publication decision arises for the articles in JRPPS.

3. Non-discrimination

In each publication of JRPPS, the editors and reviewers evaluate the manuscript for its scientific content alone without relating to race, sex, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the author. This matter is for the sake of upholding the ethics of publishing the JRPPS that is non-discrimination.

4. Confidentiality

Every article published in JRPPS is secured for its valuable information. Thus, editors and reviewers are not permitted to disclose much information related to the journal to anybody. It is including the authors, reviewers, editorial teams, and publishers. They are only allowed to disclose what is relevant and appropriate.

5. Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Any unpublished material will be disclosed under a submitted manuscript and are not to be used by the editorial boards and reviewer in their research

Duty and Obligation of the Reviewer

1. Contribution to editorial decisions

Publication of manuscripts in JRPPS involves reviewer in the associated field. Decisions of the reviewer contribute to the editor’s decision for every manuscript. This journal uses the blind-review process. The result of the review is sent back to the author by the editor. This point is done to improve the author’s quality of writing.

2. Promptness

JRPPS values punctuality of the publication and information delivery to authors. Every submitted manuscript in JRPPS will be informed to the author and reviewer to be processed based on the basic provisions. If the reviewer is unable to submit on-time, the editor will decide to replace them with another reviewer that is more qualified. This is to ensure that the publication time is consistent with the decided schedule.

3. Privacy and Confidentiality

JRPPS is managed by the Pharmacy Program UPN Veteran Jakarta with support of the editor and expert reviewer. Every manuscript submitted is secured confidentially by the editors, reviewer, and publisher. By the fact that it is blind reviewd, every manuscript can only be discussed for its content by editor and writer.

4. Objectivity Standard

Every submitted manuscript submitted to JRPPS is obligated to be evaluated by the editors and reviewers based on the established standard. Nevertheless, commentary and review by the editor and reviewer must be respectful towards the author. Every reviewer is required to be consistent with the decision and recommendation for the editors and writer

5. Reference Citation / Acknowledgment

The reviewers are obligated to make point of reference used in the manuscript submitted by the authors through the editor. Every source must be checked for its validity and novelty, and is obtained from trusted journal site.

6. Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Any specific information or ideas obtained through peer-review process must be kept confidential not used for personal gain. Reviewers should not any consider texts containing conflicts of interest which from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or also connections with writers, companies or other institutions associated with the research.


Duties and Obligation of the Author

1. Reporting Standard

All authors are obligated to serve accountable relevant information in works submitted to JRPPS. Presented data ought to be cited from liable sources. The references must be written in the article. Any form of fraud or inacurrate statement made on purpose is an unethical doing therefore unacceptable.

2. Data Access and Retention

The Authors might be asked for explanation related to data and information written in the script. Thus they are obligated to provide data and information to the editor and the reviewer punctually. This is due to simplify the correction process of submitted article bassed on the guideline by JRPPS.

3. Originality and Plagiarism

Authors must ensure that the work is original. They must make proper citations whenever using other's word or work. If any sort of plagiarism or problems with the citation is discovered in the author's work, the manuscript will be automatically rejected.

4. Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

Whenever an author submits a manuscript to be published in the JRPPS, one is not allowed to send the manuscript to another publisher simultaneously. This act is considered unethical. Thus the manuscript would not be accepted.

5. Acknowledgment of Sources.

Every manuscript sent by the author to JRPPS ought to give proper acknowledgment and credits to cited authors. All of the acknowledgment must be written clearly in the Reference List.

6. Authorship of the Paper.

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the research reported in the submitted manuscript. The authors listed in the manuscript have a responsibility to keep the co-authors posted with the review process. If the manuscript is accepted, all authors are required to provide and sign a statement that the research is their original work 

7. Hazards and human or animal subjects

If the research use of chemicals, procedure or tools which may contain hazard that normally does not inherent in the usage, the author must clearly identify all these things in the text

8. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest.

All writers should express in their manuscript everything that supports them to complete the research. All financial supports for the research should be disclosed. 

9. Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his published work, the author is obligated to immediately notify the editor or publisher of the journal and work with the editor to withdraw or improve the research.

Plagiarism Policy

Papers submitted to JRPPS will be screened for plagiarism using Turnitin plagiarism detection tools. JRPPS will immediately reject papers leading to plagiarism or self-plagiarism.

Before submitting articles to reviewers, those are first checked for similarity/plagiarism tool, by a member of the editorial team. The papers submitted to JRPPS must have similarity level less than 25%.

Plagiarism is the exposing of another person’s thoughts or words as though they were your own, without without permission, credit, or acknowledgment, or because of failing to cite the sources properly. Plagiarism can take diverse forms, from literal copying to paraphrasing the work of another. In order to properly judge whether an author has plagiarized, we emphasize the following possible situations:

  • An author can literally copy another author’s work- by copying word by word, in whole or in part, without permission, acknowledge or citing the original source. This practice can be identified through comparing the original source and the manuscript/work who is suspected of plagiarism.

  • Substantial copying implies for an author to reproduce a substantial part of another author, without permission, acknowledge or citation. The substantial term can be understood both in terms of quality as quantity, being often used in the context of Intellectual property. Quality refers to the relative value of the copied text in proportion to the work as a whole.

  • Paraphrasing involves taking ideas, words or phrases from a source and crafting them into new sentences within the writing. This practice becomes unethical when the author does not properly cite or does not acknowledge the original work/author. This form of plagiarism is the more difficult form to be identified.

Journal History

Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, an official journal of Pharmacy Program, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Jakarta, is a-peer-reviewed publication dedicated to disseminated original research works.