[ Pharmaceutical Sciences Asia - ONLINE ]
Print ISSN 2586-8195 E-ISSN 2586-8470
[ Journal Abbreviation: Pharm.Sci.Asia ]
Mahidol University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  FORMER NAME   "Mahidol University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences" Published Since 1974

Instruction to Authors

Editorial Policy

Manuscripts submitted for publication in this journal must not have been previously published and are not under consideration for publication in any other media. All manuscripts accepted for publication are peer-reviewed. As a result of the technical review process, a manuscript may be accepted without change, recommended for modification and further review, or rejected. Manuscripts are accepted with the understanding that authors have obtained the authority for publication and they have performed the studies under the rules for animal experiments, clinical studies and biodiversity rights. If accepted, the manuscript shall not be published elsewhere in the same form, in either the same or another language, without the consent of the Editors and Publisher. Authors are responsible for the scientific accuracy of the papers. The Pharmaceutical Sciences Asia (PSA) assumes no responsibility for conclusions and errors made by authors.

Publication charges

There are no charges to submit and publish all types of articles in the PSA journal. All articles published in our jounal are open access and are freely and widely available to all readers via the journal website.

Types of Manuscript

1.  Original Articles
Articles are comprehensive accounts of significant experimental of theoretical results. The arrangement of full length articles should accord with the following :

a.  Title and Running Title
The full title is not limited in length but the running title should not exceed 100 characters including spaces between words.
b.  List of Authors
The corresponding author is indicated by a superscript*.
c.  Affiliations
Names and address of the establishments where the work was done.
d.  Abstract
The abstract should include the basic contents of the article. It should briefly present (not exceeding 250 words) in one paragraph.
e.  Keywords
Keywords or short phrases suitable for indexing should be supplied (3-6 keywords).
f. Text
The text must be divided into main sections, such as the following: 1. Introduction, 2. Materials and methods, 3. Results, 4. Discussion, 5. Acknowledgements, 6. References.
g.  Figure and Table
Legends, tables and footnotes should be typed on separate sheets. Footnotes, to be numbered consecutively in superscript throughout the text, should be used as less as possible.
Figures should have resolution at least 200 dpi. File size must less than 2 Mb and named as Figure number.
h.  References
See below for full details.

2.  Review Articles
Review articles provide a summary of topics of general interest to pharmacists.

3.  Short Communications
Communications are preliminary reports limited to approximately 2,000 words including 1-2 table(s)/ figure(s).

4.  Letters to the Editor

Readers are invited to give an opinion on a scientific or technical subject within the scope of the Journal. If an article published in the Journal is criticized, the authors of the original article will be given an opportunity to reply in the same issue.

Instructions for Preparing

There are different formats for periodicals, books, etc. Please follow the Vancouver referencing style. Please cite references in the text by superscripted number. At the end of the articles, list the references in the order they appear in the text.

Author: List all authors when there are 6 or less. When there are more than 6, list only first six and add et al.

1. Standard Journal Article

Author less than 6

Alamgeer, Iman S, Asif H, Saleem M. Evaluation of antihypertensive potential of Ficus carica fruit. Pharm. Biol. 2017;55(1):1047-53.

  Author more than 6
Trani A, Gambacorta G, Loizzo P, Cassone A, Fasciano C, Zambrini AV, et al. Comparison of HPLC-RI, LC/MS-MS and enzymatic assays for the analysis of residual lactose in lactose-free milk. Food Chem. 2017;233:385-90.

  Corporate Author
Committee on Obstetric Practice, the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Committee Opinion No 700: Methods for Estimating the Due Date. Obstet Gynecol. 2017;129(5):e150-e154.

  Anonymous Author
Anonymous. Recollections of a journey through a psychotic episode: or, mental illness and creativity. Mens Sana Monogr. 2007;5(1):188-96.

2. Books and Monographs

Personal Author(s)

Lawhead JB, Baker MC. Introduction to veterinary science. Clifton Park (NY): Thomson Delmar Learning; 2005. Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobyashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St Louis: Mosby; 2002.

   Corporate Author
American Veterinary Medical Association. National Board Examination Committee. North American Veterinary Licensing Examination: bulletin of information for candidates. Bismarck (ND): The Committee; 2001.

  Editors, Compilers, Chairmans as Authors
Buckingham L, Flaws ML, editors. Molecular diagnostics: fundamentals, methods, and clinical applications. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Company; 2007.

  Chapter in Book
Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113.

  Agency Publication
Clinical and Laboratory Standard Insitute. Performance Standards for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing; Twenty-Fourth Informational Supplement. CLSI document M100-S24. Wayne, PA: Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute; 2014

3. Electronic Publications
Australian Insitute of Health and Welfare. Chronic diseases and associated risk factors [document on the Internet]. Canberra: The Institute; 2004 [updated 2005 June 23; cited 2005 Jun 30]. Available from: http://www.aihw.gov.au/cdarf/index.cfm.

4. Patents
Yusuke T, Geraldine H, Akiko M, Tadanori M, Catherine S, Donald I, inventor; Harvard College, Children's Medical Center Corp, assignee. Methods And Uses For Ex Vivo Tissue Culture Systems. AU 2017/203220 A1. 15 May 2017

5. Proceedings

Conference proceeding

Harnden P, Joffe JK, Jones WG, editors. Germ cell tumours V: Proceedings of the 5th Germ Cell Tumour conference; 2001 Sep 13-15; Leeds, UK. New York: Springer; 2002.

  Conference Paper in Print Proceedings
Christensen S, Oppacher F. An analysis of Koza's computational effort statistic for genetic programming. In: Foster JA, Lutton E, Miller J, Ryan C, Tettamanzi AG, editors. Genetic programming: EuroGP 2002: Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Genetic Programming; 2002 Apr 3-5; Kinsdale, Ireland. Berlin: Springer; 2002. p. 182-91.

6. Personal Communication
“Personal Communication” should be cited at the footnote of that page giving information of person’s name, city, country, year.

7. Thesis
Millar M. Antibiotics and antibiotic resistance: what do we owe to each other? Ph.D. [dissertation]. Birmingham: University of Birmingham; 2013.


- Title page

- Article

- Copyright transfer form  IMPORTANT!! 


Manuscript Submission

Manuscripts must be typed, double-spaced, using Times New Roman font size 12. All pages should be numbered sequentially including line numbers. To avoid the fast rejection, the manuscript must be strictly prepared in the template format. The cover letter states the highlight or novelty of their findings and the copyright transfer form must be submitted along with the manuscript.

The corresponding author should submit their manuscripts online only at http://www.pharmacy.mahidol.ac.th/journal/.

Electronic submission substantially reduces the editorial processing and reviewing times as well as shortens overall publication times. Please follow the hyperlink “Submit online” on the right and upload all of your manuscript files following the instructions given on the screen.

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