Instructions to Authors

Journal of Pharmacological Communications (JPC) is an international, peer-reviewed and open-access journal that publishes high-quality articles (research articles, short communications & review articles) in all aspects of basic and clinical pharmacology. Manuscripts submitted to the journal must contain original work which has not been previously published and which is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere.

Preparation of Manuscript

General Style

Manuscripts should be presented in a concise form as possible and times new roman, 12 font size, typewritten in double space. The content should be arranged in the following order: title page, abstract; keywords; introduction; materials and methods; results; discussion; acknowledge­ment; references and appendix if any. Tables and captions for figures should be typed on separate pages. Figures can be inserted at the end of the text, one figure per page. Figures may also be sent as supplementary material along with the manuscript.

Essential title page information

  • Title: The title of the manuscript should be concise and informative and avoid abbreviations.
  • Author names and Addresses: Clearly indicate the name(s) of each and every author(s) with initial and check that all names are accurately spelled. Present the authors' affiliation addresses below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation.
  • Corresponding author: Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that the e-mail address is given and that contact details are kept up to date by the corresponding author.

Journal subjects

During the submission process, you will be required to enter the subject (ex. Agriculture, Pharmacy, Engineering) manually in the respective place. Based on that, the submitted articles will be published under particular subjects.


References in the text should be cited by name followed by the year of publication and the reference list entries should be alphabetized at the end of the manuscript.  Two or more works by the same author in the same year must be differentiated by the addition of ‘a’, ‘b’, ‘c’ etc., after the year of publication

Citations in Text

In-text citations include the author and year, either both inside parentheses or with the author names in running text and the year in parentheses.

The use of “&” when both author and year are inside parentheses

Example: Some Sida species were studied for their trichome diversity (Ashwathy & Krishnakumar, 2020).

Whereas “and” should be used when only the year is in parentheses.

Example: Ashwathy and Krishnakumar (2020) reported the trichome diversity of some Sida species.

Use et al., if a study was reported by more than two authors. Also, the groups of references should be listed chronologically (order by year of publication, the earlier one first) and separated by semicolons.

Example: (Chamle et al., 2011; Kumar et al., 2013; Lone et al., 2018).

Reference list

  • Journal Article

Togue, T. A. M., Ndontsa, B. L., Bitchagno, G. T. M., Schüffler, A., Opatz, T., Tane, P., & Tene, M. (2020). New alkenylresorcinols with cytotoxic and antimicrobial activities from the leaves of Embelia schimperiPlanta Medica, 86(17), 1298-1303.

  • Article by DOI

Panchal, P., Miller, A. J., Giri, J. (2021). Organic acids: Versatile stress response roles in plants. Journal of Experimental Botany.

  • Book

Simon, T. L., Snyder, E. L., Solheim, B. G., Stowell, P. C., Strauss, R. G., & Petrides, M. (2009). Rossi’s principles of transfusion medicine. (4th ed.). West Sussex, UK: Blackwell Publishing.

  • Chapter in an edited book

Kojima, S., Ishiyama, K., Beier, M. P., & Hayakawa, T. (2020). Ammonium assimilation and metabolism in rice. In F.M. Cánovas, U. Lüttge, M. C. Risueñ & H. Pretzsch (Eds.), Progress in Botany (Vol. 82, pp. 211-231) Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

  • Conference paper

Lin, C. H., Liu, J. C., Huang, H. C., Yang, T. C. (2008, April 2). Using adaptive bandwidth allocation approach to defend DDoS attacks. International Conference on Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering (pp. 176-181). IEEE.

  • Dissertation

Trent, J. W. (1975). Experimental acute renal failure. Doctoral Dissertation, University of California.

  • Report

National Cancer Institute. (2016). Taking part in cancer treatment research studies (Publication/Report No. 16-6249). Retrieved from

  • Guidelines

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. (2013). Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (NICE Quality Standard No. 39). Retrieved from


The DOI numbers should be used in reference lists when they are available. Includes https and the prefix ( before each DOI number and No full stop should be used at the end of a DOI.


EndNote users

The EndNote users can get the output style from HERE

Manuscript submission

Before submission, please ensure that the manuscript is prepared in line with the author’s guidelines. Manuscripts can be submitted through the online submission system ( If authors find any difficulties in the online submission process, the manuscripts can be mailed to

Peer Review

The journal is committed to publishing research works by utilizing a rapid, neutral, and precise review process. All submissions to the journal are initially reviewed by the Editor of the Journal. Based on the merit, the manuscripts will be subjected to strict single or double-blind peer review by its distinguished international advisory board members, as well as by other anonymous reviewers.


JPC follows a continuous publishing model and the accepted articles will be published online as they become ready. Moreover, the journal also adopting a calendar year issue cycle (each year will encompass a single volume and consist of a single issue).

Article Processing Charges


Article Proofs

Proofs of accepted articles (pdf.) will be made available to the corresponding author via e-mail after formatting. The authors can annotate the corrections in the proof itself or the corrections can be sent in a separate word file by quoting page and line numbers. Only typographical and essential factual changes will be accepted at this stage. Corrections and query responses should be mailed three working days to avoid delay in publication steps.


Journal of Pharmacological Communications follows a continuous publishing model and the accepted articles will be published online as they become ready. Moreover, the journal also adopting a calendar year issue cycle (each year will encompass a single volume and consist of a single issue).

Author Responsibilities

The Journal will not responsible for the false content, errors or inaccuracy of data of the manuscripts which are the sole responsibility of the author(s).   Before submission authors should double-check the content of the manuscript, data accuracy, and text citations which are in the reference list and vice versa. Failure to do so will result in the delay of proof generation and possibly publication.