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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Are you interested in submitting your work to our esteemed journal? We highly recommend that you carefully review the comprehensive information provided on our "About the Journal" page. There, you will find detailed section policies that outline the specific focus and scope of our journal, ensuring that your submission aligns with our objectives. Additionally, please familiarize yourself with our Author Guidelines, which provide essential instructions for preparing and formatting your manuscript.

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By submitting your work to our journal, you gain access to a prestigious platform that values excellence, originality, and scientific rigor. Our esteemed editorial board, comprising renowned experts in the field, will rigorously evaluate your manuscript, ensuring that it meets the highest standards of quality and scholarship.

We invite you to take this opportunity to contribute to the advancement of pharmacy and alternative medicine research. Submit your work to our journal and join the ranks of esteemed authors who have made significant contributions to the scientific community. Together, we can shape the future of this dynamic field and make a positive impact on healthcare and patient outcomes.

Please find below the clear and comprehensive guidelines to ensure a smooth and successful submission process:

  1. Scope: Ensure that your manuscript aligns with the journal's focus on pharmacy and alternative medicine topics. Topics may include Pharmacognosy, clinical pharmacy, pharmaceutical chemistry, traditional medicine, complementary therapies, and related disciplines as specified in the journal description.
  2. Originality: Only submit original work that has not been published elsewhere and is not under consideration by other journals. PLAGIARISM IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
  3. Format: Prepare your manuscript in Microsoft Word or a compatible format. Follow the journal's prescribed template and guidelines for layout, font, spacing, and referencing styles.
  4. Structured Content: Organize your manuscript into appropriate sections, such as Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, and References as stipulated in the manuscript guidelines. Include necessary tables, figures, and illustrations to support your findings.
  5. Authorship: Provide the full names, affiliations, and contact details of all contributing authors. Clearly indicate the corresponding author for communication purposes.
  6. Ethical Considerations: Adhere to ethical standards, ensuring that your study involving human or animal subjects has received appropriate approvals, and obtain informed consent when necessary.
  7. References: Cite all sources accurately and consistently using the journal's preferred citation style. Include a comprehensive list of references at the end of your manuscript.
  8. Manuscript Submission: Submit your manuscript through the journal's online submission portal following the provided instructions.
  9. Review Process: Expect a thorough peer-review process as highlighted in the review section [here]. Be prepared to respond to reviewer comments and make necessary revisions to improve the manuscript's quality.


Section default policy

Pharmacognosy & Complementary Medicine

The Pharmacognosy and Complementary Medicine section accepts submission of manuscripts that explores the vast potential of natural products including medicinal plants, herbs, and other traditional remedies and their integration with complementary therapeutic approaches. Authors contribute original research, reviews, and case studies that highlight the discovery, identification, and characterization of bioactive compounds from natural sources. Investigations into the phytochemical, pharmacological, and toxicological properties of these compounds are explored, with an emphasis on their potential application in treating various health conditions.

Furthermore, the section serves as a platform for disseminating novel studies on complementary medicine techniques, such as acupuncture, traditional healing systems, and mind-body interventions, considering their relevance to contemporary healthcare in Africa. The journal fosters evidence-based contributions in advancing the understanding and utilization of Africa's rich traditional medicine heritage, promoting innovative therapeutic interventions, and paving the way for integrative healthcare practices that benefit the continent's diverse communities.

Computational Pharmacology

This section focuses on the pivotal role of computational techniques and methodologies in advancing pharmacological research and drug discovery. Manuscripts within the section bring together contributions that harness computational models, bioinformatics, data analysis, and artificial intelligence to explore novel drug discovery, and drug interactions, predict pharmacokinetics, and optimize therapeutic outcomes.

Authors can submit original research, reviews, and case studies showcasing the application of computational approaches in drug design & discovery, target identification, and virtual screening of natural products and traditional remedies. Additionally, the section highlights studies that integrate large-scale data analysis, omics technologies, and network pharmacology to uncover the complex interactions between bioactive compounds and biological systems. Through this integration of computational approaches and traditional medicine, the section contributes to improving healthcare outcomes and addressing healthcare challenges across the African continent when it comes to drug discovery and development.

Clinical & Practice of Pharmacy

This section accepts manuscripts dedicated towards research and practice advancements in the field of pharmacy that directly impact patient care and outcomes. It features original research, case studies, and review studies aimed on the integration and optimization of pharmaceutical care in diverse clinical settings. It covers a wide array of topics, including medication management, drug interactions, pharmacotherapy, adverse drug reactions, and patient counseling. The section highlights innovative approaches and interventions aimed at enhancing medication safety, efficacy, and adherence, while considering the socio-cultural aspects that influence healthcare decision-making. It also examines the role of clinical pharmacists in interdisciplinary healthcare teams, fostering collaborations to improve patient outcomes and optimize medication use.

Ultimately, the "Clinical Pharmacy" section promotes the development of tailored, patient-centric pharmaceutical care strategies that address the unique healthcare needs of patients and need for better healthcare delivery systems.

Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Chemistry

This is a specialized platform dedicated to exploring the fields of pharmaceutics and pharmaceutical chemistry and their intersection. It showcases original research, reviews, and case studies that delve into the formulation, design, and development of pharmaceutical products. Key pharmaceutic areas are drug delivery systems, nanomedicine technology, biopharmaceutics, dosage form development, advancements in pharmaceutical analysis, quality control, and stability studies. Similarly, studies addressing specific areas within pharmaceutical chemistry such as drug design & discovery, drug synthesis & medicinal chemistry, structural-activity relationship, formulation and analysis of novel chemical entities with potential therapeutic value are also included.

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