Peer-Review Policy

 

Publication of articles in the Journal of Pharmacy and Science is dependent solely on scientific validity and coherence as judged by our editors and peer-reviewers, who will also assess whether the writing is comprehensible and whether the work represents a useful contribution to the field. Journal of Pharmacy and Science acknowledged the effort and suggestions made by reviewers.

Initial evaluation of manuscripts

The Editor will first evaluate the manuscript for the similarity index, completeness document, and compatibility based on guidelines. Those rejected at this stage are insufficiently original, have serious scientific flaws, or are outside the focus and scope of the Journal of Pharmacy and Science. Those that meet the minimum criteria are passed on to experts for review.

Type of peer review

Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by at least one expert who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates the already published works, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. The method is a blind review. The selection of reviewers is done by ensuring there is no conflict of interest between authors and reviewers, one of which is by ensuring that the authors and reviewers must not be from the same institution.

Review reports

Reviewers are asked to evaluate whether the manuscript:

  • Is original by stating the objectives and gap clearly
  • Is methodologically sound
  • Follows appropriate ethical guidelines
  • Has results/findings which are presented and support the conclusions
  • Correctly references previous relevant work
  • Reviewers are not expected to correct or copyedit manuscripts. Language correction is not part of the peer-review process.

Decision

Reviewers advise the editor, who is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board. The editor’s decision is final.

Becoming a Reviewer

If you are not currently a reviewer for the Journal of Pharmacy and Science but would like to be added to the list of reviewers, please contact us. The benefits of reviewing for the Journal of Pharmacy and Science include the opportunity to see and evaluate the latest work in the related research area at an early stage, and to be acknowledged in our list of reviewers. You may also be able to cite your work for the Journal of Pharmacy and Science as part of your professional development requirements. Pharmasci's reviewers are volunteers who contribute their expertise to the science. Thus no financial payments are made. If you are interested in becoming a reviewer on the Journal of Pharmacy and Science, please contact us or fill out this form.