Guidelines for Author ( Update)


Types of paper

Contributions falling into the following categories will be considered for publication: original research papers, reviews . Please ensure that you select the appropriate article type from the list of options when making your submission. Authors contributing to special issues should ensure that they select the special issue article type from this list.

Submission checklist

You can use this list to carry out a final check of your submission before you send it to the journal for review.

  • 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 Microsoft Word.
  •  The Manuscript should be written in English only
  • An English abstract should be provided with maximum 350 words in addition to Arabic Abstract
  • 50% of references should be recent and are within the last five years.
  • References written in English language should be with Vancouver Citing & Referencing.
  • The Authors declaration, submission request and cover letter(available in the Author Guidelines section) should be completed formally and submitted before any action taken by the journal.
  • All authors should be providing their an ORCID ID (
  • All authors should submit a cover letter and should be written  carefully .
  •  If the author used the laboratory animal therefore; the author/s should sign on the animal welfare statement
  • Authors who present Manuscripts reporting studies involving human participants, human data or human tissue are required to sign this form:
  • It is important to mention the full names of all authors with their email and the name of the corresponding author with his/her email and full corresponding address .

Please check the relevant section in this Guide for Authors for more details. Ensure that the following items are present: One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details: E-mail address Full postal address All necessary files have been uploaded:


Include body of manuscript . All figures (include relevant captions) All tables (including titles, description, footnotes) Ensure all figure and table citations in the text match the files provided Indicate clearly if color should be used for any figures in print Graphical Abstracts / Highlights files (where applicable) Supplemental files (where applicable) Further considerations Manuscript has been 'spell checked' and 'grammar checked' All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Internet) Relevant declarations of interest have been made Journal policies detailed in this guide have been reviewed Referee suggestions and contact details provided, based on journal requirements For further information.

Before you Begin Ethics in publishing Human and animal rights is required

Hazards and Human / Animal Subjects

1-Human rights

Any work that involves the use of human subjects, it is the responsibility of the author(s) to make sure that the work does not pose any risk or threat to the human subjects and the work should be approved by institutional ethical committee.

A declaration form for Author click here 

2-  Animals  rights 

The use of laboratory animal in any research must be done according to the ethics relating to the use of these animals in  the scientific work.  Therefore the authors should sign on their responsibility for the application of these ethics. 

 A declaration form for Author click here.

 Authors should clearly indicate in the manuscript that such guidelines have been followed.


Iraqi Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (IJPS) publishes papers on various aspects of pharmaceutical and medical science. Iraqi Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (IJPS) is a fully open access journal. Open access (OA) refers to free, unrestricted online access to journal articles. OA content is open to all, with no access fees. For more information on Creative Commons Attribution licenses and the benefits of publishing open access click here

1-The journal publishes the Iraqi and foreign articles submitted by researchers then subjected for evaluation and should fall into one of the following groups:

- Original research work containing basic or practical results. The total number of words in the research paper is within 5000 words .

- Review article . The total number of words in the review should not exceed 10000 words and the total number of references should not less than 70 reference “50% of references are recent and are within the last five years”.

2-The manuscript should be typed, single-spaced on standard-sized-paper (8.5" x 11") with " margins on all sides according to the Journal template .

3-The manuscript should be in English and submitted to Iraqi journal Pharmaceutical Sciences online with the following information: 

  • Title, name, address of author (s). 
  • Name and address of the corresponding author (Phone no. , E-mail ID )
  • Running title which is a short title printed in the Journal at the right corner of right  hand page of the article which is a short title of not more than 50 character should be given.
  • Abstract typed separately “as one paragraph “in both languages not exceeding 350   words. 
  • keywords .
  • Introduction 
  • Materials and methods
  • Results 
  • Discussion 
      Discussion can be included within results in certain circumstances.
  • Conclusion it should be a brief paragraph, that summarizes the findings presented.
  • Acknowledgment
        You may mention if the research is abstracted from M.Sc. or Ph.D. thesis
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Funding
  • Ethics statements
  • Author contribution
  • References

4-All the scientific abbreviations should be mentioned in full which first referred to in paper; otherwise the SI units and their abbreviations should always be used .

5-Figures , graphs, legend and tables, should be drawn and typed carefully and clearly within their required position in the manuscript.

6-References should be numbered “ superscript font “ in one consecutive series by order of appearance in the text.

7-The list of references should be  arranged numerically according to their appearance in the text and they should be written according Vancouver as follows :

a-Journals name or it is abbreviations in the  following sequence: Name of the author(s), Title of the articles, name of the journal, Year, Volume(Issue )and the first and last page of the paper.                          

b-Books should be written as follows:  Name(s) of author(s), name of the book, edition, editor (publisher), place of publication, year, and the first and last page of the chapter

c-50% of references are recent and are within the last five years .                                                  

8-Authors are required to send a covering letter along with the manuscript undertaking that, "manuscript has not been published so far/communicated to some other journal

9-The editorial board of the journal check the plagiarism of research submitted for publication using iThenticate program .

10-The manuscript is sent to experts in your field of study ( at least three reviewers) via open journal system in order to gain their insight and suggestions.

11-The revised manuscript should be re-submitted as soon as possible as revised manuscript with changes marked.

12-All manuscript accepted for publications must be approved by referees and revised by the editorial board. The editorial board reserves the right to ask for modifications of the text by the authors.

Article Processing Charges (IJPS)

Iraqi Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (IJPS) is an open access journal, so there are no subscription fees. Authors are required to pay 250000 IQD (Iraqi Authors) , foreign authors100$ for IJPS upon acceptance of manuscript.

For more details refer to the Editorial manager of the journal  [email protected].