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Author Guidelines

PHARMACON encourages research articles, survey, and literature study on all pharmaceutical aspects including Technology of Formulations, Excipients Optimization, Extract and Herbal Standardizations, Pharmacological activity determination on natural sources, Drug Synthesis and Development, Molecular Biology, Antibiotic Screening, Metabolite Profiling and Quantification, Clinical Pharmacy, Health and Environmental issues. Hence, Pharmacon covers practically all areas of pharmaceutical research and would be systematically arranged into following frameworks:


Full papers that will include:

  1. Research Title
  2. Abstract
  3. Introduction
  4. Research Methodology
  5. Result and Discussion
  6. Conclusion
  7. Suggestion (optional)
  8. Acknowledgements
  9. References

The contents of papers are the sole responsibility of the authors, and publication shall not imply the concurrence of the Editors or Publishers.

Submission of the full papers should be addressed  to the Administration Office at Faculty of Pharmacy, Muhammadiyah University of Surakarta Jalan Achmad Yani Tromol Pos I-Pabelan, Kartasura Phone (0271) 717417 ext. 167, 168, 175. Fax: 715448 Surakarta, 57102, e-mail: Previous consultation with one of the editor is  suggested,  even though  some reviews may be considered for publication.  The Editorial Boards have the privilege to decide the published papers. The papers should have never been published beforehand.


The accuracy and factuality of the data presented are the authors’ responsibility. Authors must acknowledge and acquire any authorization needed for publication. The Editorial Boards would not intervene with any issue regarding the regulation of the research conducted or the data shown.  Manuscripts must contain original unpublished work and should be submitted exclusively to the Pharmacon (Pharmaceutical Journal of Indonesia). Publication of the manuscripts is based on the content of the research on particular category. The antibacterial activity determination on natural resources is now so routine that papers reporting one or two new samples are rarely acceptable, unless other information  such as the metabolite profiling or the quantitative analysis of particular metabolites is included. The publication of known compounds with potential bioactivity or detailed spectroscopic investigations will be preferred. Optimization of formulation in pharmaceutical preparations and its activity test in vitro or in vivo will also be considered.


Preparation of manuscripts:

In order to avoid diversity in presentation layouts which lead to technical difficulties, all authors are advised to observe the following guidelines.

Writing Guidelines

Authors are expected to use the writing guidelines for the preparation of manuscripts. The guidelines are intended to ease manuscript preparation and submission. Manuscript is written in Bahasa Indonesia and/or English and should be typed in these following outlines:

1. Title

Title must be written in capital letters clearly and concisely.

2. Author names and affiliations

Author names are typed below the title without degree, followed by the address of the institutions.

3. Abstract

Abstract is written in both Bahasa Indonesia and English in 200 words.

4. Keywords

Keywords are provided to identify substantial subjects in the manuscript approximately in 1-4 words.

5. Introduction, consists of:

a. Background

b. Literature review and fundamental theory

c. Aim

6. Research Methodology, consists of:

a. Equipments and materials

b. Experimental

7. Result and Discussion

8. Conclusion

9. Suggestion (optional)

10. Acknowledgements

11. References

Technical rules:

  • Abstract and manuscript should be written neatly in a single space on relatively 10 pages (borders: up= 2,5 cm; bottom= 3 cm; left and right= 2,5 cm).
  • Table should not be split into 2 pages or more. The title is written above the table in bold letters and should be numbered sequentially.
  • Images, including graphics should be printed on separate paper in full page size or in ¼ page size at minimum in the best resolution. Information or explanation about the images and graphics should be placed neatly below the object and numbered sequentially. Pictures/photographs must be in high definition standard with the title/ explanation in the back side. Authors should be aware that the reproductions of the pictures are in black and white formats.
  • References cited in the manuscript must be followed by the author’s last name and the year of its publication. In case the authors of the cited references are more than two people, it should be written with ‘dkk.’ (in Bahasa Indonesia) or ‘et al.’ then followed by the year.
  • References/ bibliography are listed alphabetically.


Manuscripts accepted will be corrected and sent back to the authors for revision.


Authors shall send the revised manuscripts to the Editorial Board along with the disk of the manuscripts’ soft file. Authors must provide a detail covering letter and justify the request to have their manuscripts considered for publication. Authors with the published papers will accept 2 copies of the printed version of Pharmacon and replacement costs.

Author's Enquiries:

For enquiries regarding accepted manuscripts should be directed to:

Faculty of Pharmacy, Muhammadiyah University of Surakarta

Jalan Achmad Yani Tromol Pos I-Pabelan, Kartasura

Phone (0271) 717417 ext. 167, 168, 175.

Fax: 715448 Surakarta, 57102,




Pharmacon, a biannual pharmaceutical journal, provides a major venue to meet the increasing demand for integrated publications of all pharmaceutical aspects including technology of formulation, excipient optimization, extract and herbal standardizations, pharmacological activity determination on natural sources, drug synthesize and development, molecular biology, antibiotic screening, metabolite profiling and quantification, clinical pharmacy, health and environmental issues

Intended Readership:

Pharmacon is most widely used by academic and both clinical and industrial professionals with interest in pharmaceutical sciences.

 Bibliographic Information:

2000 Volume No. 1

Number of Issues Per Year: 2

Frequency: Biannual

ISSN: 1411-4283 (printed)

ISSN: XXXX-XXXX (online)

Months of Publication: June, December

 Sample Issue:

(Linked to the printed version of the sample, ex: Pharmacon Vol. 13 (2))




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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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