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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.
  • I declare that the above articles are original manuscripts, my own ideas and analyses, not translations or adaptations, are not considered to be published in any media, and have never been published in any media. I am willing to be responsible for any complaints and legal appeals taken by any party over the publication of this article.
  • This article does not contain any statements that are unlawful or defamatory, and it does not include any material that violates the privacy or property rights of anyone or any other entity.
  • The text or format of this article already matches our article template; otherwise, please check our author guidelines, focus, and scope.
  • Authors must include copyright and ethical clearance (for organisms that live research declaring that a method is possible after fulfilling specified standards).
  • The maximum similarity is <20%, checked using Turnitin or other plagiarism checks. Similarity results must be attached
  • The references (>20 libraries) have been written according to the template or author guidelines; a minimum of 80% come from up-to-date articles (less than 10 years).
  • If, during the review process, I withdraw or cancel the article, then I am prepared to notify the editor and follow the cancellation rules set in the Author Guidelines.
  • If the author does not provide complete information, then the author will be placed on the blacklist. It is inappropriate to withdraw an article in the middle of the review process.
  • If this statement is violated, I will accept the consequences and be placed on the list of prohibited PHARMACON authors.

Author Guidelines

Full papers are primary literature articles that report original research in depth. Original research papers comprise hypothesis, background issues, methods, results, interpretation, and implications. This article is generally lengthy, ranging from 3000 to 6000 words with maximum 20% similarity. It should include a title, abstract, keywords, introduction, methods, results and discussion, conclusion, acknowledgement, conflict of interest, and references.

Full papers that will include:

  1. Research Title
  2. Abstract
  3. Introduction
  4. Research Methodology
  5. Result and Discussion
  6. Conclusion
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Conflict of interest
  9. References

Article template can be downloaded here.


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 a particular category. The antibacterial activity determination on natural resources is now so routine that papers reporting one or two new samples are rarely accepted 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. The manuscript is written in English and should be typed in these following outlines:

1. Title

    Title must be written in Capital Each Word, clearly and concisely.

2. Author names and affiliations

    Author names are typed below the title without a degree, followed by the address of the institutions.  If the author is more than one, separated by commas.

3. Abstract

    The abstract is written in  English maximum of 250 words.

4. Keywords

    Keywords are provided to identify substantial subjects in the manuscript approximately in the 3-6 word or phrases.

5. The introduction consists of:

     a. Background

     b. Literature review and fundamental theory

     c. Aim

6. Research Methodology consists of:

     a. Materials

     b. Experimental

7. Result and Discussion

8. Conclusion

9. Acknowledgments

10. Conflict of interest

11. References.

Use the references manager, for example, Mendeley, Zotero, Endnote (Harvard style).  Include at least 20 reference sources, at least 80% from up todate (less than 10 years). Reference Style with Mendeley software can use styles that can be downloaded from the following url : 

Technical rules:

  • Abstract and manuscript should be written neatly in a single space (borders: up= 2,5 cm; bottom= 3 cm; left and right= 2,5 cm).
  • Tables and figures should not be embedded in the text but should be included at the end of the manuscript on separate pages. Tables should be created with a word processor and cited consecutively in the text.  Captions/legends will be placed below figures and adjusted to 10 font size.
  • The 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 a 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 backside.
  • 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 ‘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.

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: 2685-5082 (online)

Months of Publication: June, December

 Sample Issue:

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


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