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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 work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or academic thesis).
  • The work described is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • Publication of the work is approved by all authors.
  • If the manuscript will be accepted, it or its part will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language without the written consent of the copyright-holder.
  • The work is in accordance with the recommendation of the most recent version of the Declaration of Helsinki, for human studies, and the European guidelines as accepted principles for the use of experimental animals.

Author Guidelines

ACTA PHARMACEUTICA HUNGARICA (APH)
Official Journal of the Hungarian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences (HSPS)

SCOPE:
APH publishes papers from all fields of pharmaceutical sciences.
Major topics of the Journal include medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, drug absorption and metabolism, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis, drug delivery, drug targeting, pharmaceutical technology, pharmaceutical biotechnology, pharmacognosy, clinical drug evaluation, pharmacoepidemiology, drug safety, pharmacoeconomics, pharmaceutical care, clinical and hospital pharmacy.

PUBLICATION TYPES:
The following types of papers are considered for publication:
• Original research papers should describe original and important works in detail in any fields covered by the Journal.
• Review articles are usually published upon invitation by Editors. Authors intending to write a review paper should contact the Editor-in-Chief for approval of the topic.
• Proceedings of scientific meetings may be published as special issues or supplements to the Journal.

SUBMISSION:
Manuscript should be submitted on-line via the Journal website: www.aph-hsps.hu. The corresponding author should register as a user of the website to be able to upload a manuscript.

Declarations:
Submitting a manuscript to APH the corresponding author should declare the followings:
• The work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or academic thesis).
• It is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
• Its publication is approved by all authors.
• If accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language without the written consent of the copyright-holder.
• It is in accordance with the recommendation of the most recent version of the Declaration of Helsinki, for human studies, and the European guidelines as accepted principles for the use of experimental animals.
To verify originality, your article will be checked by similarity detection service.

All submissions should include the following items:
• Cover letter stating the major findings of the research intended to be published and all required declarations. Corresponding author should sign the cover letter on behalf of all authors of the work.
• Graphcal astract.
• Manuscript text organized according to the instruction below. It should be uploaded in text editor compatible format (.doc, .docx and .odt files are accepted).

Optional items of submission:
• Figure(s) should be uploaded individually. Files should be named as ‘fig-#, where # is the number of the figure in the text. High resolution (at least 200 dpi) images of .tif, .bmp, .jpg and .png are accepted. Maximal file size is 2 MB.
• If figures are uploaded figure legends should also be submitted in a separate text file. The legend of a figure should contain the following information:
The word “Figure”, followed by its respective number with Arabic numeral.
The figure title containing major finding presented in the figure.
Explanation of what the figure shows.
Explanations of all non-standard abbreviations used in the figure.
• Table(s) should be uploaded as a separate text file containing each table on a separate page. Table captions should contain the following information:
The word “Table”, followed by its respective number with Roman numeral.
The table title containing major finding presented in the table.
Notes and explanation of abbreviations should be given below the table.

Manuscripts should meet the following structure and style requirements:
The text should be typed in double-spaced format. Pages should be numbered consecutively. All manuscripts should be written in English. The correct use of the scientific language is the responsibility of the author(s). During review process language improvement may be asked.

Each original research article should follow this sequence:
• Title page
• Abstract
• 1 Introduction
• 2 Materials and methods
• 3 Results
• 4 Discussion
• 5 Conclusions
• 6 References
Subsections should be numbered as 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. Each subsection should be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.

Title page should contain the following information:
Title:
Should be concise and informative. Abbreviations should be avoided where possible.

Author names and affiliations:
Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled. Mark the family name(s) of each author by underlining.
Give the authors' affiliation with full addresses below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a superscript number immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address.
Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name.

Corresponding author:
Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication.
Give the e-mail address and phone number of the corresponding author.

Keywords:
Up to 5 keywords should be given separated by coma.

Sections of the manuscript:

Abstract:
Original research articles should have structured abstract of not more than 200 words. The abstract should include four parts with the headings of: Aims, Methods, Results, and Conclusion.

Introduction:
State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoid a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

Material and methods:
Provide sufficient details to allow the work to be reproduced by an independent researcher. Discussion of the optimization procedure for the proposed method assay should be given in detail.

Results:
Present the results in a logical order in a clear and concise way. Text, tables and figures should not overlap. Provide exact P-values for significance, with three decimal places or give P < 0.001 if applicable. Avoid drawing conclusions in this section.

Discussion:
Highlight the significance of the results of the present work. Avoid repeating the results. Compare the presented findings to the relevant literature. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature. Also address the limitations of the study. A combined Results and Discussion section may be appropriate.

Conclusions:
The main conclusions of the study should be presented in a short section.

Acknowledgements and Conflict of interest sections may be added to the end of the main text just ahead of the References section without numbering their headings.

References:
Citations should be numbered consecutively in the order of their appearance in the text with Arabic numbers in square brackets. In the list the reference number should be followed by dot.

References should follow the Vancouver reference style system (https://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html).

Abbreviations:

Abbreviations are a hindrance for the reader, thus use as few abbreviations as possible. Define abbreviation at their first appearance by writing out the full term followed by the abbreviation in parenthesis. Widely known and used abbreviations (e.g. ATP, HPLC, MS, NMR) may be used without definition. For units of measurements use standard abbreviations of SI units.

Figures and tables:

Figures and tables should be numbered in the order of their appearance using Arabic and Roman numerals, respectively. Reference to the figures and tables in the text is mandatory.


REVIEW PROCESS:
APH does not charge any financial fee to the authors nor does offer any financial rewards to the reviewers.
Each manuscript undergoes expert review by two independent experts in the field on a single blind manner. Based on recommendations of the Reviewers the Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the final decision on acceptance, minor or major revision or rejection.
During revision of a manuscript the authors should reply to all comments and questions of the Reviewers and Editor and modify the manuscript accordingly. All changes should be marked by highlighting the text.
Revised manuscript along with the answers to the comments and questions should be returned to the Editorial office within 2 months.

PUBLICATION POLICY AND COPYRIGHT TRANSFER:
Although APH is an Open Access journal, the copyright of all material published is vested in the APH. Upon acceptance of an article by APH, the corresponding author will be asked to fulfil, sign and submit the Copyright Transfer Form.
Articles published in APH are freely available to read, download and share from the time of publication under the terms of the Creative Commons License Attribution ‐ NonCommerical No Derivative (CC BY ‐ NC ‐ ND) license.

PUBLICATION PROCESS:
After a manuscript has been accepted for publication in APH, the corresponding author will receive a notification. The accepted manuscript will be processed into page proofs, with all figures and tables in place. The galley proof will be sent to the corresponding author by e-mail and should be corrected and returned within three days.
Authors should check their proofs very carefully and may have to answer any copyediting queries listed.
After returning the proof final processing of the paper will take place and it will be published on-line on the Journal website, www.aph-hsps.hu. The corresponding author will be informed by e-mail about the publication of the paper.

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