TJPHS Guideline

Instructions to Authors:

Submission of Manuscripts

The Editorial Board of Tikrit Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (TJPHS) welcomes original articles and review articles in the pharmaceutical area and related fields from national (Iraqi) and international (foreign) authors.

All manuscripts must be submitted online through the journal website (click here)

First-time users will have to register at this site. Registration is free but mandatory. Registered authors can keep track of their articles after logging into the site using their username and password.

The submitted manuscripts that are not as per the “Authors Guidelines” would be returned to the authors for technical correction, before they undergo editorial/peer-review.

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 Microsoft Word.
  3. The Manuscript should be written in English only.
  4. An English Abstract should be provided (not more than 300 words). For Arabian Authors, an Arabic Abstract should be provided with an Arabic title.
  5. Majority of references should be recent and should be within the last five years.
  6. References are written only in English language with Vancouver Citing & Referencing.
  7. All authors should provide their full names, their email and the correct corresponding author with his/her email and full corresponding address, otherwise the submission will be rejected.
  8. All authors should provide their ORCID ID.
  9. Original article: (maximum: 5000 words excluding abstract, references and tables, maximum number of references: 50, maximum number of tables and figures: 15).
  • Abstract: structured as Background, Objectives, Methods, Results and Conclusion (maximum words: 300)
  • Keywords: 3-6
  • Main text structure: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgment, Funding and References.
  1. Review article: (maximum: 8000 words excluding abstract, references and tables, maximum number of references: 80, maximum number of tables and figures: 18)
  • Abstract: Structured as Objectives, Evidence acquisition, Results and Conclusion (maximum words: 300)
  • Keywords: 3-6
  • Main text structure: Objectives, Evidence acquisition, Results, Discussion and Conclusion, Future prospective, Acknowledgment, Funding and References.

Instruction to Authors

The following notes should be followed carefully in writing the manuscripts:-

  1. Manuscripts should be produced to fit A4 paper, double-spaced and single-sided with approximately 2 cm margin on all sides. Use the Times New Roman font, 14 points in Microsoft Word.
  2. A copy of the copyright form, duly signed by all authors MUST be included at the time of manuscript submission. Please note that manuscript processing cannot begin until this form is submitted. Download from here.
  3. Manuscripts should be in English and arranged as: Title page, Abstract with keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements & Funding source (if any), and References. Begin each section on a new page. Beware that title, abstract and keywords should be typed in both English and Arabic languages (for Arabian authors).
  4. The page count of the manuscript (not more than 30 pages) and word count (not more than 5000 words)
  5. Abbreviations must be kept to a minimum and explained where the abbreviation appeared first in the text.
  6. Figures and tables should be placed next to the relevant text in the manuscript and should be kept to a necessary minimum and their information should not be duplicated in the text. They should have a title and be numbered in Arabic numerals in the order of appearance in the text. All abbreviations used in the table and notes should be elaborated below the table to make the table self-interpretable.
  7. Photographs should be trimmed to include only relevant sections with a suitable size to eliminate the need for reduction.
  8. Title page must be separate from the main file. It should be arranged as follows:
  • Title: The title should be coincided and be informative. Do not use abbreviations in the title if possible.
  • Running title: Provide a running title of not more than 40 characters.
  • Authors: Type the full names (accurately spelled), affiliations (Department, Faculty, University, City, Country), e-mails, and ORCID ID of all authors. Indicate all affiliations with a lowercase superscript number immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address.
  • Corresponding author: Designate a corresponding author and provide an address, mobile number, and email.
  1. Abstract should start on a new page after the title page. A concise and factual abstract, which is structured into four parts; background with objectives, methods, results, and conclusions, is required. Abstract should briefly state the purpose of the research, methodology, principal results, main findings, and major conclusions and should not be more than 300 words. Abstracts should not be referenced and the use of abbreviations should be minimized and spelled out when first used.
  2. Keywords: Abstract should be followed by 3-6 keywords, provided by the authors and separated by a 'coma'.
  3. Introduction: State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.
  4. Material and methods: Provide sufficient details to allow the work to be reproduced by an independent researcher. Methods that are already published should be summarized, and indicated by a reference. Any modifications to existing methods should also be described.

The journal will not consider any paper which is ethically unacceptable. A statement on ethics committee permission and ethical practices must be included in all research articles under the ‘Materials and Methods section. Experiments involving the use of live animals must include a statement of approval by an ethical committee and certifying that such experiments were performed in accordance with all international guidelines and regulations. For experiments involving humans or tissue samples, a statement that informed consent was obtained from the subject or from the next of kin must be included.

  1. Results: Authors should present their data in a clear and interpretative manner. The presentation of data should not be duplicated. All results presented in tabular form or graphical form should be comprehensively described in this section.
  2. Discussion: Discussion should interpret the results and relate them to existing knowledge in the field (with relevant literature). Supporting information can be used if this helps to make the result clearer.

The Results and Discussion may be combined into a single section (in certain circumstances) or presented separately. They may also be broken into subsections with short, informative headings.

  1. Conclusion: The main conclusions of the study should be presented in a short Conclusions section, which stands alone. Avoid using references in conclusion section.
  2. Acknowledgments: List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance, or proofreading the article, etc.).
  3. Funding: If there is a funding source, please use this statement (This study was funded by […]). On the other hand, if there is no funding source, please use this statement (No funding was received for conducting this study).
  4. References: References should follow the Vancouver citing and referencing style. References should be numbered (use Arabic numerals) consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text (not in alphabetic order). The number should be placed immediately after the text (between two brackets) and superscript which refers to the source being cited.

The reference list should be listed in numerical order, and in the same order in which they were cited in text. List all authors when there are 6 or fewer; when there are 7 or more, list the first 3, followed by “et al”.

-Articles in journals:

(Six or less authors):

Raaijmakers R, Schroder C, Monnens L, Cornelissen E, Warris A. Fungal peritonitis in children on peritoneal dialysis. Pediatr Nephrol 2007;22:288-93.

(More than 6 authors):

Piraino B, Bailie GR, Bernardini J, et al. Peritoneal dialysis-related infections recommendations. Perit Dial Int. 2005;25:107-31.

-Chapter in a book:

Brady HR, Clarkson MR, Lieberthal W. Acute renal failure. In: Brenner BM, Livine SA, editors. Benner & Rector’s the kidney. 7th ed. Philadelphia: WB Saunders; 2004. p. 1215-75.


Strunk W Jr., White EB. The elements of style. (3rd ed.). New York: Macmillan; 1979. 124 p.

-Web pages:

National Library of Medicine. Images from the History of Medicine.(May 1, 1997) (accessed on: January 5, 1999).


Ritmaleni L. (2004). Application of spir-epoxide in synthesising biologically important targets (Thesis, University of Bristol, UK)