Article Types

Acta Materia Medica publishes research articles, review articles, mini reviews, commentaries, editorials, short communications, case report articles and study protocols.

All research articles, including original research, review, short communication and case reports must include a graphical abstract.

  1. Research Articles

The text of research articles should be divided into sections with the headings:

  • Abstract (unstructured, approximately 250 words)
  • Key words
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Acknowledgements
  • Conflict of interest
  • References
  • Graphical abstract

The prescribed word count for research articles is no more than 5000 words (excluding Abstracts, Acknowledgements, References, figures, and Tables).

  1. Review Articles

It is expected that these articles would be written by individuals who have done substantial work on the subject or are considered experts in the field.

The manuscript should have an unstructured English abstract (250 words) representing an accurate summary of the article. The section titles will depend upon the topic reviewed.

Authors submitting review articles should include a section describing the methods used for locating, selecting, extracting, and analyzing data. These methods should also be summarized in the abstract.

Post-publication updates on the subject of review covering the advances in the areas should be sent as a letter to the editor, as and when major developments occur in the field.

The prescribed word count is no more than 10,000 words excluding tables, and the Abstract, Acknowledgements, References, figures, and Tables sections.

All review articles must include a graphical abstract.

  1. Short Communications

The text of Short Communications should be divided into sections with the following headings:

Abstract (unstructured, approximately 250 words)

Keywords (3 to 10)

Introduction

Methods

Results

Discussion

Acknowledgements

Conflict of interest

References

Graphical abstract

The prescribed word count for Short Communications is no more than 2,500 words (excluding Abstracts, Acknowledgements, References, figures and Tables). Approximately 20 references can be included.

  1. Study Protocol

The text of Study Protocols should be divided into sections with the headings:

Abstract (unstructured, approximately 250 words)

Keywords (3 to 10)

Introduction

Methods

Results

Discussion

Acknowledgements

Conflict of interest

References

The prescribed word count for Study Protocols is no more than 4,000 words (excluding Abstracts, Acknowledgements, References, figures and Tables). Approximately 30 references can be included.

  1. Commentaries

Commentaries are commissioned by Editors, and free contributions are not accepted. The manuscript should have an unstructured English abstract (200 words) representing an accurate summary of the article. The section titles will depend upon the topic presented.

The prescribed word count for Commentaries is no more than 2,000 words (excluding Abstracts, Acknowledgements, References, figures and Tables). Approximately 20 references can be included.

  1. Editorials

Editorials are written by editorial board members commissioned by Editors, and free contributions are not accepted. The manuscript should have an unstructured English abstract (200 words) representing an accurate summary of the article. The section titles will depend upon the topic presented.

The prescribed word count for Editorials is no more than 2,500 words (excluding Abstracts, Acknowledgements, References, figures and Tables). Approximately 20 references can be included.

  1. Case report

The text of Case report should be divided into sections with the headings:

Abstract (unstructured, approximately 150 words)

Keywords (3 to 10)

Introduction

Case presentation

Discussion

Acknowledgements

Conflict of interest

References

Graphical abstract

The prescribed word count for Case report is no more than 1,200 words (excluding Abstracts, Acknowledgements, References, figures and Tables). Approximately 15 references can be included.

  1. Letter to the Editor

The manuscript should have an unstructured English abstract (150 words) representing an accurate summary of the article. The section titles will depend upon the topic presented.

The prescribed word count for Letter to the Editor is no more than 1,000 words (excluding Abstracts, Acknowledgements, References, figures and Tables). Approximately 15 references can be included.

Submission Process

Acta Materia Medica provides an open platform for rapid publication of the latest findings, approaches, and viewpoints related to all related areas of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences, including, but are not limited to, pharmacology, toxicology, pharmaceutics, medicinal chemistry, natural products, pharmacognosy, pharmaceutical analysis, pharmacokinetics, clinical pharmacy, pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacoeconomics and pharmacy management.

Coverage includes:

  • Pathophysiology of important diseases and disease vectors
  • Novel therapeutic strategies
  • Novel methodologies facilitating the search for therapies
  • High-throughput screening, combinatorial chemistry, parallel synthesis and library design
  • 3D Structures and functions of therapeutic targets
  • Structural biological studies of relevant ligands and targets
  • Discovery, design and synthesis of biologically active agents, including natural products, therapeutic macromolecules
  • Drug delivery
  • ADME/Toxicology
  • Advances in key compound classes and therapeutic areas
  • Omics in pharmaceutical sciences
  • Studies of biological activity or mode of action
  • Structure-activity correlations of drugs
  • Development of new imaging and diagnostic tools
  • Computational studies the SAR of compounds, target informatics
  • Business strategy for pharmaceutical industry
  • Clinical research and trials
  • Management, commercial and regulatory issues in pharmaceutical R&D
  • Other aspects of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences

Acta Materia Medica welcomes the submission of research articles, review articles, databases, mini reviews, commentaries, editorials, short communications, case report articles and study protocols.

Submissions to Acta Materia Medica are made using ScholarOne, the online submission and peer review system. Registration and access are available at https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/ammed.

Along with the submission, please provide a cover letter declaring any potential conflicts of interests.

Notice of acceptance of the manuscripts will be sent within 7 days after reception.

Accepted manuscripts will be published within 3–6 months after acceptance.