The scientific journal “PHARMAKEFTIKI” aims to publish review articles, short reviews, research papers and educational issues related to pharmaceutical sciences topics, covering the entire spectrum of drug discovery and development, pharmaceutical analysis and pharmaceutical technology to regulatory approval. More specific, the journal welcomes reports in medicinal chemistry and computational drug design, pharmacology, drug absorption and metabolism, pharmacokinetics, pharmacogenomics, pharmacodynamics, pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis, drug delivery, including gene delivery, drug targeting, pharmaceutical biotechnology, nanotechnology and clinical drug evaluation.

For submissions please contact Prof. Anna Tsantili-Kakoulidou at

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“PHARMAKEFTIKI” is published every three months and is a bilingual edition. Manuscripts can be submitted in English or Greek language. In the latter case the title and authors names should be provided in English along with an extended English abstract at the end of the manuscript and before the references.

Manuscript should be prepared using 12 fonts lettering in double space.

•    Review articles
•    Mini-reviews
•    Research articles
•    Commentaries

  • Title of the article

Concise and informative. Abbreviations and formulae should be avoided, if possible.

  • Authors’ names

The authors’ full names (first name, surname) should be given. Indicate with an asterisk the corresponding author.

  • Affiliation

Authors’ affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) follow below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a superscript number, immediately after the author’s name and in front of the appropriate address.

  • Corresponding author

Full name and e-mail address should be provided.

  • Abstract

The abstract should include no more than 300 words. The length of English abstract can be extended in the case of articles written in Greek. Avoid abbreviations and reference citations in the abstract.

  • Key words

Provide up to five key words.

Divide your manuscript into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, …), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to ‘the text’. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.

Sections should start with Introduction and end up by Conclusions. In case of research articles article structure should be as follows.

  • Introduction
  • Material and methods
  • Results Discussion Conclusions
  • Results and Discussion can be combined in one section

Figures should be provided as TIFF (or JPEG) preferably in resolution of 300 dpi minimum and numbered with Arabic numbers. Legends to Figures should appear in a separate sheet. A Figure legend should comprise a brief description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum, but explain all symbols and abbreviations used. Figures that are taken from literature sources should have the permission of the publisher and the authors, unless they are modified. In the latter case the citation should be given as adapted from ref [x] .

Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. A title should be provided on the top of each table. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters. Please, keep table format as simple as possible.

All references should appear in the text within brackets and in numerical order.

For journal articles

Author(s) name and initials with dots, the title of the article and the abbreviated journal title volume, pages, year should be given.

Lake K.D., Compton D.R., Varga K., Martin, B.R., Kunos G. Cannabinoid-induced hypotension and bradycardia in rats mediated by CB1- like cannabinoid receptors. J. Pharmacol. Exp. Ther. 281, 1030-7, 1997.

A paper in press can be cited and indicated as in press and the number given by Epub ahead if available.

If the reference is from a book it should include the following parts:

Author/s name and initials, Year of publication, Book title, Edition (except for 1st edition), Place of publication, Publisher(s), pages numbers.

Smith J.T., Brown G. and Johnson J.G. (2003). Biochemical calculations 2nd ed. London, Universal Press, pp. 240-247

If the reference is a book chapter:

Author(s) name and initials, Chapter title, In: author of the book or editor (omitted in case the author of the chapter is the same), title of the book, place of publication, publisher, year of publication, volume, page numbers.

Barrette, L.M., Couillard, D. (1993) Bacterial leaching of sulfide tailings in an airlift reactor. In: Torma, A.E., Wey, J.E. and Laksman, V.L. eds. Biohydrometallurgical Technologies; The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society. Warrendale, Pennsylavania, , vol. 1, p.p. 205-215.

If the reference is a Paper in Conference Proceedings it should include the following parts:

Author(s): name and initials, document title, year of publication In: name of conference, congress, meeting, etc., Conference, congress, meeting number, date of conference, congress, meeting, etc., place of conference, congress, meeting, etc. (city and country), place of conference, congress, meeting, etc. (city and country), work title, place of publication, publisher, page numbers.

If the reference is Electronic Monographs (including web sites), Databases and Computer Programs should include the following parts:

Primary responsibility (author or other), Title,Type of medium,Edition,Place of publication,Publisher,Year of publication, Date of update/revision if available, Date of citation (date on which the electronic document was seen: [cited date]), Availability and access (information for identifying and locating the source of the references), International Standard Book Number (ISBN) or International Standard Serial Number

Bide, Mark. In search of the unicorn: the Digital Object Identifier from a user perspective [online]. Revised. London; Book Industry Communication, February 1998 [cited 9 June 1998]. Portable Document Format. Available from Internet: ISBN 1-873671-19-9.