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 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).
The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
1. Article Types Both original and review articles are accepted. The type of the article (review/original article/case report etc.) is to be defined at the first page of a manuscript under the title (please, see the example in the template file).
2. Language of the Manuscript Manuscripts prepared in Polish or English are accepted for review in the Journal. The article may be rejected due to the insufficient language level. No language correction nor translation services are provided by the Editorial Office.
3. Title and keywords The title should deliver clear and direct information on the article topic and aim. For the searching purposes, it is a good practice to include some of the keywords in the title. Regardless of the language in which the manuscript is written, the title should be in English. 3 to 5 keywords must be defined.
4. Authors and affiliations Define one correspondence author, mark the name with * symbol and provide the contact email. The authors should be placed in the order of the contribution to the manuscript, starting from the highest level of contribution. For authors who have contributed equally, use † symbol behind the name. The contributions must be described at the end of the manuscript (see the ‘Author Contribution’ in the template file). In case for one author multiple affiliations are needed, put them one after the other, separated by a semicolon. For acknowledgments, see the ‘Acknowledgments’ section in the template file. Do not add acknowledgments in the place reserved for the authors and affiliations.
5. The main text For the review, only manuscripts written in accordance with the template file available below will be accepted. For the review articles the division into sections may differ from the template which is targeted mainly at the original manuscripts. The following sections are included: - Introduction: The introduction should define the purpose of the work, its significance, as well as the current state of the research field. The introduction should be kept comprehensible to scientists outside your particular field of research. - Materials and Methods: This section should be described with sufficient details to allow others to replicate and build on the published results. New methods and protocols should be described in detail while well-established methods can be briefly described and appropriately cited. - Results: This section should provide a concise and precise description of the experimental results, their interpretation, as well as the experimental which can be drawn from the individual parts of research. Subsections may be applied. For the figures’ description, see the template file. - Discussion: The results should be discussed and put in the perspective of previous studies and other working hypotheses. Future research directions may also be highlighted. - Conclusions: This section is not mandatory but can be added to the manuscript if the discussion is unusually long or complex. At the end of the manuscript an Appendix may be added. Appendix is an optional section that can contain details and data supplementary to the main text which are crucial to understand and/or reproduce the results but their description in the main text would disrupt the flow of the text. The length of the article is not restricted. However, if the figures (e.g. tables) longer than 3 pages are planned, consider putting them into a Supplementary Materials. The magazine reserves the right to request figure’s removal from the main text and its placement in the Supplementary Materials what may affect the structure of the manuscript. Supplementary Materials cannot contain a plain text. Only numbered figures with titles are allowed in the Supplementary Materials. After publication, Supplementary Materials will be available according to the same the Open Access policy as the manuscript itself. Abbreviations and acronyms must be explained at their first appearance in the manuscript. Values should be given in the SI units (International System of Units). All figures must be numbered and own a title or description. For chemical structures, the ChemDraw or similar utility is advised. Please, make sure that the submitted figures are readable, own a legend and axes’ descriptions. A required file format for the submission is rtf.
6. Others Place for funding, acknowledgment and informed consent statement is reserved at the end of manuscript. In case the given section does not apply to your manuscript, type ‘not relevant’. Before the publication this paragraph will deleted.
7. Conflict of Interest At the end of the manuscript the authors must define the existing conflicts of interest or declare no conflict of interest. Moreover, alongside the submitted manuscript, the following statement must be sent: ’We confirm that neither the manuscript nor any parts of its content are currently under consideration or published in another journal. All authors have approved the manuscript and agree with its submission to Prospects in Pharmaceutical Sciences’
8. References References must be numbered in order of their appearance in the text (including citations in tables and legends) and listed individually at the end of the manuscript. Citations and references in the Supplementary Materials are permitted provided that they also appear in the reference list here. For the reference examples, see the template file. The accepted citation style is the American Chemical Society citation style. DOI (Digital Object Identifier) number may be included but is not required. For a direct citation of a plain text within the main text, the cited part must clearly indicated and put in a quote and a reference must be added to the references list. For the website citation, pay attention to indicate the date: ‘accessed on day-month-year’.
9. Abstract To each manuscript an abstract of up to 250 words in English must be prepared. No acronyms (unless explained in parentheses) should be used. Abstract must be placed at the first page of the manuscript and will be published in the same place of the article.
10. Graphical Abstract We encourage to attach a graphical abstract which will indicate the topic / methods described in the article. A graphical abstract will be visible on the journal's website before the opening of the main part of the article. Graphical abstract should be prepared in JPEG or PNG format.
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In order to use the PPS editorial system service, an account must be created and one must log into that account. Personal data may contain full name, scientific degree, telephone number, email address, institutional affiliation, affiliation address, date of birth, specialty, areas of scientific interest and photograph. Some elements are not required. Some elements, e.g. a photograph, can be added at any time when using the Editorial System. Data of users are used to identify authors, reviewers, editorial staff, publishing house staff, members of scientific conferences’ committees involved in the flow of articles and abstracts submitted to scientific journals and for conferences, and to contact such persons to the extent necessary for that process as part of the PPS editorial system. Personal data must be provided for the correct performance of the agreement on services provided by electronic means.
The personal data shall be:
processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to the User,
collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes (provision of services) and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes;
adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in regards to the purposes for which they are processed;
accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date;
kept in a form that permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed;
processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data, including protection against unauthorized or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage.
The Controller shall process personal data in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data, including protection against unauthorized or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organizational measures. Those measures shall be updated.
The Controller shall not process any personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, and the processing of genetic data, biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person's sex life or sexual orientation.
Personal data processed in order to perform the agreement will be processed for the term of the agreement and thereafter, for the period necessary for archiving purposes in the context of publishing activities of data recipients. If data are not required to comply with obligations under the agreement on provision of services by electronic means or statutory obligations, such data are deleted.
The Controller of personal data shall take all reasonable activities to ensure the protection of the personal data of users of the PPS editorial system. This means for example development of relevant technical and organizational rules and procedures to minimize the risk of unauthorized access to the user’s account and to data of users and the risk of disclosing them. Information provided by users shall be processed and stored using appropriate measures of security compliant with requirements set by applicable laws. These measures shall be reviewed and updated where necessary.
The Controller shall implement technical and organizational measures such as:
maintaining records of processing activities,
pseudonymization and encryption of personal data;
ability to ensure the ongoing confidentiality, integrity, availability and resilience of processing systems and services;
the ability to restore the availability and access to personal data in a timely manner in the event of a physical or technical incident;
a process for regularly testing, assessing and evaluating the effectiveness of technical and organizational measures for ensuring the security of the processing.
However, the Controller of personal data shall not guarantee that the risk of unauthorized use of personal data by unauthorized persons acting unlawfully shall be excluded entirely. Any passwords to accounts shall be kept in a safe place and shall not be disclosed to third parties. We must be promptly notified of any cases of unauthorized use of the password or of other threats to security.
V. Rights of Users
The User shall have the right to obtain from the Controller of personal data confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning the User are being processed and, where that is the case, access to the personal data and the following information:
the purposes of the processing;
the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organizations;
where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the User (data subject) or to object to such processing;
the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
where the personal data are not collected from the User, any available information as to their source.
The Controller shall comply with the above obligation e.g. by providing Users with these information, which is the performance of art. 13 of the GDPR.
The User shall have the right to obtain from the Controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the User shall have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
The User shall have the right to obtain from the Controller the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay and the Controller shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies:
the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed;
the User objects to the processing,
the personal data have been unlawfully processed;
the personal data have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject;
the personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services.
The User shall have the right to obtain from the Controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies:
the accuracy of the personal data is contested by the User, for a period enabling the Controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
the processing is unlawful and the User opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests the restriction of their use instead;
the Controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the User for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims;
the User has objected to processing.
VI. Change of personal data
The Controller of personal data shall ensure that the user has the right to access and update or erase personal data. These activities can be done mostly on one’s own after logging into the PPS editorial system. If a function has not been provided, this can be done by contacting the Controller at email@example.com.
The Controller may update this Policy from time to time. The Controller shall inform Users about each amendment to this Policy by publishing a new document on this website.