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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 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 is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Aims and scope

The Journal of Pharmacovigilance and Drug Research (JPADR) is the official publication of the Global Pharmacovigilance Society. This is an international, open access, and peer-reviewed scientific journal. It focuses on pharmacovigilance studies and their associated topics such as adverse drug reaction, drug clinical trials, drug effectiveness and efficacy, drugs risk management, as well as all aspects related to the safe use of drugs.

The JPADR is oriented to researchers, professors, students, and practitioners from both the pharmaceutical industry sector, as well as the wide range of health and medicine arenas. The journal’s objective is to establish a formal platform for communicating the research results on pharmacovigilance.

Ethical code

Before submitting an article for possible publication in the Journal, we recommend that you read our Code of Ethics for authors.

Pre-print policy

Authors are recommended to submit pre-print versions to repositories like BiorXiv or institutional repositories.

Article Processing Charge

Publication in the JPADR is subject to APC, more information can be found here.

Article preparation

The journal considers the following types of articles: editorials, research articles, reviews, case reports, case studies, and case series. All articles must be written in the English language and must be prepared according to the journal template and accompanied with a cover letter. Only articles in Word format will be processed, note that formats such as PDF will not be accepted.

Here are some details about the formal aspects of the articles:

  • Personal information about the authors like names, affiliations, or emails cannot appear in the full text.
  • The title should be written in Times new roman, size 14, Bold, and Sentence case.
  • The headings should be written in Times new roman, size 12, and Bold.
  • The font should be Times new roman, size 12, regular, and 1.5-line space.
  • The abstract should be between 150-200 words and should be structured according to the PubMed format.
  • Keywords should be between 4-5 words, and they should be different from the words appearing in the title.
  • Articles should apply the following structure: Introduction, Method, Result, Discussion, and Conclusions (IMRDC).
  • The in-text and referencing styles should be the APA 6th Instructions on how to use this style can be found here.
  • Articles should not contain more than 10 pages.
  • Tables should be numbered as Table 1, Table 2 … and properly referenced in the text.
  • Figures should be numbered as Figure 1, Figure 2… and properly referenced in the text.
  • There are no restrictions regarding the number of footnotes inserted across the full text.
  • Acknowledgment and funding information, if applicable, should be placed before the reference section and after the conclusions.

Editorial and review process

Each article submitted to the journal will be initially evaluated by the Managing Editor, who will confirm that the work is in the correct format and falls within the thematic scope. After passing this stage, the article will be assigned an editor, who will carry out the editorial process, including the assignment of reviewers. The journal applies the double-blind review method. When the article reaches the desired number of reviews, the editors will decide, and the authors will be notified about it. More details on these editorial procedures can be found here.


Authors should ensure that they submit only entirely original works. If they have used the work and/or statements of others, this must be appropriately cited or referenced. Plagiarism in any form, including quotations or paraphrasing of substantial parts of another’s article (without attribution), “passing off” another’s article as the author’s own, or claiming results from research conducted by others, constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Manuscripts that are a compilation of previously published materials of other authors (without their own creative and authoring interpretation) are not accepted for publication. In this regard, our Journal uses the Turnitin software to check the level of plagiarism of every submission.

Open access

Every article published in the JPADR will be of open access.


The published contents in the journal are archived in the CLOCKSS and LOCKSS systems.

License and copyright

Articles in the JPADR are published under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 License. This allows authors the reproduction of articles, free of charge, for non-commercial use only, and with the appropriate citation information. All authors publishing in the JPADR retain copyright over their work.


If the author believes that the editorial decision reached for the manuscript is not fair, he/she may contact the Managing Editor at editor@jpadr.com, stating the manuscript number and describing in detail the reasons for the appeal. The EIC will evaluate all requests and make a final decision, consulting the AE and revising the previous decision, if necessary.

Errata and corrigenda

The JPADR will publish corrections to the article if significant errors are discovered after publication. An Erratum will be published in the Journal is responsible for the error, whilst a Corrigendum will be provided if the author is responsible.


Articles may be withdrawn, retracted, removed, or replaced after publication if they contain substantial errors that cannot be corrected by publishing an Erratum or a Corrigendum, or if ethical violations become known after publication. For more information, please visit our Publication Ethics section.


Facts and opinions in articles published in the JPADR are solely the personal statements of respective authors. Authors are responsible for all contents in their article(s) including accuracy of the facts, statements, citing resources, and so on. The JPADR and editors disclaim any liability of violations of other parties’ rights or any damage incurred as a consequence of using or applying any of the contents of the Journal. Manuscripts submitted to the JPADR must be original and not published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Authors submitting a contribution to the JPADR who have related manuscripts under consideration or in press elsewhere should upload a marked copy at the time of submission and draw the editor’s attention to it in their cover letter. If a part of a contribution that an author wishes to submit to the JPADR has appeared or will appear elsewhere, the author must specify the details in the cover letter. Consideration by the Journal of current scientific research is possible if the main result, conclusion, or implications are not apparent from the other work, or if there are other factors, for example, if the other work is published in a language other than English. The author is responsible to get permission from the previous publisher or copyright holder if an author is re-using any part of the paper (i.e., figure or figures) published elsewhere, or that is copyrighted. The editors consider all material in good faith that their journals have full permission to publish every part of the submitted material including illustrations.

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