Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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.
- I am a submitting author and I am authorized by all co-authors to submit this version of the manuscript.
- I, the submitting author, declare that 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).
- I, the submitting author, warrant that the submitted manuscript is original and that neither it nor any illustration or supplementary material, or any part thereof, are in any way in violation of any existing original.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
- Cover letter including at least three suggested referees is prepared and submitted as a separate file.
- A graphical abstract is prepared according to the instructions and submitted as a separate file.
- Microsoft Word Journal template has been used for the preparation of manuscript.
- Where available, DOIs for the references have been provided.
Download the Author guidelines PDF file.
Please read first the Focus & Scope to have an overview, and to assess if your manuscript is suitable for the journal.
The Editorial Board expects the editors, reviewers and authors to respect the well-known standard of professional ethics, according to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Guidelines. Editorial process chain in all its parts ensures the integrity of the published materials. ADMET AND DMPK follows closely a set of guidelines and recommendations published by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), ICMJE's Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholary Work in Medical Journals, and Council of Science Editors (CSE) Editorial policy statements.
The Editors, Reviewers and Authors are advised to read the Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement.
Submission of the manuscripts
Manuscripts should be submitted only through the OnLine Submission System.
Conflict of interest
Authors must disclose any potential conflict of interest which might have influenced the validity of research. These inlude among others negotiated research for other parties, receiving honoraria, employment and consultancies, paid testimony and patent applications. ADMET and DMPK follows ICMJ recommendations. Please read and follow their instructioncs before submittin manusript in ADMET and DMPK.
In the separate paragraph authors are obliged to declare explicitely whether conflict of interest do or does not exist.
Statement on Informed Consent
ADMET and DMPK adheres to the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication. October 2007).
Patient identifiers will not be published in ADMET and DMPK, unless written informed consent is given and the content is essential for the scientific purpose and merit of the manuscript. Photographs of patients showing any recognizable features must be accompanied by their signed release authorizing publication, as must case reports that provide enough unique identification of a person (other than name) to make recognition possible. Failure to obtain informed consent of patient prior to submission would result in manuscript rejection.
Acceptable file formats
The manuscript should be uploaded as a single Word.doc or .rtf file. It is strongly encouraged to use ADMET & DMPK Microsoft Word template in the preparation of the manuscript. Please, do not insert any graphics (schemes, figures, etc.) into a movable frame which can superimpose the text and make the layout very difficult.
Figures and/or Schemes should be prepared according to the Artwork Instructions! For Regional specific, nonstandard characters please save documents with "Embed fonts" Word option: Save as ‐> (Tools) ‐> Save Options… ‐> Embed fonts in the text.
A Cover letter to Editor must be supplied along with the manuscript, Cover letter explains briefly the scientific outcome of the manuscript and the importance of the reported results. In addition three potential referees should be suggested and supplied in separate file (Suggested referees) during the submission process.
The progress of the manuscript could be followed by logging in the IAPC Publishing system.
Submission procedure consists of eight steps:
1. Log in to the OnLine ADMET & DMPK Journal system
2. Start a New submission procedure by clicking the corresponding link
3. Make sure that your manuscript conforms to the ADMET & DMPK guidelines by checking off corresponding statements.
4. Upload main manuscript as a single file. For the explanation of acceptable file formats see above.
5. Enter required metada such are authors, title and abstract of the manuscript
6. Upload succesively supplementary files such as Cover letter, Suggested referees file and other optional supplementary files.
7. In the Supplementary metadata page select the type of the supplementary file in the corresponding field. For Cover letter and Suggested referees files select "Other" and specify the file in the following field.
8. Confirm the submission
The correctly prepared manuscripts will be peer-reviewed and accepted for publication only upon positive decisions of referees and Editor of the journal. However, the final and irreclaimable decision is up to Editor. The authors are expected to suggest at least 3 potential referees who are the experts in the field. At least two of the suggested referees must be from a different country than the authors.
Manuscripts marked for revision will be returned to the authors along with the refreees’ reports. The revision has to be returned to the Editorial Office within 60 days or the manuscript will be marked as withdrawn. If the authors still want to publish the manuscripts with late revision, they have to resubmit them, and the procedure will be reset. In this case, the authors should state in Cover Letter the details of the procedure history.
It is essential that all submitted manuscripts are of correct English grammar and syntax. We encourage non-native English speakers to ensure that their manuscripts are checked for English before submitting them for consideration. We suggest for this purpose your manuscript to be checked by an English fluent speaking colleague before submission. The manuscript with poor English will either be rejected or the authors will be charged with 250 € for copyediting service.
The manuscripts ready for publishing will be sent to the corresponding author as formatted text in pdf file for proof reading. The proof corrections should be returned to the ADMET & DMPK Editorial Office within 2 working days. If not, the Office will consider that the authors agree with the content of the formatted manuscript.
Manuscripts for submission
Manuscripts have to be typed in English (consistant standard British or American English is required) with 1.5 line spacing (11 points size of Calibri font; Greek letters from Symbol character set) and in an A4 page format leaving 2.0 cm wide margins.
Figures, Schemes, Sketches and Tables
Authors are encouraged to prepare illustrations in color. Graphic objects and Tables must be numbered, each consecutively by Arabic numbers with precise captions and Table titles supplied. They should be inserted into the main text. All table columns should have a heading cell which explains clearly the data filled in. Footnotes to table contents, in font size of 10, are to be indicated consequently by superscripted small letters. Tables should be prepared by WORD “Insert table” tools. The position of Table columns must not be formatted using the space tab. Table rows must not be formatted using carriage returns (enter key). Tables must not be incorporated as graphic objects.
All Illustrations should be prepared according to ARTWORK INSTRUCTIONS!
Naming, units and designations
IUPAC recommendations for the naming of compounds and physical quantities should be strictly followed. Avoid the use of the same abbreviation for different quantities. SI units, or other permissible units, should be used. The designation of physical quantities must be in italic throughout the text (including figures, tables and equations), whereas the units are in upright letters. They should be in Calibri font. In graphs and tables, the presentation of the numeric values of the variables should be mathematically correct (example: j / A m-2, m / kg, T / K…). Any other designations are not acceptable. If the quantity presented at the graph axis or in the table heading requires additional explanations, this should be given in the caption or table title or footnote.
Latin words should be typed in italic, as for example: i.e. in vivo, etc.
Organizing the Manuscript
It should contain clear and concise Title in bold letters (limited to 10 words). The use of abbreviations, symbols and formulae has to be avoided.
Authors’ names with full first name and initials of further names separated by a space followed by surname. If the authors are form different institutions, the author’s affiliation should be indicated by an Arabic number placed in superscript after the surname. Use asterisk(s) to denote the corresponding author(s).
Affiliations should be written in italic with preceding Arabic number if many. The e-mail address(es) of the author(s) should be given after the affiliation(s).
Abstract: An abstract in at last 200-words pointing the brief and concise highlights of the article, should be supplied.
Keywords: Up to 10 keywords separated by semicolon should be given. Do not use words appearing in the manuscript title.
RUNNING TITLE: A one line (maximum five words) short title should be provided.
The main text should have the form:INTRODUCTION, EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS AND DISCUSSION, CONCLUSIONS, Acknowledgements: If any and References.
Subsection headings should be given in separate lines and typed in italic small letters.
- INTRODUCTION should include the aim of the research and a concise description of the topic with appropriate references to related studies.
- EXPERIMENTAL section should give the clear and reproducible details about experimental work and methods applied as well as details of the instruments used.
- RESULTS AND DISCUSSION should include the results obtained and their significance discussed and compared to relevant literature data.
- CONCLUSION section should briefly summarize the main outcomes of the paper.
- DECLARATION of the conflict of interest must explicitly declare whether such conflict does or does not exist.
- REFERENCES should be numbered sequentially as they appear in the text. Endonte reference foramtting style is available for download. The references found on PubMed Database could be automatically formatted to ADMET and DMPK reference style using PMID2Cite, web-based generator Reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation. In the reference list, they should be in normal position following the corresponding number in square brackets and ended by a full stop. Reference entry must not be formatted using Carriage returns (enter key) or multiple space key. The formatting of references to published work should be as follows:
Journals*:  A. B. Surname1, C. D. Surname2. Article title. Full Journal Title Vol (Year) first‐last page number‐
Books:  A. B. Surname1, C. D. Surname2. Name of Book, Publisher, City, Country, Year, p. 100
Compilations:  A. B. Surname1, C. D. Surname2, in Name of Compilation, A. B. Editor1, C. D. Editor2, Ed(s)., Publisher, City, Country, Year, p. 100
Proceedings:  A. B. Surname1, C. D. Surname2, Name of the Conference or Symposium, Title of the Proceeding, Place of the Conference, Country, Year, p. 100 (or abstract No.)
Websites:  Title of the website, URL in full (date accessed)
Patents:  A. B. Inventor1, C. D. Inventor2, (Holder), Country Code and patent number (registration year)
Standards:  EN ISO 250: Name of the Standard (Year).
Endnote reference formatting style could be downloaded from here.
The original journal title is to be retained in the case of publications published in any language other than English (please denote the language in parenthesis after the reference). Titles of publications in non‐Latin alphabets should be transliterated.
Mathematical and chemical equations must be numbered, Arabic numbers, consecutively in parenthesis at the end of the line. All equations should be embedded in the text and prepared with the aid of the WORD Equation editor or MathType.
ADMET & DMPK accepts only TIF, JPEG, GIF or PNG formats of illustrations; those editted within MS files (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio) ARE NOT acceptable. Scanned instrument data sheets are not acceptable too. Authors are fully responsible for the quality of their submitted artwork. Generally, all common artwork and graphic creation software are capable of saving files in mentioned formats. This 'option' can normally be found under the 'Save As...' or 'Export...' commands in the 'File' menu.
When supplying graphic files, please ensure that the files are supplied in the correct resolution:
1. Line artwork: minimum of 1000 dpi
2. RGB image: minimum of 300 dpi
3. Greyscale image: minimum of 300 dpi
4. Combined artwork (line/greyscale/RGB): minimum of 300 dpi
TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) is the recommended file format for bitmap, greyscale and colour images.
- Colour images should be in the RGB mode
- Images should be tightly cropped.
- If applicable, please re‐label artwork with a font supported by jESE (Calibri and Symbol) and ensure it is of an appropriate font size.
- Save an image in TIFF format with LZW or packed‐bits compression applied.
- It is recommended to remove the Alpha channels and to flatten the layers before submitting TIFF files
JPG can be created with respect to photo quality (low, medium, high; from 1 to 10), ensuring file sizes are kept to a minimum to aid easy file transfer.
PNG (Portable Network Graphics) is a bitmapped image format that employs lossless data compression. PNG supports palette‐based images, greyscale images and RGB[A] images. PNG was designed for transferring images on the Internet, not for print graphics, and therefore does not support non‐RGB colour spaces such as CMYK.
GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) is a bitmap image format supporting up to 8 bits per pixel. The colour
limitation makes the GIF format unsuitable for reproducing colour photographs and other images with
continuous colour, but it is well‐suited for simpler images such as graphics with solid areas of colour.
Sizing of Artwork
- ADMET and DMPK aspires to have a uniform look for all artwork contained in a single article. Hence, it is important to be aware of the style of the journal.
- As a general rule, the lettering on an artwork should have a finished, printed size of 11 pt for normal text and no smaller than 7 pt for subscript and superscript characters. Smaller lettering will yield a text that is barely legible. This is a rule‐of‐thumb rather than a strict rule. There are instances where other factors in the artwork, (for example, tints and shadings) dictate a finished size of perhaps 10 pt. Lines should be of at least 1.5 pt thickness.
- When deciding on the size of a line art graphic, in addition to the lettering, there are several other factors to address. These all have an effect on the reproducibility/readability of the final artwork. Every relevant detail in the illustration, the graph symbols (squares, triangles, circles, etc.) and a key to the diagram (to explain the graph symbols used) must be discernible.
- The sizing of halftones (photographs and micrographs) normally causes more problems than line art. It is sometimes difficult to know what an author is trying to emphasize on a photograph, so you can help us by identifying the important parts of the image, perhaps by highlighting the relevant areas on it. The best advice that can be given is not to over‐reduce halftones. Attention should also be paid to magnification factors or scale bars on the artwork and they should be compared with the details inside. If a set of artwork contains more than one halftone, again please ensure that there is consistency in size between similar diagrams.
General sizing of illustrations which can be used for the ADMET & DMPK:
- Small figure size ‐ 60 mm width
- Medium figure size ‐ 90 mm width
- Large figure size ‐ 120 mm width
THE MANUSCRIPTS NOT PREPARED ACCORDING TO THE INTRUCTIONS WILL BE RETURNED TO AUTHORS FOR THE CORRECTION.