Integrity Research Journals

DOI: 10.31248/JDPS

JDPS Workflow

Finding the Right Journal

Publishing with Integrity Research Journals starts with finding the right journal for your manuscript. Browse through the list of the Journals and read “about page” of the journals to find out the journal that is more suitable for your manuscript. Submit your manuscript to only one journal at a time either within or outside Integrity Research Journals.


Prepare Manuscript for Submission

Before preparing your manuscript for submission to the Journal of Drugs and Pharmaceutical Science (JDPS), read the “JDPS Authors Guidelines” to know the requirement of JDPS and prepare your manuscript in line with the guidelines. You also need to read the “JDPS Workflow” to understand the process of our operation.


Submission of Manuscript

Manuscript for publication in Journal of Drugs and Pharmaceutical Science are submitted through the online portal at or Journal official email address in the JDPS Home Page ( After the submission, an acknowledgement later will be sent to the corresponding author with 48 hours. Manuscript submitted to Journal of Drugs and Pharmaceutical Science may be recommended for transfer if the Editorial Board feel that the manuscript is more suitable for publication in another journal within or outside Integrity Research Journals.


Review Process

Once a manuscript is submitted for publication, the manuscript is checked by the journal’s editorial officer, for plagiarism and other related issues to ensure that it conform to the standard of Journal of Drugs and Pharmaceutical Science and it suitability to go through the review process. Then, the manuscript is assigned to an appropriate editor who does not have personal or academic relationship with the author(s) to access the quality of the manuscript before it is assigned to external reviewers. If the editor finds out that the manuscript is good enough and within the scope of the JDPS, it will be assigned to a qualified external reviewers for review, otherwise it will be rejected immediately with no further processing.


In the review process, the manuscript will be assigned to reviewers without the authors’ information. The peer-review process is double blinded; that is, the identity and information of the authors and reviewers are not disclosed to each other during the review process. This is to ensure transparency and fair review process. The assigned reviewers are expected to submit their reports (comments) on the manuscripts within 10 days along with their recommendation of one of the following actions to the editor:

  • Accept as it is

  • Required Minor Changes

  • Required Major Changes

  • Reject

For the purpose of transparency and clarity, the reviewers will give adequate reason(s) why a manuscript should be rejected.


Acceptance or Rejection of Manuscript

When all reviewers have submitted their reports, the reviewers’ comments will be forwarded to the corresponding author for him/her to make corrections to the original manuscript and submit it to the editorial office as the revised manuscript. If more than two reviewers recommend the manuscript for rejection, it will be rejected immediately. Otherwise, the Original manuscript, revised manuscript and the reviewers’ comments will be sent to the editor for the following recommendation:

  • Accepted

  • Minor Changes

  • Major Changes

  • Reject


If the editor ACCEPTS the manuscript, it will immediately be published after minor editing. If the editor recommends “MINOR OR MAJOR CHANGES,” the corresponding author will be notified to prepare and re-submit a final copy of their manuscript with the required minor or major changes effected. Once the editor is satisfied with the final manuscript, the manuscript can be accepted. If the editor recommends “REJECTS,” the manuscript, will be rejected immediately. However, the author can appeal the reviewers or editors decision if he/she has strong reasons and belief in his/her opinion.


Proof of the Manuscript

After the acceptance of the article, the accepted version of the manuscript will undergo final editing and the proof copy will be sent to the corresponding author for final correction and approval before it will be published. The author is expected to return the correction to the proof within 48 hours or give a final approval for publication if there is no correction. Failure of the author to reply to the proof within the specified period of time means an agreement to publish his/her manuscript in its present state.


Manuscript Status

After submission, authors will be able to track the status of their manuscript at Also, any change in the manuscript status will be communicated to the corresponding author when necessary. The corresponding author also reserves the right to request for the status of their manuscript if they are yet to hear from the Editorial Office.