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  About the Owner and Sponsor of the Journal
Isfahan University of Medical Sciences (IUMS), the owner and sponsor of the journal, is one of the world's oldest universities specializing in basic medical sciences, clinical science, and health services, located in historical city of Isfahan, Iran. IUMS, one of the most prominent and highly prestigious medical universities in Iran, provides undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs in more than 10 faculties and about 75 main departments. The student body consists of students from all provinces of Iran and some foreign countries. Funding for Isfahan University of Medical Sciences is provided by the government and through some private investments. IUMS, one of the most prominent and highly prestigious medical universities in Iran, provides and fosters innovative research that advances medical knowledge and translates new discoveries to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities. IUMS is currently publishes fourteen peer reviewed scientific journals in different disciplines of medical sciences. Online management services for editorial workflow of university journals were established in 2004 and became fully operational by 2005.
In 1955, the Faculty of Medicine was permitted to establish the School of Pharmacy, one of the nine established schools in the university. In 1958 the School of Pharmacy became independent.
The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences consists of seven departments including Pharmacology and Toxicology, Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Clinical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, and Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice. The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences also has a Research Center Complex consists of Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Center, Novel Drug Delivery Research Center, and Bioinformatics Research Center since that time.
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  About the Journal

Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences (RPS; ISSN: Print -1735-5362, Online - 1735-9414), a publication of School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, I.R. Iran, is an academic, peer-reviewed online journal with bimonthly print on demand compilation of issues published. The journal’s full text is available online at rpsjournal.net. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional/subject-based repository. The editors welcome original contributions that have not been published and are not under consideration elsewhere. Authors are encouraged to submit manuscript by our webpage (http://www.journalonweb.com/jrps).

The journal has a distinguished editorial board with extensive academic qualifications, ensuring that the journal maintains high scientific standards and has a broad international coverage. One key request of researchers across the world is open access to research publications.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
DOAJ, EMBASE/ Excerpta Medica, Emerging Sources Citation Index, PubMed Central, Scimago Journal Ranking, SCOPUS, Web of Science

Emerging Sources Citation Index 

Journal Ethics

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Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

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  Scope of the journal

The journal publishes research reports, review articles, short communications and scientific commentaries on all aspects of the pharmaceutical sciences including pharmaceutics, novel drug delivery and targeting systems, medicinal and Pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmaceutical and biological analysis, pharmcokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacology, pharmacognosy, pharmacotherapy and clinical pharmacy, pharmacy practice, pharmacoeconomics, pharmacoepidemiology, analytical biochemistry, pharmaceutical biotechnology, and molecular modeling.

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