About the Journal

About the Journal Vitae

Focus and Scope

The JOURNAL VITAE is the four-monthly official publication of the School of Pharmaceutical and Food Sciences. Its mission is to spread scientific and investigative knowledge in pharmaceutical and food research and related industries (Natural Products, Pharmaceutical Care, Pharmaceutical Industry, Drugs, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Toxinology, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Food Science, Food Engineering, Food Biotechnology). The Journal VITAE is an open-access journal that publishes original and unpublished manuscripts, which the Editorial Board members and then peer-reviewers select. The judgments, opinions, and points of view expressed in the published articles are the authors' responsibility.

Editorial and Peer Review Process

The editorial team conducts a previous review verifying if the manuscript fulfills the Journal conditions: presentation of the requested information, authorization of the work, complete and correct structure of the paper, and proper citations. The author can verify compliance with the requirements before submitting the manuscript using the Checklist, available on the website in the author's forms and guidelines sections.

After verifying the fulfillment of the editorial standards and before being sent to peers for evaluation, the Editorial Board performs a prior assessment. The purpose is to ensure that the structure and content of the manuscript are clear, relevant, and inside the Journal's scope. The Editorial Board may reject a manuscript without going through a peer-reviewing process if the paper is outside the Journal's scope or if it is poorly written or formatted, or meaningless. Afterward, the document will be sent for double-blind peer-reviewing, with at least two reviewers active in the research field related to the manuscript, who must submit an evaluation concept through the Open Journal System platform. The Peer Reviewers act only in an advisory role, and the final decision is the responsibility of the Editorial Board. As a result, manuscripts may be approved or rejected definitely. In case of accepting the publication, the Editorial Board asks for corrections and improvements. The authors must send back a new manuscript version within fourteen (14) calendar days from the date of notification through the Open Journal System platform. The article will be published online after the reception of the corrected proofs and with an assigned DOI.

Open Access Policy

The Journal Vitae provides open access to its content, based on that offering the Journal's content as free access to the public helps to further global knowledge exchange.


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