Instructions for Authors

Thank you for your interest in Journal Modern Medicinal Chemistry (JMMC). We recommend to consult the instructions below to facilitate prepare your manuscript. Please contact us if you have any questions. We are looking forward for your submission.

Aims & Scope
Journal of Modern Medicinal Chemistry (JMMC)
provides as an international journal the reader with peer-reviewed publications on a broad range of chemical and biochemical aspects related to humans and their diseases. Medicinal chemistry is an exciting scientific discipline at the corner of medicine, pharmacology, pharmacy, pharmacovigilance, toxicology, and organic or inorganic chemistry.

Submissions are encouraged for the following topics

  • Drug development and research with principles of rational drug design
  • Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics
  • Benefit over risk constellation in drug treatment
  • Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in drug treatment
  • Causality assessment of adverse events and reactions associated with drug treatment
  • Molecular basis and targets of drugs
  • Drug-drug interactions
  • Drug related pharmacovigilance
  • Nature based, non herbal drug development
  • Development of nature based medicinal products including herbs and phytochemicals
  • Traditional medicine
  • Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in herbal medicine
  • Benefit versus risk ratio in herbal medicine in the context of other therapies
  • Pharmacovigilance in herbal medicine
  • Causality assessment of adverse events and reactions under herbal treatment
  • Herb-herb and herb-drug interactions
  • Toxic human diseases
  • Biochemical, pathobiochemical and chemical aspects in human diseases and their target organs
  • Novel animal models of human diseases
  • Novel experimental data relevant for human disease

Types of manuscripts

JMMC accepts

  • Original articles, randomized controlled trials,or meta-analyses (maximum 5,000 words for text excluding maximum 250 words for structured abstract with Background and aims, Methods, Results, and Conclusions), maximum 80 references, 4 figures and 4 tables).
  • Review articles (maximum 6000 words for text excluding maximum 250 words for unstructured abstract), and maximum 120 references, 6 figures and 6 tables.
  • Viewpoint, Commentary, Controversy, Emerging trend, Provocative issue, Progress, Proposal, and Mini-Review (maximum 2,500 words for text excluding maximum 150 words for unstructured abstract), and maximum 50 references, 3 figures and 3 tables.
  • Short communication, Case report, Editorial or Letter to the Editor (maximum 1,500 words for text excluding maximum 150 words for unstructured abstract), and maximum 20 references, 1 figure and 1 table.


Manuscript considered for publication in JMMC should be submitted online to the editorial office, Dr. Ahmed Ullah, the publication manager: E-mail:, together with an accompanying letter suggesting at least 5 potential reviewers. All non-invited and invited manuscripts will undergo the usual peer review, and if accepted for publication, they will be published open access without any charges for the authors, whereby the copyright remains with the publisher. This aims to increase the visibility of authors’ work and of JMMC with the expected IF.

Submitted manuscripts file format

Please submit your paper in MS Word (.doc, .docx or LaTeX) file format according to the detailed manuscript preparation guidance given below.


Submissions must be original work, the copyright to which is not already owned elsewhere. Originality, creativity and a cross-disciplinary approach are strongly encouraged. Significant duplication of material and/or parallel submissions are not allowed. It is the authors’ responsibility to check for possible copyright conflict with the copyright holder and agree to our Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement.


Given that the manuscript must be written in English, authors who are not native speakers are advised to seek assistance in order to ensure its accuracy and improve the language quality. The publisher can also provide copy editing service on payment.

Manuscript Preparation

General: Manuscripts must be typewritten, double spaced with wide margins. Number the lines of the text consecutively throughout on all pages, starting with first page.The first page of manuscript should include (a) Title of Manuscript (b) Names, addresses and email addresses of all coauthors (c) Name, complete address, telephone number, fax number and email address of the corresponding author; the second page is for (d) Abstract. The editors reserve the right to adjust style to certain standards for uniformity.

Abstracts: Abstracts should not contain any reference.

Keywords: A minimum of five keywords (not mentioned already in the title) must be included on a separate line below the main abstract and labeled ‘Keywords”. These keywords are used for indexing purposes.

Text: Follow this order when typing manuscripts: Title, Author, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Text (abbreviations should be expandedwhen first mentioned in the text), Acknowledgment, Conflict of interest statement, Funding, Authors’ contribution, References, Figure captions and the Tables. Do not import the Figures or Tables into your main text file in MS Word format. The corresponding author should be identified with an asterisk and footnote. All other footnotes numerals (except for table footnotes) should be identified with superscript Arabic numbers.


Include details if required

Conflict of Interest statement

Include details.


Provide details.

Authors’ contributions

Include details, such: Idea and design. MNO and UH; Administrative support: UL and OP; Provision of study material and patients’ data: GZ and FT; Collection and assembly of data: UL and OP; Data analysis and interpretation: All authors; Manuscript writing All authors; Final approval of the manuscript to be submitted: All authors.


References must be listed using the numerical system (Vancouver). All references should be numbered sequentially (in round brackets) in the text and listed in the same numerical order in the reference section. The reference numbers must be finalized and the bibliography must be fully formatted before submission.

Journal titles are abbreviated (to decipher abbreviations see: PubMed Journals Database.

If the number of authors exceeds six, then et al. will be used after three names (the term “et al.” should be in italics).

If the journal has continuous page numbering, omit month/issue number.

See below few examples of references listed in the correct Vancouver style:

Shon HK, Vigneswaran S, Snyder SA. Effluent organic matter (EfOM) in wastewater: Constituents, effects, and treatment. Crit Rev Env Sci Tec 2006; 36: 327-74.

Suzuki Y, Rowedder M. Curriculum system and understanding of nutrition in school children. Int J Consumer Stud 2002; 2: 249-55.

Typical Chapter Reference:

Mason A. Population growth, aggregate saving and economic development. In: Salvatore D, Ed. World population trends and their impact on economic development. London: Greenwood Press 1988; pp. 45-58.

Book Reference:

Fleiss JL, Levin B, Paik MC. Statistical methods for rates and proportions. 3rd ed. New York: Wiley 2003. 

Edited Book:

Duchateau L, Janssen P. The Frailty Model. New York: Springer 2008.

Conference Paper and Proceedings:

Vassiliadis P. Modeling multidimensional databases, cubes and cube operations. In Proc. of the 10th SSDBM Conference 1998; pp. 53-62.

An Y, Mylopoulos J, Borgida A. Building semantic mappings from databases to ontologies. In Proceedings of the Twenty-First National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-06) (Boston M, Ed.) 2006.

Journal Article of the Internet:

International Monetary Fund (IMF). World economic outlook: Growth resuming, dangers remain [Report on the internet]. IMF; 2012 [cited 2012 Sept 10]: Available from:

Book/Monograph on the Internet:

Donaldson MS, editor. Measuring the quality of health care [monograph on the internet]. Washington: National Academy Press; 1999 [cited 2004 Oct 8]: Available from:

 Web site/Homepage:

United States Department of Agriculture. 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. (accessed 11April 2012).

 Journal with Part/Supplement:

If a journal carries continuous pagination throughout the volume, then the issue number must be omitted.

 Issue with Supplement:

Pignon JP, le Maitre A, Bourhis J. Meta-Analyses of chemotherapy in head and neck cancer (MACH-NC): an update. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2007; 69(2 Suppl): S112-4.

 Volume with Part:

Vahter M. Methylation of inorganic arsenic in different mammalian species and population groups. Sci Prog 1999; 82(Pt 1): 69-88.

 Issue with Part:

Harrabi I, Ghannem H, Gaha R, Hochlaf M, Limam K, Essoussi AS. Epidemiology of dyslipidemia among schoolchildren in Sousse, Tunisia. Diabetes Metab 2005; 31(3 Pt 1): 285-9.


Sierra MA, Gómez-Gallego M, Alcázar R, Lucena JJ, Álvarez A, Yunta-Mezquita F. WO 02/00604 Patent 2002.


Citations for articles/material published exclusively online or in open access (free-to-view), must contain the exact Web addresses (URLs) at the end of the reference(s), except those posted on an author’s Web site unless editorially essential, e.g. ‘Reference: Available from: URL’.

Illustrations:All illustrations should be provided in camera-ready form, suitable for reproduction (which may include reduction) without re-touching

  • All illustration must be readable when reduced to a width of 75 mm (Single column figure) or 160 mm (double column figure)
  • All illustrations should be clearly marked on the back with the figure number and the author’s name. All figures are required to have a caption. Captions should be supplied on a separate sheet.
  • Line drawing: Good quality printouts on white paper produced in black ink are required. All lettering. Graphs lines and points on graphs should be sufficiently large and bold to permit reproduction when the diagram has been reduced to a size suitable for inclusion in the journal. Dye-line prints or photocopies are not suitable for reproduction. Do not use any type of shading on computer-generated illustrations.
  • Photographs: Original photographs must be supplied as they are to be reproduced (e.g. black and white or color), if necessary a scale should be marked on the photograph. Please note that photocopies of photographs are not acceptable.
  • Color: Authors are required to pay for the preparation of color. Apply to the Author Services at the Publisher for details of cost (If the author is ordering the reprints).

Tables: Tables should be numbered consecutively and each table typed on a separate sheet. Footnotes to tables should be typed below the tables and should be referred to by superscript lowercase letters. No vertical rules should be used Tables should not duplicate result presented elsewhere in the manuscript.

Rolf Teschke M.D.
Editor in Chief
Journal of Modern Medicinal Chemistry
Professor of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine II Klinikum Hanau
Teaching Hospital of the Goethe University of Frankfurt/Main
Leimenstrasse 20, D-63450 Hanau

Ahmed Ullah Ph.D.
Publication Manager