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Welcome to the Drug Delivery Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS

Drug Delivery

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The submission deadline has been extended to February 19, 2021

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Guest Editors

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, PLOS ONE is extending the deadline for submissions to the Drug Delivery collection. This unique opportunity will allow authors to submit their research until February 2021, including after the official collection launch in January 2021.
Questions? Contact us at ONEcalls@plos.org.

Robert Luxenhofer

university of helsinki
finland

Vivek Gupta

St. John’s University
United states

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Scope & Topics

The efficacy and safety of a drug is highly impacted not only by how it is designed, but also by how and where it is delivered. In recent years there has been significant progress in the formulation of different drug delivery systems to improve the release and pharmacological profile of therapeutic drugs, reduce side effects, and enhance targeting to specific tissues and cell types.

In this Call for Papers, we welcome submissions that report on the various properties of drug delivery systems, including drug formulations and pro-drug approaches, synthesis of nanoparticle and exosome carriers, vaccine delivery, gene delivery, and co-delivery systems. The Call will also encompass in vitro and in vivo studies that focus on how the routes of drug administration impact drug delivery systems, drug bioavailability, toxicity, and pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic drug profiles. We welcome submissions that deal with computational studies of drug delivery systems or consider aspects of reproducibility in this complex interdisciplinary field. Submissions that focus on the clinical applications of delivery systems, including tumour targeting and infectious diseases are also highly encouraged.

“The science of drug delivery is ever-evolving, the importance of which is highlighted by the fact that all novel drugs need a carrier system to reach their target sites, something an efficient and smart delivery system can provide.”

— Vivek Gupta, Guest Editor

Example Topics

Drug Delivery 

Drug Delivery system preparation 

Nanoparticles 

Exosomes 

Chemical synthesis 

Drug administration

Pharmacokinetics 

Pharmacodynamics 

Vaccine development 

Gene Delivery 

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