Pharmaceutical Methods is a peer reviewed publication developed to publish original and innovative research articles relating to new research, development and quality assurance approaches undertaken in parallel to the manufacture of pharmaceutical products.
This journal will publish articles relating to the development of new drug targets; scale up approaches (getting drugs from the laboratory synthesis stage to the bulk manufacturing stage); analytical instrumental method validation protocols (involving for example, NIR, NMR, LC-MS, UV, HPLC, HPTLC, GC); approaches to meeting and ensuring adherence to regulatory requirements; original techniques for enhancing total quality management (TQM) and team building skills to empower manufacturing professionals to strive for the ‘zero defect’ culture which is now a prerequisite in regulated environments. Consideration will also be given to articles relating to advances in biotechnology. The journal will take into account articles relating to applying the principles of Quality by Design (Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing are examples) and Operational Excellence models. Other areas of relevance may include supply chain management; the use and development of laboratory information management systems (LIMS); new strategies for ensuring supply chain management and for ensuring customer satisfaction, etc. As pharmaceutical manufacturing and the related methodologies is a very diverse and a multi faceted field, the scope of the journal will therefore be, by necessity, quite wide. Journal is published Semiannual.
Fast Editorial Execution and Review Process (FEE-Review Process) :
Pharmaceutical Methods is participating in the Fast Editorial Execution and Review Process (FEE-Review Process) with an additional prepayment of $99 apart from the regular article processing fee. Fast Editorial Execution and Review Process is a special service for the article that enables it to get a faster response in the pre-review stage from the handling editor as well as a review from the reviewer. An author can get a faster response of pre-review maximum in 3 days since submission, and a review process by the reviewer maximum in 5 days, followed by revision/publication in 2 days. If the article gets notified for revision by the handling editor, then it will take another 5 days for external review by the previous reviewer or alternative reviewer.
Acceptance of manuscripts is driven entirely by handling editorial team considerations and independent peer-review, ensuring the highest standards are maintained no matter the route to regular peer-reviewed publication or a fast editorial review process. The handling editor and the article contributor are responsible for adhering to scientific standards. The article FEE-Review process of $99 will not be refunded even if the article is rejected or withdrawn for publication.
The corresponding author or institution/organization is responsible for making the manuscript FEE-Review Process payment. The additional FEE-Review Process payment covers the fast review processing and quick editorial decisions, and regular article publication covers the preparation in various formats for online publication, securing full-text inclusion in a number of permanent archives like HTML, XML, and PDF, and feeding to different indexing agencies.