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Author Guidelines

Journal of Drug Delivery and Therapeutics (JDDT) publishes reviews (comprehensive and short), original research papers and technical notes. Manuscripts will be reviewed by members of the editorial board, whose opinions will form the basis of the final decision by the editor. It is recommended that an English check of the manuscript by a competent and knowledgeable native speaker be completed before submission. Failure to follow them may result in papers being delayed or rejected.

Before You Begin:

All submitted manuscripts should contain original work neither published previously not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Articles from any part of the world are accepted provided submitted in English language only. It is necessary that authors prepare their manuscripts according to the instructions. Effectiveness of the peer review process will greatly depends upon the care used by the authors in preparing the manuscripts.

Types of manuscripts

Original Research/Case Study papers should contain unpublished results of original research, which must be presented in sufficient detail to ensure the reproducibility of the described experiments and should present new experimental studies in elaborate form that constitute a significant contribution to knowledge. They should be around 05-25 pages.

Technical notes/Short Communication should contain new, important information which has not been published and for which urgent publication is desirable. An explanatory statement is required for urgent publication. In general, a technical note should not exceed 4 printed pages. Please also indicate in the cover letter the reason why the manuscript should be treated as a technical note.

Review articles are concise and critical surveys of novel accomplishments in the author's research field and should bring up the most important current topics or present interpretative and critical accounts, but not simple compilation, on subjects of general interest. The work need not be complete; however, supporting experimental data must be described. They should be around 05-30 pages.

Submitting papers to JDDT

Manuscripts are accepted on the understanding that the authors have obtained the necessary authority for publication. Manuscripts with multi-authors imply the consent of each of the authors. The publisher will presume that the corresponding author has specifically obtained the approval of all other co-authors to submit the article to JDDT. Submission of an article to JDDT is understood to imply that it has not been either published or not being considered for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts should be neatly typed, 12 points, 1.5 lines-spaced throughout, including tables, on pages of uniform size with at least 1.5 cm margins on all sides. On acceptance, authors are asked to fill the copyright transfer form that is available on journal’s website.

Manuscript can be submitted through Website Online Manuscript Submission system (

Manuscripts preparations:

File Formats: Submit word files with tables electronically embedded within the text of the document with at least 1.5 cm margins on all sides. Photos and graphs can be uploaded in supplementary file option separately also.

Manuscript Title: Top of paper, Times New Roman; Fonts all caps, bold, 12 points.

Author Names: Last name, followed full first name, corresponding author of the manuscript must be marked with an asterisk and should be listed first, font: bold, 12 points.

Institution Name: Institution addresses 12 points.

E-mail: Email of the corresponding author, 12 points.

First-page file should contain Manuscript Title, Authors detail, Affiliation, Email, Address for correspondence and Acknowledgements (if applicable).

Article file should contain Manuscript Title, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion or Results and Discussion, Acknowledgment, Conflict of Interest, References;

Abstract: Times New Roman, 12 points font size, with 1.5 line spacing All Research, Research Notes, Reviews, Tools, Experience, and Commentary articles should include structured abstracts of 200 to 250 words.

Research Article/Case Study: Objective(s), Design, Intervention(s), Main outcome measure(s), Results, Conclusion, Keywords.

Technical Notes/Short communications: Objective(s), Methods, Results, Conclusion, Keywords.

Reviews Article: Objective(s), Data sources Study selection, summary of contents of the article, Conclusion, Keywords.


Times New Roman, 12 points font size, texts of the document with 1.5 line spacing Use subheads to introduce the article’s main sections. Research papers should be presented in this format: Introduction, Objective(s), Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion


Provide a context or background for the study. Explain the objective of research, or hypothesis used. Provide literature with references related to your research. Provide only directly pertinent references, and do not include data or conclusions from the work being reported.

Material and Methods

The Methods section should include only information that was available at the time the plan or protocol for the study was being written; all information obtained during the study belongs in the Results section. Author should provide the appropriate reference for every method used in research work.

Result & Discussion

Results: Present your results in logical sequence in the text, tables, and illustrations, giving the main or most important findings first. Do not repeat all the data in the tables or illustrations in the text; emphasize or summarize only the most important observations. When data are summarized in the Results section, give numeric results not only as derivatives (for example, percentages) but also as the absolute numbers from which the derivatives were calculated, and specify the statistical methods used to analyze them. Use graphs as an alternative to tables with many entries; do not duplicate data in graphs and tables.

Discussion: Emphasize the novel and important aspects of the study and the conclusions that follow from them in the context of the totality of the best available evidence. Do not repeat in detail data or other information given in the Introduction or the Results section. For experimental studies, it is useful to begin the discussion by briefly summarizing the main findings, then explore possible mechanisms or explanations for these findings, compare and contrast the results with other relevant studies, state the limitations of the study, and explore the implications of the findings for future research and for clinical practice.


Link the conclusions with the goals of the study but avoid unqualified statements and conclusions not adequately supported by the data. Avoid claiming priority or alluding to work that has not been completed. States new hypotheses when warranted but label them clearly as such.

Tables, Graphs, and figures: Must be appropriately inserted within the text. Author can also upload figures and table as supplementary file separately also.


Contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed under acknowledgments along with a description of their specific contributions. Examples include individuals providing technical or writing assistance, or a department chair providing general support.

Conflicts of Interest:

Authors should disclose any personal or financial relationships that could be viewed as potential conflicts of interest in relation to the publication on manuscript file just before references section.

References format:

The references should be listed on a separate sheet and should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are cited in the text. Cite in the text by the appropriate Arabic number e.g. 1, 2, 3 and the numbers should be superscripted.


1. Gupta AK, Dhakar RC, Siddiqui AW, Maurya SD, Interpenetrating polymeric network hydrogel for stomach-specific drug delivery of clarithromycin: Preparation and evaluation, Asian Journal of Pharmaceutics, 2010, 4(4), 184-189.

2. Dhakar RC, Non-Invasive systemic drug delivery via Nasal route: A Pharmaceutical Review, AJPSP, 2011, 2(1), 114-144.

3. Maurya SD, Dhakar RC, Gupta AK, Singh RD, “Formulation and Evaluation of Ethosomal Drug Delivery System of Stavudine” IJPER, 2010, 44(1), 102-108.


  1. Lachman L, Lieberman HA, Kanig JL. The theory and practice of industrial pharmacy. 3rd ed. Mumbai: Varghese Publishing House; 1987. P. 182-184.


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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).



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