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Original Research: Expert Opinion on Orphan Drugs

Contributions are welcomed in the form of original research papers reporting the results of early or late stage clinical investigations or HE/OR data on orphan drugs and studies in the treatment of rare diseases. Prior publication: Expert Opinion will only consider work that has not been previously published in full. Abstract, poster or oral presentations do… Read more »

Starting out the ‘right’ way

I am often asked by students and early career researchers, how can I have a successful research and publications career? And what tips can you give me? These questions are asked as if there is some magic formula to follow which, if got right, will lead to academic success. I reply in all honesty that… Read more »

Meta-opinion

Scope: The aim of a Meta-opinion is to comment on the variety of opinions given in recent papers in the field and to suggest a consensus on the direction of the field, based on these and the author’s own opinion. Word limit: The word limit for Meta-opinions is 2,000-2,500 words (not including figures, tables and… Read more »

Key Paper Evaluation: Expert Opinion

Word limit: The word limit for Key Paper Evaluations is 1,000-1,500 words (not including summary, keywords and references). Every article must contain: Title: Should be concise but informative, including the drug and therapeutic indication. Titles should not contain brand names Authors’ names and addresses: Including address, academic qualifications and job titles of all authors, as… Read more »

Clinical Trial Evaluation

Scope: The aim of Clinical Trial Evaluations is to evaluate the quality of design and implementation of a pivotal study. The author should provide a balanced and contextualised discussion of the trial and its results and not simply summarise the original publication. Word limit: The word limit for Clinical Trial Evaluations is 1,000-1,500 words (not… Read more »

Treatment Evaluation

Scope: Treatment Evaluations review the clinical data on one drug for one approved indication. They should include content on efficacy and how the drug compares to other approved products for the indication under discussion. The purpose of the Treatment Evaluation is to promote best practice in use of the drug and should, therefore, be limited… Read more »

Pharmacoeconomic Evaluation

Word limit: The word limit for Pharmacoeconomic Evaluations is 3,000 words (not including figures, tables or references). Every article must contain: Title: All article types should have a concise, informative title that contains no brand names. Authors’ names and affiliation: Including address, academic qualifications and job titles of all authors, as well as telephone number… Read more »

Original Research: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets

Contributions are welcomed in the form of: Basic mechanism of action studies for investigative and marketed drugs. In vivo and in vitro studies, animal models, screening, assays, knockout studies, gene expression/function studies. Target selection and validation studies. Prior publication: Expert Opinion will only consider work that has not been previously published in full. Abstract, poster… Read more »

Original Research: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy

Contributions are welcomed in the form of: Full-length primary research papers reporting the original results of clinical investigations on agents that are in Phase III and IV clinical trials. Pharmacologically based studies with a strong link to clinical practice, both in primary and secondary (hospital) care settings, particularly those that have significant implication for clinical… Read more »

Original Research: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology

Contributions are welcomed in the form of: Metabolic, pharmacokinetic and toxicological issues relating to specific drugs, drug- drug interactions, drug classes or their use in specific populations. Issues relating to enzymes involved in the metabolism, disposition and excretion of drugs. Techniques involved in the study of drug metabolism and toxicology. Novel technologies for obtaining ADME-Tox… Read more »