International Journal of Drug Development and Research

  • ISSN: 0975-9344
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  • Average article processing time (30-45 days) Less than 5 volumes 30 days
    8 - 9 volumes 40 days
    10 and more volumes 45 days
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Author Guidelines

International Journal of Drug Development & Research (ISSN 0975-9344) provides the quarterly publication of articles in all areas related to Drug Development Research to meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence. Papers will be published approximately one month after acceptance.

Scope of Journal

The International Journal of Drug Development & Research is a quarterly publish Journal, which publishes original, research work that contributes significantly to further the scientific knowledge in pharmaceutical sciences.


International Journal of Drug Development & Research is a multidisciplinary open access peer-reviewed pharmacy journal, publishes the results of original scientific research and reviews in all fields of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Article Processing Charges (APC):

Publishing with open access is not without costs. IJDDR defrays those costs from article-processing charges (APCs) payable by authors once the manuscript has been accepted for publication. IJDDR does not have subscription charges for its research content, believing instead that immediate, world-wide, barrier-free, open access to the full text of research articles is in the best interests of the scientific community.

The basic article processing fee or manuscript handling cost is as per the price mentioned above on the other hand it may vary based on the extensive editing, colored effects, complex equations, extra elongation of no. of pages of the article, etc.


Average Article prorcessing time (APT) is 55 days

Fast Editorial Execution and Review Process (FEE-Review Process):

International Journal of Drug Development and Research 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.

Types of manuscript

Original Research 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.

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 15 pages.

Case Reports are the critical surveys of any complication performed in any region, area or demography to study and focus the causes and exclusion of complication.

Review Process

IJDDR follows single blind review process to check the authenticity of submitted papers. All Manuscripts submitted to the journal should be immediately sent to the peer-review to the reviewers and a manuscript number should be assign for the future correspondence. After receiving the reviewers report/ comments, the report will be communicated to the authors for possible corrections if any. After correction authors will be directed to submit revised manuscript within the time limit. After the submission of revised manuscript, it will be sent for re-review to the reviewers and the final proof as recommended by reviewers, will be communicated to the authors followed by the publication in respective/upcoming issues.

Single Blind Review

The names of the reviewers are hidden from the author. This is the traditional method of reviewing and is, by far, the most common type.


Reviewer anonymity allows for impartial decisions free from influence by the author.

Online Submission

Submit manuscript at Online Submission System or send as an e-mail attachment to the Editorial Office at

Hard Copy and Reprint

One hard copy to be provided to the corresponding author along with reprints on request

Preparation of Manuscript

Manuscripts are accepted on the understanding that the authors have obtained the necessary authority for publication. The publisher will presume that the corresponding author has specifically obtained the approval of all other co-authors to submit the article to IJDDR. Submission of an article to IJDDR is understood to imply that it has not been either published or not being considered for publication elsewhere.

Manuscripts should be neatly typed, 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 web site.

The text of original articles should be divided into sections with the headings: Title Page Abstract, Key-words, Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, or result and discussion, References, all the tables, graphs and figures should be incorporated into the text with appropriate captions.

Covering letter: All manuscript should contain the cover letter signed by corresponding author

Manuscript Title Page Top of paper, Times New Roman; Fonts all caps, bold, 14 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.

Institutional affiliations institution addresses 12 points

E-mail: email of correspondence authors, 10 points.

First page file should contain Manuscript Title, Authors detail, Affiliation, Email, address.

Article file should contain Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion or Results and Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements (if applicable), References; Tables should be appropriately included in the text.

Abstract should contain maximum 250 words.

References: 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 the references in the text by the appropriate number e.g. 1, 2, 3 and the numbers should be superscripted within square brackets i.e. [ ]

Copyright Transfer

Upon manuscript acceptance, author(s) should put forward their signature on a copyright transfer agreement & author responsibility

Breach of Journalistic Ethics: Plagiarism

Plagiarism is a serious issue around the world in the arena of manuscript writing. No doubt that, plagiarism brings academic dishonesty to the author(s) as well as the journal concern. Plagiarism means "Use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work." This has been noticed by the editorial team of IJDDR that, authors are simply copying scientific data and information from the other published papers, which is an awful practice in academic fraternity. Therefore I request to the all our author(s) please adopt the holistic & pragmatic approach to design the manuscript of interest. Hence IJDDR will not be responsible for further action on Plagiarism issue. The author will be solely responsible for plagiarism issue.

Journal Article

Erah PO, Goddard AF, Barrett DA, Shaw PN, Spiller RC. Effect of pH on the stability of amoxycillin in buffered aqueous solutions and in gastric juice. Pharm Sci 1995; 1: 597-600.


Metthews DE, Farewell VT. Using and Understanding Medical Statistics, ed 3, revised. Basel, Karger, 1996.


Goggin P, Northfield T. Helicobacter pylori Infection. Lancaster, England, Klumer Academic Publishers, 1993, pp 18-25. 

Chapter in a Book

Laizure SC, Evans WE. Clinical Pharmacokinetics. In: Herfindal ET, Gourley DR, Hart LL (eds). Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, ed 5, Baltimore, USA, Williams and Wilkins, 1992, pp 1-19.

Article in electronic form

Morse SS. Factors in the Emergence of Infectious Diseases. Emerg. Infect. Dis. [serial online] 1995 Jan-Mar [cited 1996 Jun 5], 1: [24 screens].

Conference proceedings 

Kimura J and Shibasaki H. (eds.) Recent Advances in Clinical Neurophysiology. Proceedings of the 10th International Congress of EMG and Clinical Neurophysiology, 1995 Oct 15-19, Kyoto, Japan. Elsevier, Amsterdam (1996)

Conference paper

Bengtsson S and Solheim BG. Enforcement of data Protection, Privacy and Security in Medical Informatics. In: Lun KC, Degoulet P, Piemme TE and Rienhoff O. (eds.) MEDINFO 92. Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Medical Informatics; 1992 Sep 6-10; Geneva, Switzerland


Kaplan SJ. Posthospital Home Health Care: The Elderly’s Access and Utilization [dissertation]. St. Louis, Washington University (1995) 78-80