AAPS PharmSciTech

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AAPS PharmSciTech High Impact Article Award (2023)

Recognizing an article published in the last two years in AAPS PharmSciTech that is judged exceptional by the Editors for its impact on pharmaceutical technology. 

Corresponding Authors:  Shahla Mirzaeei, Ph.D. and Ali Nokhodchi, Ph.D.

Co-Authors:  Shiva Taghe, Ph.D. and Kofi Asare-Addo, Ph.D.

Polyvinyl Alcohol/Chitosan Single-Layered and Polyvinyl Alcohol/Chitosan/Eudragit RL100 Multi-layered Electrospun Nanofibers as an Ocular Matrix for the Controlled Release of Ofloxacin: an In Vitro and In Vivo Evaluation

AAPS PharmSciTech, Volume 22, Article number: 170

What is AAPS PharmSciTech?

AAPS PharmSciTech (ISSN: 1530-9932) is a peer-reviewed, online-only journal committed to serving those pharmaceutical scientists and engineers interested in the research, development, and evaluation of pharmaceutical dosage forms and delivery systems, including drugs derived from biotechnology and the manufacturing science pertaining to the commercialization of such dosage forms. Submission of uninvited expert reviews and research articles are welcomed. 

We invite submissions under the following article types:

Original Research Articles
Reviews and Mini-reviews
White Papers, Commentaries, and Editorials
Meeting Reports
Letter to the Editor
Brief/Technical Reports and Rapid Communications
Regulatory Notes

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AAPS PharmSciTech uses Editorial Manager as its peer-review tracking system. Manuscripts must be submitted by the corresponding author through Editorial Manager. You may be required to register as a new user with Editorial Manager upon your first visit. Straightforward login and registration procedures can be found on the website. Editorial Manager allows authors to track the progress of manuscript review in real time. Detailed, step-by-step instructions for submitting manuscripts can be found in Editorial Manager. 

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Reviewers are selected through identification of their pertinent expertise via their recent publications, both in AAPS PharmSciTech and as accessed through indices such as PUBMED and MEDLINE. Authors may also recommend reviewers, but reviewer selection is ultimately at the editor's discretion.

One of the critical elements in one's career as a pharmaceutical scientist is to peer review articles during the submission and publication process. Almost everyone has been asked to do this, often many times over short periods of time. It is helpful to learn the mechanics of reviewing papers in order to make the review process more efficient. This will complement your knowledge of the subject matter of the article.

As peer reviewers, our role is to identify flaws and inconsistencies regarding the approach taken by the authors in addressing their research question and their knowledge of the related literature. Although our role as reviewers is not to correct extensive grammar and style problems, we can alert the editor to problems that confuse the reader.

Reviewers for AAPS PharmSciTech are anonymous. The editor-in-chief, after a careful triage of each submitted article, will send the submitted article typically to four reviewers or content experts. The editor checks each article submitted to AAPS PharmSciTech for plagiarism before sending to reviewers. Although each author can suggest to the editor the names of several reviewers particularly knowledgeable about their work and the research field, these suggested scientists should not have any conflict or appearance of a conflict that would render their review biased.

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