About Drugs and Drug Candidates


Drugs and Drug Candidates (ISSN 2813-2998) is an international scientific journal covering all critical steps involved in the story of a marketed or potential therapeutic agent.

We aim to offer a comprehensive overview of the scientific approaches used in the development of successful drugs and the search for new promising candidates. Chemistry is the main focus of the journal, although other aspects of drug sciences are also addressed. Reviews, research articles, and other formats will be considered, provided they are supported by solid scientific background and appropriate literature references.


This multidisciplinary journal welcomes submissions describing known drugs for human and veterinary use, as well as efforts to discover and develop new leads. Subjects within the scope of Drugs and Drug Candidates include: 

  • Reviews of marketed drugs;
  • Reviews of FDA and EMA recently approved drugs;
  • Virtual design and screening (molecular docking, artificial intelligence, etc.);
  • Chemical synthesis and methodologies;
  • In vitro evaluation and high-throughput screening;
  • In vivo evaluation and animal models;
  • Drug delivery;
  • Intellectual property and regulatory affairs;
  • Market analysis.

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