Special Issue "Engineering and Material Advances in Polymer-Based Drug Delivery Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019).
Prof. Ming-Wei Chang
Recent advances in pharmaceutical dosage form design have been diverse; benefiting from advances in materials (e.g., smart, responsive, biocompatible), material design (e.g., size, shape, application driven in vitro and in vivo properties) and material engineering (e.g., processes and optimisation) aspects. Outside of the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API), polymeric excipients are crucial in advancing the development of new drug delivery systems which in turn enable better delivery of biological and active molecules through targeting, improved biocompatibility, sustained and controlled delivery and even economic benefits. This Special Issue will focus on polymer based drug delivery systems, providing the readership with timely research and review articles detailing various aspects of macromolecules from their design, use, engineering and end applications.
Prof. Zeeshan Ahmad
Prof. Ming-Wei Chang
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Polymers is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1500 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Polymer engineering
- Controlled release
- Dosage form design
- Drug delivery