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About DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences

This page includes information about the aims and scope of DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, editorial policies, open access and article-processing charges, the peer review process and other information. For details of how to prepare and submit a manuscript through the online submission system, please see the instructions for authors.

Aims & scope

DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences is an open access, peer-reviewed journal, published on behalf of Tehran University of Medical Sciences that encompasses all fields of the science related to pharmacy and drugs.

The word DARU is derived from the Persian name for drug and the journal aims to act as a platform for all areas of drug conception, design, manufacture, classification and assessment.

As an international journal, DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences considers outstanding studies from basic research to clinical investigations as original articles, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, general reviews, mini-reviews, short communications, and editorials from the global scientific community. Therefore, the journal welcomes submissions from all over the world.

DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences was first published by the Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS). Article published prior to 2012 are available via the TUMS website.

Open access

All articles published by DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.

Authors of articles published in DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences are the copyright holders of their articles and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate the article, according to the BioMed Central copyright and license agreement.

For authors who are US government employees or are prevented from being copyright holders for similar reasons, BioMed Central can accommodate non-standard copyright lines. Please contact us if further information is needed.

Article-processing charges

The publication costs for DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences are covered by Tehran University of Medical Sciences, so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge.

Indexing services

All articles published in DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences are included in:

  • Biological Abstracts
  • CABI
  • CAS
  • Embase
  • Global Health
  • Google Scholar
  • Index Copernicus
  • MEDLINE
  • PubMed
  • PubMed Central
  • Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Scopus

The full text of all research articles is deposited in digital archives including e-Depot (The Netherlands).

The full text of all research articles published by BioMed Central is also available on SpringerLink.

DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences is tracked by Thomson Reuters (ISI) and has an Impact Factor of 1.11.

Publication and peer review process

Criteria for publication

DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences considers the following types of article:

Research: reports of data from original research.

Case reports reports of clinical cases that can be educational, describe a diagnostic or therapeutic dilemma, suggest an association, or present an important adverse reaction. These can also be used to present unexpected or unusual images of a disease. All case report articles should indicate that informed consent to publish the information was granted from the patients or their guardians.

Commentaries: short, focused and opinionated articles on any subject within the journal's scope. These articles are usually related to a contemporary issue, such as recent research findings.

Letters to the Editor: these can take the form of a substantial re-analysis of a previously published article, or a substantial response to such a re-analysis from the authors of the original publication, or an article that may not cover 'standard research' but that may be relevant to readers.

Review articles: comprehensive, authoritative descriptions of any subject within the scope of the journal. These articles are usually commissioned but submissions are also welcome.

Short communications brief reports of data from original research, usually about 1500 words.

Peer-review policies

DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences operates a closed peer-review policy. The Editors-in-Chief will invite appropriate reviewers for each manuscript and will take the final decision based on the comments on two concurring reviewer reports.

Edited by Mohammad Abdollahi, DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences is supported by an expert Editorial Board.

Authors will be able to check the progress of their manuscript through the submission system at any time by logging into My DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, a personalized section of the site.

Reprints

High-quality, bound reprints can be purchased for all articles published. Please see our reprints website for further information about ordering reprints.

Supplements

DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences will consider supplements based on proceedings (full articles or meeting abstracts), reviews or research. All articles submitted for publication in supplements are subject to peer review. Published supplements are fully searchable and freely accessible online and can also be produced in print. For further information, please contact us.

Editorial policies

All manuscripts submitted to DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences should adhere to BioMed Central's editorial policies.

Citing articles in DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Articles in DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.

Article citations follow this format:

Authors: Title. DARU [year], [volume number]:[article number].

e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. DARU 2009, 1:115.

refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.

Why publish your article in DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences?

High visibility

DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience. Articles that have been especially highly accessed are highlighted with a 'Highly accessed' graphic, which appears on the journal's contents pages and search results.

Speed of publication

DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF; the article will then be available through DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and BioMed Central.

Flexibility

Online publication in DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences gives authors the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).

Promotion and press coverage

Articles published in DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences are included in article alerts and regular email updates. Some may be included in abstract books mailed to academics and are highlighted on DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences's pages and on the BioMed Central homepage.

In addition, articles published in DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. A list of articles recently press-released by journals published by BioMed Central is available here.

Authors of articles published in DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences retain the copyright of their articles and are free to reproduce and disseminate their work (for further details, see the BioMed Central copyright policy and license agreement).

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