|Drugs of Today|
Aims & Organization
Drugs of Today is a peer-reviewed journal with a solid reputation of over 40 years in the scientific publications market. It is a valuable source of information on drugs introduced into the international market. Its updated monographs and articles keep the medical community abreast of the latest developments in diagnosis and treatment across therapeutic areas. This journal includes the following sections:
Monographs, up-to-date reviews on recently approved and launched drugs prepared by leading specialists after a rigorous review of the literature and from information provided by pharmaceutical companies. Updates with new relevant information or on line extensions of marketed drugs (e.g., novel formulations, new indications, etc.) are also published.
Review articles, highlighting the latest developments in the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases, as well as biomarkers for diagnosing diseases, monitoring treatment response, predicting toxicity and identifying candidates for targeted therapy.
Meeting reports, conference reports providing highlights from key congresses and symposia around the world.
The Editorial Board (listed below) comprises major authorities in their field who are selected to ensure that a wide variety of therapeutic areas are covered. The Board members recommend reviews from authorities within their field to guarantee that all topics are covered comprehensively and that all issues of current importance are emphasized. Submitted articles are peer reviewed before publication.
Drugs of Today follows the Core Practices and Guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) as well as the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).
Authors and peer reviewers are expected to adhere to the highest ethical, scientific, and writing standards.
The ICMJE considers scientific misconduct in research and non-research publications to include, without being limited to, data fabrication; data falsification including deceptive manipulation of images; purposeful failure to disclose relationships and activities; and plagiarism. Allegations of scientific misconduct warrant investigation and possible manuscript rejection, correction, or retraction as well as notification of author institutions and funders.
In line with the ICJME, duplicate publication, or publication of a paper that overlaps substantially with one already published, should be communicated to the journal editor upon manuscript submission, whereupon the editor may decide to proceed with publication by including a clear statement that the author and editor are intentionally republishing an article. In general, manuscripts published previously in print or electronic format, or submitted for consideration elsewhere, are not acceptable.
Plagiarism is the use of any intellectual content from another author without clear attribution. This includes large amounts of text, images, and ideas as well as rephrasing of other's work or ideas. Re-use of text from an author's previous work without clear citation is self-plagiarism. Manuscripts including clear cases of plagiarism of any kind are not accepted by the journal.
Authors, peer reviewers and the journal editors are to protect the confidentiality of all aspects of manuscripts undergoing evaluation. All of these parties are also obliged to provide disclosures of any known or potential conflicts of interest, be they financial, professional, personal, or other, which may affect objectivity and the principle of providing accurate, complete, duly cited information and well-reasoned interpretations of that information to the scientific community and the public at large.
Peer Review Policy
Monographs and review articles in Drugs of Today are subject to peer review, and publication of submitted manuscripts is contingent on the Editor in Chief’s approval and favorable peer review. Peer review of pieces is conducted by 2-3 reviewers after which authors are expected to revise their manuscript according to the reviews or explain any disagreement with specific reviewer comments.
Reviewers are selected based on specific area expertise and the journal editors appreciate conscientious, specific, and logical reviews as well as their timely completion.
Drugs of Today follows a double-blind peer review process whereby the identity of reviewers is and remains confidential and interaction between reviewers and authors is mediated by journal editors. Peer reviews are not published and are owned by the authors of the reviews.
Reviewers are to protect the confidentiality of any information shared during peer review and to obtain written permission from the journal editor before sharing a manuscript under review for any purpose, e.g. seeking another expert opinion. Reviewers are prohibited from citing previously unpublished study results or incorporating unpublished results in their own work before those results are published.
Reviewers are also expected to disclose to the journal editors any potential conflicts of interest or any personal, financial, or professional factors which may limit objectivity. If a reviewer is aware of a potential conflict of interest, they should refuse the assignment. If the journal editor becomes aware of a potential conflict of interest the assignment may be terminated.
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Editor in Chief: G. Escolar Albaladejo, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Managing Editor: M.K. Tracy
Assistant Editors: P. Avello, X. Bofill, C. Dulsat, A.I. Graul, E. Torramadé
Editorial Coordinator: C. Todd
Scientific Advisory Board
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