Journal of Chronotherapy and Drug Delivery (ISSN: 2249-6785) is a peer-reviewed journal of biomedical rhythm research. It is a multidisciplinary journal focusing on biological rhythm phenomena of all life forms and its significance in therapeutics in humans.
Chronobiology, chronopharmacology, chronopharmacokinetics, chronotherapeutics and chronopharmaceutics are the areas of research interest, which are attracting worldwide scientific community. Development of drug delivery systems to treat the diseases according to the biological rhythm of the disease is another area of significant interest.
Chronopharmacology and Chronotherapeutics are developing areas in the west; whereas, Indian system of medicine—Ayurveda—has taken into account the importance of timing in administration of medication.
In 1751, a Swedish botanist, Carolus Linneus used flower opening timings as clock to denote time. This was the first ever study of biological rhythms. Hence, Linneus clock has a historical as well as scientific significance in the field of chronobiology.
Scope of the Journal
The journal publishes articles related to the following fields:
- Genetic and molecular mechanisms of biological timekeeping
- Melatonin and pineal gland rhythms
- Chronobiology and chronopharmacology of time dependent physiological conditions such as sleep and hunger, pathological conditions such as cardiovascular diseases, pulmonary disorders, asthma, and other such diseases
- Biological and chronobiological activities of synthetic or natural compounds
- Chronotherapy in Indian, Chinese, and other such traditional herbal medicine systems
- Design and development of drug delivery systems for treatment of diseases on chronopharmacological basis
- Development of Drug targeting systems, protein and peptide delivery systems, sustained and controlled release systems
The journal publishes the following types of papers: