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.
Chronopharmacology is the study of rhythmic, predictable-in-time differences in the effects and/or pharmacokinetics of drugs both in experimental animals and in men. It investigates the effects/side effects of drugs upon temporal changes in biological functions or symptoms of a disease as well as drug effects as a function of biologic timing.
Chronotherapeutics is gaining increasing interest in medicine, pharmacy, drug delivery and in the use of drugs as a pharmacological tool in animal experiments. Chronopharmaceutics is the development of drug delivery systems to treat the diseases according to the biological rhythm of the disease is another area of significant interest.
Chronobiology, chronopharmacology, chronopharmacokinetics and chronotherapeutics are the areas of research interest, which are attracting worldwide scientific community.
The aim of the journal is to promote and encourage research in these areas by reaching out to scientists and practitioners in biology, molecular biology, medicine, pharmacy, vetenary medicine and in experimental and clinical pharmacology.
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: