Council Commentary

Call for Manuscripts: Special Issue on Novel Drug Delivery Systems for Women’s Health

Women’s health issues represent a major concern in both research and medical practice. Often dismissed, the specific health needs of women have been underappreciated, and targeted scientific research is lacking. 

A special issue of Pharmaceutics journal will focus on innovative drug formulation and drug delivery systems that can help address the unmet health needs of women worldwide.

Guest editors for the special issue are Thomas M. Zydowsky, Margaret Ilomuanya, and Pavimol Angsantikul.

User acceptability is a key attribute that must be incorporated early in the design and testing of any new delivery system.

Non-gender-specific implantable, injectable, oral, and topical dosage forms can potentially address the unmet needs for women’s health. Meanwhile, cis female-specific products such as vaginally administered fast dissolving inserts, gels, and intravaginal rings can have favorable pharmacological profiles and high user acceptability.

The special issue will address a wide range of women’s health needs including vaginal health, contraception and pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and genitourinary symptoms of menopause. Submissions that address other women’s health issues also are encouraged.

The special issue will highlight and capture the latest developments in drug delivery systems for women's health. The editors invite original and review articles in this field to accelerate scientific knowledge and pharmaceutical advancement.

Pharmaceutics is an open access journal which provides an advanced forum for the science and technology of pharmaceutics and biopharmaceutics. Covered topics include pharmaceutical formulation, process development, drug delivery, pharmacokinetics, biopharmaceutics, pharmacogenetics, and interdisciplinary research involving, but not limited to, engineering, biomedical sciences, and cell biology. 

Visit Pharmaceutics journal and submit to the special issue. Deadline for manuscript submissions is September 30, 2022.