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Department of Pharmacy, School of Applied Sciences, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH, UK
The School of Pharmacy, University of Reading, Reading RG6 6AD, UK

Complementary Strategies in Drug Delivery: From Particle Engineering to System Optimization

Abstract submission deadline
31 October 2025
Manuscript submission deadline
31 December 2025
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Dear Colleagues,

This theme aims to explore the diverse world of drug delivery systems, emphasising the integration of various techniques and approaches to enhance drug efficacy, stability, and patient compliance. It will cover a range of topics, including but not limited to, the following:

  • Advancements in Spray Drying: Focusing on novel techniques using two- and multiple-fluid spray drying to improve drug solubility and bioavailability, particularly for poorly soluble drugs;
  • Innovations in Inhalation Drug Delivery: Highlighting the latest developments in pulmonary drug delivery systems, with a special focus on patient compliance and the role of particle engineering in enhancing drug efficacy;
  • Crystal Engineering in Pharmaceuticals: Discussing the impact of crystal engineering on drug properties, such as solubility, stability, and bioavailability, and its role in overcoming formulation challenges;
  • Emerging Trends in Oral Drug Delivery: Exploring new technologies and approaches in oral drug delivery, including targeted delivery systems and strategies to overcome biological barriers for improved drug absorption;
  • Cross-Disciplinary Approaches: Encouraging submissions that demonstrate the intersection of these areas, such as the use of crystal engineering in inhalation drug delivery or the application of two- and three-fluid spray drying techniques in oral drug formulations.

Prof. Dr. Barbara R. Conway
Dr. Hisham Al-Obaidi
Topic Editors


  • drug delivery systems
  • particle engineering
  • spray drying
  • inhalation drug delivery
  • crystal engineering
  • oral drug delivery

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
4.6 4.0 2014 17.7 Days CHF 2700 Submit
4.6 7.4 1996 14.6 Days CHF 2700 Submit
4.6 6.1 2004 14.6 Days CHF 2900 Submit
5.4 7.9 2009 14.2 Days CHF 2900 Submit
3.5 5.1 2013 13.7 Days CHF 2400 Submit
Scientia Pharmaceutica
2.5 4.6 1930 22.7 Days CHF 1000 Submit is a multidiscipline platform providing preprint service that is dedicated to sharing your research from the start and empowering your research journey.

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