Special issue on Current LC-MS/MS Techniques for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring in Infectious Diseases
The October 2018 issue of Journal of Applied Bioanalysis (Vol. 4 No. 4) will be a specially focused issue dedicated to Current LC-MS/MS Techniques for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring in Infecteous Diseases.The Journal of Applied Bioanalysis invites the submission of abstracts on topics related to the special issue topic. Abstract proposals will be used to select and invite papers for final review and consideration. Not selected papers for this special issue will be published in a separate regular issue of Journal of Applied Bioanalysis.
Prof.dr. Jan Willem Alffenaar and Prof.dr. Daan Touw. University of Groningen Medical Center, Groningen, the Netherlands.
Therapeutic Monitoring in Infecteous Diseases
Since therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) has become more and more important in the treatment of infectious diseases to prevent failure and acquired drug resistance, LC-MS/MS has become the most important analytical technique for fast and accurate quantification of anti-infective drug concentrations after the development of immuno-assays in the eighties for aminoglycosides and glycopeptides for serum and plasma samples. Particularly, assessing drug concentrations at the site of infection by measuring concentrations in alternative matrices like cerebrospinal fluid has renewed the interest in TDM. In addition, alternative sampling strategies like dried blood spot analysis has facilitated TDM also in the remote settings.
In this special focused issue of Journal of Applied Bioanalysis we would like to contribute to LC-MS/MS for TDM of anti-infective drugs.
We welcome submission of manuscripts for this issue on practical LC-MS/MS applications for:
- antifungal or
- anti(retro)viral drugs.
- Moreover we encourage submissions on alternative sampling strategies or alternative matrixes.
Unsolicited manuscript drafts are now being welcomed for this specially focused issue. The first-draft submission deadline is September 1st, 2018. All submitted manuscripts will undergo full independent double blind peer-review.
Manuscripts submitted, however not accepted for publication in this specially focused issue, but meeting all required publication standards of the Journal of Applied Bioanalysis, will be published in a regular journal issue. Author guidelines can be downloaded here. To submit your manuscript, please click this link
The timeline for this special focused issue is as follows:
- Manuscript submission opens on: March 1, 2018.
- Deadline submission of first drafts: September 1, 2018.
- Publication of special focused issue: October, 2018.
Open Access Manuscript Fees
All content of Journal of Applied Bioanalysis is free accessible (open access). There are Article Processing Charges (APC) for this special focused issue of € 350.
First-draft manuscripts have to be submitted via the Manuscript Manager submission and peer-review platform. Submit your manuscript here