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Pharmaceutical Research

An Official Journal of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists

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Pharmaceutical Research is an official journal of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, covering innovative research in drug discovery, development, evaluation, and regulatory approval.

    Current emphasis of the journal includes: preformulation; drug delivery and targeting; formulation design, engineering, and processing; pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacogenomics; molecular biopharmaceutics and drug disposition; and computational biopharmaceutics, among others.
  • Publishes papers on small drug molecules, biotechnology products including genes, peptides, proteins, vaccines, and genetically engineered cells.
  • Known for excellent author service with 97% of authors expressing interest to publish again.
  • Publishes twelve issues a year.

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Journal Impact Factor
3.5 (2023)
5-year Journal Impact Factor
3.8 (2023)
Submission to first decision (median)
7 days
1,350,736 (2023)

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  • The AAPS Journals Make Use of Portable Peer Review

    If your manuscript has been declined, and you are planning to submit your article to another of the four AAPS journals (AAPS Open, The AAPS Journal, AAPSPharmSciTech, or Pharmaceutical Research), we can help make the peer review process faster and smoother by extending the use of previous peer reviewer comments! Portable Peer Review, an opt-into service available for any author of these journals, allows us to share, between the portfolio, previous peer review comments and reviewer names, subject to approval of all parties. This can help speed up the assessment process, should the editor choose to make a decision on the basis of the comments and revision. Interested?  Email us with the name of the journal to which you are going to submit. Note: Portable peer review is opt-in only, available at the authors’ preference, and the reviewer identities and comments will only be shared between offices, not to the author.

  • AAPS Pharmaceutical Research Meritorious Manuscript Award

    AAPS Pharmaceutical Research Meritorious Manuscript Award Recognizing outstanding achievement in the pharmaceutical sciences as demonstrated by the author(s) in the quality and originality of a manuscript published in Pharmaceutical Research.  Watch the video here.

    Awardee/Corresponding Author: Dennis Douroumis, Ph.D., University of Greenwich Co-Authors: Nicolaos Scoutaris, Ph.D. and Steven A. Ross, Ph.D.

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  • Announcing new Editor-in-Chief of AAPS Open: Dr. Andrea Allmendinger

    AAPS Open is proud to announce new Editor-in-Chief Dr. Andrea Allmendinger. Dr. Allmendinger obtained her PhD in Pharmaceutical Technology from the University of Basel and joined the Pharmaceutical Development department of Roche/Genentech in Basel in 2013, where she is responsible for formulation and process development for clinical Phase I-III projects and commercial transfer activities for both large molecules and for synthetic drugs.

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