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TheAAPSJournal_200The AAPS Journal (ISSN: 1550-7416) is an online-only journal publishing peer-reviewed scholarly reviews, theme issues, and research articles within the entire scope of the pharmaceutical sciences encompassed by the AAPS membership. The journal particularly aims to foster the dissemination of scientific information presented at AAPS-sponsored meetings, workshops, and symposia through the publication of invited reviews in theme issues. Additionally, guest editors are invited to organize special theme issues on scientific subjects of current interest. Submission of uninvited expert reviews and research articles in all areas of pharmaceutical sciences are welcomed, although manuscripts focused on pharmaceutical formulation, technology, and engineering should be directed to our sister ejournal, AAPS PharmSciTech.

Editor-in-Chief Ho-Leung Fung, Ph.D., oversees an international editorial board of leading researchers in the pharmaceutical sciences. Fung is professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.

2013 Impact Factor

The AAPS Journal 2013 impact factor is 3.905, as rated by Thomson Reuters in the 2013 Journal Citation Reports Science Edition. 

The AAPS Journal is published by Springer Science + Business Media LLC six times a year.

Accessing Full Text Articles

Member Benefit LogoAAPS members have access to full text articles of The AAPS Journal, AAPS PharmSciTech, and Pharmaceutical Research through, the AAPS official journals' portal. PharmaGateway was created for the pharmaceutical sciences community to allow easy access to content jointly published by AAPS and Springer. Not a member? Join AAPS today!

Note: Unless you have an institutional or individual subscription to access article content on Springer, you must use your AAPS login credentials on the platform to access articles within Springer. Need help? Contact with your questions.

Accessing Abstracts

All past meeting abstracts can now be found here:

Contact Teresa Homrich, AAPS abstract manager, for help at

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Submitting Your Research

Why Choose The AAPS Journal?

We welcome the submission of your research work to The AAPS Journal, which has the following characteristics:

  • Thomson Reuters' Journal Citation Report 2012 impact factor (IF) of 4.386, with a five year IF of 5.714.
  • The AAPS Journal ranks 17 out of 261 journals in the Pharmacology/Pharmacy category based on IF.
  • A commitment to render the first editorial decision, generally within 30 days of submission.
  • Figures may be published in color at NO COST to authors.
  • Supplementary information, including figures and tables, can be linked to the online publication.
  • Indexed by PubMed, Medline, Academic OneFile, Chemical Abstracts Service, and more.
  • Responsive author/reviewer service provided by the journal editors and AAPS staff.
How to Submit

The AAPS Journal uses Editorial Manager as its peer-review tracking system. Manuscripts must be submitted online by the corresponding author at You may be required to register as a new user with Editorial Manager upon your first visit. Straightforward login and registration procedures can be found on the Web site. Editorial Manager allows authors to track the progress of manuscript review in real time. Detailed, step-by-step instructions for submitting manuscripts can be found on the Web site.

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Acquiring Permissions and Reprints

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Contact Information

AAPS Editorial Office
2107 Wilson Blvd, Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22201-3042
Tel: +1.703.248.4768