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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.

2014 Impact Factor

The AAPS Journal 2014 impact factor is 3.799, as rated by Thomson Reuters in the 2014 Journal Citation Reports Science Edition. 

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


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2014 Manuscript Reviewers

Thank you to the esteemed pharmaceutical scientists who reviewed manuscripts for The AAPS Journal in 2014. View the list of 2014 reviewers (PDF) »

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Why Choose The AAPS Journal?

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

  • commits to rendering the first editorial decision, generally within 30 days of submission;
  • publishes figures in full color at no cost to authors;
  • publishes supplementary information, including figures, tables, and videos, linked to the online publication;
  • is indexed by PubMed, Medline, Academic OneFile, Chemical Abstracts Service, and more; and
  • is provides responsive author/reviewer service by the journal editors and AAPS staff.
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AAPS Editorial Office
2107 Wilson Blvd, Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22201-3042
Tel: +1.703.248.4768