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The AAPS Journal, an official journal of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), publishes novel and significant findings in the various areas of pharmaceutical sciences impacting human and veterinary therapeutics, including: 


  • Drug Design and Discovery 
  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 
  • Biopharmaceutics, Formulation, and Drug Delivery 
  • Metabolism and Transport 
  • Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, and Pharmacometrics 
  • Translational Research 
  • Clinical Evaluations and Therapeutic Outcomes 
  • Regulatory Science

We invite submissions under the following article types: 

  • Original Research Articles 
  • Reviews and Mini-reviews 
  • White Papers, Commentaries, and Editorials 
  • Meeting Reports 
  • Brief/Technical Reports and Rapid Communications 
  • Regulatory Notes 
  • Tutorials 
  • Protocols in the Pharmaceutical Sciences

In addition, The AAPS Journal publishes themes, organized by guest editors, which are focused on particular areas of current interest to our field.

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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.

2016 Impact Factor

The AAPS Journal 2016 impact factor is 3.423, as rated by Clarivate Analytics in the 2016 Journal Citation Reports Science Edition. 

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


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2016 Manuscript Reviewers

Thank you to the esteemed pharmaceutical scientists who reviewed manuscripts for The AAPS Journal in 2016. View the list of 2016 reviewers (PDF) »

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