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Pharmaceuticals — Open Access Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmaceuticals (ISSN 1424-8247; CODEN: PHARH2) is a peer-reviewed open access journal of medicinal chemistry and related drug sciences, published quarterly online by MDPI. The Swiss Chemical Society is a partner of Pharmaceuticals journal and its members receive a discount on the article processing charge. Please visit https://scg.ch/membership for more details.
  • Open Access free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High visibility: citations available in PubMed, full-text archived in PubMed Central. Covered by Embase and Scopus. To be indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index - ESCI (Web of Science) from Vol. 10 (2017).
  • CiteScore: 4.12, based on citations in 2017 to articles published 2014-2016.
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 18 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 5.8 days (median values for papers published in the first six months of 2018).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
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Special Issue in Pharmaceuticals
New Advances in Pharmacological Targets for Pain Guest Editors: Kim Lawson, Jan Hesselink
Deadline: 31 October 2018
Special Issue in Pharmaceuticals
Chemoinformatics and Drug Design Guest Editor: Osvaldo Santos-Filho
Deadline: 30 November 2018
Special Issue in Pharmaceuticals
Carbohydrates 2018 Guest Editors: Amélia Pilar Rauter, Nuno Manuel Xavier
Deadline: 20 December 2018
Special Issue in Pharmaceuticals
Iron as Therapeutic Targets in Human Diseases Guest Editors: Paolo Arosio, Maura Poli, Raffaella Gozzelino
Deadline: 31 December 2018

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