Pharmaceuticals (ISSN 1424-8247; CODEN: PHARH2) is a peer-reviewed open access journal of medicinal chemistry and related drug sciences, published monthly online by MDPI. The Swiss Chemical Society (SCS) and Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences (APS) are partners of Pharmaceuticals and their members receive a discount on the article processing charge.
  • Open Access—free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: Covered in the Science Citation Index Expanded - SCIE (Web of Science) from Vol. 10 (2017), as well as Embase and Scopus. Citations available in PubMed, full-text archived in PubMed Central.
  • CiteScore (2019 Scopus data): 5.4, which equals rank 34/169 (Q1) in 'Pharmaceutical Science' and rank 68/165 (Q2) in 'Molecular Medicine'.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 13.6 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.5 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2020).
  • 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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Impact Factor: 4.286 (2019)
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Special Issue in Pharmaceuticals
PPARs: Pharmacological Roles of Agonists and Antagonists in Experimental Models Guest Editors: Luigi Brunetti, Sheila Leone, Lucia Recinella
Deadline: 25 January 2021
Special Issue in Pharmaceuticals
Metal-Based Drugs: Updates and Perspectives Guest Editors: Daniela Montesarchio, Domenica Musumeci
Deadline: 31 January 2021
Special Issue in Pharmaceuticals
Nano Drug Carriers 2021 Guest Editor: Dimitris Tsiourvas
Deadline: 15 February 2021
Special Issue in Pharmaceuticals
Extracellular Vesicles: Biology and Emerging Therapeutic Opportunities Guest Editors: Samir EL Andaloussi, Joel Nordin, André Görgens, Daniel Hagey
Deadline: 28 February 2021
Topical Collection in Pharmaceuticals
Old Pharmaceuticals with New Applications Collection Editor: Maria Emília de Sousa
Topical Collection in Pharmaceuticals
New Tools for Medicinal Chemists Collection Editors: Jean Jacques Vanden Eynde, Annie Mayence
Topical Collection in Pharmaceuticals
The Story of Successful Drugs and Recent FDA-Approved Molecules Collection Editors: Joachim Jose, Guangshun Wang, Jean Jacques Vanden Eynde, Klaus Kopka, Maria Emília de Sousa, Annie Mayence
Topical Collection in Pharmaceuticals
Protein Kinases and Cancer Collection Editors: Khalil Ahmed, Janeen Trembley
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