Pituitary is an international publication devoted to basic and clinical aspects of the pituitary gland. It is designed to publish original, high quality research in both basic and pituitary function as well as clinical pituitary disease.

The journal considers:

Biology of Pituitary Tumors
Mechanisms of Pituitary Hormone Secretion
Regulation of Pituitary Function
Prospective Clinical Studies of Pituitary Disease
Critical Basic and Clinical Reviews

Pituitary is directed at basic investigators, physiologists, clinical adult and pediatric endocrinologists, neurosurgeons and reproductive endocrinologists interested in the broad field of the pituitary and its disorders. The Editorial Board has been drawn from international experts in basic and clinical endocrinology. The journal offers a rapid turnaround time for review of manuscripts, and the high standard of the journal is maintained by a selective peer-review process which aims to publish only the highest quality manuscripts. Pituitary will foster the publication of creative scholarship as it pertains to the pituitary and will provide a forum for basic scientists and clinicians to publish their high quality pituitary-related work.

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Shlomo Melmed
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Journal metrics

3.954 (2019)
Impact factor
3.496 (2019)
Five year impact factor
19 days
Submission to first decision
51 days
Submission to acceptance
113,975 (2019)
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Electronic ISSN
1573-7403
Print ISSN
1386-341X
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