The AAPS Journal, an official journal of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, publishes state-of-the art papers that present innovative and relevant research spanning various areas of the pharmaceutical sciences impacting human and veterinary therapeutics. The premier journals of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists have established a position of leadership among pharmaceutical scientists and successfully disseminate expert, high-quality content to the pharmaceutical sciences community.

The AAPS Journal publishes state-of-the-art papers that present innovative and relevant research spanning various areas of the pharmaceutical sciences impacting human and veterinary therapeutics. The journal also:
  • Has a 91% overall satisfaction score from Springer Nature surveys
  • Administers fast peer review:
    • Less than 1 day from submission to editor review            
    • The average first decision time is 25 days for manuscripts selected for peer review
    • The average time from submission to final decision is 74 days
  • Responds to inquiries within one business day, and direct access to the Editor-in-Chief
  • Is overseen by a distinguished team of international Associate Editors and Editorial Advisory Board
  • Offers international readership with over 364,000 downloads per year; full-text articles available at over 8,000 institutions worldwide
  • Publishes accepted manuscripts online within an average of 19 days (includes time for proof approval by authors)
  • Uses a continuous publishing model, so articles can be cited immediately upon publication
  • Does not levy submission or publication charges (unless choosing Open Choice)
  • Offers free color publication and supplemental files

Journal information

  • Ho-Leung Fung
Publishing model
Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

Journal metrics

3.603 (2021)
Impact factor
4.467 (2021)
Five year impact factor
571,982 (2021)

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Journal updates

  • The AAPS Journals Make Use of Portable Peer Review

    If your manuscript has been declined, and you are planning to submit your article to another of the four AAPS journals (AAPS Open, The AAPS Journal, AAPSPharmSciTech, or Pharmaceutical Research), we can help make the peer review process faster and smoother by extending the use of previous peer reviewer comments! Portable Peer Review, an opt-into service available for any author of these journals, allows us to share, between the portfolio, previous peer review comments and reviewer names, subject to approval of all parties. This can help speed up the assessment process, should the editor choose to make a decision on the basis of the comments and revision. Interested?  Email us with the name of the journal to which you are going to submit. Note: Portable peer review is opt-in only, available at the authors’ preference, and the reviewer identities and comments will only be shared between offices, not to the author.

  • Open Call for Papers

    The AAPS Journal is pleased to announce an Open Call for Papers for the new theme issue Celebrating Women in the Pharmaceutical Sciences! For more information and to submit your work, visit The AAPS Journal webpage.

  • The AAPS Journal is in the top 25% of qualifying journals for editorial excellence

    Congratulations to Dr. Ho Leung Fung and his editorial team! The AAPS Journal is a top rated Springer Nature journal. These exceptional editors performed in the top percentile of journals based on data collected from the Journal Author Satisfaction Survey. We're recognizing extraordinary editors for their commitment and passion to their journals. Learn more about editorial excellence.

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  • The AAPS Journal High Impact Article Award

    The AAPS Journal High Impact Article Award Recognizing an article published in the last two years in The AAPS Journal that is judged exceptional by the editors for its impact on the pharmaceutical sciences. 

    Awardee/Corresponding Author: Volker Lauschke, Ph.D., M.B.A., Karolinska Institutet Co-Authors: ALili Milani, Ph.D. and Magnus Ingelman-Sundberg, Ph.D.

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  2. Baidu
  4. CNKI
  6. Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
  7. Dimensions
  8. EBSCO Biomedical Reference Collection
  9. EBSCO Discovery Service
  10. EMBASE
  11. Google Scholar
  12. Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  13. Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  14. Medline
  15. Meta
  16. Naver
  17. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  18. Portico
  19. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  20. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  21. Reaxys
  22. SCImago
  23. SCOPUS
  24. Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)
  25. TD Net Discovery Service
  26. UGC-CARE List (India)
  27. Wanfang
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