Clinical Pharmacokinetics is the major review journal in the area of clinical pharmacokinetics, the study of drug disposition in the human body, which is an integral part of drug development and rational pharmacotherapy.

The Journal promotes the continuing development of clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, for the improvement of drug therapy and to further postgraduate education in clinical pharmacology and therapeutics, by publishing critical and comprehensive review articles and clinically focused original research articles.

As a hybrid journal, Clinical Pharmacokinetics does not charge authors to publish using the traditional subscription-based publishing route, but does offer the option to publish accepted articles open access if authors so wish or if their funders require. This is achieved via the Springer Open Choice™ initiative. More information about this optional route to open access and the associated article processing charge can be found by clicking on the ‘Learn about publishing Open Access with us’ link below.

Clinical Pharmacokinetics offers a range of additional features designed to increase the visibility, readership and educational value of the journal’s content. Each article is accompanied by a Key Points summary, giving a time-efficient overview of the content to a wide readership. Articles may be accompanied by plain language summaries to assist readers who have some knowledge of, but not in-depth expertise in, the area to understand the scientific content and overall implications of the article. The journal also provides the option to include various types of digital features including animated abstracts, video abstracts, slide decks, audio slides, instructional videos, infographics, podcasts and animations. All additional features are peer reviewed to the same high standard as the article itself. Peer review is conducted using Editorial Manager®, supported by a database of international experts. This database is shared with other Adis journals.

Journal information

Co-Editor
  • Amitabh Prakash,
  • Anton van Rensburg
Publishing model
Hybrid. Learn about publishing Open Access with us

Journal metrics

6.447 (2020)
Impact factor
6.321 (2020)
Five year impact factor

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Electronic ISSN
1179-1926
Print ISSN
0312-5963
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  2. BIOSIS
  3. CAB Abstracts
  4. CLOCKSS
  5. CNKI
  6. CNPIEC
  7. Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
  8. Current Contents/ Life Sciences
  9. Current Contents/Clinical Medicine
  10. Dimensions
  11. EBSCO Academic Search
  12. EBSCO Advanced Placement Source
  13. EBSCO Biomedical Reference Collection
  14. EBSCO CINAHL
  15. EBSCO Discovery Service
  16. EBSCO STM Source
  17. EBSCO Science & Technology Collection
  18. EMBASE
  19. Google Scholar
  20. Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  21. Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  22. Medline
  23. Naver
  24. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  25. Pathway Studio
  26. Portico
  27. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  28. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  29. Reaxys
  30. SCImago
  31. SCOPUS
  32. Science Citation Index
  33. Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
  34. Semantic Scholar
  35. TD Net Discovery Service
  36. UGC-CARE List (India)
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