The premier international journal covering the disciplines of pharmacovigilance, pharmacoepidemiology, benefit-risk assessment, risk management and medication error prevention, Drug Safety advances the rational use of pharmacotherapy by publishing reviews and original research articles offering guidance for safe and effective drug utilization and prescribing.

Drug Safety offers a range of additional enhanced 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 in understanding important medical advances. The journal also provides the option to include various other types of enhanced features including slide sets, videos and animations. All enhanced 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.

Drug Safety is the official journal of the International Society of Pharmacovigilance.

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Editor
  • Nitin Joshi
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

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3.526 (2018)
Impact factor
3.952 (2018)
Five year impact factor
16 days
Submission to first decision
18 days
Acceptance to publication
296,986 (2018)
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Electronic ISSN
1179-1942
Print ISSN
0114-5916
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