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.

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

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  • Nitin Joshi
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

3.442 (2019)
Impact factor
3.829 (2019)
Five year impact factor
15 days
Submission to first decision
92 days
Submission to acceptance
359,034 (2019)
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Electronic ISSN
1179-1942
Print ISSN
0114-5916
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