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Through a rigorous and comprehensive program of peer-reviewed evaluations, Drugs provides detailed and objective analysis covering the full spectrum of new and established drug therapies in all disease areas.

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Drugs 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.

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  • Dene Peters
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9.546 (2020)
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7.641 (2020)
Five year impact factor
24 days
Submission to first decision
102 days
Submission to acceptance
782,104 (2020)
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