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Editor's quote

"I am delighted and honored to have been selected as the first Editor-in-Chief of AAPS Open, an open-access journal devoted to the rapid publication of quality articles in the pharmaceutical sciences. The journal will be a global forum for the barrier-free publication of reports of original research as well as other significant work that demonstrates applications of scientific concepts and techniques across the entire breadth of the field. Thus, AAPS Open will provide an important outlet for members of AAPS sections and focus groups to publish papers of interest to their communities, as well as for scientists throughout the field."

Christopher M. Riley,

Schematic illustration of a biomimetic membrane and the membrane-permeation dissolution apparatus

Featured: Plasma modification of microporous polymer membranes for application in biomimetic dissolution studies

Michael M. Puppolo, first author of a paper on biomimetic polymer membranes published in AAPS Open, has written an article in AAPS Newsmagazine (May 2018 issue) to explain his research and significance of the study. 

Aims and scope

AAPS Open provides a global forum for the rapid and barrier-free publication of reports of original research that demonstrates applications of scientific concepts and techniques across the breadth of the pharmaceutical sciences. Fully peer-reviewed, AAPS Open supports the international community of experts in pharmaceutical sciences by providing a venue for articles that further the understanding of all aspects of the field. A high degree of innovation is not a required element for publication; the journal seeks to publish papers that are technically sound.

Society affiliation

AAPS Open is an official journal of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.

AAPS Member Discount

AAPS members receive a 12% discount on the article processing charge (APC) and should visit the AAPS Open member discount page (AAPS login required) to get their discount code before submitting to AAPS Open. To join AAPS, visit the AAPS website.


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2017 Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    56 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    53 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    144 days from submission to acceptance
    27 days from acceptance to publication