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Aims and scope

AAPS Open, an American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) journal and its flagship open access title, aims to be the first global address for open access publication in the pharmaceutical sciences. AAPS Open is characterized by its rigorous but fast review timelines, breadth of article formats, and a special focus on applied sciences. View full journal scope here.

Call for Applications: Editor-in-Chief

Springer Nature, the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, and the AAPS Open editorial team announce an exciting opportunity for an exceptional candidate to serve as Editor-in-Chief of AAPS Open. Details of the position and application process can be found here. Deadline for applications is September 1st, 2023.

The AAPS Journals Make Use of Portable Peer Review

If your manuscript has been declined, and you are planning to submit your article to another of the four AAPS journals (AAPS Open, The AAPS Journal, AAPSPharmSciTech, or Pharmaceutical Research), we can help make the peer review process faster and smoother by extending the use of previous peer reviewer comments! Portable Peer Review, an opt-into service available for any author of these journals, allows us to share, between the portfolio, previous peer review comments and reviewer names, subject to approval of all parties. This can help speed up the assessment process, should the editor choose to make a decision on the basis of the comments and revision. Interested?  Email us with the name of the journal to which you are going to submit. Note: Portable peer review is opt-in only, available at the authors’ preference, and the reviewer identities and comments will only be shared between offices, not to the author.

New thematic series

Drug Development Initiatives for Global Health
Edited by Paddy Shivanand and Mehran Yazdanian

Society affiliation

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

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Speed
    13 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    156 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    28 Altmetric mentions