Official launch of journal Pharmacology Research & Perspectives at ASPET-BPS joint meeting

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Boston, MA — April 20, 2013—The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET), British Pharmacological Society (BPS) and John Wiley & Sons have issued a call for papers for their new open access, peer-reviewed journal, Pharmacology Research & Perspectives. The announcement was made as the three partners prepare for the official launch of the journal at the Joint ASPET-BPS Annual Meeting, taking place beginning April 20 as part of the Experimental Biology 2013 conference.

Pharmacology Research & Perspectives (PR&P) will publish original research, reviews and perspectives in all areas of preclinical and clinical pharmacology, therapeutics, education and related research areas. The journal will serve as the first fully open access journal for ASPET and BPS, and joins their combined portfolio of prestigious peer-reviewed subscription-based scientific journals, including Drug Metabolism and Disposition, Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Molecular Pharmacology, British Journal of Pharmacology, and British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

 Editor-in-Chief Dr Michael J. Curtis commented, “I’m pleased to announce that Pharmacology Research & Perspectives is now open for submissions. ASPET, BPS and Wiley publish high-quality peer-reviewed journals – and our collaboration will continue this tradition.”

Dr Curtis obtained his PhD from the University of British Columbia and has been a Reader at King’s College London since 1996. Dr Curtis has extensive editorial experience, serving as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods and Reviews Editor of British Journal of Pharmacology, among other positions.

Dr Darrell Abernethy will join the new journal as Deputy Editor. Dr Abernethy’s faculty appointment is with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He received his MD (AOA) and PhD (Pharmacology) degrees from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr Abernethy is an experienced editor, having served as Editor-in-Chief of Pharmacological Reviews and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics among other positions.

All articles in PR&P will be published as fully open access under a Creative Commons License on Wiley Online Library and deposited in PubMed Central immediately upon publication. A publication fee will be payable by authors on acceptance of their articles. Authors affiliated with, or funded by, an organization that has a Wiley Open Access Account can publish without directly paying any publication charges.

 The journal expects to publish its first issue in autumn 2013.