Journal Information

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Aims and scope

The Acta Pharmacologica Sinica (APS) sencourages submissions from all areas of pharmacology and the life sciences. Please go to Aims and scope page for more details.

About the Editors

Acta Pharmacologica Sinica is led by Editor-in-Chief Professor DING, Jian, please go to  ‘about the editors’ page for further information.

Editorial Board

Acta Pharmacologica Sinica's international Editorial Board spans the breadth of the coverage of the journal –read more about the Editorial Board.

Why publish with us 

  • Ranked in the top quartile of pharmacology and pharmacy journals worldwide, we publish original articles and reviews from all areas of pharmacology and the life sciences.
  • We ensure rapid evaluation and publication of research with 25 days from submission to the first decision, and 39 days from acceptance to online publication.
  • Publishing on the world-renowned Nature platform, we ensure high visibility and efficient promotion of the contents via various channels.

Journal Metrics

Article metrics such as number of downloads, citations and online attention are available from each article page, and provide an overview of the attention received by a paper. The overall 2021 metrics for Acta Pharmacologica Sinica are as follows:

2 Year Impact Factor (2021): 7.169*
5 Year Impact Factor (2021): 7.658*
Immediacy Index: 1.004*
Eigenfactor Score: 0.01116*
Article Influence Score: 1.252*
Journal Citation Indicator: 1.22*
CiteScore: 11.3
SJR: 1.472
SNIP: 1.624

Total webpage views: 995,925
Article downloads: 1,622,964
Altmetric mentions: 1,361

Turnaround times
Number of days from acceptances at publisher to published online: 39 days

*2021 Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate, 2022)

Abstracted/indexed in

Chemical Abstracts
CSA Bioengineering
CSA Medical Biotechnology
CSA Neuroscience
Current Contents/Life Sciences
Research Alert
EMBASE/Excerpta Medica
MEDLINE/Index Medicus


The international standard serial number (ISSN) for APS is 1671-4083, and the electronic international standard serial number (eISSN) is 1745-7254.


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