British Journal of Pharmacology

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British Journal of Pharmacology  
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Former names
British Journal of Pharmacology and Chemotherapy
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Br. J. Pharmacol.
Discipline Pharmacology
Language English
Edited by Amrita Ahluwalia
Publication details
Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the British Pharmacological Society (United Kingdom)
Publication history
Frequency Biweekly
Hybrid, delayed (after 12 months)
ISSN 0007-1188 (print)
1476-5381 (web)
LCCN 2005204900
OCLC no. 01240522

The British Journal of Pharmacology is a biweekly peer-reviewed medical journal covering all aspects of experimental pharmacology. It is published for the British Pharmacological Society by Wiley-Blackwell. It was established in 1946 as the British Journal of Pharmacology and Chemotherapy. The journal obtained its current title in 1968.

The current editor-in-chief is Professor Amrita Ahluwalia. Previous editors-in-chief include Ian McGrath, Humphrey Rang, Alan North, Phil Moore, Bill Large, and Tony Birmingham. The journal publishes research papers, review articles, themed issues, commentaries and correspondence in all fields of pharmacology and is the leading general pharmacology research journal. In 2014 the Impact Factor of the Journal was 4.842. A sister journal, also published for the British Pharmacological Society by Wiley-Blackwell is the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY[edit]

The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY is a supplement of the British Journal of Pharmacology, replacing the "Guide to Receptors and Channels". It is produced in association with the Nomenclature Committee of the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. The current version, The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2015/2015, was published in December 2015. This edition is a compilation of the major pharmacological targets divided into seven sections: G protein-coupled receptors, ligand-gated ion channels, votage gated ion channels, other ion channels, nuclear hormone receptors, catalytic receptors, enzymes, and transporters. These are presented with nomenclature guidance and summary information on the best available pharmacological tools, alongside suggestions for further reading. It is freely available online and also available in hard copy. Previous editions of the "Guide to Receptors and Channels" are available through PubMed Central. The content of the "Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY" is also available through the online portal Guide to PHARMACOLOGY.

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed in:

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2014 impact factor of 4.842, ranking it 24th out of 254 journals in the category "Pharmacology & Pharmacy".[9]


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