Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

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Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology  
Regul. Toxicol. Pharmacol.
Discipline Toxicology and Pharmacology
Language English
Edited by Gio B. Gori
Publication details
Elsevier on behalf of the International Society of Toxicology & Pharmacology
Publication history
Frequency Monthly
ISSN 0273-2300
LCCN 81646304
OCLC no. 485750423

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology is a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal which covers legal aspects of toxicological and pharmacological regulations. It is published by Elsevier on behalf of the International Society of Regulatory Toxicology & Pharmacology. The current editor-in-chief is Gio Batta Gori. The journal is financed in part by the tobacco, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries.[1]

In 2002, a group of 45 academics wrote a letter accusing the journal of a concealed pro-industry bias, a possible lack of full and independent peer review, and a failure to disclose conflicts of interest, citing a case in which Gori was paid $30,000 by the Tobacco Institute to write an article later published in the journal dismissing the health risks of secondhand smoke.[2][3] The letter's coordinator later commented that the journal "reads like an industry trade publication, but it's masked as a peer-reviewed journal" and that it lacked any "credible peer-review process."[4] In response, the journal's publisher implemented a conflict of interest disclosure policy at the journal in January 2003, shortly before the correspondence was published.[2]

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed in EMBASE, EMBiology, and Scopus.

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2014 impact factor of 2.031, ranking it 56th out of 87 journals in the category "Toxicology"[5] and 146th out of 254 journals in the category "Pharmacology & Pharmacy".[6]


  1. ^ Drope J, Bialous SA, Glantz SA (March 2004). "Tobacco industry efforts to present ventilation as an alternative to smoke-free environments in North America". Tob Control. 13 Suppl 1: i41–7. doi:10.1136/tc.2003.004101. PMC 1766145Freely accessible. PMID 14985616. 
  2. ^ a b Egilman, David, ed. (2003). "Correspondence about Publication Ethics and Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology". International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health. 9 (4): 286–391. doi:10.1179/oeh.2003.9.4.386. 
  3. ^ Gori, Gio Batta; Mantel, Nathan (August 1991). "Mainstream and environmental tobacco smoke". Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology. Elsevier. 14 (1): 88–105. doi:10.1016/0273-2300(91)90054-Y. 
  4. ^ Guterman, Lila (November 20, 2002). "Scientists Accuse Toxicology Journal of Industry Ties, Urge Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest". Chronicle of Higher Education. 
  5. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Toxicology". 2014 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2015. 
  6. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Pharmacology & Pharmacy". 2014 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2015. 

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