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Drug Design, Development and Therapy

ISSN: 1177-8881

Interim Editor-in-Chief: Professor Wei Duan

An international, peer-reviewed, open access journal that spans the spectrum of drug design and development through to clinical applications. The journal is characterized by the rapid reporting of application notes, reviews, original research and clinical studies in all therapeutic areas. Clinical outcomes, patient safety, and programs for the development and effective, safe, and sustained use of medicines will be a feature of the journal. 

This journal is a member of and subscribes to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Journal Impact Factor: 2.881 (5 year impact 2.962)



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  • PubMed and PubMed Central (Drug Des Devel Ther)
  • MedLine on MEDLARs
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (also known as SciSearch®)
  • Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  • Biological Abstracts
  • BIOSIS Previews
  • Embase (Correct as at July 27, 2015)
  • Scopus (Correct as at July 27, 2015)
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