Dear SPS Members,
The Journal of Pharmacological & Toxicological Methods is the leading international journal devoted exclusively to experimental procedures used by pharmacologists and toxicologists and publishes focused issues that are devoted to a single research topic. Once again the forthcoming focused issue centers on “Methods in Safety Pharmacology”. You are invited to contribute to this, the 12th special issue of the journal on this topic, especially if you have presented at the Safety Pharmacology Society meeting. For this special issue you are asked to write a manuscript that may be an "Appraisal of state-of-the-art" or "Historical review" or simply describe a particular model, method, technique or apparatus used in the conduct of Safety Pharmacology studies. This focused issue will be devoted to manuscripts that describe reviews/methods of fundamental importance to Safety Pharmacology. Methods manuscripts should describe techniques that are utilized, optimized and validated according to international ICH ethics and scientific quality standards that reflect proper study design, conduct of experiments, data recording methods and data reporting practices. Thus, as it has in the past, this issue will be a primary resource aid to individuals in academia and industry that are interested in understanding Safety Pharmacology principles/methods and will provide a comprehensive overview of the most advanced procedures in Safety Pharmacology studies today.
On behalf of the Journal and the Safety Pharmacology Society, I am inviting expert researchers who actively conduct studies of this nature, and especially those who presented at the latest SPS meeting, to submit manuscripts for inclusion in this focused issue of the Journal of Pharmacological & Toxicological Methods. As the annual Guest Editor for this exciting focused issue I would very much welcome the opportunity to work with you on this project. Note that manuscripts should be submitted online by February 15, 2015. See Instructions for further details.
This issue will be of greater significant value to readers than previous issues because of the expanded topics presented and discussed at the Safety Pharmacology Society meeting in Washington, DC. The Journal received an Impact Factor of 2.15 from Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports 2014.
Note that each manuscript will be subjected to the normal peer review process and should conform to the “Instructions to Authors” details as outlined in the attached information. Should you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me. I thank you in advance and look forward to hearing from you regarding this endeavor.
Michael K. Pugsley, MSc., PhD, F.B.PharmS., DSP
Associate Editor, Journal of Pharmacological & Toxicological Methods