Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

CHANGES TO INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

ASPET now provides faster deposit of articles in PubMed Central. Click here for more information.

ASPET offers PDF-only submission for all of its journals. This new feature will provide authors with a simpler method of submitting new and revised manuscripts through our online submission system. All components (manuscript, tables, and figures) should now be compiled into one file and converted to PDF format before upload. Authors will not be required to submit source files unless a paper is accepted for publication.

Updates to Keyword Database

In a major initiative, JPET has recently updated the Keyword database that we use to identify potential manuscript reviewers. As a result, some of the keywords previously associated with your reviewer profile may no longer exist. The new list includes some additional new keywords, and we have removed all freeform keywords. To ensure that you receive appropriate manuscripts for review, please log onto the journal website?s Personal Info area as soon as possible to update your profile. Once in the Personal info area, click on Edit Expertise Terms: in the lower box on the right of the screen.

We ask that you select all Expertise Terms (up to 20) that reflect areas in which you feel competent to review manuscripts, and not just the areas of your own research. In assigning papers for review, the Associate Editors are often seeking reviewers with expertise in more than one area (e.g., cytokine receptors, vascular smooth muscle, and inflammation). The inclusion of cell types, organs, or diseases in your list of terms is particularly helpful in this regard. Please select as many terms as are relevant to your areas of expertise. We are particularly hopeful that the update initiative will facilitate the selection of appropriate reviewers from the Editorial Advisory Board.

Thank you for your attention, and for your service to the journal and to the community.

Sincerely,

Ken Tew
Editor in Chief