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Biochemical Pharmacology
Biochem Pharmacol

ISSN: 0006-2952.

Biochemical Pharmacology is an international journal which publishes research findings in pharmacology deriving from investigations that employ the disciplines of biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, genetics, structural biology, computer models and/or physiology. Reports of studies with intact animals, organs, cells, subcellular components, enzymes or other cellular molecules and model systems are acceptable if they define mechanisms of drug action. Descriptive mathematical models including those involving computer techniques are also welcome. Experiments involving the use of drugs to elucidate physiological and behavioral mechanisms in living organisms are also within the scope of the journal. In general, papers that record concentrations of drugs and metabolites in body fluids will only be accepted if they contribute to an understanding of biochemical and biophysical mechanisms. The Editors, however, reserve the right to publish any papers of major interest in the field. Only contributions in English will be considered or published. The journal publishes the following types of communications (1) Full-length Papers. These consist of a body of work presenting original findings relating to the question proposed by the investigators undertaking the research. (2) Short Communications. These consist of an original body of work of narrower scope but of the same quality as the above. By definition, these papers are shorter than full-length manuscripts. (3) Rapid Communications. These promote rapid dissemination of timely and significant observations within the scope of the journal. Manuscripts must be submitted in English and will be judged as appropriate for publication as rapid communications on the basis of their immediate importance. They should be written to emphasize clearly the novel aspects of the research. These criteria will be applied strictly. (4) Commentaries are short commissioned review articles (3000-5000 words in length). They are designed to be editorial statements on selected topics, and should not be exhaustive reviews. Primarily, Commentaries are intended to stimulate thought. They can be controversial, and can either focus on areas subject to much activity, or draw attention to relatively neglected fields in which there is both the opportunity and the need for research in biochemical pharmacology. Particularly welcome will be Commentaries in which authors present their personal view on the state of the subject on which they are reporting, and give their view as to where in the near or distant future the subject may be moving. Authors are especially encouraged to take issue with popular dogmas.

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