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As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

BMC Series Focus Issue

June: Effect of environment on biology

To celebrate World Environment day, we present this month's focus issue on the effect of environment on biology. Here is a selection of manuscripts from different BMC Series Journals focusing on the influence of local environment at at a cellular and whole organism level.

Featured article: Tolerance to NSAIDS and opioids in the brain

Chronic NSAID administration in the anterior cingulate cortex can produce analgesic effects and chronic administration can result in tolerance. The authors also find that the effects of NSAIDs in the brain are mediated by the opioid system. 


Aims and scope

BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of chemically defined therapeutic and toxic agents. The journal welcomes submissions from all fields of experimental and clinical pharmacology including clinical trials.It is journal policy to publish work deemed by peer reviewers to be a coherent and sound addition to scientific knowledge and to put less emphasis on interest levels, provided that the research constitutes a useful contribution to the field.


Akila Sridhar, BioMed Central, UK

Manuscript Editor

Anna Melidoni, BioMed Central, UK

Assistant Editor

Jing Zhang, BioMed Central, Shanghai

Section Editors

  • Michael Aschner, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Phil Biggin, University of Oxford
  • Lucio Guido Costa, University of Washington
  • David H Farb, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Giorgio Palu, University of Padova
  • Catherine MT Sherwin, University of Utah

Catherine Sherwin, Section Editor

Dr. Catherine Sherwin is currently an Associate Professor and Chief of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Pediatrics, at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She joined the Editorial Board as an Associate Editor in 2013 and became a Section Editor for Clinical Pharmacology Section 2015.

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BMC Pharmacology

BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology assimilated the Editorial boards and history of BMC Pharmacology and BMC Clinical Pharmacology on fusion of the journals in 2012. The full archive of BMC Pharmacology is available from its own archive website, and the objectives and aspirations of the merged journal are explained in the editorial that accompanied the fusion. The full archive of BMC Clinical Pharmacology is available here.

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