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BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology

Call for papers: Impact of man-made toxicants on farmed and wild animals

BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology and BMC Veterinary Research are delighted to announce the launch of a cross-journal thematic series aiming to explore the effects of man-made toxicants such as insecticides, industrial pollutants, and pharmaceuticals on the health of farmed and wild animals as well as potential downstream effects on human health.

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. 


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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.


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

Data support service

Authors submitting to this journal can opt to use a new service that will make it easier to share research data.

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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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