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COVID-19 and impact on peer review

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.


About the Society

The Japanese Society of Pharmaceutical Health Care and Sciences (JSPHCS) was founded in 1990. It aims to strengthen the foundation of Pharmaceutical Sciences through the exchange of knowledge between society members and relative societies for the benefit of public health and professional education.

As of September 2015, the JSPHCS has over 10,000 members, including pharmacists, pharmaceutical researchers, and pharmaceutical company staff.

Aims and scope

Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Care and Sciences (JPHCS) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that encompasses clinical pharmacy as well as clinical and experimental pharmacotherapy.

Information for authors

JPHCS offers a discount on the article-processing charge, if the first author of an article is a member of the Japanese Society of Pharmaceutical Health Care and Sciences. Please contact the Society Administration Office if you would like to join the society to take advantage of this.


We are pleased to announce that all articles published in Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Care and Sciences are included in PubMed, PubMed Central and DOAJ.

Official journal of JSPHCS

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    37 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    34 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    96 days from submission to acceptance
    20 days from acceptance to publication

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