Accelerated Publication

For time-sensitive research, our Accelerated Publication service offers two tracks: Fast Track ensures publication within 3-5 weeks, while Rapid Track gets your research published within 7-9 weeks. The benefits of using this service include: 

  • Stay ahead of the competition
  • Control your publication schedule with concrete timelines
  • Coincide publication with key events such as a drug approval or launch
  • Our Fast Track service is the fastest way to publish, quicker than any competitor
  • Support and guidance from our expert editors, every step of the way


Prioritized Service

Fast Track

Submission to acceptance:

2-3 weeks
(1-2 weeks peer review, 1 week author revision)

Acceptance to online publication:

1-2 weeks
(Proofs in 5 working days (on or before)

Submission to online publication:

3-5 weeks

$850/€625/£550 per printed page

Rapid track

Submission to acceptance:

5-6 weeks
(3-4 weeks peer review, 2 week author revision)

Acceptance to online publication:

2-3 weeks
(Proofs in 10 working days (on or before)

Submission to online publication:

7-9 weeks

$400/€300/£260 per printed page

Standard Service

Standard Track

Submission to acceptance:

Up to 12 weeks
(8 weeks peer review, 4 weeks author revision)

Acceptance to online publication:

4-6 weeks
(Proofs in 20 working days (not before)

Submission to online publication:

14-16 weeks

No fee

The schedules above rely on authors making revisions in the specified timelines and returning the necessary author disclosure, copyright and publication support paperwork provided by the editorial office. Proofs will be delivered 5 working days from acceptance. Online publication of final PDFs relies on authors returning proofs within 48 hours for Fast Track.

Please note publication is subject to rigorous, independent peer review.

We uphold the highest standards of ethical publishing and comply with ICMJE, COPE and GPP-3 guidelines.

The Fast Track service is available on the following titles:

Annals of Medicine*
Blood Pressure*
Cancer Investigation*
COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease*
Current Eye Research*
Current Medical Research and Opinion
Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy*
Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery
Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery
Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
Expert Opinion on Orphan Drugs
Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets
Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
Expert Review of Endocrinology & Metabolism
Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Expert Review of Hematology
Expert Review of Medical Devices
Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
Expert Review of Ophthalmology
Expert Review of Precision Medicine and Drug Development
Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research
Expert Review of Quality of Life in Cancer Care
Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
Expert Review of Vaccines
Hospital Practice
International Journal of Neuroscience*
Journal of Asthma*
Journal of Dermatological Treatment*
Journal of Drug Targeting*
Journal of Medical Economics
Journal of Microencapsulation*
Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies*
Postgraduate Medicine
Pharmaceutical Development and Technology*
Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal*
Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology*
The Physician and Sportsmedicine

*Fast Track or Standard Track only

Request expert advice about the journals that most suit your needs. Alternatively, contact an editor directly.