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Accelerated Publication

Our Accelerated Publication option enables authors in the biomedical sciences to coordinate publication schedules with key events such as conference attendance, drug approvals and drug launches. Authors interested in this service can choose between two tracks: Fast Track ensures publication within 3-5 weeks, while Rapid Track ensures publication within 7-9 weeks.

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. We also put additional resources into monitoring and administering the peer review and production processes to meet turnaround times.

If you have any questions about our Accelerated Publication service or would like pre-submission guidance, please contact our expert editorial team.

How does it work?

The Fast Track process

The Rapid Track process

What happens if my paper is rejected?

Authors are only charged once their paper is accepted. There is no charge for using the service if the paper is rejected. However, we reserve the right to a partial charge if the author withdraws their paper.

What are the benefits of Accelerated Publication?

  • Control your publication schedule with concrete timelines
  • Stay ahead of the competition
  • Coincide publication with key events such as a conference or drug approval
  • 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

Which journals offer Accelerated Publication?


Annals of Medicine*
Biomarkers*
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*
Nanotoxicology*
Postgraduate Medicine
Pharmaceutical Development and Technology*
Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal*
Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology*
The Physician and Sportsmedicine
Xenobiotica*

*Rapid Track is not available 

**With the exception of Journal of Medical Economics, all the Accelerated Publication journals offer a standard route to publish with no charge for the author. For information relating to timelines for this option, please view the Instructions for Authors page on journal homepages.