Pharmacogenetics Research Network Chooses Journal to Publish PharmGKB Data

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Alison Davis, NIGMS

The Pharmacogenetics Research Network has chosen the journal Pharmacological Reviews to partner with the Network in publishing summaries of data submissions to PharmGKB: The Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics Knowledge Base.

In June 2001, the Network sought proposals for the journal partnership by issuing a letter of invitation to interested journals. By establishing the partnership, the Network wants to develop standard print format reports that will help alert the scientific community to the availability of new pharmacogenetic data sets.

The Pharmacogenetics Research Network determined that Pharmacological Reviews best met the criteria of: readership and impact factor; free, full-text access to journal content; journal longevity; and whether the publisher is mission or profit-driven.

The Editor in Chief of Pharmacological Reviews (published by the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics) is Darrell Abernethy, M.D., Ph.D.

PharmGKB data sets are expected to be published online in Pharmacological Reviews in early 2002.