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Current Opinion in Toxicology

  • ISSN: 2468-2020

Next planned ship date: June 5, 2024

  • Impact factor: 4.6

Affiliated with the International Union of Toxicology Current Opinion in Toxicology aims to stimulate scientifically grounded, interdisciplinary, multi-scale debate and excha… Read more

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Affiliated with the International Union of Toxicology

Current Opinion in Toxicology aims to stimulate scientifically grounded, interdisciplinary, multi-scale debate and exchange of ideas. It contains polished, concise, and timely reviews and opinions, with particular emphasis on those articles published in the past two years. In addition to describing recent trends, the authors are encouraged to give their subjective opinion of the topics discussed.

In Current Opinion in Toxicology we help the reader by providing in a systematic manner: 1. The views of experts on current advances in their field in a clear and readable form. 2. Evaluations of the most interesting papers, annotated by experts, from the great wealth of original publications.

Current Opinion in Toxicology will serve as an invaluable source of information for researchers, lecturers, teachers, professionals, policy makers and students.

Current Opinion in Toxicology builds on Elsevier's reputation for excellence in scientific publishing and long-standing commitment to communicating reproducible biomedical research targeted at improving human health. It is a companion to the new Gold Open Access journal Current Research in Toxicology and is part of the Current Opinion and Research(CO+RE) suite of journals. All CO+RE journals leverage the Current Opinion legacy-of editorial excellence, high-impact, and global reach-to ensure they are a widely read resource that is integral to scientists' workflow.

Division of the subject into sections:
For this purpose, the scope of Toxicology is divided into six selected, high impact themed sections, each of which is reviewed once a year:

Mechanistic Toxicology

Metabolic Toxicology

Risk assessment in Toxicology

Genomic Toxicology

Systems Toxicology

Translational Toxicology

Expertise: Expert authors, who are leaders in their field, are invited to write short review articles in which they present recent developments in their subject and provide short annotations to the papers that they think are most relevant.
Comprehensiveness: There are 27 high-impact Current Opinion review journals in a range of subjects from food science to green and sustainable chemistry.
Impact: In addition to a vast readership, Current Opinion titles enjoy high citations, Impact Factors, and CiteScores.
Discoverability: Articles get high visibility and maximum exposure on an industry-leading platform that reaches a vast, global audience.

Selection of topics to be reviewed
Section Editors, who are major authorities in the field, are appointed by the Editors in Chief of the journal. They divide their sections into a number of topics, ensuring that the field is comprehensively covered and that all issues of current importance are emphasised. Section Editors commission reviews from authors on each topic that they have selected and arrange for the peer review process. The papers are reviewed by 2 independent reviewers.

Authors write short review articles (approx. 2500 words), in which they present recent developments in their subject, emphasising the aspects that, in their opinion, are most important. In addition, they provide short annotations to the papers that they consider to be most interesting from all those published in their topic over the 3-5 years.

All content published in Current Opinion in Toxicology is by invitation only.

Editorial Overview
Section Editors write a short overview at the beginning of the section, to introduce the reviews and to draw the reader's attention to any particularly interesting developments.

Ethics in Publishing: General Statement
The Editors and the Publisher of this journal believe that there are fundamental principles underlying scholarly and professional publishing. While this may not amount to a formal 'code of conduct', these fundamental principles with respect to the authors' paper, are that the paper should: i) be the authors' own original work, which has not been previously published elsewhere, ii) reflect the authors' own research and analysis and do so in a truthful and complete manner, iii) properly credit the meaningful contributions of co-authors and co-researchers, iv) not be submitted to more than one journal for consideration, and v) be appropriately placed in the context of prior and existing research. Of equal importance are ethical guidelines dealing with research methods and research funding, including issues dealing with informed consent, research subject privacy rights, conflicts of interest, and sources of funding. While it may not be possible to draft a 'code' that applies adequately to all instances and circumstances, we believe it useful to outline our expectations of authors and procedures that the journal will employ in the event of questions concerning author conduct. With respect to conflicts of interest, the Publisher now requires authors to declare any conflicts of interest that relate to papers accepted for publication in this journal. A conflict of interest may exist when an author or the author's institution has a financial or other relationship with other people or organizations that may inappropriately influence the author's work. A conflict can be actual or potential and full disclosure to the journal is the safest course. All submissions to the journal must include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest. The journal may use such information as a basis for editorial decisions and may publish such disclosures, if they are believed to be important to readers in judging the manuscript. A decision may be made by the journal not to publish on the basis of the declared conflict.

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The CiteScore for this journal is 9.1 and it ranks 8th in Scopus Toxicology category.