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Skin Pharmacology and Physiology



Aims and Scope

The venue for research on new drugs and therapeutic concepts

Topical therapies are the main interest of this journal that seeks submissions of original papers and systematic reviews in pharmacological aspects of the skin and skin physiology. Modulation of the epidermis (e.g. epidermal barrier function), exogenous influences on skin functions, studies of skin physiology (if performed with non-invasive instruments), and the study of the regulatory pathways involved in skin penetration of topical formulations through in vivo and in vitro models are invited. Studies with well-characterized active ingredients performed on animals will not be accepted but may be eligible if specific pathways or modes of action with little or no published data are studied. Systemic treatment studies on epidermal functions and innovative approaches to methodology, skin pharmacology or clinically relevant problems and cosmetic studies with relevant effects on skin physiology and an appropriate control (i.e. placebo, not comparison to baseline) may be submitted.

Bibliographic Details

Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
Journal Abbreviation: Skin Pharmacol Physiol
ISSN: 1660-5527 (Print)
e-ISSN: 1660-5535 (Online)
DOI: 10.1159/issn.1660-5527


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PubMed | US National Library of Medicine
MEDLINE | US National Library of Medicine
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Science Citation Index Expanded | Clarivate Analytics
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Google Scholar | Google
Chemical Abstracts Service | American Chemical Society
Scopus | Elsevier
Embase | Elsevier
Pathway Studio | Elsevier
Academic Search | EBSCO
STM Source | EBSCO
Health Research Premium Collection | ProQuest
Medical Database | ProQuest
Health & Medical Collection | ProQuest
ProQuest Central | ProQuest
WorldCat | OCLC


Founded in 1988 by H. Schaefer as 'Skin Pharmacology', edited 1993–2002 by H.F. Merk, 1998–2003 'Skin Pharmacology and Applied Skin Physiology'
Incorporating 'Bioengineering and the Skin'

Vol. 1-10 (1988-1997) were published under the journal's former title Skin Pharmacology and Vol. 11-16 (1998-2003) under Skin Pharmacology and Applied Skin Physiology, respectively.
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