Frequently Asked Questions

How do I subscribe to CPT?
A complimentary subscription to CPT is one of the many benefits of becoming an ASCPT member. Learn more about receiving a free subscription to the journal and other benefits of membership.

What kinds of manuscripts does CPT publish?

• Articles 
• Clinical Trials
• Letters to the Editor

• Book Reviews 
• Commentaries 
• Conference Proceedings 
• Development 
• Discovery 
• Macroscopy 
• Opinions, comprising Education, Ethics, and Public Policy 
• Point-Counterpoint 
• Practice 
• Reviews
State of the Art 
• Translation

For a full description of all submission types, read the CPT Guide to Authors.
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Does CPT offer an Open Access option?
CPT now offers authors the option to publish their articles with immediate open access upon publication. Open access articles will also be deposited on PubMed Central at the time of publication and will be freely available immediately. 

How can I submit a manuscript?
Submit your manuscript using eJournalPress.

Learn more about manuscript submission and read the CPT Guide to Authors.  Prior to submitting your manuscript, please verify that you have provided all of the information listed in the Submission Checklist and formatted your paper to follow the Sample Manuscript Template.

Please direct questions about CPT to the ASCPT Editorial Office:
Phone: (703) 836-6981
Fax: (703) 836-6996
528 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

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When is CPT published?
CPT prints 12 issues a year, on a monthly basis. The Annual Meeting Abstract Supplement is published each spring. All issues are also published online in advance of print publication (AOP).
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What is CPT's License to Publish policy?
ASCPT does not require authors of original research papers to assign copyright of their published contributions. Authors grant ASCPT an exclusive License to Publish, in return for which they can re-use their papers in their future printed work. For all accepted articles, the author identified as the formal corresponding author will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all the authors of the article. Failure to provide the forms will result in delays to the publication of your paper. Authors are encouraged to submit their version of the accepted, peer-reviewed manuscript to their funding body’s archive, for public release twelve months after publication. In addition, authors are encouraged to archive their version of the manuscript in their institution’s repositories (as well as on their personal web sites), also twelve months after the original publication. Authors should cite the publication reference and Digital Object Identifier (DOI) on any deposited version, and provide a link from it to the published article on the CPT website. This policy complements the policies of the US National Institutes of Health, the Wellcome Trust and other research funding bodies around the world. ASCPT recognizes the efforts of  funding bodies to increase access of the research they fund, and strongly encourages authors to participate in such efforts.
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What is CPT's policy on NIH Open Access?

Pursuant to NIH mandate, Wiley will post the accepted version of contributions authored by NIH grant-holders to PubMed Central upon acceptance. This accepted version will be made publicly available twelve months after publication. For further information, see
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What should I do if I do not receive my monthly copy of CPT?
All ASCPT members receive a hardcopy of Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics each month as part of their membership.  ASCPT members who have not received their hardcopy should contact the CPT editorial office at
immediately. Although ASCPT will make every effort to ensure delivery of future issues of the journal, we are unable to provide back issues for more than two months of the journal. All members have access to the online version of Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics through

To order a single copy of a paper published prior to 1980, contact the CPT Editorial Office at A $35 charge applies to each article request. 

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Can I read articles online before the print version is available? 
Accepted Articles: CPT publishes online the unedited final version of authors’ manuscripts on acceptance. Authors should therefore take great care to ensure that the final versions of their manuscripts are as complete and error-free as possible. After copy-editing and proof correction, articles are published in Early View.

Early View: Early View articles are complete full-text articles published online in advance of their publication in a printed issue. Early View articles are complete and final. They have been fully reviewed, revised, and edited for publication, and the authors’ final corrections have been incorporated. The nature
of Early View articles means that they do not yet have volume, issue, or page numbers, so Early View articles cannot be cited in the traditional way. They are therefore given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows the article to be cited and tracked before it is allocated to an issue.  After print publication, the DOI remains valid and can continue to be used to cite and access the article. More information about DOIs can be found at:
*Please Note: All bibliographic details may not be available for Articles in Press.
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What are the benefits of an online subscription?
As an ASCPT member or registered user of CPT online, you can track articles of interest or save relevant searches for future reference. You can also sign up to receive E-mail Alerts that include current tables of content and citations. ASCPT members and registered users have access to online archives dating back to 1980.
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What are the ISSN and eISSN numbers?
The international standard serial number (ISSN) for Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics is 0009-9236. The electronic standard serial number (eISSN) is 1532-6535.
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