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World J Pharmacol. Feb 9, 2012; 1(1): 1-3
Published online Feb 9, 2012. doi: 10.5497/wjp.v1.i1.1
What is the purpose of launching the World Journal of Pharmacology?
Lian-Sheng Ma
Lian-Sheng Ma, World Series Journals, Baishideng Publishing Group Co., Limited, Beijing 100025, China
Author contributions: Ma LS solely contributed to this paper.
Correspondence to: Lian-Sheng Ma, President and Editor-in-Chief, World Series Journals, Baishideng Publishing Group Co., Limited, Ocean International Center, No. 62 Dongsihuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100025, China. l.s.ma@wjgnet.com
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Received: December 9, 2011
Revised: December 13, 2011
Accepted: December 20, 2011
Published online: February 9, 2012

The first issue of the World Journal of Pharmacology (WJP), whose preparatory work was initiated on January 10, 2011, will be published on February 9, 2012. The WJP editorial board has now been established and consists of 100 distinguished experts from 23 countries. Our purpose of launching the WJP is to publish peer-reviewed, high-quality articles via an open-access online publishing model, thereby acting as a platform for communication between peers and the wider public, and maximizing the benefits to editorial board members, authors and readers.

Keywords: Maximization of personal benefits, Editorial board members, Authors, Readers, Employees, Open-access, Pharmacology