SLAS Discovery and SLAS Technology readers, authors, editors and reviewers are practicing life sciences professionals. They are academic, commercial and government researchers, scientists and engineers who conduct research, and develop and implement new technologies. Together, these journals address the full spectrum of issues that are mission-critical to this important audience, enabling research teams to gain scientific insights; increase productivity; elevate data quality; reduce process cycle times; and enable research and development that otherwise would be impossible.
Both SLAS journals consider previously unpublished, original research and review manuscripts on an ongoing basis from SLAS members and nonmembers. Accepted manuscripts typically publish with a DOI to SLAS Technology Online and SLAS Discovery Online within 30 days, making them immediately searchable and citable.
SLAS journals are published in partnership with SAGE Publishing.
Advancing Life Sciences R&D
Editor-in-Chief: Robert M. Campbell, Ph.D., Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN (USA)
2016 Impact Factor: 2.444
2016 Rankings: 31 out of 76 in the Analytical Chemistry category;
67 out of 158 in the Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology category;
and 39 out of 77 in the Biochemical Research Methods category.
Search for SLAS Discovery in PubMed:MEDLINE with SLAS Discovery or SLAS Discov or J Biomol Screen or Journal of Biomolecular Screening.
SLAS Discovery reports how scientists develop and utilize novel technologies and/or approaches to provide and characterize chemical and biological tools to understand and treat human disease. Read more about the editorial scope. Ten issues are published annually in January, February, March, April, June, July, August, September, October and December.
SLAS Discovery was published previously (1996-2016) as the Journal of Biomolecular Screening (JBS).
SLAS Technology explores ways in which scientists adapt advancements in technology for scientific exploration and experimentation. Read more about the editorial scope. Six issues are published annually in February, April, June, August, October and December.
SLAS Technology was published previously (1996-2016) as the Journal of Laboratory Automation (JALA).
Congratulations to the 2018 SLAS Journal Achievement Award Honorees! SLAS Discovery and SLAS Technology celebrate the popularity of published articles with readers and authors throughout 2017 and exceptional volunteer service in 2017. All articles are now free to access.
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Existing materials, such as the introductory section of a thesis, often can be shaped into successful review articles. Well-researched and well-written reviews are the most widely-read and most highly-cited articles published in SLAS journals. Find out more.
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Video abstracts require relatively little effort or technical expertise and are a compelling way to boost awareness, readership and citations. Learn how with these instructions and helpful hints.
Call for Special Collection Proposals
New! SLAS Discovery and SLAS Technology invite proposals from interested guest editors for collections of five to seven original scientific reports that collectively explore the different dimensions, recent achievements and existing challenges related to a timely topic of interest and importance to SLAS journal readers.
New Opportunity to Increase Global Discoverability
SLAS journal authors now may choose to provide up to four translated abstracts (200 words each) for meta-tagged online publication with their accepted manuscripts for a fee of $200 each. Translated abstracts help authors increase readership and citations of their work by increasing online discoverability through Google and other international search engines that function in languages other than English.
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SLAS Discovery and SLAS Technology offer free access to peer-reviewed scientific content one year after final (print) publication. SLAS journals also offer immediate open access options to ensure author compliance with major funding mandates of RCUK, NIH, Wellcome Trust and other agencies. The early open access fee is $3,000. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Helpful links regarding the National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy Information for authors:
Call for Volunteers: Journal Manuscript Reviewers Wanted
SLAS relies on volunteer experts to rigorously review manuscripts prior to publication to ensure scientific excellence. Anyone interested in volunteering to assess prospective manuscripts may register at SLAS Discovery SAGEtrack and/or SLAS Technology SAGEtrack. Please pay special attention to the keywords (areas of expertise) in your personal profile to ensure manuscripts and reviewers are appropriately matched. New volunteers are encouraged to complete the free ACS Reviewer Lab training program. For more info about expectations for this volunteer role, please read the SLAS Journals Guidelines for Manuscript Reviewers.
SLAS Member Subscription Information
SLAS Premier Plus Memberships allow print subscriptions and full online access to both SLAS journals.
Premier memberships allow a print subscription and full online access to the member's choice of one SLAS journal.
Emerging Economy, Early Career Professional, Retired and Student members receive full online access to the member's choice of one or both journals depending on dues rate.
E-Members do not receive print subscriptions or password-protected access to either journal.
Change of Address
SLAS Members: Please make changes to your personal membership profile via the SLAS Member Directory. If you have questions: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; telephone +1.877.990.SLAS (7527) or +1.630.256.SLAS (7527).
Nonmembers: Please contact the SAGE Journals Customer Service Department at email@example.com or +1.800.818.7243.
Send any questions, suggestions, ideas or concerns regarding SLAS Discovery or SLAS Technology to Nan Hallock, Director of Publishing, Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening, 819 Shorewood Boulevard, Manitowoc, WI 54220 USA. Telephone +1.630.256.7527, ext. 106. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.