SLAS Special Issues and Collections

Widely Read, Highly Cited

Take a tour of SLAS Journal’s Special Issues and Collections – high-quality, short- and full-length research reports, reviews and perspectives authored by drug discovery professionals around the world that address important trends for the advancement of life sciences R&D. The collections also typically feature robust editorials by the guest editors, offering informed thoughts about the challenges and opportunities presented by these influential topics.

  • Advances in Synthetic Biology (SLAS Technology, 2022)
  • 3D Cell Culture Approaches of Microphysiological Relevant Models (SLAS Discovery, 2022) Currently accepting proposals
  • Hit Discovery Methodology (SLAS Discovery, 2021)
  • AI in Process Automation (SLAS Technology, 2021)
  • Advances in Protein Degradation (SLAS Discovery, 2021)
  • Approaches for Prioritizing High-Quality Chemical Matter in Probe and Drug Discovery (SLAS Discovery, 2021)
  • Applications of Biophysics in Early Drug Discovery (SLAS Discovery, 2021)
  • Emerging Trends in 3D Cell Culture: High-Throughput Screening, Disease Modeling and Translational Medicine (SLAS Technology, 2021)
  • Assay Guidance Manual for Drug Discovery: Robust or Go Bust (SLAS Discovery, 2021)
  • High-Content Imaging and Informatics: Annual Joint Special Issue with SBI2 (SLAS Discovery, 2021)
  • Advances in Synthetic Biology (SLAS Technology, 2022) Currently accepting proposals

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.

Proposals must include:

  • The name of the journal for which the proposal is intended (i.e. SLAS Discovery or SLAS Technology).
  • A suggested title for the collection.
  • An overview of the intended focus and goals of the collection.
  • Six succinct keywords to reflect the main themes of the collection.
  • Name, e-mail, affiliation and a short biography of the guest editor.
  • E-mail proposals to
  • SLAS journals do NOT require authors to pay article processing charges (APCs). Guest editors and authors receive 60 days free access to the SAGE Pharmacology & Biomedical Collection. Timetables to be determined. All publication decisions are made by the editors-in-chief.
  • Proposing a topic that fits appropriately into one of the journal’s editorial scope.
  • Recruiting authors to prepare five to seven novel and previously unpublished scientific reports (e.g. review papers, original research, technology brief, technical note, application note).
  • Disclosing any potential conflicts of interest relating to the submitting authors or submitted manuscripts. (Note: Having and identifying potentially competing interests does not disqualify authors or editors.)
  • Assisting the editor-in-chief throughout the manuscript review and revision process.
  • Preparing an editorial introduction that defines the topic and goals of the special collection, explains why it is important to readers and briefly highlights the manuscripts in the collection (approx. 2000 words).

For more information email Cvic Innocent, Ph.D., Scientific Director.