Society Information

Pharmacology Research & Perspectives is a collaboration between the British Pharmacological Society (BPS) and the American Society for Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET).


With over 3,500 members from more than 60 countries worldwide, the British Pharmacological Society is a global community at the heart of pharmacology. The Society is a charity with a mission to promote and advance pharmacology in all its forms, across academia, industry, regulatory agencies and the health service.

Founded in 1931, it is the primary UK learned society concerned with drugs and the way they work, and now leads the way in the research and application of pharmacology around the world. To find out more and to become a member, visit

One of the many benefits of BPS membership is free online access (including via the app) to both BPS subscription journals—British Journal of Pharmacology and British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

For information on upcoming BPS events click here.


American Society for Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET)

ASPET, founded in 1908, is one of the premier scientific societies for pharmacologists in the world. Our members conduct basic and clinical pharmacological research in academia, industry and the government. Our members research efforts help develop new medicines and therapeutic agents to fight existing and emerging diseases. ASPET publishes four high-impact peer-reviewed journals (Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Pharmacological Reviews, Molecular Pharmacology, and Drug Metabolism and Disposition). The Society provides a variety of other important services to its more than 4,800 members worldwide , including educational opportunities through meetings, public affairs advocacy, award opportunities and much more.

In Memoriam: Darrell R. Abernethy, M.D. Ph.D.

It is with deep sadness that the Editorial Team at PR&P must convey the news that Darrell Abernethy, Editor in Chief of the Journal, has recently passed away. Darrell has been instrumental in raising the profile and quality of PR&P in both his roles on the Journal, first as Deputy Editor and then Editor. He has been a true inspiration to so many of our authors and editors who work in the field of pharmacology, very much a team player, providing considered and thoughtful responses. His wise counsel will be missed.

Rest in peace

PR&P Editorial Team

Darrell's obituary can be viewed on the ASPET website