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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Both SLAS journals consider previously unpublished, original research and review manuscripts on an ongoing basis from SLAS members and nonmembers.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. NO article processing charges (APCs). Open access options available.

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SLAS Discovery

Advancing the Science of Drug Discovery

Editor-in-Chief: Robert M. Campbell, Ph.D., Twentyeight-seven Therapeutics, Boston, MA (USA)

  • 2019 Impact Factor: 2.195
  • 2019 Rankings: 44 out of 86 in the Analytical Chemistry category;
    96 out of 156 in the Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology category;
    and 47 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.
  • How to access SLAS Discovery Online (instructions for SLAS members).

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

Translating Life Sciences Innovation

Editor-in-Chief: Edward Kai-Hua Chow, Ph.D., National University of Singapore

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).


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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 for more information.

Authors are responsible for submitting their published work to the U.S. National Institutes of Health Public Access Manuscript Submission System in accordance with NIH Public Access Policies. For more helpful information, visit:


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; telephone +1.877.990.SLAS (7527) or +1.630.256.SLAS (7527).
  • Nonmembers: Please contact the SAGE Journals Customer Service Department at or +1.800.818.7243.


Editorial Contact

Send any questions, suggestions, ideas or concerns regarding SLAS Discovery or SLAS Technology to Christine Diedrich, Publishing Manager, at or +1.630.256.7526 X106.