At the beginning the journal's title was „Prace Komisji Nauk Farmaceutycznych” („Papers /The Proceedings/ of the Committee of Pharmaceutical Sciences”); under that title there were published four volumes (1949-1953).
Since the Department of Pharmacology of the Polish Academy of Sciences was set up in 1954 (at present - since 1974 - the Institute of Pharmacology PAS), the journal has been edited by our Institute.
At first the journal had a title in Latin „Dissertationes Pharmaceuticae” and it appeared quarterly in Polish. Since 1966 it was published bimonthly as „Dissertationes Pharmaceuticae at Pharmacologicae”.
A successive change took place in 1973: the new title was „Polish Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacy”; since 1968 the journal has been published exclusively in English.
Another change of the journal`s title, to „ Polish Journal of Pharmacology”, occurred in 1993. Consequently, also the scope of the journal has changed over time: from pharmacy to pharmacology and, most recently, to the pharmacology of the central nervous system.
The last modification took place in 2005: starting with volume 57, the title of the journal has eventually been changed to „Pharmacological Reports”, which accentuates its international character.

„Pharmacological Reports” established cooperation with the „Elsevier” publishing company, within which an electronic system of editing and producing the journal was introduced in 2014. This system guarantees a modern, up-to-date technology for the approval of papers /manuscripts/, which streamlines the process of reviewing and facilitates making an electronic version of the paper. Besides, the journal is now prepared for sale and distribution in an electronic format on a modern platform with scientific, technical and medical content and which has a very wide international range. This platform has an „on-line content” format and boasts of its extremely large variety of scientific journals in the area of life sciences. It also provides for the publication of articles in the „articles-in-press-ahead-of-print” format, which results in a maximum shortening of the time of publication of a journal and in immediate availability of its contents on-line.

In „Pharmacological Reports” there are published original papers, reviews and short communications, as well as abstracts submitted to scientific congresses and symposia.

The papers published in our journal are referenced in Biological Abstracts (BIOSIS), Chemical Abstracts, Excerpta Medica (EMBASE), International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (IPA), Polish Medical Bibliography (GBL), Index Medicus (MEDLINE), Index Copernicus, Biotechnology Abstracts and Scopus.

„Pharmacological Reports” is also listed in the Journal Citation Reports.