Aims & Scope
Pharmacy Education encompasses all scientific fields within pharmacy, with the common purpose of education and training.
Pharmacy Education is published with the endorsement and support of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNESCO under the FIP-UNESCO UNITWIN Programme (see www.fip.org/education). The Journal was originally supported and developed by the European Association of Faculties of Pharmacy (EAFP).
The Journal provides a forum for communication between academic teachers and practitioners in professional education, with an emphasis on new and established teaching and learning methods, new curriculum and syllabus directions, guidance on structuring courses and assessing achievement, as well as the dissemination of new ideas. The Journal also recognises the importance of policy issues and current trends in the context of education and professional development. The Journal publishes reports of research and innovation in all aspects of professional pharmacy education and training, case studies, country studies, innovations in laboratory and professional educational practice, reviews and reports on information technology in education and reviews of current literature. The Journal has a clear international perspective, and has a longstanding policy of facilitating publication, in particular for younger Faculty, those authors whose first language may not be English, and manuscripts from all regions seeking low cost engagement with the wider global community.
All articles are peer-reviewed by independent experts and overseen by the Editor. Our ethos is to be inclusive: We publish articles based on quality and relevance of content, not on the reputation of the authors. We encourage authors to improve the content and language of their manuscripts, based on the advice of reviewers and editors. In return we expect all submitted articles to be in the format specified in the Instructions for Authors.
Pharmacy Education is now published as a free online resource. The first seven volumes of the Journal are indexed in the following abstract databases: Contents Pages in Education; Educational Research Abstracts Online; EMBASE/Excerpta Medica; International Pharmaceutical abstracts; Pharmline; PsycINFO; RPS e-PIC and Scopus and are also available in full text in the Journal website archives.
Pharmacy Education is of interest to anyone concerned with undergraduate pharmacy programmes, and postgraduate specialist programmes and training needs within professional pharmacy settings, particularly the increasingly important area of continuing professional development.
Pharmacy Education is currently accepting articles in the English language only. However, we hope to accept articles written in other languages in the future (this will be advertised on the Journal website).
Pharmacy Education is registered under ISSN 1477-2701 (for electronic publications) and ISSN 1560-2214 (hard copy publications).