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Learn about Pharmaceutical Journal Publications' article types, guidelines for manuscript preparation and submission, and peer-review process.

Aim, scope and audience

The Pharmaceutical Journal Publications, including The Pharmaceutical Journal and Clinical Pharmacist, cover news, analysis, features, opinion, learning and careers articles, providing insight and knowledge about drugs, pharmacy practice, medicines use and healthcare policy in the context of the pharmacy profession and pharmaceutical sciences. Clinical Pharmacist is a monthly, peer-reviewed journal that provides authoritative ...

Article types

The information below provides an overview of the requirements, word limits and format for each peer-reviewed article type published in Clinical Pharmacist. Authors should also consult the ICMJE ‘Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals’, ...

Editorial policies

Pharmaceutical Journal Publications, including Clinical Pharmacist and The Pharmaceutical Journal, follow the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, issued by the International Committee for Medical Journal Editors, and the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors, produced by the Committee on Publication Ethics.

Peer review involves the unbiased, independent critical assessment of scholarly or research manuscripts submitted to journals by key experts or opinion leaders. In the image, illustration of a three scientists researching in a library

How to be an effective peer reviewerSubscription

The peer review process allows experts to analyse scientific research before it is published. Being a peer reviewer enables you to take part in the scientific process, build contacts and view your own work more objectively.

How to write references for your reference list and bibliography

The following examples are in two parts: the information you should collect about each piece of work you use how this information is presented when you write a full reference

Manuscript preparation

The following list provides notes on the article sections; authors should consult the section on article types to determine which sections are required for their submission.

Manuscript submission

It is requested that solicited manuscripts are submitted on or before the deadline agreed with the journal Editor. If the manuscript under preparation requires authorisation by your organisation prior to submission, please take this into account when working towards these deadlines.

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