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The print edition of The Pharmaceutical Journal is received by over 30,000* members of the RPS, working in various pharmacy sectors, mainly in Great Britain. This includes 2,355 associate members, mainly pharmacy preregistration trainees. In addition, several pharmacy schools and corporations worldwide receive the print edition as part of their institutional subscription to Pharmaceutical Journal Publications. We also have several individual subscribers from the UK and across the globe, who receive the print edition of The Pharmaceutical Journal  as part of their subscription.

*Publisher statement - Royal Pharmaceutical Society membership data — January 2019

A breakdown of our members by sector is available in the table below:

Recipients of The Pharmaceutical Journal (print) by sector RPS members and fellows] (Publisher statement - Royal Pharmaceutical Society membership data - January 2019)
Community pharmacy52%
Hospital pharmacy23%
Pharmaceutical industry6%
Primary care incl GP surgery5%

Online reach:

All members and fellows of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society have full access to the platform. In addition, more than 12,286 pharmacy students who do not receive the print editions of The Pharmaceutical Journal, have full access to the online platform.

Apart from RPS members, a metered access model has been implemented on our online platform, so those users who are not members of the RPS, can still have access to a number of articles published every month for free, and even more articles if they register with us. Nonmembers also have the option of purchasing a digital or premium subscription to our publications, if they choose not to become members of the RPS. As a result, our online platform has a far wider reach than our print editions.

Number of users (unique visitors)Page viewsDevices

Latest KPIs (for a 30 days period)

Google Analytics Data, March 2019 

676,5731,058,294Desktop: 40%
Average session durationSessionsMobile: 54%
00:00:50810,540Tablet devices: 6%

Upon request, more granular data about our online readership, their sectors, professional status and areas of interest is available.

CountrySessionsPer centage

Geographical distribution of users 

Google Analytics Data, March 2019 

United Kingdom237,35529%
United States270,86733%
South Africa7,9971%
Rest of the world126,95515%

Social media reach

We maintain various social accounts. Our main social networks, however, are Twitter and Facebook.

Royal Pharmaceuticial Society Data, March 2019*and January 2019**

Social network AccountNumber of followers
FacebookClinical Pharmacist445,257*
FacebookThe Pharmaceutical Journal50,286*
LinkedinPharmaceutical Journal Publications2,850**

Alexa traffic rank

Alexa Traffic Rank is a rough measure of a website’s popularity, compared with all the others out there on the internet, taking into account both the number of visitors and the number of pages viewed on each visit.

As you can seek has the position of 177,005, compared to it’s competitors in the UK, including Chemist and Druggist, Pharmacy Business and Pharmacy Magazine.

Alexa traffic rank for the Pharmaceutical Journal (April 2019)

Alexa traffic rank for the Pharmaceutical Journal (April 2019)


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