New Editor-in-Chief Announced for International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy

The International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy (IJCP) has announced that Professor Derek Stewart has been appointed as the new Editor-in-Chief with effect from 1 January this year.

Derek is Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Practice at Qatar University and the Manager of Academic Quality Affairs for the health colleges. Until April 2019, he was Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland where he remains a visiting professor.

IJCP is published by Springer Nature and offers a platform for research articles in the broad field of clinical pharmacy and related subjects. The journal publishes original research articles, reviews, short research reports, commentaries, book reviews, editorials and letters to the editor. It is bi-monthly, international, peer-reviewed journal that publishes around 150 articles per year on a wide range of subjects.

Commenting on his appointment, Derek said: “I have been committed to the journal for many years as an author, regular reviewer of submitted articles and editorial board member. It is an honour and highlight of my career to take on the role of Editor-in-Chief and to attempt to follow in the footsteps of Foppe van Mil, who had been Editor-in-Chief for 20 years. I am supported by four associate editors, Filipa Alves da Costa, Vibhu Paudyal, Shusen Sun and Yolande Hanssens. I am particularly indebted to Yolande Hanssens who very willingly assumed the role of Interim Editor-in-Chief until my appointment. I am keen to raise the scientific standing of the journal in academic and clinician circles. Over the next period, the associate editors and I will be reaching out to the editorial board members to review the journal scope and processes for authors and reviewers. If you have any comments or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact me.”

You will recall that in December 2020 Derek became the President of ESCP, which will provide an excellent opportunity to strengthen further the affiliation between the society and the journal. Currently all ESCP members have free access to all IJCP via the following link,   




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