We want your best practice!

The International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy (IJCP) and the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy (ESCP) have joined forces to launch a new series of ‘Best Clinical Pharmacy Practice papers’. We are calling for clinical pharmacy practices and education that describe innovative and sustainable clinical pharmacy practices worth sharing, to be published in the IJCP in 2021.

What is best practice?

Best practices in clinical pharmacy relate to developments in practice and education, which are supported by thorough development and implementation processes along with high quality, robust and rigorous research evidence of evaluation outcomes. These outcomes may include aspects such as acceptability, adoption, (cost-)effectiveness, efficiency, satisfaction, sustainability, etc. Any areas of clinical pharmacy practice and education development in any setting will be considered.

What do we ask?

To be considered for publication in 2021, the IJCP and ESCP will first select five leading best practice proposals among all proposals submitted by end of January 2021. The best practice proposal should be formatted as a 250-word abstract with the following headings: title, authors’ contact details, background, aim (of the practice), setting, development, implementation, evaluation (method and results) and conclusion.. The top five selected proposals will be given the opportunity to be converted into full manuscripts of 3,500 words maximum. Further information on the format of the full submission is available by clicking here.

What do we offer?

The five selected proposals will enjoy a fast-track review process at the IJCP. Two journal editors, including one ESCP committee member, will review the manuscript within 7 days and provide feedback. Once feedback is received, the authors are given 14 days to respond. A maximum of two rounds of reviews will be considered before publication in the special section of IJCP “Best Clinical Pharmacy Practice”.

How can you submit?

Submission of manuscripts is made through the IJCP webpage, available at https://www.editorialmanager.com/ijcp/default.aspx

There will be a section named “Best Clinical Pharmacy Practice” created by Springer in the Journal’s homepage. Do not forget to submit by 31 December 2020.

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