Special Issue "The Standing of OTC Medicines in Community Practice"
A special issue of Pharmacy (ISSN 2226-4787).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2018
The journal Pharmacy is embarking on a Special Issue dedicated to matters pertaining to over-the-counter medicines. I invite you to consider whether you can contribute to this endeavour.
The scope will be broad, from epidemiologic data to drug regulations to pharmacist-assisted care to education/training. Included in that scope will be research-oriented information you possibly have ready for publication, but just as importantly, practical tips for pharmacists at the community pharmacy level. These latter approaches would be written in a style conducive to practitioners rather than researchers in the field.
While such calls in other journals tend to focus on original research papers, as is the case here, I encourage you to also consider insight papers, opinions, and reviews of topics that readers would find of interest. For example, examinations could take the angle of drug-related problems uncovered by pharmacists, OTC medicine misuse, ADR rates, dynamics of OTC medicine use, issues emanating from Rx-to-OTC switches, patient behaviour relevant to self-care/self-medication, the role of the pharmacist, to how students are trained in the area. Perspectives could include aspects of your own research, but taken to a broader level to reflect activities specific to your part of the world, such as The Status of Pharmacy Practice Activities Involving OTC Medicines in your country.
Many thanks for considering this.
Prof. Dr. Jeff Taylor
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Pharmacy is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 550 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Non-prescription medicines / OTC medicines
- Community pharmacy practice
- Pharmacist-assisted care
- Consumer-pharmacist encounters
- Safety of self-medication
- Student training / education
- Practice standards
- Rx-to-OTC switch