Special Issue "Continuing Professional Development in Pharmacy"
A special issue of Pharmacy (ISSN 2226-4787).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 June 2020.
Interests: Pharmacy education; pharmacy practice; health services research
Around the world, the profession of pharmacy is evolving rapidly. New scopes of practice, interprofessional collaboration, integration of regulated pharmacy technicians, and the proliferation of information technologies and artificial intelligence in health care are all transforming the work of pharmacists and the practice of pharmacy. Continuing professional development (CPD) is crucial to support workforce evolution and to ensure pharmacists—and the profession—continue to be relevant in the rapidly changing health care system.
Educators, regulators, health services researchers, professional associations, all have important roles to play in helping to support this workforce evolution. Frequently, those involved in CPD may be too busy delivering transformational education to consider the importance of disseminating their work within the broader professional community. This Special Issue will consolidate best practices, emerging models, and educational theories focused on CPD in Pharmacy and serve as a repository of information and ideas for those interested in supporting practice evolution and change. We are seeking submissions from those involved in needs assessment research, program development and delivery, program evaluation, regulatory affairs, or other relevant areas of educational scholarship and practice focused on CPD in pharmacy. Our objective is to consolidate current promising and best practices in the field to provide the pharmacy community worldwide with leading-edge tools, models, and resources to help unleash the potential of pharmacists to transform patient care and sustain health care systems.
Prof. Dr. Zubin Austin
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 1000 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.
- Continuing Professional Development
- Continuing Education
- Pharmacy Education
- Pharmacy Workforce Development
- Pharmacy Practice Change Management