Special Issue "Medicines Reuse"
A special issue of Pharmacy (ISSN 2226-4787).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
‘Medicines reuse’ is gaining popularity around the world, either as an existing scheme or as an idea to be explored. In the pharmacy setting, medicines reuse is about re-dispensing unused medication returned by one patient for use by another. Medicines reuse can help to reduce the waste and environmental pollution created by unused medicines and/or help save money and provide medicines to people who cannot otherwise afford them. Medicines reuse might also be a way of dealing with drug shortages.
In this Special Issue of Pharmacy, we are seeking contributions from researchers from all over the world dealing with a variety of questions such as:
- The case for considering medicines reuse;
- How medicines reuse works in practice;
- The impact of medicines reuse on the economy/the environment;
- Beliefs and attitudes toward medicines reuse;
- Storage conditions, stability and quality assurance considerations.
Contributions can be in the form of reviews or original research papers. We also welcome case studies and insightful commentaries.
Pharmacy (ISSN 2226-4787) is an international, scientific, open-access journal on pharmacy education and practice published quarterly online by MDPI. The journal has already been indexed by PubMed, ESCI (Emerging Sources Citation Index), and Web of Science. Furthermore, Pharmacy is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), and accordingly, submissions are peer reviewed rigorously to ensure that they conform to the highest standards in their field.
If the Special Issue contains more than 10 papers, the publishers will print a book edition, which will be made available in digital (open-access) and paperback format (ordered via Amazon) on the MDPI website, http://books.mdpi.com. Please help us to reach this goal!
Prof. Dr. Parastou Donyai
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 1400 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.
- Medicines reuse
- Medicine waste
- Medicine use
- Pharmaceutical policy
- Pharmacy practice
- Waste management