Special Issue "Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medicines Use"
A special issue of Pharmacy (ISSN 2226-4787).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: self-care; community pharmacy; clinical decision making and clinical reasoning; service development
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Effective self-care relies on people taking responsibility and control of their own healthcare needs. Interventions with over-the-counter medicines form an integral part of how patients manage their own health, and the impact that community pharmacy services and the interaction of pharmacy staff have on supporting people to achieve this cannot be underestimated. Globally, community pharmacies provide the general population with easily accessible points of contact where highly trained staff are able to facilitate the courses of action and decisions that they make. This may be through opportunistic intervention or part of more formal commissioned services. What is clear is that without a community pharmacy network, people would be disadvantaged and/or primary medical services unable to cope with the extra demand placed on them. In this Special Edition, we are looking for researchers to promote and showcase work where OTC medicines are utilised by the general public. We are seeking manuscripts that cover the whole spectrum of self-care activity that involves the use of medicines. This may range from bespoke and discrete pieces of work through to evaluations of commissioned services at local or even national level. We hope you will take this opportunity to share your work in this Special Issue of the journal.
Prof. Dr. Paul Rutter
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.
- Non-prescription medicines
- Community pharmacy
- Health promotion
- Health prevention