Special Issue "Pharmaceutical Health Services and Outcomes Research"

A special issue of Pharmacy (ISSN 2226-4787).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. David M. Jacobs
Guest Editor
Department of Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14214, USA
Interests: health services research; implementation science; mixed methods; health outcomes; pharmacoepidemiology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Pharmaceutical health services research is a multidisciplinary field of scientific investigation that broadly evaluates pharmaceutical care services, medication use, and the delivery of interventions to improve medication use. The primary goals of health services research are to identify the most effective methods to deliver high quality care, reduce medical errors, and improve patient safety. Therefore, pharmaceutical health services research comprises a broad spectrum of disciplines including, but not limited to:

  • Health outcomes
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Implementation science
  • Health policy

This Special Issue entitled “Pharmaceutical Health Services and Outcomes Research” invites a broad range of article submissions (including original research, short communications, reviews, commentaries, and idea papers) that examine the quality and delivery of pharmaceuticals and related healthcare services. In addition, we are interested in articles that measure the use and effects of medications in different populations as well as the implementation of pharmaceutical care services. Given the nature of the discipline, we are interested in manuscripts using a broad range of methodologies and approaches including, but not limited to, interventional studies, observational designs, and qualitative or mixed methods.  We hope this Special Issue will inspire pharmacists, educators, and researchers to share their impact on this important field. We look forward to your submissions and welcome any questions regarding this Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. David M. Jacobs
Guest Editor

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.


  • Health services research
  • Health outcomes
  • Pharmaceutical care services
  • Practice-based research
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Implementation science

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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