Special Issue "Pharmacy Practice-based Research Networks"
A special issue of Pharmacy (ISSN 2226-4787).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 April 2020).
Interests: health services research; practice-based research; medication therapy management; qualitative and mixed-methods
Interests: quality improvement; practice-based research; value-based care; health systems
Practice-based research is a critical avenue for identifying ways to optimize the delivery of pharmacists’ services, ultimately improving patient care. Over the past several years, interest in practice-based research networks (PBRNs) has increased as a mechanism to bring practices together to conduct relevant and timely research. Currently, PBRNs exist in many different professions, including pharmacy.
This Special Issue on “Pharmacy Practice-Based Research Networks” invites article submissions (in all types of articles: original research, short communications, reviews) that explore PBRNs’ role in advancing pharmacy practice research. We welcome a broad range of submission of manuscripts which deal with PBRN topics, including (but not limited to):
- Approaches to PBRN infrastructure building, technology and/or education
- Strategies for engaging members and investigative partners
- Examples of innovative methods and/or dissemination avenues
- Discussion of human subjects and ethical considerations
- Reports on member experiences,
- Findings from PBRN research projects
Articles representing collaborations across pharmacy PBRNs, partnerships with PBRNs from other disciplines, or describing “networks of networks” are welcomed and encouraged.
We look forward to your submissions and welcome inquiries regarding the fit of prospective articles for this Special Issue.
Dr. Margie E. Snyder
Dr. Stephanie A. Gernant
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.
- Practice-based research
- Practice-based research networks (PBRNs)
- Research methods
- Community Pharmacy Research Networks (CPRNs)
- Practice and Research Networks