Special Issue "Value-Based Care Through Community Pharmacy Partnerships"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 June 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Stefanie Ferreri

Guest Editor
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 301 Pharmacy Lane; CB 7574 Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7574, USA
Interests: integrating community pharmacists into team-based care; value-based care; incorporating clinical services into the community pharmacy setting; medication therapy management; transitions of care; nonprescription therapeutics
Dr. Megan G. Smith
Guest Editor
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Department of Pharmacy Practice 4301 W. Markham Street, #522 Little Rock, Arkansas 72205, USA
Interests: innovative community pharmacy services; implementation and dissemination of interventions within community pharmacy; value-based care; medication therapy management; nonprescription therapeutics; point-of-care testing in community settings

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Community pharmacist-provided clinical services are an underutilized resource in the pursuit of higher-quality, lower-cost health care. Improved health outcomes can be realized when providers, payers, and patients better utilize community pharmacists. However, to achieve success, community pharmacist-provided clinical services must be supported through workflow adaptations, collaborative partnerships with other providers, and restructured reimbursement models. Advances in technology allowing community pharmacists to share health information technology (HIT) with other providers, effectively communicate with their partners in care, and document their clinical activities would further enhance success.

We invite you to share your approaches and successes to integrate community pharmacists as part of the health care team. We hope this Special Issue will inspire pharmacists, educators, payers, and policy makers to share their own practices, adopt new approaches, and innovate to make improvements to health care in the community pharmacy setting.

Dr. Stefanie Ferreri
Dr. Megan G. Smith
Guest Editors

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.


  • Community pharmacy services
  • Medication therapy management
  • Medication adherence
  • Change management
  • Health care delivery models
  • Innovations in community pharmacy practice
  • Community practice-based implementation science
  • Economic outcomes for outpatient pharmacy services
  • Sustainable business models for community pharmacy services

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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