Pharmacist is accepting articles for inclusion in the Journal that will
go through the peer review process. The Journal itself will include the
abstracts of accepted peer-reviewed articles in the print version. The
abstracts will contain a link to access the full reference article
online. In addition to this, as part of the PPA Weekly Bulletin, there will be
an announcement of every new issue of the Journal along
with links to peer-reviewed articles online. The peer-reviewed
articles will also be archived online and will eventually be searchable.
Published Peer Reviewed Articles
peer reviewed articles are available to members of PPA by clicking here. Please remember you must be logged into your account.
Other Published Articles
To view other articles that were featured in the Pennsylvania Pharmacist, but did not go through the peer review process, please click here. Please remember you must be logged into your account.
Call for Authors
Editorial Board is now accepting submissions for consideration and all
submissions will go through a peer review process. Manuscripts related
to the following topic areas will be considered for peer-review and
publication: pharmacy practice innovations, community engaged
scholarship, education, policy, and practice-based research. In order to
provide a medium for discussion throughout Pennsylvania it is proposed
that the journal include various types of articles to encompass:
practice experience (research or quality improvement), case studies,
original research, commentaries or letters, review articles, and
student/resident projects. Please see the Information and Guidelines for Authors for the word length of the various types of articles and
abstracts as well as other instructions for submission. Please contact Danielle Adams, PPA's Communications Coordinator, for more information.
PPA's Editorial Board
PPA's Editorial Board, who oversee the peer review articles and process
for The Pennsylvania Pharmacist. They represent a cross-section
of pharmacy interests.
||Chair - Hershey Bell, MD, MS (Medical Education) is a
board certified family physician who serves as Dean of the School of
Pharmacy at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA
and Bradenton, FL. Dr. Bell has been involved in academic medicine and
pharmacy for over 25 years. He has published on the topics of
competency-based education, doctor-patient relationship issues, and
general considerations in medical education. Dr. Bell is a charter
member of the National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators and is a
recipient of the William D. Miller Award for outstanding contributions
to osteopathic medical education. He also serves as a senior consultant
for the Academy of Academic Leadership.
||Kim Coley, PharmD, FCCP is a professor of pharmacy and therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh. She received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh, her Doctor of Pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, and completed a drug information residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Coley’s expertise is in health outcomes and practice-based research. Her most recent work focuses on the role of the pharmacist in improving medication adherence and patient outcomes in chronic disease and during care transitions.
PhD. is a graduate of the Albany College of Pharmacy (B.S.) and Purdue
University (M.S. and Ph.D.). He is the Founding Dean of the School of
Pharmacy at Wilkes University and currently serves as the Dean of
Nesbitt College of Pharmacy and Nursing. Having held faculty
appointments at the University of South Carolina and Idaho University,
Dr. Graham has been a pharmacy educator for 38 years and a dean for 27.
His area of scholarship and teaching is Nuclear Pharmacy and
Olufunmilola Abraham PhD, MS, BPharm is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and the Clinical & Translational Science Institute. Dr. Abraham received her BPharm Degree from University of Lagos, Nigeria and her MS and PhD in Social and Administrative Pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) School of Pharmacy. She also received a PhD minor in Industrial and Systems Engineering from UW, focused on human factors and ergonomics and a certification in patient safety. Dr. Abraham’s expertise is in utilizing human factors and systems engineering approaches to improve quality and patient safety in community practice. Her research program focuses on the importance of pharmacists, work systems, and health information technologies in improving patient outcomes and adherence to medications.
Yardlee Kauffman, PharmD, MPH, BCACP, CPH, attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, receiving her PharmD in 2010. She subsequently completed a PGY1 community practice residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a PGY2 residency in Ambulatory Care with an emphasis in underserved care and global health at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. During her residency, she earned a Masters of Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Following this experience, she completed an outcomes research fellowship at Kaiser Permanente Colorado.
In September 2014, she commenced a position as Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (PCP). She is passionate about providing care to underserved populations and creating and advancing opportunities for pharmacists and students in public and global health. Her research and teaching interests are centered upon addressing barriers to access for vulnerable populations both locally and globally. She is board certified in both ambulatory care pharmacy and public health.
||Michael R. Gionfriddo, PharmD, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Center for Pharmacy Innovation and Outcomes at the Geisinger Health System. After receiving his PharmD from Wilkes University, he completed his PhD at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Gionfriddo’s expertise is in evidence synthesis and healthcare communication. Dr. Gionfriddo’s current work focuses on optimizing medication use through the development and evaluation of pharmacy services
Call for Pharmacist Peer Reviewers
you have an area of knowledge, please consider contributing your
expertise and becoming a peer-reviewer. Please see the expectations
listed below. To sign up, volunteer as a peer-reviewer and choose your
areas of expertise, please click here. The Pennsylvania Pharmacists
Association Peer Reviewer Submission Form should be returned to Danielle Adams. We will then include you on our list of potential peer
reviewers. When you are being asked to review an article, you will
receive specific information on the process. Please contact Danielle Adams PPA's Communications Coordinator, for more information or with
any questions. Additional information about being a peer reviewer is listed
- As a peer reviewer, you will only be asked to peer review two articles every 12 months.
- You will have 4 weeks to review an article.
- You will be asked to review an article and answer such
questions as "Is this good science?" and "What is the impact of this
paper?” In addition to determining if the article is logical,
significant, and includes new information, you will also be asked to evaluate accurate
grammar, spelling and references.
will summarize the overall view of the article in one paragraph, make
comments directly into each section, note any concerns at the exact
location they arise in the article, include suggestions for references
that the author may not have used that could provide additional
information/insight and conclude with a summary paragraph and any
questions at the end of the article following any additional
Peer reviewers are to send their
critique back to the Pennsylvania Pharmacist Communications Coordinator
by the deadline outlined. When a potential reviewer declines an
invitation for a specific article, PPA staff shall immediately move on
to inviting another potential reviewer. To be included in the bank of
reviewers, individuals must identify their areas of expertise and agree
to review two articles per year.
To view more information on being a Peer Reviewer for the Pennsylvania Pharmacist, click here.