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Peer Review

The Pennsylvania Pharmacist is accepts 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.





Call for Authors

The 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 Victoria Madonna for more information.


Call for Pharmacist Peer Reviewers

If 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 Victoria Madonna. 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 Victoria Madonna for more information or with any questions. Additional information about being a peer reviewer is listed below:   


  • 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.   
  • You 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 comments.   


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

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