Pharmacy practice has been defined as “the scientific discipline that studies the different aspects of the practice of pharmacy and its impact on health care systems, medicine use, and patient care”. Like any other scientific discipline, clinical and social pharmacy practice disseminates research findings using scientific journals. Clinical pharmacy and social pharmacy journal editors have a role in promoting the discipline by enhancing the quality of the articles published.
As has occurred in other health care areas (i.e., medicine and nursing), a group of clinical and social pharmacy practice journal editors gathered in Granada, Spain to discuss how journals could contribute to strengthening pharmacy practice as a discipline.
The result of that meeting was compiled in these Granada Statements, which comprise 18 recommendations gathered into six topics:
- the appropriate use of terminology
- impactful abstracts
- the required peer reviews
- journal scattering
- more effective and wiser use of journal and article performance metrics
- authors’ selection of the most appropriate pharmacy practice journal to submit their work.
ESCP is affiliated with the International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy. You can access the Granada statements here or at https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11096-023-01550-8
The statements have been simultaneously published in the following journals: Ars Pharmaceutica; European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy; Exploratory Research in Clinical and Social Pharmacy, Farmacia Hospitalaria; International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy; International Journal of Pharmacy Practice; Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice; Pharmaceutical Care Espana; Pharmacy Education; Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy; Revista Brasileira de Farmacia Hospitalar e Servicos de Saude.
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