Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

SAPJ is aimed at the continuing professional development of the South African pharmacist as a clinical pharmaceutical care practitioner in a community or hospital pharmacy environment or in a regulatory position in the pharmaceutical industry. The journal provides specific clinical reviews on self-medication topics (symptomatic therapy), information on prescription medication (therapy in clinical context) and provides the pharmacists with essential information for referring customers for early medical attention should it be required. Pharmacovigilance - ensuring the safe and appropriate administration and use of medication and reporting of serious adverse events or other adverse drug reactions - is strongly advocated in SAPJ. The SAPJ further supports pharmacists to transform the pharmacy in an accessible, basic primary health care facility for preventing and treating PHC conditions through diagnosis, screening and treatment.

 

Section Policies

Editorial

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President's Message

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Message from the President of SAAHIP

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Evidence-Based Pharmaceutical Practice

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New Product Focus

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Practice Matters

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SAPC News

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Advertorial

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Obituaries

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The Naked Patient

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Basic pharmaceutical science/Pharmacognosy

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Masibambane

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Case studies

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Complementary and Alternative medicines

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Critical appraisals of clinical trials

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Expand your Portfolio

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Open Forum/Opinion Paper

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Original Research

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Scientific review articles

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SAPSF News

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Classified Ads

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Pharmacy 2011 Conference

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Nibbles

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Legislation

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Pharmacy Week

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FIP News

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Focus on ...

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Guideline

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CPA News

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Industry News

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Peer Review Process

All manuscripts will be subject to blinded peer-review and the decision of the Editor to include a manuscript in the peer review process will be final. Articles submitted for consideration by the editor should not have been published before, either in total or in part, nor be currently submitted to any other publisher. The Editor retains the right to stylise and shorten any material accepted for publication. Accepted manuscripts will be copy edited and galley proofs will be sent to the author for final approval. Preference is given to articles presenting the results of original research or evidence-based clinical reviews. Opinions expressed in the Journal should not be taken to represent the policies of the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa, or the Publisher (Medpharm Publications Pty Ltd). Only submissions UK English will be accepted.

 

Publication Frequency

SAPJ is published six times per year (bimonthly).

 

Author Self-Archiving

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...