Academic journal article American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

Report of the Journal Editor

Academic journal article American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

Report of the Journal Editor

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This report is a compilation of activity and statistics for the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education for 2015 (Volume 79). The Journal is published in electronic, open access format and housed at www.ajpe.org. A print edition of the entire volume was produced and will be sent to all American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) member institutions and paid subscribers. One hundred twenty-five peer-reviewed manuscripts were published in 10 issues of Volume 79. Viewpoints, Addresses, Reports, and Letters also were published (Table 1). In 2015, 529 manuscripts were submitted to the Journal. Of these, 35% were accepted for publication. Five hundred twenty-eight individuals served as manuscript reviewers in 2015.

2015 was a year of growth for the Journal. James Peak joined the staff as an editorial assistant and works out of the University of New England office, where the Journal's editor, Dr. Gayle Brazeau, is based. The editorial team also welcomed two new associate editors, Dr. Nancy Fjortoft of Midwestern University Chicago and Dr. Lauren Schlesselman of University of Connecticut. With these two additions, the Journal now has five associate editors, also including Drs. Adam Persky, Frank Romanelli, and Claire Anderson.

The Journal welcomed several new Editorial Board members in 2015 for three-year terms: Patricia Darbishire (Purdue University), Karl Hess (Western University of Health Sciences), Daniel Kennedy (Western New England University), Jennifer Mathews (St. John Fisher College), and Bernie Olin (Auburn University). Reappointments to the Board were Zubin Austin (University of Toronto), Sudip Das (Butler University), Gary Delander (Oregon State University), JoLaine Draugalis (The University of Oklahoma), Patrick Hardigan (Nova Southeastern University), and Therese Poirier (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville), all for three-year terms.

In 2015, a new subcategory, Viewpoint--Point/ Counterpoint, was added to the existing article categories. To date, topics covered in this written debate format have included "Should a Pharmacy Dean be a Pharmacist?" (Vol.79, Issue 3), preprofessional pharmacy requirements (Vol.79, Issue 8), and a debate on what constitutes a good advanced pharmacy practice experience (Vol. …

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