Aims & Scope

INNOVATIONS in pharmacy is a peer-reviewed, quarterly publication. We encourage submission of manuscripts that posit new ideas and new ways for addressing both challenges and opportunities in pharmacy practice, education, and policy. We especially encourage manuscripts that will alter perceptions, shift expectations or change the way we approach pharmacy practice, education or policy.

INNOVATIONS in pharmacy is an open access journal, which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access. We support Creative Commons licensing. If an article is licensed under a Creative Commons license, the article may be reused in accordance with the terms of that license. For permission for other uses, or questions about use, please contact the individual authors. For all other questions, please contact the editors at schom010@umn.edu.

Manuscripts accepted for publication are posted on the web site immediately upon final acceptance. On a quarterly basis (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall), an issue will be closed and a table of contents for each issue will be prepared. A table of contents will be emailed when an issue becomes finalized.

This journal follows the recommendations in the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals formulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). We also ask reviewers to follow the COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers.

The journal does not accept advertising.

Articles will be identified by the following topic areas:

  • Community Engagement: scholarship that involves a researcher in a mutually beneficial partnership with the community
  • Education: advancing methods of teaching and learning with various audiences including student pharmacists, residents, and graduate students.
  • Formulary Evaluations: proposing and evaluating modern, scientific methods for determining the evidence base for the fair pricing and accessibility of pharmaceutical products and medical devices. 
  • Leadership: creating ways for people to contribute to making extraordinary things happen
  • Pharmacy Practice & Practice-Based Research: developing the professional roles of pharmacists; scholarship that involves practice-based clinicians and their staffs engaged in activities designed to understand and improve patient care
  • Policy: deliberate plans of action to guide decisions and achieve outcomes; 

Furthermore, articles will be identified by the following article types:

  • Book Reviews: book reviews
  • Case Studies: in-depth investigation/study of a single individual, group, incident, or community
  • Clinical Experiences: knowledge and understanding gained from patient care activities
  • Commentaries: expression of opinions or explanations about events, situations, or ideas
  • Idea Papers: information or proposals that are useful for development of a concept
  • Letters: letters
  • Notes: notes
  • Original Research: creation of new knowledge through analysis of data
  • Review Articles: systematic examination of literature on a topic