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ACCP Report - March 2019

An Update on JACCP

Written by Jerry L. Bauman, Pharm.D., FCCP
Editor-in-Chief, JACCP


Well, it’s certainly clear that JACCP, as a forum for papers that selectively target clinical pharmacy practice, has filled an unmet need. To the College’s delight, submissions from the United States and abroad and from both ACCP members and others have been vibrant. Even though only two issues were published in 2018, 202 manuscripts were received. As for 2019, 70 papers have been submitted to date (as of March 1). ACCP will continue to publish bimonthly in 2019 and increase the frequency in 2020. This is exactly what was hoped for when JACCP was imagined as a complement to Pharmacotherapy, but with a different intent and scope. Thank you to all who have submitted manuscripts to JACCP.

With this quantity of submissions, I also need to thank our dedicated editorial board members, associate editors, and reviewers. As we build our reviewer pool, we have relied immensely on our editorial board. To this end, we have added four new members: Nicole M. Acquisto, Pharm.D., FCCP (University of Rochester Medical Center), P. Brandon Bookstaver, Pharm.D., FCCP (University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy), Tina Penick Brock, EdD (Monash University, Melbourne Australia), and Kelly E. Caudle, Pharm.D., Ph.D. (St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital). In addition, we have added an associate editor: Stuart T. Haines, Pharm.D., FCCP (University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy).

The response to our first themed issue, “Clinical Pharmacy Practice in the Community Setting” with Guest Editor Melissa Somma McGivney, Pharm.D., FCCP, has likewise been impressive. This issue is scheduled to be published this summer. The Board of Pharmacotherapy Publications, Inc. has approved a second themed issue, scheduled for 2020, titled “Clinical Pharmacy Practice Around the World.” Guest editors will be Sonak Pastakia, Pharm.D., MPH (Purdue University) and Alan Lau, Pharm.D., FCCP (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy).

Our intent, as a new journal, is to have JACCP fully indexed through Clarivate, Scopus, and Medline/PubMed. We have worked with our publisher, Wiley, to determine and map a clear process and timeline for accomplishing this. This journey will take several years, but our first step is to apply to Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) this June. In the interim, we have discovered that all JACCP papers are currently searchable and indexed through Google Scholar (in addition to the Wiley website). Consider searching Google Scholar to cite or find papers published in JACCP or other journals that aren’t yet fully indexed.

JACCP and its sister journal, Pharmacotherapy, receive a lot of retrospective chart reviews. I refer you to our recent editorial on suggestions for these types of studies titled “On the Methodology of Retrospective Chart Reviews” published in the February 2019 issue. This editorial should serve as an aid for both authors and reviewers so that we can continue to publish impactful work that influences and advances the practice of clinical pharmacy.