The American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy has a Web-based system for the submission and peer review of manuscripts. Authors should use this system to submit and track their new manuscripts. Persons (including current reviewers) interested in serving as peer reviewers should use the same link.
- Register/Login to Manuscript Tracking System
AJHP welcomes manuscripts from any source that are pertinent to the Journal’s mission of advancing science, pharmacy practice, and health outcomes. Manuscripts are subject to review by qualified external peer reviewers, as well as by the editors, and will be accepted for publication only if they are believed to represent an important contribution to the literature. Accepted materials become the permanent and sole property of ASHP and may not be published elsewhere without written permission from both the author and ASHP.
The editors reserve the right to revise all manuscripts submitted, if necessary. The publisher assumes no responsibility for the statements and opinions advanced by contributors to AJHP. The editors have the sole authority to decide, on the basis of published criteria (AJHP Sections and Columns), in which section of the AJHP to publish an accepted manuscript. Contact the editors for guidance if necessary.
For guidance on style, authors should consult the Manuscript Submission Checklist, the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors “Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals” (www.icmje.org/icmje-recommendations.pdf), and recent issues of AJHP.
- Manuscript Submission Checklist
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- Social media guidelines for AJHP authors
- Cohen H. How to write a patient case report. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. 2006;63:1888-92.
- Draugalis JR, Coons SJ, Plaza CM. Best practices for survey research reports: a synopsis for authors and reviewers. Am J Pharm Educ. 2008; 72:11
- Trissel LA, Flora KP. Stability studies: Five years later. Am, J Hosp Pharm. 1988: 45:1569–71.
- Trissel LA. Avoiding common flaws in stability and compatibility studies of injectable drugs. Am J Hosp Pharm. 1983; 40:1160-1
- Hasegawa GR. AJHP webinar. AJHP Webinar
Please register at AJHP's Web-based manuscript submission and review system and enter your contact information and areas of expertise. An editor will contact you when you are selected to review a manuscript. Current reviewers should consult the following documents for guidance.
- Zellmer WA. What Editors Expect of Reviewers. Am J Hosp Pharm. 1977; 34:819.
- Hasegawa GR. AJHP webinar. Reviewer Guidance webinar
Online-only issues. Two of the 24 regular issues that AJHP publishes each year are not printed but appear online only. During electronic submission, authors of manuscripts intended for the regular pages of AJHP will be required to verify their understanding that their submission may appear in an online-only issue. (This change does not affect AJHP Residents Edition, which is an online-only publication.) All AJHP content (print and online) is indexed by PubMed and is accessible to the journal's wide readership.
Public access policy. Authors are permitted to submit an article to PubMed Central on the following conditions:
- Permission is granted only for manuscripts that arise from direct funding from a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant or cooperative agreement, the NIH Intramural Program, or an NIH employee; or direct funding from any other not-for-profit organization that requires authors to submit articles on funded research to a publically available, not-for-profit noninstitutional repository (e.g., PubMed Central, Europe PubMed Central).
- Permission is granted to post only the manuscript that was submitted and accepted for publication but not the final, edited, formatted, and published article. Authors must ensure that the posted content includes a link to the published article on AJHP’s website in order to provide access to the final version, corrections and relevant letters (if any), and article-related features and supplemental content available only via the AJHP website.
- Authors should stipulate that PubMed Central may release the manuscript for public access one year after publication in AJHP.
- Authors should acknowledge the published source of the material.
- Articles published in AJHP are protected by copyright at the time of publication and thereafter. This public access policy does not include permission to use the AJHP logo and trademarks. The article of record on AJHP’s website is the final published version; ASHP assumes no responsibility for earlier versions of articles, as substantive changes and/or corrections can occur after article acceptance. Authors may contact the editorial office with questions about this policy.