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Elsevier partners with the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy to publish the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

Amsterdam | May 22, 2023

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy(opens in new tab/window) (AACP), the national organization representing pharmacy education in the United States, and Elsevier, a global leader in information and analytics, are pleased to announce a new partnership to publish the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education(opens in new tab/window) (AJPE), the flagship journal of AACP. The Journal will be hosted on Elsevier’s industry-leading online platform of peer-reviewed literature, ScienceDirect, beginning in May 2023.

This decision to co-publish with Elsevier was based upon extensive research and discussions focusing on how to best advance and promote research activities of the association, the future scholarly publications of the Journal, and support our AACP individual members and institutions in advancing their scholarly activity,” explained AACP President Russell B. Melchert, PhD, Professor and Dean at the University of Missouri - Kansas City. “This partnership complements the mission and vision of AACP to advance pharmacy education, research, scholarship, practice, and service in conjunction with our members and external stakeholders with the vision of a world of healthy people through the transformation of health professions education.

Since its founding in 1937, AJPE has been firmly committed to providing the highest quality scholarly content across all facets of pharmacy education, serving the needs of passionate professionals in the United States and abroad who are dedicated to the advancement of pharmacy teaching and learning. It serves as a platform and unifying force for its membership and the broader pharmacy and interprofessional education communities, as well as documenting the proceedings of AACP.

According to AACP Executive Vice President and CEO Lee Vermeulen, MS, FCCP, FFIP, “Our partnership with Elsevier is the next step in our continued journey to publishing outstanding scholarship in teaching and learning across the pharmacy academy. Elsevier brings more than 140 years of supporting the work of research and health partners through its information and global analytics. Authors, reviewers, editors, and our pharmacy academy will benefit from access to enhanced services, leading-edge technologies, and innovative publishing tools offered by Elsevier.

AJPE continues its tradition of publishing excellence under the expert leadership of Editor Gayle A. Brazeau, PhD(opens in new tab/window), Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Marshall University (MU) School of Pharmacy, supported by an eminent editorial board. After serving as an associate editor for more than 10 years, Dr. Brazeau became the first woman in the history of the Journal to serve as editor. Under her guidance, the Journal continues to grow and achieve significant milestones.

The editorial team, editorial board, and AACP leadership and staff remain passionate and committed to timely publishing of only the highest quality scholarly work with this new partnership,” commented Dr. Brazeau. “I have every confidence that support from the Elsevier team will foster even greater success, and we enthusiastically anticipate realizing the Journal’s potential to increase its presence in publishing scholarly educational research work across health professions centered on the goal of promoting scholarship and improving healthcare outcomes.”

The Journal will expand its impact and outreach through availability via the ScienceDirect Freedom Collection, which includes the availability of 15 years of AJPE back volumes (from 2008 onwards). ScienceDirect has 1 billion annual visits and over 17,000 licenses worldwide. Although transitioning to a predominantly subscription-based publication, access will continue to be a benefit of both individual and institutional AACP membership.

Manuscripts will continue to be submitted via Editorial Manager(opens in new tab/window). Accepted manuscripts, on average, will be available within 48 hours in pre-release format.

We are delighted that AACP has selected Elsevier as its partner, and we are proud to publish this journal that holds a leadership position in its field, focusing on the scholarship of teaching and learning for current and future pharmacists. It is an excellent complement to the Elsevier journal portfolio, which has a strong presence in the pharmacology and pharmacy space as well as in education and educational research,” stated Louise Curtis, Elsevier Senior Vice President. “We are committed to providing the best possible support for AACP’s mission and community and strengthening the Journal by enabling researchers, educators, and healthcare professionals to advance science and improve healthcare outcomes for the benefit of society."

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About the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (AJPE)

The American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education is an official scholarly publication of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). Its purpose is to document and advance pharmaceutical education in the United States and internationally. The Journal has a Journal Impact Factor of 2.876 (Journal Citation Index, Clarivate, 2022). www.ajpe.org(opens in new tab/window)

About the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), founded in 1900, is the national organization representing pharmacy education in the United States. Pharmacy is the third largest health profession – after nursing and medicine – with more than 300,000 clinicians practicing in community-based practices, hospitals/health systems, and many other healthcare settings. The mission of AACP is to lead and partner with our members in advancing pharmacy education, research, scholarship, practice, and service to improve societal health. AACP also works to promote the profession of pharmacy and the value of pharmacy education to audiences beyond the academic community. www.aacp.org(opens in new tab/window)

About Elsevier and society partnerships

Elsevier has long-standing partnerships with over 600 learned societies worldwide, helping them to realize their missions and inspire and support their communities. We pride ourselves on consistently delivering outstanding publishing outcomes through strategic insight, reliable finances, global dissemination, embracing open science and open access, and championing the needs of the communities we jointly serve. www.elsevier.com/societies

About Elsevier

As a global leader in scientific information and analytics, Elsevier helps researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society. We do this by facilitating insights and critical decision-making with innovative solutions based on trusted, evidence-based content and advanced AI-enabled digital technologies.

We have supported the work of our research and healthcare communities for more than 140 years. Our 9,500 employees around the world, including 2,500 technologists, are dedicated to supporting researchers, librarians, academic leaders, funders, governments, R&D-intensive companies, doctors, nurses, future healthcare professionals and educators in their critical work. Our 2,900 scientific journals and iconic reference books include the foremost titles in their fields, including Cell Press, The Lancet and Gray’s Anatomy.

Together with the Elsevier Foundation(opens in new tab/window), we work in partnership with the communities we serve to advance inclusion and diversity in science, research and healthcare in developing countries and around the world.

Elsevier is part of RELX(opens in new tab/window), a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. For more information on our work, digital solutions and content, visit www.elsevier.com.

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