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Improving the Quality of Clinical Pharmacy Practice Research

Published on: May 2, 2022

ACCP promotes the dissemination of new knowledge to advance pharmacotherapy and patient care through its official journals. To this end, the editors of the Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (JACCP) have provided concrete guidance to help improve the quality of your research. First, a growing collection of articles are housed in a special Research & Scholarly Methods virtual issue. Second, the April 2022 issue of JACCP features an editorial from the Associate Editorial Council on how to increase the impact of your research.1 The editors also provide guidance on how to ensure your manuscripts adhere to the highest standards of quality.

We believe JACCP has achieved its first aim: to provide a forum for clinical pharmacy scholars and authors (and other health care providers) to publish and utilize information specific to clinical pharmacy practice and education. Our next aim is to ensure that we are enhancing the impact of your work.

Jerry L. Bauman, Pharm.D., FCCP
Stuart T. Haines, Pharm.D., FCCP
Erika J. Ernst, Pharm.D., FCCP
Robert B. Parker, Pharm.D., FCCP
Beth Bryles Phillips, Pharm.D., FCCP
Alan J. Zillich, Pharm.D., FCCP

Finally, ACCP has designed a unique program to elevate participants’ peer review skills. The ACCP Peer Review Training program assesses participants’ current peer-reviewing skills and, through training and mentoring, elevates those skills to the level of providing reliably superior manuscript peer reviews. Participants who complete the program will be designated as certified peer reviewers in the JACCP peer review database.

As an ACCP member, you will have ongoing access to these resources to improve the quality of your clinical pharmacy research.


  1. Bauman JL, Haines ST, Ernst EJ, et al. Improving the quality of clinical pharmacy practice research. J Am Coll Clin Pharm 2022;5:386-7.