Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice (formerly known as Southern Med Review) provides a platform for researchers to disseminate empirical research findings with the aim that people everywhere have access to the medicines they need and be able to use them rationally.
The Journal encompasses all aspects of pharmacy including clinical, social, administration, and economics. It also covers pharmaceutical aspects of healthcare policy, providing a platform to researchers, academics and practitioners from around the world to share evidence, concerns and perspectives on pharmacy systems, management, ethics, and financial analysis.
The Journal’s 2022 Impact Factor is 4.2 and its 2022 CiteScore (Scopus) is 4.1.
In December 2008, Southern Med Review was started by Prof. Zaheer Babar to promote pharmaceutical policy research at a global level. The journal has been unique in publishing the work of new researchers, documenting the pharmaceutical situation of low- and middle-income countries and debating pertinent pharmaceutical policy questions. The journal’s work has been recognized at a global level and, according to WHO, it fulfilled a global need. The journal is indexed in Scopus, EMBASE and PubMed Central and in 2013 was relaunched under its new title, Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice.
The journal’s electronic archive of content from Volumes 6-16 (2013-2023) can currently be accessed here. An electronic archive of content under the journal’s previous name Southern Med Review Volumes 1-5 (2009-2012) can be found on PubMed Central.
About the Editor
Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar is Professor in Medicines and Healthcare at the Department of Pharmacy, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom.
He is globally recognized for his research in pharmaceutical policy and practice, including the quality use of medicines, clinical pharmacy practice, access to medicines and issues related to pharmacoeconomics. Previously he was the Head of Pharmacy Practice at School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand. A pharmacist by training and holding a Ph.D. in pharmacy practice, Prof. Babar is the recipient of prestigious “Research Excellence Award” from the University of Auckland.