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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-2

Introducing Saudi Journal of Clinical Pharmacy (SJCP): The official journal from the Saudi Society of Clinical Pharmacy (SSCP)

Deputyship of Therapeutic Affairs, Ministry of Health; Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Date of Submission12-Jan-2022
Date of Acceptance24-Jan-2022
Date of Web Publication30-Mar-2022

Correspondence Address:
Ahmed Al-jedai
Deputyship of Therapeutic Affairs, Ministry of Health, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/sjcp.SJCP_1_22

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Al-jedai A. Introducing Saudi Journal of Clinical Pharmacy (SJCP): The official journal from the Saudi Society of Clinical Pharmacy (SSCP). Saudi J Clin Pharm 2022;1:1-2

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Al-jedai A. Introducing Saudi Journal of Clinical Pharmacy (SJCP): The official journal from the Saudi Society of Clinical Pharmacy (SSCP). Saudi J Clin Pharm [serial online] 2022 [cited 2023 Jun 10];1:1-2. Available from: http://www.sjcp.org/text.asp?2022/1/1/1/341439

  Introduction Top

Evolution of Clinical Pharmacy in the healthcare system has led to a paradigm shift from product-oriented to patient-centric practice.[1] This change in clinical pharmacy as a discipline has fostered the emergence of various pharmacy-led programs and management strategies, thereby allowing clinical pharmacists to have a stronger and more meaningful impact on patient’s treatment journey.[1],[2] These advancements in clinical pharmacy practice are however often plagued with myriad of challenges that need to be addressed by pioneer pharmacy leaders and policymakers, in turn transforming the existing pharmacy model and maximizing the healthcare benefits of an increasing population worldwide.[3],[4],[5],[6] The dissemination of these practices emphasizes the importance of having well-reputed journals complying with the highest standards of ethical principles in the field of clinical pharmacy. Moreover, currently there are no journals of clinical pharmacy in the Arab World; hence, the introduction of the first journal in this field will act as a gateway to advance medical care by bridging gaps, harmonizing current pharmacy practices, and building a future outlook of clinical pharmacy as a specialty.[7],[8],[9],[10]

The Saudi Society of Clinical Pharmacy (SSCP) welcomes you to the first issue of the Saudi Journal of Clinical Pharmacy (SJCP).

  Saudi Society of Clinical Pharmacy (SSCP): Our Aim, Mission, and Values Top

The SSCP, established in 2018, is an association that aims to provide scientific guidance, recommendations, and insights on several aspects related to the field of clinical pharmacy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).[11],[12] It works under the umbrella of the Saudi Health Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS) with a mission to strengthen the role of clinical pharmacists in providing direct patient care and improving pharmacy as a profession.[11],[12] The SSCP values professional collaboration with healthcare professionals, healthcare societies, academic institutions, and governmental sectors at national and international levels in enabling clinical pharmacists to achieve excellence in research, training, and education through the development of successful practice models, and dissemination of knowledge.[11]

  Saudi Journal of Clinical Pharmacy (SJCP): Aim and Vision Top

Aligned with the ideology of SSCP, SJCP’s vision is to contribute and enhance the dynamic field of clinical pharmacy in the context of KSA’s ever-changing healthcare environment with promises of a better and healthier future. Our journal aims at leading the clinical pharmacy practice in the Arab nations and Rest of the World by presenting cutting-edge, exemplary, unbiased evidence-based research and abiding to the highest standards of international publishing, and reporting guidelines. Furthermore, SJCP will open new forums for young investigators, researchers, and clinical pharmacists around the world to publish their prestigious research and create opportunities for the development of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary conversations, thereby keeping us connected within and across specialities.

SJCP will publish topics that are relevant, pertinent, and useful to support clinical pharmacy practice in healthcare with novel submissions in fields related to clinical pharmacy, including but not limited to[13]:

  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Medication therapy management
  • Clinical pharmacy practice experiences
  • Services development, integration, delivery, and outcomes
  • Real-world evidence
  • Clinical practice guidelines
  • Position statements
  • White papers
  • Education and training
  • Credentialing and privileging
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
  • Health Informatics
  • Public Health
  • Pharmacogenomics and pharmacogenetics

SJCP will provide a trusted open access home for high-quality research by publishing clear, concise, comprehensive, scientifically sound, peer-reviewed, novel original research articles, meta-analyses and systematic reviews, case series and case reports, book chapters, evidence-based policies, informed practices, and useful guidelines on a broad range of topics (as listed above) related to clinical pharmacy.[13] Our journal will also add emphasis on how clinical pharmacy can contribute to the research revolving around mechanisms of disease pathogenesis and various therapeutic interventions. In addition, the journal welcomes research on the interplay between clinical pharmacy, epidemic, and pandemic outbreaks such as COVID-19. By offering this wide spectrum of research, SJCP envisions to become a major international hub for scholars and readers in the field of clinical pharmacy.

  Key Attributes of Saudi Journal of Clinical Pharmacy (SJCP) Top

SJCP will operate both on pre-publication matters and post-publication correspondence for each research paper, providing you help, and guidance where needed to ensure a smooth rather rewarding experience with us.

➣ Our journal’s skillful in-house editors will aim for a rapid review by processing acceptances in a timely manner and disseminating the highest quality research in the field of clinical pharmacy.

SJCP will be committed to work with you to customize the presentation of your research through visual abstracts, national and international conferences, podcasts, and commissioned editorials.

➣ Our journal’s experienced media and advertising team will share your enhanced research through various press releases, SSCP website, and other social media channels promoting the visibility of your research work across international readership including but not limited to medicinal chemists, pharmacologists, pharmacists, toxicologists, clinicians, and other key stakeholders.

SJCP will be a truly inclusive and global journal from the outset. Our team will comprise of an international and diverse board of editors, reviewers, and authors, thereby broadening our content and increasing our contribution to the field of clinical pharmacy.

SJCP is built on a solid foundation of honesty, transparency, neutrality, and equity and will serve as a trusted and valuable medium for sharing information and ideas concerning the field of clinical pharmacy. Please join hands as we embark on this journey to achieve a secured and sustainable healthcare system for our future generations.

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Conflicts of interest

There are no conflicts of interest.

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