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JoPPP Conference 2017

14 - 16 July 2017

The 1st JoPPP Conference on Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice Research will be held at the University of Reading Malaysia Campus, Johor, Malaysia.

Conference Convenor: Dr. Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar, Editor-in-Chief Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice

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Call for papers

We are now seeking submissions for a new cross-journal thematic series between BMC Medicine and Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice on Medicine and the future of health.

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Journal history

In December 2008, Southern Med Review was started by Dr Zaheer Babar to promote pharmaceutical policy research at a global level. It was a biannual publication, and it published more than 70 papers till December 2012, with authors from 45 countries. 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. For example, published studies have been instrumental in changing medicines policies in certain regions, especially in Vietnam and Thailand. The journal is indexed in Scopus, EMBASE and PubMed Central and in 2013 has been relaunched as Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice by BioMed Central.

Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice is affiliated with The University of Auckland and Auckland UniServices Ltd.

Archival content

An electronic archive of content under the journal's previous name Southern Med Review (2009-2012) can be found on PubMed Central.