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Aims and scope

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 use them rationally.

New thematic series

Cross journal collection
Medicine and the Future of Health
Guest editors: Dr Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar, Dr Dale Fisher and Dr Paul Wicks

Call for papers

JoPPP series on access to medicines, pricing, generics, biologics 

Series Editors: Andy Gray, Fatima Suleman, Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar

Submission deadline: 31st July 2018

Series publication date: October 2018

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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 a Ph.D. in pharmacy practice, Dr. Babar is the recipient of prestigious “Research Excellence Award” from the University of Auckland.

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.


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