American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education


The American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education is the official publication of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.[1] According to the editors, the journal's purpose is "to document and advance pharmaceutical education in the United States and Internationally."

American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
DisciplinePharmaceutical education
Edited byGayle A. Brazeau
Publication details
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Am. J. Pharm. Educ.
ISSN0002-9459 (print)
1553-6467 (web)
OCLC no.01480171
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The Journal was founded in 1937 and absorbed Proceedings of the annual meeting of the American Conference of Pharmaceutical Faculties,[2]: 288  which had been published under a couple of variant names between 1900 and 1937.[3][4] As of 2010, the editor in chief was Joseph T. DiPiro,[5] Executive Dean at the South Carolina College of Pharmacy.

The Journal's founding editor was Rufus A. Lyman (1875–1957), who served from 1937 to 1955.[2]: 254, 470  Lyman was a physician who held the post of Dean of Pharmacy at the Universities of Nebraska and Arizona.[2]: 470  By 1971, C. Boyd Granberg was the Journal's editor.[6]

The Journal began quarterly issues in 1988.[7] Print publication ceased in 2005 (Volume 69) while online publication began two years earlier, in 2003.[3]

Abstracting and indexingEdit

The journal is indexed by PubMed/Medline (1976–1989; 2006– ),[3] Index Medicus (2006– ),[3] Current Contents/Education, Current Contents/Life Sciences, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, Current Index to Journals in Education, ProQuest, and EBSCO.

Ranking and metricsEdit

The journal exhibited unusual levels of self-citation and its journal impact factor of 2019 was suspended from Journal Citation Reports in 2020, a sanction which hit 34 journals in total.[8]

The typical volume of content published in the Journal annually increased from less than 100 articles before 2003 to more than 300 articles after 2011.[9]


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  4. ^ "Proceedings of the annual meeting". NLM Catalog. National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 26 Jun 2015.
  5. ^ "Medscape Pharmacists Editorial Board". Medscape. WebMD. Joseph T. DiPiro, PharmD. Archived from the original on 4 January 2010.
  6. ^ National Academy of Sciences (U.S.), ed. (1971). Scientific, Technical, and Related Societies of the United States. National Academies. pp. 16 – via Internet Archive.
  7. ^ "Detailed View". LocatorPlus. National Library of Medicine. Retrieved 26 Jun 2015.
  8. ^ Oransky, Author Ivan (2020-06-29). "Major indexing service sounds alarm on self-citations by nearly 50 journals". Retrieved 2020-07-01. {{cite web}}: |first1= has generic name (help)
  9. ^ "American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education". Journal and Country Rank. SCImago Labs. Data. Retrieved 26 Jun 2015.