About us

Farmaceuticos Comunitarios (ISSN 2173-9218) is a multidisciplinary scientific journal of the Sociedad Española de Farmacia Clínica, Familiar y Comunitaria, which was founded in 2009. Its mission is to publish original scientific articles (over 75% of the papers published are derived from a research project) in fields related to community pharmacy. The journal publishes an average of 25 articles per year.

It is a refereed journal that uses the system of anonymous external peer review (double-blind peer review) using the "double-blind" methodology. This is an open access (OA) journal, meaning that all content is freely available at no cost to the user or institution. Users can read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, and link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without a prior request for permission from the publisher or author. All works and materials are covered by a Creative Commons license.

The Farmaceuticos Comunitarios journal does not charge fees for submission of manuscripts or publication of articles.

 

Details on the peer review process used by the journal (phases, possible outcomes)
Detalle del proceso de evaluación por pares que sigue la revista (fases, posibles resultados).

Target audience

Farmaceuticos Comunitarios is aimed primarily at community pharmacy professionals and researchers, as well as authors of papers on interdisciplinary subjects related to this field.

Farmaceuticos Comunitarios is a journal of reference with a high level of impact in Spain in the professional fields of family and community pharmacy.

Strategy

To achieve its objectives of maintaining high standards for the scientific rigor of the articles, dissemination of studies, validation of articles, and of legitimizing its subject matter, Farmacéuticos Comunitarios, requires strict compliance with the following criteria:

  • The highest standards of editorial excellence both in the layout, printing, and publication of its printed version and in the quality of its electronic materials in digital form;
  • Scientific rigor in its acceptance policy for submitted articles, stringent evaluation process for papers, and rejection rate;
  • Posting of standard rules, with particular emphasis on the conformance of citations to the Vancouver style (Uniform Requirements of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors);


Published quarterly.

Subject matter covered in the journal:

Farmaceuticos Comunitarios accepts only original research studies that produce significant developments in a specific field, studies that prove important existing theories, works based on innovative methodological processes, and rigorous review articles. It also accepts articles on pedagogical experiences, opinion, or debate on topics which are of interest and/or controversial in the view of the Editorial Board.

The journal is divided into several sections, which reflect its regular content. These sections are:

  • ORIGINAL OR RESEARCH ARTICLES
    A section devoted to original research in the field of community pharmacy. The structure shall be as follows: abstract, keywords, text (introduction, materials and methods, results, and discussion), acknowledgments, and bibliography.  
  • REVIEWS
    Reviews are about any subject of relevance or interest on professional activity in the field of community pharmacy.
  • ORIGINAL BRIEF
    This format is used to communicate the preliminary results of research of lesser scope or impact. Results of a research study connected with a project already published in the journal where inclusion of the full original work would contain numerous redundancies, as well as any other research that does not require a lengthy article to be communicated effectively. These works, in general, should be structured as an original article (IMRAD), including the abstract length.
  • CONTRIBUTIONS
    Feature articles, practical application protocols, drug information, or any other items of interest to the Editorial Committee which does not fit in other sections.
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    Comments related to articles published recently in the journal and other scientific or professional letters related to community pharmacy are published here.
  • CASE STUDIES
    Case studies related to the practice of community pharmacy and pharmacological care will be published, such as indications, dispensing and monitoring, or more specific drug interactions, RNM, pharmacovigilance, etc.
  • RESEARCH PROJECTS
    Properly structured research protocols (abstract, introduction and justification, applicability of the results, objectives, materials and methods, ethical considerations, chronology, and analysis)..