About the Journal

The Australian Pharmacy Students' Journal (APSJ) aims to: 

  1. Improve and strengthen the quality of student-led research around the world
  2. Provide students with opportunities to publish research in a peer-reviewed research journal
  3. Provide opportunities to fill the gap for students and very early career pharmacists to gain skills and experience in academic publishing
  4. Promote the importance of student-led research  
  5. Encourage and promote evidence-based practice and a research culture
  6. Develop skills of critical analysis under the supervision of an academic mentor 

APSJ's target audience is pharmacy students. Many students have to do research as part of their degree, and this is an opportunity for them to see other student’s work and potentially for APSJ to run educational sessions on conducting research to assist students. Working as a peer reviewer will also enhance their understanding of research and will assist students when it comes to their turn to undertake a project.

Targeting students' research skills will consequently address written communication abilities, critical analysis, and problem-solving skills within a team environment. These skills can be applied in all areas of the pharmacy workforce, regardless of field. 

The Australian Pharmacy Students' Journal is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that reviews articles in a double-blind fashion. It is a biannual publication - the first edition is published at the end of January after Australia day to tie in with Congress and the second edition is published in the first weekend of July to tie in with NAPSA AGM. 

We operate under an Attribution-No Derivatives Creative Commons license (CC BY-ND). This license allows for redistribution, commercial, and non-commercial, provided it is passed along unchanged and in whole, with credit to the author. 

We are run through NAPSA by student volunteers. Our Editorial team has full editorial freedom and is not under the direction of NAPSA.

We are indexed by Google Scholar. 

We plan to include our journal in the LOCKSS archival service in the future.