About the Reviewing Process

The Australian Pharmacy Students' Journal provides pharmacy students with the opportunity to become student reviewers themselves! The APSJ Online Training Module consists of three videos, and an End of Module Quiz - the expected time is approximately 2 hours. Please make sure you allocate enough time for the module to complete the End of Module Quiz and achieve a score of at least 80%.

Once completed, you will be registered on our system as a Student Reviewer and will be allocated articles for review for the APSJ's upcoming issue. A certificate can also be provided on demand. 

Before we assign you an article, you must either have previous reviewing experience (academic reviewers)** or completed the "APSJ Online Training Module"

Being a reviewer is a 1-year term during which you will be expected to review at least 1 article in 12 months, up to a maximum of 5. 

The review process:

The APSJ uses a double-blind review process.  This means the author does not know who reviewed their work and the reviewer does not know who's work they are reviewing. 

For each article, we have 3 reviewers: two student reviewers and one academic reviewer.

  • Reviewers have one week to accept the review, and then an additional two weeks to review the article (three weeks total). 
  • The article will then be sent back to the author for revisions. The author then has two weeks to revise it and make any changes.
  • Reviewers will then need to review the article again for the second round of review and will have another three weeks to complete this.
  • The author will then complete the final revisions before the article will be accepted for publication. 

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**If you have already been a reviewer in the past or need any assistance with any enquiry please contact:

- Annabelle Gov, NAPSA Research Executive Director: research@napsa.org.au

- Brielle Geard, NAPSA APSJ Chair: apsj.chair@napsa.org.au