Journal History

Core Principles:

  • Pharmacy focused: UBC PSSJ is the first student-run peer-reviewed pharmacy journal in Canada. The purpose of UBC PSSJ is to highlight pharmacy focused research on scholarship and issues relevant to the profession, as well as to develop a strong research base within the student-body.
  • Student run: By providing a supportive environment for students to publish their work, we hope that UBC PSSJ will become part of the pharmacy student culture. As with all culture change, it must come from within. Therefore at its core, UBC PSSJ is a student-led initiative and involves students in all levels of its operation, from the peer-review process to the editorial positions.
  • Open Access (OA): OA refers to a mode of publication that allows unrestricted online access to published scholarly works. Under the OA model, articles are made available online with no charge to readers or libraries and no restriction on their redistribution as long as the author(s) and source(s) are cited as per the Creative Commons Attribution License.
  • Electronic publishing: UBC PSSJ is an electronic-only publication, with no print edition. Publishing electronically increases affordability for both the author and the Journal, with no compromise on the quality or length of manuscripts. An electronic format also allows for the integration of digital media into our journal, such as video and audio files.