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Articles submitted to Pharmacy Times® web publication, Pharmacy Times® (PHTM) print publication, Pharmacy Times Oncology Edition™ (PTOE) print publication, Pharmacy Times Health Systems Edition™ (HSE) print publication, and Pharmacy Careers™ (Careers) digital publication typically are 550-2000 words in length and follow AMA style.

Article Specifications:

  • Article title (<10 words) should be concise and stimulate reader interest
  • Full names of each author, followed by their highest academic degree and additional credentials
  • Institutional affiliations for each author
  • Name and email information of corresponding author
  • Precis (<25 words, concise summary of the article)
  • Indication of the funding source (including grant numbers, grant agencies, corporations, or sponsors)

Text. Article text should be in a Word document in 12-pt font size, with citations included throughout the article with a corresponding list of references at the end of the article following AMA Manual of Style. Any tables, figures, and legends included with the article can either be placed in the article document or submitted alongside the article as a jpeg or gif. Cited references, tables, and figures should be in sequential order.

Abbreviations or acronyms must be spelled out in full on first appearance in the text, followed by its abbreviation in parentheses. Additionally, state the generic name (not the trade/brand name) for all pharmaceutical products, with the trade/brand name and manufacturer in parentheses following the first mention of the pharmaceutical product.

References. It is the responsibility of the authors to include and verify all references, which should conform to the AMA Manual of Style. References should be cited in the text sequentially as a superscripted number after any punctuation mark. Two references are cited separated by a comma, with no space. Three or more consecutive references are given as a range with a hyphen.

Per AMA style, references should be numbered sequentially in the order they appear in the text (do not alphabetize author names in the references). Identify references with superscript Arabic numerals. References cited only in tables or figures should be numbered in accordance with the sequence established by the first mention of that particular table or figure in the text.

In the reference list, list authors and/or editors up to 6 names; if more than 6 authors, list the first 3 followed by et al. Journal references should include the issue number in parentheses after the volume number. Journal names should be abbreviated according to the journals list in PubMed.

References to papers accepted but not yet published should be designated as "in press" and included in the reference section. Information from articles submitted but not accepted should be cited in the text as "unpublished observations" with written permission from the source. Reference for "personal communication" that provides essential information not available from a public source, should include the name of the person, his or her degree, and the date of communication should be cited in parentheses in the text. In text, do not use footnotes; instead include them in parentheses in the body of the article. (Footnotes should only be used in tables and figures.)

Reference Style Samples:

  1. Garber A, Goldman DP, Jena AB. The promise of health care cost containment. Health Aff (Millwood). 2007;26(6):1545-1547. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.26.6.1545
  2. Wynia MK, Schwab AP. The value equation: the decision-making process should be sensitive to value. In: Ensuring Fairness in Health Care Coverage: An Employer's Guide to Making Good Decisions on Tough Issues. AMACOM; 2007:131-149.
  3. Federman S, Coleman A. Improving maternal health by expanding Medicaid postpartum coverage. The Commonwealth Fund. December 7, 2022. Accessed March 14, 2023.

Graphic Elements. Inclusion of graphic elements (tables/figures) is encouraged.

Tables. Number all tables sequentially in the order they are cited in the text. Include a title for each table. All acronyms must be defined at the bottom of the table. Footnotes should be identified using superscript letters a,b,c (not asterisks or special symbols) and explained in a footnote to the table.

Please submit tables in an editable format, such as Word or Excel (not as a picture).

FiguresFigures are generally redrawn by our production team. Avoid the use of shading in bar graphs or pie charts (use color or crosshatch patterns instead). Number all figures sequentially in the order they are cited in the text. Include a title for each figure. All must be defined at the bottom of the figure. Footnotes should be identified using superscript (not asterisks or special symbols) and explained in a footnote. Any previously published figures must be accompanied by written permission from the publisher and/or copyright holder.

Article Submission Process:
All articles can be submitted directly to the editor for each publication. For the Pharmacy Times web publication, submit to Davy James at For the PHTM print publication, submit to Aislinn Antrim at For the PTOE print publication and the HSE print publication, submit to Alana Hippensteele at For the Careers digital publication, submit to Ashley Gallagher at

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