The Journal continues its mission to provide information that
reports the scholarly activity of pharmacy educators. Volume 59
reflects the ongoing activity in curricular change in schools and
colleges of pharmacy as they plan the entry-level Doctor of Pharmacy
degree. For the year 1995, 64 unsolicited manuscripts were
received. Volume 59 published 40 manuscripts from this category
of papers. The submissions have remained relatively constant over
the recent past but still are well below the volume of papers
submitted a decade ago. A summary of Journal content for the past
five years is in Table I.
In addition to the publication of unsolicited manuscripts, six
papers from teachers recognized as “Best Instructor” at their
school of pharmacy were included in the Teachers’ Topics Section.
Although these papers are solicited they still are subject to the peer
review process for accuracy and clarity of content. This year, topics
from faculty in pharmacy practice such as long-term management of
asthma, pharmacotherapy of otitis media, and acute pain and
management were published. Papers from basic pharmaceutical
science faculty such as antibiotic mechanisms, antineoplastic drug
resistance and colligative properties also appeared in this Section.
These papers traditionally are included in the Summer issue. The
publication of these manuscripts is another means of giving recognition
to those selected as best instructor at their school or college