About the Journal

The Australian Journal of Pharmacy Students (AJPS) aims to: 

  1. Improve and strengthen the quality of student-led research in Australia
  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 

AJPS’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 AJPS 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.

Qualities that are highly desired by employers, effective communication skills,  critical analysis, working efficiently within a team, ability to apply evidence-based medicine into practice, and experience in developing papers for publishing in peer-reviewed journals, can be developed through a research journal. 

The Australian Journal of Pharmacy Students is a peer-reviewed journal that reviews articles in a double-blind fashion. 

We are an open access journal. 

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.