Since its inception in 1994, The Canadian Journal of Clinical Pharmacology has filled an important gap in therapeutics research in Canada. In 2004 the journal becoming one of the first peer reviewed, Medline indexed scientific journals in the field of therapeutics to be published on the Internet and available at no charge to the readers. This change reflected a philosophy that original information on rational therapeutics needs to be accessible to all health professionals prescribing or administering medications, to policy makers and to other stakeholders, including patients and their families.
Recently, the journal changed its name to the Journal of Population Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology. This change reflected the international sphere of the authors who were submitting publications to the journal and as well to the broad scope of topics covered in the journal. In addition to publishing articles in the field of clinical pharmacology the journal has embraced articles related to pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacoeconomics and drug policy, hence population therapeutics.
In light of the new journal name that more fully recognizes the research topics that members of CAPT are engaged in, and the continued Medline indexing and free international access of its published articles over the internet, I would invite CAPT members to submit manuscripts of original research and systematic reviews to the Journal of Population Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology.
The Journal of Population Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology is located online at: