Canadian Pharmacists Association
Canadian Pharmacists Association

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Become a CPS author or reviewer

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Health care is continually evolving and the evidence to support treatment options is a key driver for change. CPhA and CPS need your expert knowledge and perspectives to ensure that our content remains up to date and on the cutting edge of clinical practice.

We are seeking authors and peer-reviewers to write and review new and updated chapters in CPS.

Author Reviewer

What you bring

  • Expert knowledge in a specific clinical practice area and expertise in evidence-based medicine.
  • Usually have faculty appointments or teaching experience and can explain concepts clearly.
  • Experience in clinical practice.
  • Expertise in critical appraisal.

What’s involved

Authors are dedicated to a specific chapter and will complete a major revision with peer review approximately every 3 years. Between major revisions, authors keep abreast of new literature and guidelines and complete minor revisions approximately once per year.

Peer reviewers may be asked to review different chapters within their expertise, depending on their availability. The turnaround time for reviews is generally 2-3 weeks.

What topics are available

  • Dermatology – multiple topics
  • Foot care – multiple topics
  • Eye care – multiple topics
  • Premenstrual syndrome, dysmenorrhea, endometriosis
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Acute coronary syndrome
  • Sports injuries
  • Chronic cough
  • Primary care
  • Dermatology
  • Infectious disease

Don’t see your area of expertise listed above? Check back often – we’ll update this page as necessary.

What’s in it for you

As a CPS author or reviewer, you will:

  • Join a trusted and respected group of experts, the lifeblood of CPS: the Canadian standard for drug and therapeutic content
  • Have the opportunity to give back to the profession, share your knowledge and make even more of a difference for your peers, patients and health care in Canada
  • Work with CPhA’s knowledgeable and passionate team of Clinical Editors to create world-class educational resources
  • Have a great addition to your CV
  • Receive a small honorarium to thank you for your time and expertise

How to apply

To apply, please email EditorInChiefCPS@pharmacists.ca to express your interest. Please include the following information:

  • Name and credentials
  • Job title
  • Organization
  • Area of interest/clinical expertise
  • Short description of relevant experience
  • Whether you’d like to become an author or a reviewer

CPS Editorial Policy

Content in CPS pertaining to clinical treatment of health conditions is written with input from expert health professionals and is based on the best available evidence. CPhA employs a rigorous peer review process to ensure the information is accurate and unbiased. Content is extensively reviewed and validated by CPhA's Clinical and Scientific Editors and by at least 2 reviewers (physicians, pharmacists and other health-care professionals) who are recognized experts in their relevant clinical area. CPhA asks authors and reviewers to disclose any potential conflicts of interest. CPhA does not accept funding from pharmaceutical manufacturers for any content that it develops.