PDS has established itself as the only truly focused international forum for papers on the expanding science and practice of pharmacoepidemiology, addressing issues on the safety, efficacy, proper use of and quality of prescription medicines. It also covers questions of data assembly and processing, the maintenance of large databases and their use of computerised dictionaries, the vexed questions of data privacy and confidentiality, and the increasing demand for studies of relative efficacy, effectiveness and cost effectiveness, and quality-of-life studies.
PDS is the official journal of ISPE; PDS is a MEDLINE and ISI listed journal. ISPE members receive online access to PDS as a member benefit.
PDS now contains some new and special features, in addition to the full-length primary research papers.
Particular Areas of Interest Include:
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Each year, ISPE invites applications from candidates to serve on the Editorial Board of Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety (PDS), the Society's official journal. The Publications & Communications Committee leads the recruitment of suitable candidates, with appointed representatives starting in the role from January 1 of each year for a 3-year term (renewable for a second 3-year term).
Candidates may apply for this role when ISPE's annual call for volunteers opens in July. The application process requires you to upload a current CV and submit comments indicating your interest in the role, any prior editorial experience, and areas of interest/expertise in the field of pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety. Applications are only accepted using the online form and applications submitted by other means are not accepted.
Successful candidates are added to the editorial board list on the PDS website and identified as ISPE representatives for the duration of term of service. ISPE membership must be maintained throughout the term of service; cessation of ISPE membership will result in the automatic conclusion of editorial board term service.
The major responsibilities of an editor include:
To apply, please respond to the annual call for volunteers issued in July.