Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy Launches New Express Publication Option for Authors

Alexandria, Va., Dec. 15, 2016 — The Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy (JMCP) is pleased to announce the launch of “Express EPub Ahead of Print,” a new service for authors wishing to have their accepted articles published electronically months before they appear in the print publication.

Because this option is only available after an article is accepted, it has no influence on peer-review or the publication decision and allows JMCP to maintain the highest standards of review. JMCP is the official journal of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy.

Upon receiving the Express EPub request, JMCP editors will expedite the article for publication within five weeks on the JMCP website. It will then be assigned to a subsequent print issue in the journal’s normal queue. Time to print ranges between four to eight months, and varies based on article volume, themed issues and other factors.

“We have heard from authors who want to disseminate their findings as quickly as possible,” said JMCP Editor-in-Chief Laura E. Happe, PharmD, MPH. “While JMCP’s print publication schedule is on par with other peer-review scientific journals, we feel this option will be welcomed by authors and scientists who are producing important and timely research in the field of managed care pharmacy.”

All articles that take the Express EPub option are fully citable, with the electronic ahead of print citation format detailed in the American Medical Association Manual of Style. Express EPub articles are all open-access to the public at no charge. They also are identifiable through internet search engines, including PubMed, Google Scholar and Researchgate.

The charge for Express EPub is $3,000. For more information, visit

About JMCP
The Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy publishes peer-reviewed original research manuscripts, subject reviews, and other content intended to advance the use of the scientific method, including the interpretation of research findings in managed care pharmacy. It is dedicated to improving the quality of patient care by providing its readers with the results of scientific investigation and evaluation of clinical, health, service, and economic outcomes of pharmacy services and pharmaceutical interventions, including formulary management.