The mission of KPhA is to advocate and advance the pharmacy profession to improve the health of Kentuckians.

Author Submission Guidelines for the Journal

A journal article is considered a "home-study" activity and must include specific elements to be accredited by KPERF. 

CE Article Requirements 

Please utilize the following checklist when submitting an article for review:
  • Article meets minimum word requirement (articles may be submitted via word doc. via email.)
  • CPE Activity Request Form Submitted 
  • Completed disclosure form for ALL authors or anyone who had an influence on the article 
  • The disclosure language is included at the beginning of the article 
  • The author listing includes First Name, Last Name, Credentials, Title, and Organization for EACH author
  • Included are 3-5 learning objectives for pharmacists AND pharmacy technicians (they must not be the same)
  • Article includes 2-3 stop & reflect sections
  • Included are 5-10 post-assessment quiz questions that are multiple choice-single answers AND include global feedback for each question 

The article should be a minimum of 3,000 words. This count is exclusive of any tables, graphs, or graphics,
learning objectives, references, and self-assessment questions.


1.0 CE Credit Hour 3,000 Words
1.5 CE Credit Hour 4,500 Words
2.0 CE Credit Hour 6,000 Words

Active Learning 

All ACPE accredited activities must include active learning elements, including home-study activities. 

Stop and Reflect
In addition, authors must provide two to three “stop and reflect” sections that encourage active learning of the activity participant. These sections should be in the form of a question and encompass real-life scenarios that relate to the article topic. The stop and reflect sections can be dispersed throughout the article to encourage readers to stop and actively reflect on the information they are learning. The author should also provide feedback for each section that explains the appropriate course of action or response
to the situation.

Below is an example:

Prior to her mastectomy, LL's six of ten pain was well-controlled on a relatively stable opioid regimen. Six months later, LL reports persistent pain that bothers her multiple times per day despite taking a daily opioid regimen that is nearly double what she was taking prior to the surgery. What pain modifiers or changes in pain quality might be contributing to her poor pain control now? What clarifying questions could you ask?

Psychological distress, hyperalgesia, and mastectomy-associated neuropathic pain may contribute to her present status. Inquiring about psychiatric comorbidities, analgesic history, and pain quality may clarify the presence of these factors. 

Photos, Illustrations, and Graphs

Drawings, photographs, charts, tabulations, graphs, etc., often increase the reader’s ability to grasp and/or conceptualize an idea. These are highly encouraged to be included with the CE article. Any graphics or tables should be sent electronically, along with the article.  

Submission Deadlines

Winter Issue -  January 15 
Spring Issue - March 15
Summer Issue - June 15
Fall issue- September 15