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Greetings,

We are inviting academic editorial contributors to The SAGE
Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society, a new 4-volume reference to
be published in 2015.

This cross-disciplinary work explores consumer and ethical issues of
the pharmaceutical industry in contemporary American and international
societies through the lenses of sociology and social work, business
and economics, medicine and health, law and public policy, and more.
The availability of essential drugs varies radically by country, and
according to the World Health Organization, over half of all medicines
are prescribed, dispensed, or sold inappropriately, and half of
patients do not take medicines as directed. A striking rise in use of
pharmaceuticals by Americans has also been documented by the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention indicating that 50% of Americans
use at least one or more prescription drug, one out of ten used five
or more. This comprehensive encyclopedia will examine the impact of
these issues on society as a whole.

The encyclopedia will be published by SAGE Reference and marketed to
academic and public libraries as a print and digital product available
to students via the library’s electronic services. The General Editor,
who will be reviewing each submission to the project, is Dr. Sarah E.
Boslaugh, Kennesaw State University.

We are currently making assignment with a deadline of August 1, 2014.

If you are interested in contributing to this cutting-edge reference,
it can be a notable publication addition to your CV/resume and broaden
your publishing credits. Your name and affiliation will also appear in
the byline of your entry(ies). SAGE Publications offers an honorarium
ranging from SAGE book credits for smaller articles up to a free set
of the printed product for contributions totaling 10,000 words or
more.

The list of available articles is already prepared, and as a next step
we will e-mail you the Article List (Excel file) from which you can
select topics that best fit your expertise and interests.
Additionally, Submission Guidelines will be provided that detail
article specifications, as well as a sample article.

If you would like to contribute to building a truly outstanding
reference with Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society, please
contact me by the e-mail information below. Please provide your CV or
a brief summary of your academic/publishing credentials in related
disciplines.

Thanks very much.

Joseph Golson
Senior Author Manager
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