Every discipline within fields of research has instituted guidelines and templates for research endeavors and subsequent publications of findings, with the ultimate result being an increase in quality and acceptance by researchers within and across disciplines. These significant efforts are by nature ongoing, as well they should. These enhancements and guideline developments have been instituted in basic science disciplines, clinical pharmacy, and pharmacy administration relevant and related to subsequent scholarly publication of research findings. Specific research endeavors have included bench research, clinical trials and randomized clinical trials, meta analyses, outcomes research, and large scale database analyses. A similar need for quality and standardization also exists for survey research and scholarship. The purpose of this paper is to clarify why this is important and crucial for the Journal and our academy.