Introduction The expansion of the role of community pharmacists was given an important boost in 1990, when Hepler and Strand (1) coined the term 'pharmaceutical care'. However, community pharmacy is not considered a well established healthcare profession in India. Community pharmacies are managed by less qualified (as compared to many countries) diploma trained pharmacists. Recently many pharmacists, institutions and professional organizations have indicated a clear strategy for pharmacist's involvement in management of modern medicines including their selection, optimization, safe and cost effective therapy. Though for sometime the World Health Organization has had a vision for the pharmacists' role in health promotion (2) and in safe and effective use of medicines. To date the involvement of Indian community pharmacists in such activities are not known. Recently revised and new journals such as Indian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy, Indian Journal of Pharmacy Practice and International Journal of Community Pharmacy are focusing on community based pharmacy activities. Also, in the recent decade or so, there has been a noteworthy increase in the number of presentations at national conferences focusing activities in community pharmacies necessitating the need to record the full extent of community pharmacy based publication.