Type of Posting: Publication Announcement
Posting Date: 27–Mar–2020
Upon receipt and evaluation of public comments to the PF 46(1) General Notices proposal, and pending approval of the 2015-2020 Council of Experts, USP plans to implement the following changes to the USP–NF.
Starting with the November 2020 publication, the title of the publication will be USP–NF 2021, Issue 1 (formerly known as USP 44–NF 39). The USP–NF will transition to a new naming convention as follows:
USP–NF 2021 Issue 1 (previously USP 44–NF 39)
USP–NF 2021 Issue 2 (previously First Supplement to USP 44–NF 39)
USP–NF 2021 Issue 3 (previously Second Supplement to USP 44–NF 39)
Please note that there will be no change to the typical minimum six-month implementation period. USP will also continue to publish accelerated revisions and errata on a monthly basis. See the table below for details.
|Official Month||Publication Title||Publication Date||Official Date|
|May||USP–NF 2021 Issue 1*||11-01-2020||05-01-2021|
|August||USP–NF 2021 Issue 2||02-01-2021||08-01-2021|
|December||USP–NF 2021 Issue 3||06-01-2021||12-01-2021|
*Previously would have been titled USP 44–NF 39
Benefits of this change include:
- Year-based naming convention better informs the end user of official dates of standards published on each scheduled revision date, with all newly published revisions generally becoming official in the same calendar year, responding directly to stakeholder input received through public survey, Stakeholder Forums, and Project Teams.
- Supports previously implemented updates to the date-centric revision mark-up and online-only product format.
- Ensures continuity of publication nomenclature visible to both external and internal stakeholders
Please also see previously posted compendial notice related to the USP-NF Title Change here.
Should you have any questions, please contact Caroline Martin, Senior Director, Publications (301-816-8521 or firstname.lastname@example.org).