Pharmacy in History Guidelines for Authors

Pharmacy in History publishes essays on the history of pharmaceutical practice, science, education, and industry, including the history of drugs and therapeutics and facets of the related medical sciences. The journal solicits manuscripts not exceeding 10,000 words, and also invites submission of scholarly notes, generally no longer than 1000 words (exclusive of footnotes).

All scholarly manuscripts submitted undergo a peer-review process. Book reviews are assigned to specialist scholars, and authors desiring Pharmacy in History to carry reviews should arrange for their publishers to send copies of books to American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, Editor Pharmacy in History, 777 Highland Ave., Madison, WI 53705.

Conflicts of Interest: It is the responsibility of authors (via the corresponding author) to inform the editors of any institutional or organizational funding they have received for research related to the subject of the manuscript. Authors must also declare any additional financial or personal connections that represent potential conflicts of interest.

Manuscript Composition: Send a copy of the manuscript via email ( to Gregory Higby, Editor, Pharmacy in History.  The manuscript file should be in as simple a format as possible with Microsoft Word preferred. Notes should appear at the end of the document. Authors are encouraged to submit illustrations, with captions, to be printed with the manuscript. Scans and digital images should be high resolution (300 dpi) .jpg or .tif files and in grayscale or black and white. If illustrations are copyrighted, authors should obtain clearance as necessary. Complex tables or graphs should be submitted as digital images.

In composition, follow the suggestions the Chicago Manual of Style  with the exception of the following guidelines, which apply to endnotes. In the first citation of a book or article, the full name of the author, full title, and place and date of publication must appear, e.g.:

1. Leslie G. Matthews, History of Pharmacy in Britain (Edinburgh and London: E. & S. Livingstone, Ltd., 1962), 57.

2. Charles E. Rosenberg, “The Therapeutic Revolution,” Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 24(1980): 241.

Subsequent citations will use a short-title system as follows:

3. Matthews, Pharmacy in Britain (n. 1), 63.

4. Rosenberg, “Therapeutic Revolution” (n. 2), 243.

All Greek, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, etc., is to be transliterated into Roman characters, according to a standard system recognized by scholarly convention.

Archival materials are to be cited following the system appropriate to the collections employed:

5. C. M. Jackson to G. S. Ford, 8 November 1917, folder 32, Guy Stanton Ford Correspondence, University of Minnesota Archives, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Website references should include the url and date accessed:

6. “Pharmacy Museum Opens,” American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, (accessed 11 June 2008).

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