2022 AIHP Glenn Sonnedecker Prize Competition

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is pleased to announce the opening of the competition for the 2022 AIHP Glenn Sonnedecker Prize. AIHP awards the Sonnedecker Prize to the author(s) of the best unpublished manuscript received in our annual competition on a topic within the field of the history of pharmacy and pharmaceuticals.

The Prize is aimed at graduate students and early career researchers (ECRs). (See eligibility requirements below). Co-authored papers are eligible for submission, provided that all listed authors meet eligibility requirements.

Glenn Sonnedecker in 1966

The recipient of the AIHP Glenn Sonnedecker Prize will be awarded a $1,000 cash prize (co-authored papers will split the cash award), and the manuscript will be published in AIHP’s journal, History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals, upon successful completion of peer- and editorial-review processes.

The deadline for submission of manuscripts is June 1, 2022. The manuscript should be emailed to aihp@aihp.org using the subject heading “Sonnedecker Prize Submission.”

Submitted manuscripts will be evaluated and judged by a panel comprised of the Institute’s Historical Director and members of the Editorial Board of History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals. AIHP will announce the recipient of the 2022 Sonnedecker Prize in August 2022.

Eligibility requirements are:

  • The submitted manuscript must be a on topic related to the history of pharmacy or pharmaceuticals.
  • The manuscript should be 8,000-10,000 words and should be submitted in Microsoft Word format. Authors should consult the HoPP Author Guidelines when preparing submissions. Papers in languages other than English should be accompanied by a translation.
  • The submitted manuscript must not have been published, currently committed for publication, or under consideration for publication at any other journal.
  • The author(s) of the submitted manuscript must agree to allow publication of the manuscript in History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals.
  • The author(s) must be graduate students and/or early career researchers (ECRs). AIHP defines ECRs as holders of tenure-track positions who received the PhD within the previous three years or members of the academic precariat in limited term positions who received the PhD within the previous six years.

Originally established in 2015, the AIHP Glenn Sonnedecker Prize honors Professor Glenn Sonnedecker, a distinguished historian of pharmacy, the longtime Director of the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, and the founding editor of the Institute’s academic journal, Pharmacy in History, which changed its name to History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals in 2021.

Please visit the AIHP Glenn Sonnedecker Prize web page for more information, including a listing of past recipients of the Prize.

Posted: February 4, 2022

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