History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals Journal

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Starting in 2021, History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals (HoPP) (ISSN 2694-3034, eISSN 2694-3042), an academic, peer-reviewed semi-annual journal (published in the Spring and the Fall), will be the official publication of the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy. AIHP is the editorial home, and the Institute partners with the University of Wisconsin Press to publish History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals.

From 1959-2020, the title of AIHP’s journal was Pharmacy in History. History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals maintains the numbering scheme of Pharmacy in History and will publish volume 63 in 2021.

History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals publishes original scholarly articles about the history of pharmacy and pharmaceuticals, broadly defined, including (but not limited to) the history of: pharmacy practice, pharmacy science, pharmacy education, drug regulation, social and cultural aspects of drugs and medicines, the pharmaceutical industry—including the history of pharmaceuticals, drugs, and therapeutics—and facets of the related medical sciences.

The journal solicits original unpublished scholarly article manuscripts (which are not under consideration for publication elsewhere) of no more than 10,000 words (exclusive of footnotes). All submitted manuscripts undergo a double-blind peer-review process. The review process may take several months to complete, depending upon the availability and schedules of peer reviewers. Authors should consult the full article author submission guidelines.

History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals publishes Book reviews by specialist scholars. Reviews should be 600-800 words for monographs, movies, or documentaries and 800-1,000 words for edited collections or scholarly databases.

Please visit our Books for Review page to see received books that are immediately available to be reviewed, and complete the History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals Book Reviewer form if you are interested in reviewing books for HoPP.

Reviewers should consult the full review guidelines.

Authors and publishers desiring History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals to reviews their books should send copies of recent publications to the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals, 777 Highland Ave., Madison, WI 53705. 

All past issues of Pharmacy in History and, beginning in 2021, current issues of History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals will be available and text-searchable at JSTOR. Many libraries provide access to JSTOR; or readers can purchase individual articles from JSTOR.

All AIHP Individual members receive a subscription to History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals for both print and digital editions of each issue. AIHP individual members who provide us with their email address will also receive complimentary access to the History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals / Pharmacy in History JSTOR archive. 

Libraries should directly contact Aurora Shimshak (journals@uwpress.wisc.edu), Journals Customer Service, at the the University of Wisconsin Press, to subscribe to History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals and to access recent issues of History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals / Pharmacy in History via JSTOR’s current scholarship program,

For Libraries, the historical archive of Pharmacy in History (with a three-year embargo) is available through JSTOR’s Arts and Sciences X Collection.

History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals and Pharmacy in History are abstracted in: America – History and Life, Historical Abstracts, and International Pharmaceutical Abstracts.

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AIHP COVID-19 ProjectThe American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is documenting and preserving pharmacy stories and experiences during the COVID-19 global pandemic for the benefit of future historians and scholars. We seek to record the effects of this public health emergency on all types of pharmacy experiences. We invite you to share your pharmacy stories, photos, videos, artifacts, and other documentation of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.


You can participate in the AIHP COVID-19 Pandemic Pharmacy Historical Documentation Project either (1) by immediately sharing your thoughts/experiences and/or submitting digital materials or (2) by signifying your to intention to submit materials in the future. Please comply with all applicable local or state stay-at-home orders while self-documenting.


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All past issues of Pharmacy in History have been digitized and are text-searchable at JSTOR.

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