History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals Author Guidelines

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History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals Article Author Guidelines.

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 use and 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. History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals publishes articles investigating all chronological time periods and all geographical locations.

The journal solicits original unpublished scholarly manuscripts (which are not under consideration for publication elsewhere) of no more than 10,000 words (exclusive of footnotes). Manuscripts should include an abstract of no more than 200 words. 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.

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Conflicts of Interest: It is the responsibility of the 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 (aihp@aihp.org) to Greg Bond, Senior Editor, Pharmacy in History. The manuscript should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document (or similar word processing format). Please do not submit manuscripts as .pdf documents.

Notes should appear at the bottom of the page. Authors are encouraged to submit illustrations, with captions, to be printed with the manuscript. Scans and digital images should be high resolution (at least 300 dpi) .tif files in grayscale. If illustrations are copyrighted, authors must obtain written use permission before publication. Complex tables or graphs should be submitted as digital images.

For composition and styles, follow the Chicago Manual of Style.

The first citation of a book or article must include the full name of the author, full title, place and date of publication, relevant pages numbers (if applicable), and digital object identifier (DOI) information (if available):

1. David Courtwright, Forces of Habit: Drugs and the Making of the Modern World (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2001), 57, https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctvjsf4p9.z

2. Charles E. Rosenberg, “The Therapeutic Revolution,” Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 20, no. 4 (Summer 1977): 485–506, https://doi.org/10.9783/9781512819151-002.

Subsequent citations will use the short-title system, e.g.:

3. Courtwright, Forces of Habit, 113.

4. Rosenberg, “Therapeutic Revolution,” 490.

Website references should include the url and the date originally published or the date accessed:

5. Vishal Khetpal, “Could Pharmacists Help Fix Health Care?,” Slate, Dec. 7, 2017, https://slate.com/technology/2017/12/how-pharmacists-could-help-save-health-care.html.

6. “Clinical Pharmacy Defined,” American College of Clinical Pharmacy, accessed May 1, 2020, https://www.accp.com/about/clinicalPharmacyDefined.aspx.

For information about writing book reviews, please read the History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals review guidelines.

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