Pharmacy in History Journal

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From 1959-2020, the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy published, Pharmacy in History (ISSN: 0031-7047 [Print] and 2329-5031 [Online]), an academic, peer-reviewed, quarterly journal.

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Beginning with volume 63 in 2021, AIHP is excited to announce important changes. The title of the journal will be changing to History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals (HoPP), and AIHP has entered into a partnership with the University of Wisconsin Press for publishing History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals. HoPP will be published twice per year.

Read more about these exciting changes and visit the History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals homepage!

Pharmacy in History and published 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The journal solicits original unpublished scholarly manuscripts (which are not under consideration for publication elsewhere) of no more than 10,000 words (exclusive of footnotes).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. Read the full submission guidelines.

All past issues of Pharmacy in History have been digitized and are 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 Pharmacy in History JSTOR archive. 

Libraries should directly contact Aurora Shimshak (, Journals Customer Service, at the the University of Wisconsin Press, to subscribe to History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals and to access recent issues of Pharmacy in History/History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals 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.

Pharmacy in History is abstracted in: America – History and Life, Historical Abstracts, and International Pharmaceutical Abstracts.

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AIHP Wants to Document Your COVID-19 Stories and Experiences

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.

Please click the link below to learn more about participating in the AIHP COVID-19 Pandemic Pharmacy Historical Documentation Project.

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

Note: Academic libraries seeking subscriptions to History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals should directly contact the University of Wisconsin Press.

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Calendar of Events

Upcoming events of interest to historians of pharmacy, pharmaceuticals, medicines, science, and related fields. (Event information current when posted. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, please double-check the status of all events): 

19-21 May 2022: 118th Annual Meeting of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, Phoenix, Arizona

9 June 2022: AMCP Summit: Addressing Health Disparities, virtual.

11-15 June 2022: Summer Meetings of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Phoenix, Arizona.

13 June 2022: British Society for the History of Pharmacy: Online Lecture By Dr Ayman Atat - History of Pharmacy in Arabic Civilization, Between Past and Future, virtual.

15-17 June 2022: Bi-Annual Conference of the Alcohol and Drugs Society, Mexico City, Mexico.

23-27 July 2022: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Grapevine, Texas.

21-28 August 2022: 23rd International Congress of Historical Sciences, Poznan, Poland.

7-10 September 2022: 45th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy, Milan, Italy.

18-22 September 2022: 80th FIP (International Pharmaceutical Federation) World Congress, Seville, Spain.

15-18 October 2022: American College of Clinical Pharmacy Global Conference on Clinical Pharmacy, San Francisco, California.


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