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British Society for the History of Pharmacy

Pharmaceutical Historian - An International Journal for the History of Pharmacy

The Pharmaceutical Historian is one of the key benefits of membership of the British Society for the History of Pharmacy.  This professional journal on the history of pharmacy was first published in 1967. At first it appeared intermittently, but it has been published on a regular quarterly basis since 1972. The complete archive from 1967-2016 has been digitised and is available online on an open access basis.

Cumulative indexes are produced at regular intervals [Click here to download the indexes].

Articles in English are invited on any aspect of the history of pharmacy. Contributions are carefully peer reviewed and edited to ensure that the journal remains a high quality publication. Articles are indexed in Medline (the US National Library of Medicine database) as Pharm Hist (Lond), as well as in Scopus, Embase and PubPharm. Please see the "Instructions for Contributors" for more details about how to submit material for publication.   The Pharmaceutical Historian fully supports internationally accepted high standards in publication. Please read our policy statements here.

From Volume 47 Number 2 the journal assumed the subtitle 'an International Journal for the History of Pharmacy.' This reflects some exciting recent developments for us. Firstly, it acknowledges a new publishing agreement between ourselves and the International Society for the History of Pharmacy (ISHP). Secondly, the journal is now available on the IngentaConnect distribution platform. Going online also allows the use of colour for the first time. Printed copies continue to be sent to BSHP members. They can also be made available to ISHP member organisations that wish to purchase copies from the publisher for distribution to their own members.

Editor: Editorial Board  
Stuart Anderson, UK Bruno Bonnemain, France Dusanka Krainovic, Serbia
  John Crellin, Canada Olivier Lafont, France
  Zsabolz Dobson, Hungary Francois Ledermann, Switzerland
  Chris Duffin, UK Mark Nesbitt, UK
  Axel Helmstaedter, Germany Christiane Staiger, Germany
  Greg Higby, USA Halil Tekiner, Turkey
  Christa Kletter, Austria Ainley Wade, UK


Further Information
Online Issues 2017
Archive 1967-2016
Indexes 1967-2020
Instructions for Contributors