Medizinhistorisches Journal

Medicine and the Life Sciences in History

The Medizinhistorisches Journal, founded in 1966, offers an internationally established forum for presenting research in the history of health and medicine in their respective scientific, social, political, and cultural contexts. The journal publishes original publications, accepted via a peer review process, from both the scientific-historical and the social-historical side of medical history. Contributions in special areas such as dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, and biology are also considered for publication.

In addition, the journal regularly includes a bibliographical section that evaluates contributions to other leading specialist journals and points to “hidden” articles in remote places, as well as a list of international books published in the field.

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On behalf of the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz by

Prof. Dr. Volker Hess


Charité – Campus Benjamin Franklin
Institut für Geschichte der Medizin
Thielallee 71
14195 Berlin


Heiner Fangerau (Düsseldorf)
Mariacarla Gadebusch Bondio (Bonn)
Volker Hess (Berlin)
Bettina Hitzer (Berlin)
Hans-Georg Hofer (Münster)
Karl-Heinz Leven (Erlangen)
Birgit Nemec (Berlin)
Philipp Osten (Hamburg)
Claudia Stein (Coventry)
Renate Wittern-Sterzel (Erlangen)

Editorial supervision

Alexa Geisthövel (Berlin)
Hans-Uwe Lammel (Berlin)
Nadine Metzger (Erlangen)
Kai Sammet (Hamburg)
Sabine Schlegelmilch (Würzburg)
Peter Steinkamp (Freiburg)
​​​​​​​Markus Wahl (Erlangen)

International book review

Olga Polianski
Universität Ulm
Institut für Geschichte, Theorie und Ethik der Medizin
Parkstraße 11
89073 Ulm

International journal review

Ulrich Koppitz
Universität Düsseldorf
Institut für Geschichte, Theorie und Ethik der Medizin
UKD-Postfach 1114
Moorenstr. 5
40225 Düsseldorf


Igor Polianski
Universität Ulm
Institut für Geschichte, Theorie und Ethik der Medizin
Parkstraße 11
89073 Ulm

Advisory board

Josep Lluis Barona (València), Christian Bonah (Strasbourg), Thomas Broman (Madison, WI), Harold J. Cook (Providence, RI), Wolfgang Eckart (Heidelberg), Bernardino Fantini (Genève), Klaus-Dietrich Fischer (Mainz), Michael Hagner (Zürich), Mark Harrison (Oxford), Michael Hubenstorf (Wien), Frank Huisman (Utrecht), Danielle Jacquart (Paris), Michael H. Kater (Toronto), Jutta Kollesch (Berlin), Ernst Künzl (Mainz), Øivind Larsen (Oslo), Timothy Lenoir (Stanford, CA), Georg Lilienthal (Mainz), Mary Lindemann (Miami), Renato G. Mazzolini (Trento), Irmgard Müller (Bochum), Daniel Nadav (Tel Aviv), Kärin Nickelsen (München), Karen Nolte (Heidelberg), Vivian Nutton (London), Hans-Jörg Rheinberger (Berlin), Guenter B. Risse (Seattle, WA), Emilie Savage-Smith (Oxford), Hans-Konrad Schmutz (Winterthur), Susan Gross-Solomon (Toronto), Hubert Steinke (Bern), Jan Sundin (Linköping), Andrew Wear (London), Paul Weindling (Oxford)

Medizinhistorisches Journal

General information

ISSN 0025-8431 (print)

ISSN 1611-4477 (online)

Founded: 1966

Publication frequency: quarterly

Size: 17 x 24 cm

Annual number of pages: ca. 384

Languages: English, French, German

Review section: No

Validation: peer review

Databases covering the Medizinhistorisches Journal:

  • Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Internationale Bibliographie der geistes- und sozialwissenschaftlichen Zeitschriftenliteratur (IBZ)
  • Internationale Bibliographie der Rezensionen geistes- und sozialwissenschaftlicher Literatur (IBR)
  • America: History and Life
  • Historical Abstracts (HA) / Historical Abstracts Full Text (HA full)
  • Article first
  • PubMed
  • JournalGuide
  • Journal Citation Reports (JCR)
  • SCImago
  • Scopus
  • Ulrichs web
  • Google Scholar

Publishing information

Please send manuscript submissions to the editor-in-chief. Submissions must be original articles (no translations) which must not be previously published. During the review process, manuscripts may not be submitted elsewhere. A manuscript submitted to the journal must be ready for publication, the editors do not accept partial or draft versions. In initial submissions, the citation rules of the journal do not have to be strictly followed. Please pay attention to the anonymization of your text so that your identity as author cannot be ascertained directly or indirectly (e.g. by acknowledgments and self-references in footnotes).

All submissions are subjected to peer review. The review process can result in acceptance, the recommendation of revisions or rejection of the manuscript. The author is informed of the decision by email. The editors attempt to reach a decision within 3 months of the submission of the manuscript.

If a manuscript is accepted, the editors request a file with the final version. The final version includes names and acknowledgments. Also, please follow the guidelines of publisher and editors provided below.

There are no fees for submitting and publishing an article in the journal.

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