The Finnish Medico-Historical Society announces call for papers for the 2018 volume of Hippokrates. Published by the society since 1984, Hippokrates is an annual, peer-reviewed journal specialising in the history of medicine. We welcome a wide range of topics, e.g. history of medical practice and medical science, history of diseases, social history of medicine and history of pharmacy and veterinary medicine.
Hippokrates mainly features articles written in Finnish and Swedish, with abstracts in English. In the recent years, however, it has been opened for articles in other languages as well. While we consider it crucial to support the accessibility of scientific articles in national languages, we are also aware of the growing need of researchers to publish in English. Furthermore, we wish to increase the availability of Nordic research on medical history to wider international audiences.
To accommodate these goals, and to create possibilities for greater scientific cooperation and networks within the diverse field of medical history in the Nordic countries, we have decided that the 2018 volume of Hippokrates will have an emphasis on articles written in English. Articles should be sent by August 31st, 2018; the deadline for abstracts of proposed articles is 31st May, 2018.
Hippokrates has an editorial board consisting mainly of academic professionals and is classified as a level 1 publication on the Finnish national Publication Forum. The process of turning Hippokrates into a fully Open Access publication is underway, as well as the digitalisation of previous volumes.
For more information and detailed writing instructions, please contact Elina Maaniitty (elina.maaniitty[at]helsinki.fi), secretary of the Finnish Medico-Historical Society.