• Scope

    The scope of AHM is to promote research into the history of medicine and its development in all cultures and time periods. In particular, the journal encourages informed studies on medics and physicians and their work in historical, ethical, and deontological context, on the histories of institutions and organizations.


    Submission and contact details

    AHM welcomes the submission of articles covering the following:


    • theoretical articles
    • empirical articles
    • integrative articles
    • case studies
    • proposals for special issues


    The articles presenting both outstanding researchers and forgotten names, medical breakthroughs but also achievement which should came to light, ethical dilemmas and controversies, including experiments that pushed medicine ahead are particularly welcome.


    Papers are accepted in English or Polish and submission proceeds totally online via For more information/troubleshooting, please contact


    All articles are published open access.




    Length and formatting

    All papers must be written in English or Polish on A4 paper size. Manuscript, including tables, should be preparing using a word processing program and save it as a .doc or .rtf file. It is preferred max. 20 pages for the length of the article, including references, tables, figures, keywords and abstract (standard page – 1800 characters including spaces). Please divide the article into clearly defined sections.


    Title page

    The title page should carry the following information:

    • the title of the article
    • full names of all authors and their affiliations
    • abstract
    • keywords
    • author’s address for correspondence, including the name of author, scientific title, address and e-mail address


    Abstract and keywords

    The manuscript should be preceded by an abstract in English. The abstract should contain up to 200 words in English and up to 5 key words.



    The tables should be added at the end of the manuscript and should numered in Arabic numereis.



    Figures (drawing graph and diagrams) and photographs should be saved in separate files – the recommended formats: *.PNG, *.GIF, *.TIF, *.JPG and should be numbered )in Arabic numerals and all abbreviations explained in footnotes in resolution suitable for publishing: 300 dpi)


    Abbreviations and symbols

    Use only standard abbreviations and symbols. All abbreviations used in the text should be explained. The full term for which an abbreviation stands should precede its first use in the text. Do not use abbreviations in abstract.



    The reference list should appear at the end of the text. Issue numbers should be provided for all journals cited in the references. Examples follow:


    1. Hosseinkhani A, Salehi A, Imanieh MH. Effect of Charity Rehabilitation Centers on the Welfare of Mentally Disabled Children. Int J Community Based Nurs Midwifery. 2016, 4(3): 283-285.
    2. Mukherjee S. The gene: an intimate history. Scribner, New York, 2016.
    3. Robert K. Plumb RK. Placebo Effects Found in Surgery. New York Times. 1961, Feb. 1: 37-39.

    In the text, references should appear as follows:

    Hosseinkhani, Salehi and Imanieh (2016: 29-35) find that …

    In the gen history (Mukherjee 2016: 115; Robert, Plumb 1961) it has been shown …

    For the sake of brevity, if a reference has more than three authors/editors – please use the first name followed by et al. Names and dates in the text should correspond strictly to the list of references.


    Video and supplementary data

    AHM accepts video material and other supplementary data to support and enhance scientific research. Authors who have such files are strongly encouraged to include links to these within the body of the article or submit using journal system (please provide the files with a preferred maximum size of 50 MB).





    All submitted manuscripts are subjected to editorial review and subsequently peer review by reviewers. All reviews are confidential and anonymous. The process of review is take up to 3 months.


    After acceptance

    Corresponding authors will receive an e-mail with a link to online proofing system, allowing annotation and correction of proofs online.


    Author inquiries

    Submitted article can be tracked using journal system available for logged authors.





    Authorship credit should be based on:

    • substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, analysis, and interpretation of data.
    • drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content.
    • final approval of the version to be published.


    Authors should meet all three conditions. All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the acknowledgments section. All persons must give written permission to be acknowledged.



    Authors retain copyright and grant AHM right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work’s authorship and initial publication in this journal.


    Preventing scientific misconduct

    By submitting the manuscript for publication the author agrees, that the manuscript could be subjected to verification by internet plagiarism detection software. All detected cases of scientific misconduct will be disclosed, including notification of proper institutions.


    Conflict of interests

    Authors must disclose all conflicts of interest (which can have influence for value of article) to the Editor and describe them in dedicated form, which is a part of the submitting process. The reviewers and editors are also obliged to disclose in a letter to Editor-in-chief all connections which could be suspected as conflict of interests with the author. If no conflict of interest exists, the authors should include a phrase: The authors do not report any financial or personal connections with other persons or organizations, which might negatively affect the contents of this publication and/or claim authorship rights to this publication (an example).