Official Publication of the American Association for the History of Nursing

As of April 1, 2023 all manuscript submissions should be sent to 
Jane Brooks at [email protected].

When a manuscript is submitted, strictly according to Chicago Style as in the author guidelines, it goes out for peer review before being rejected, revised, or accepted. The journal is published every January.

In addition to accepting the usual manuscripts on any topic in nursing history, the editors are seeking papers to put into special sections. Please see the gray box below for more information.


Call for Manuscripts!  Subsection: “Hidden in Plain Sight” Volume 32

We continue to seek manuscript submissions for the section of Nursing History Review titled "Hidden in Plain Sight", highlighting nurses from underrepresented groups (e.g.: diverse racial and ethnic groups from the global community), men and women from religious communities, and nurses from LGBTQ communities. Manuscripts may cover material from any time period in history.

Given the often-scarce primary sources available for the study of these under-represented nurses, the manuscripts can be shorter than usual: from 5-20 pages (Double spaced, Chicago Style 16th edition, 12 pt.) Photographs may be included but should be sent as a separate file with permission to use. In the cover letter for submission, authors should note that the manuscript should be considered for the section: “Hidden in Plain Sight.” Manuscripts should be submitted to [email protected] no later than December 1, 2022.

Arlene Keeling PhD, RN, FAAN
Editor, NHR


Nursing History Review is the official publication of the American Association for the History of Nursing (AAHN).

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Nursing History Review is the only scholarly annual of new peer review research on the history of nursing and health care. It publishes significant scholarly work in all aspects of nursing history as well as short and extended reviews of recent books.

Content of the Nursing History Review Volume 1 through the current volume is available online for AAHN members. To access the journal online, log in to the members-only section of the website. There you will find a link to your online subscription. To obtain an article, either purchase a back issue of the Publication or request the citation through an inter-library loan.

Beginning in 2022, Texas Christian University Press is our publisher. The last issue with Springer was published in January 2022.

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Fort Worth, Texas 76129
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To purchase back issues, Volumes 6 to 30, 1998-2021, of the Nursing History Review, please contact Springer Publishing.

Springer Publishing Company
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New York, NY 10036-8002.
Phone: 212.431.4370     Fax: 212.941.7842
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To purchase back issues, Volumes 1-5, 1993-1997, of the Nursing History Review go directly through the University of Pennsylvania Press. The prices of these back issues have been subject to change; please contact Penn Press for information.

Please contact:
University of Pennsylvania Press 
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Hampden Station
Baltimore, MD 21211
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If you are unable to access an online version of a published article, please contact AAHN Headquarters.