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.


The Review has instituted a number of new initiatives:

  • We are reducing the word count. This in no way diminishes the rigour, it simply places the journal on a more equal footing with comparable journals
  • We are introducing a new doctoral student/post-doctoral section. Manuscripts for this section will be between 4,000-5,000 words (including endnotes)
  • We will no longer have a section ‘Hidden in plain sight’
  • We will be introducing a topical section each year. The section for 2025 is ‘Nursing History in the Curriculum’
  • Finally, we will be re-introducing sections for methodological papers and Keynote talks as appropriate
For details on these please click here.


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

Table of Contents, all Volumes

Guidelines for Contributors

Impact Factor

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.

Texas Christian University Press
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TCU Box 298300
Fort Worth, Texas 76129
Office Fax:  817.257.5075
Contact information

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

Springer Publishing Company
11 West 42nd Street, 15th Floor,
New York, NY 10036-8002.
Phone: 212.431.4370     Fax: 212.941.7842
E-mail Springer Publications

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 
PO Box 4836
Hampden Station
Baltimore, MD 21211
800-445-9880 Fax: 410-516-6998

If you are unable to access an online version of a published article, please contact AAHN Headquarters.