Guidelines for Contributors

Edited by Patricia O. D'Antonio, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of Pennsylvania

The Nursing History Review, the official publication of the American Association for the History of Nursing, is a peer-reviewed journal, published annually for subscribers and members of the Association. Original research manuscripts are welcomed in broad areas related to the history of nursing, health care, health policy, and society. The Review prefers manuscripts of approximately 40 pages, inclusive of endnotes.

Submitted manuscripts must be prepared using the guidelines specified in the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition. Manuscripts must have a title page that contains the full title of the manuscript; the author(s) name(s) and credentials as they are meant to appear in print; institutional affiliations; preferred mailing addresses for all authors; and relevant contact information for the corresponding author. The title page must be followed with an abstract of approximately 150-200 words.

Manuscripts must be double-spaced and of letter-quality print. They must also use a type size of at least 12 characters per inch or 12 points. Please leave generous margins of at least 1 inch. All pages, including text, notes, and reference pages, must be numbered consecutively. All notes must be double-spaced and placed at the end of the manuscript as endnotes rather than footnotes.

Authors are responsible for securing permissions for all materials and photographs submitted. If more than 500 words of text are quoted from a book, or more than 250 words from an article, or if a table or figure has been previously published, the manuscript must be accompanied by written permission from the copyright owner. Authors must also verify permission to quote and to publish all oral history data.

Initial submissions of manuscripts may be sent by e-mail to All submissions will be acknowledged when received. Final versions of manuscripts accepted for publication should be prepared in MS Word. The final packet must be submitted via e-mail to  Photographs or other figures accompanying the final manuscript must be attached as TIF files with resolutions of at least 600 dpi. All appropriate permissions and copyright releases must accompany the final submission.

All correspondence regarding manuscripts should be sent to: Patricia D’Antonio, PhD, RN, FAAN, Editor, Nursing History Review, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, 407 Claire M. Fagin Hall, 418 Curie Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6096. Phone: 215/746-4188.  Fax: 215/573-2168. E-mail: or

Patricia D'Antonio, PhD, RN, FAAN, Editor
Nursing History Review
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
407 Claire M. Fagin Hall
418 Curie Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6096
Phone: 215-746-4188; Fax: 215-573-2168
E-mail Dr. D'Antonio or

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