History of Medicine


An Open Access Journal

About The Journal

The journal “History of Medicine” is a peer reviewed academic research journal. Editors focus on the historical aspects in the development of medicine as a science within the contemporary worldviews and social culture. The Journal “History of Medicine” is the first and only journal in Russia on the history of medicine which is published fully in English.

Aims and Scope of the Journal:

Founders of the Journal “History of Medicine”

I.M. Sechenov
First Moscow State Medical University of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation.
Private Nonprofit Organization “Foundation of the development of new medical technologies”.

Published since 2014.
Published quarterly, since 2021 – twice.
The Journal “History of Medicine” is available in print and electronic forms both in Russian and English.
Beginning the first half of 2015, the scientific and practical journal “History of Medicine” will be included in the “Rospechat” catalogue. The subscription index is 70937.

The journal “History of Medicine”

The primary objective of this journal is to publish original articles, dedicated to generalization of historic and scientific material in order to recreate a holistic picture of establishing and developing of medicine as a science, in the context of the general history of natural science. This will allow the implementation of scientific approach, which has not been previously presented within Soviet and post-Soviet historiography. The priority is given to interdisciplinary research, based on the principal of historicism and a clear understanding of the laws of ontology and gnoseology within history of medicine.

This Journal Will Publish the Following

  • Original scientific articles on the history, philosophy and methodology of medicine, as well as fundamental problems in the formation of medicine as a science within the context of general history of natural science;
  • Materials from archives, sources, translations of articles on the history and philosophy of medicine; methodology of historic and medical research and ideas reflecting important trends in historical analysis and developing principles of medicine as a branch of natural scientific knowledge related to the resolution of theoretical problems of natural scientific and humanitarian character;
  • Academic announcements, notes, reviews of Russian and international scientific work on history and philosophy of medicine.

In the process of publishing the information which is presented in the journal all participants are guided by ethical rules


From 2021

The Journal is Published Twice a Year.

Founders of the journal

I.M. Sechenov

For Authors