Dear authors and readers,
The Presidium of the Higher Attestation Commission of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation has included the scientific-practical journal “History of Medicine” in its list of the peer-reviewed scientific issues publishing the main scientific results of the dissertations for the degree of candidate of science and for the degree of PhD.
As a result, the History of Medicine journal has been accredited to publish the results of research from two specializations: 14.02.00 – “Preventive medicine,” and 07.00.00 – “Historical sciences and archeology.” The fact that we have officially received the status of an interdisciplinary publication is very important.
For further reference: The Higher Attestation Commission of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science in accordance with the Regulation on the procedure for the award of degrees, approved by the Russian Federation Government Resolution dated 30.01.2002 № 74, on the Regulation on the Higher Attestation Commission, approved by Order of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science 03.07.2006 № 177, publishes a list of leading peer-reviewed scientific journals and publications in which the main scientific results of dissertations for the degrees of doctor and candidate of sciences are to be published. The list is formed on the basis of approved criteria that must be met by the publication that seeks to be included.
Two-and-a-half years ago our journal was established from scratch with a completely new concept conceived as an international journal. The full-text version is published at the same time in two languages – Russian and English. This approach has enabled it to be included in international databases such as EBSCOhost, and Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory. Also, the libraries from more than 50 leading international academic and educational organizations have confirmed the electronic subscriptions to the e-version of our journal (including ZB MED, University of Exeter, Electronic journals library (EZB), Zeitschriftendatenbank (ZDB) and others).
The editors would like to thank individually our foreign members of the editorial board, professors Axel Karenberg, Vivian Nutton, Gary Ferngren and Armelle Debru, for their support and assistance in the promotion and development of our journal in the international academic sphere.
Currently, the “History of Medicine” journal is a wonderful platform for the publication of the results of research conducted by the experts from different areas of the humanitarian, medical and preventative care fields. We are pleased to invite to the collaboration the authors of the historical disciplines, including the historical archivists, the specialists in Russian history engaged in the research into the history of medicine, and medical professionals studying of the history of individual clinical specialties, the history of preventive medicine or the history of healthcare, which will provide us with the opportunity to study the history of medicine from modern scientific knowledge’s different perspectives.
At present the “History of Medicine” journal is the only Russian issue that publishes the interdisciplinary research materials on the history of medicine as a part of the general history of science.