The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is pleased to announce the 2021 AIHP Glenn Sonnedecker Prize competition. Each year, the Sonnedecker Prize recognizes the author(s) of the best unpublished manuscript, on a topic within the field of the history of pharmacy and pharmaceuticals.
The Prize is aimed at graduate students and Early Career Scholars (ECRs). AIHP defines ECRs as holders of tenure-track positions who received the PhD within the previous three years or members of the academic precariat in limited term positions who received the PhD within the previous six years.
The recipient of the AIHP Glenn Sonnedecker Prize will be awarded a $1,000 cash prize, and her/his manuscript will be published in AIHP’s journal History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals upon, and subject to, successful completion of peer- and editorial-review processes.
Instructions for Submissions
The deadline for submission of manuscripts for the 2021 competition is June 1, 2021. To be considered for the 2021 Sonnedecker Prize, please submit a copy of the unpublished manuscript in Microsoft Word format. Email the manuscript to email@example.com using the subject heading “Sonnedecker Prize Submission” for the message. Articles should be 8,000-10,000 words, and authors should consult the HoPP Author Guidelines when preparing submissions. Papers in languages other than English should be accompanied by a translation. Please provide evidence of graduate student and/or ECR status.
Submitted manuscripts will be evaluated and judged by a panel comprised of the Institute’s Historical Director and four members of the Editorial Board of History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals. The panel will announce the Sonnedecker Prize decision in early September.
Eligibility requirements are:
- The submitted manuscript must be a on topic related to the history of pharmacy or pharmaceuticals.
- The submitted manuscript must not have been published, currently committed for publication, or under consideration for publication at any other journal.
- The author(s) of the submitted manuscript must agree to allow publication of the manuscript in History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals.
- The author(s) must be graduate students and/or Early Career Researchers (ECRs). AIHP defines ECRs as holders of tenure-track positions who received the PhD within the previous three years or members of the academic precariat in limited term positions who received the PhD within the previous six years.
Originally established in 2015, the AIHP Glenn Sonnedecker Prize honors Professor Glenn Sonnedecker, a distinguished and influential historian of pharmacy, the longtime Director of the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, and the founding editor of the Institute’s academic journal, Pharmacy in History, which changed its name to History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals in 2021. Sonnedecker received his PhD in History of Science and History of Pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin in 1952, and he taught at the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy from 1952 to 1986. In addition to being the founding editor of AIHP’s academic journal, he has been the editor or author of more than a dozen books and pamphlets and 100+ articles on the history of pharmacy.
AIHP Assistant Director