The Watermark (ISSN 1553-7641) is the quarterly publication of the Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences (ALHHS). It was founded in 1976 to serve as the newsletter of the Association of Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences, but changed its subtitle in 1992 when ALHHS changed its name. OCLC records are #11902760 (1976-1992) and #40676801 (1992-present).


Editor: Stephen E. Novak (Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library, Columbia University)
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Associate Editor: Jack Eckert (Retired)
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MeMA Notes Editor: Tegan Kehoe (Paul S. Russell, M.D., Museum of Medical History & Innovation, Massachusetts General Hospital)
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Layout Editor: Brooke Fox (Waring Historical Library, Medical University of South Carolina)
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Submissions may be sent to:
Stephen E. Novak
Head, Archives & Special Collections
Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library
Columbia University Medical Center
701 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
212.305.7931 voice
212.305.8388 fax
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Book Review Editor: Patricia Gallagher
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Associate Book Review Editor: Sharon Butcher
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Production deadlines:

  • 1 December (Winter, issue no. 1)
  • 1 March (Spring, issue no. 2)
  • 1 June (Summer, issue no. 3)
  • 1 September (Fall, issue no. 4)

Guidelines for Authors of The Watermark (Current edition, August 2014; PDF document)


Current and Recent Issues (PDF documents)

Older Issues (Adobe PDF documents)


Last updated 14 July 2019