“Simillimum should be required reading for all serious homeopaths. It has consistently high editorial level, interesting cases and articles, and has served as a forum for spirited discussions of many topics. I look forward to each issue.”
~ Roger Morrison, MD, author of The Desktop Guide to Keynotes and Confirmatory Symptoms.
Simillimum is a journal of homeopathy published by naturopathic physicians for all people interested in homeopathy. Dedicated to the practice of classical homeopathy as formulated by Samuel Hahnemann in the Organon of Medicine. It also explores modern methods of homeopathy that have a basic foundation in classical homeopathy.
“I want to express my thanks and appreciation for an outstanding issue of Simillimum for the Summer 2014 issue. Having followed the evolution of many approaches to homeopathic analysis over the past 30 years, I think you did the profession a great service by bringing together in one place a collection of well-written articles by leaders in our community that allow the reader to compare and contrast some of the more widely used methods. I felt that the articles were presented in a way that invited the reader to form his or her own opinions. Although some of us may be more passionate about one method or another, I think we could find in the articles some points worthy of consideration in each approach given that our patients span a spectrum that sometimes may make one method or another more helpful.”
~ Harry Swope, MBA, ND, DHANP, CCH
Simillimum is a peer-reviewed journal of homeopathy for practitioners by practitioners, dedicated to inspire and enrich your homeopathic practice. Inside Simillimum you will find cases presenting the best of traditional and contemporary methods of analysis, materia medica, and philosophy from homeopathic masters and practitioners past and present. You will find interviews with influential teachers and other leaders in the field, reviews of the best new homeopathic publications and seminars, and discussion and review of core issues of practice and case-management.
“Simillimum is one of my favorite homeopathic journals. It’s always full of interesting cases. Good solid materia medica and stimulating articles. I love it!”
~ Miranda Castro RSHom(NA), CCH, author of the Complete Homeopathy Handbook.
Simillimum provides high quality educational and clinical information to practitioners and students of homeopathy. Articles strive to illuminate some aspect of classical homeopathic practice.
- Please submit articles as specified below.
- Send articles in Word Document format.
- Acceptable word count is between 2500-5000 words, but special consideration can be made beyond this (please inquire with the editor before submitting the article).
- Image formats that are accepted are JPEG, Word, PDF, AI, PSD, or EPS with a resolution of 266 DPI and higher.
- The case
- Your thoughts and analysis
- Prescribed plan
- Follow-ups (there must be at least six months of follow-up per remedy with which you considered to have had cured results.)
A “well taken case” includes:
- a description of the patient, occupation and general appearance, etc.
- relevant family medical history
- previous types of treatment (conventional or homeopathic)
- details of the chief complaints, including modalities and causations
- mental and general symptoms and all other symptoms of the case, so that a clear picture of the totality can be gained.
The case analysis portion of a case must include your evaluation of the patient’s symptoms and a repertorization, if used, should be included. The most important aspect is to explain your reasoning for the remedy selection and potency choice so that it is clear to the reader. General discussion that includes insights into difficulties or problems that were encountered, mistakes that were made, or what you might have done differently is also valuable.
Cases using newly proven remedies should include relevant proving data for the benefit of the reader. Cases using remedies without provings or insubstantial provings should provide a discussion of the substance, references to other sources of information on its homeopathic use, and the basis for its selection in this case.
Appropriate follow-up should include the practitioner’s assessment, repertorization, where utilized, and explanation regarding repetition or change of remedy. Chronic cases should be followed for at least six months.
Consent and Confidentiality
All cases must be written in a confidential manner, which means you shall not include any patient identifying information, and all names shall be changed to an anonymous name. By submitting a case to HANP, we expect that you have received acceptable authorization from your patient for publication.
- We give authors artistic latitude to decide how they want their articles to read. However, most authors write their cases out in narrative form.
- Direct quotes and language from the patient shall be placed in italics.
- Essays or articles critically evaluating ideas or methods of practice must be civil and well referenced as to the basis of the opinion offered.
- Remedy names should be italicized and spelled out completely the first time written. Subsequent remedy names can be abbreviated if the first time it was used includes the abbreviation in parentheses after the fully spelled out remedy name.
- Remedy potency and scale must be specified.
- Use appropriate references and acknowledgments when necessary for books, periodicals, teachers and computer programs.
Articles are edited for content, readability, grammar, spelling, and usage of terms. The goal of editing is to bring forward the author’s ideas while shaping it into the most readable form. Suggestions for revisions will always be forwarded to the author for their changes and approval.
We strive to publish original material and require that you advise us of any prior or simultaneous submission. While the article you submit is owned by you, the author (unless you have been paid to write the article), the editing of the article is owned by the editor or publication. Any article that has been edited previously must include an approval from the previous editor or publication or the original article must be submitted. Likewise, if you would like to submit your HANP edited article to another publication, we ask that you receive our expressed permission beforehand.
Send us a few lines of biographical information, and if possible a photograph of yourself, ideally a black and white head shot such as a passport photo.
Thank you for your interest in submitting your article!