About the journal

Curare. Journal of Medical Anthropology

The AGEM has been pub­lish­ing the jour­nal Curare since 1978. It is bilin­gual (Ger­man and Eng­lish) and the arti­cles are sub­ject to a peer-review process. Until 2007 it was sub­ti­tled Zeitschrift für Eth­nomedi­zin und Tran­skul­turelle Psy­chi­a­trie, since 2008 the sub­ti­tle has been Zeitschrift für Medi­zineth­nolo­gie. There are cur­rent­ly two issues per year. We wel­come arti­cles, reports, book reviews and sug­ges­tions for themed issues at any time. You can find out more about the pro­ce­dure here.

We are pleased to announce that the Ger­man Research Foun­da­tion (DFG) has fund­ed the digi­ti­sa­tion of all vol­umes of Curare that were pre­vi­ous­ly only avail­able in print. A cor­re­spond­ing appli­ca­tion was approved, so that all pre­vi­ous Curare issues will be freely acces­si­ble online via Hum­boldt-Uni­ver­sität zu Berlin in the near future.

Curare will be pub­lished as an open access jour­nal from 2024. The plat­form is cur­rent­ly being set up and Curare is expect­ed to go online in June 2024. In addi­tion, Curare will con­tin­ue to be pub­lished by Reimer Verlag.

You can find a list of the library hold­ings here.


(since 2018) on behalf of the Ass­co­ci­a­tion for Anthro­pol­o­gy and Med­i­cine – AGEM e.V.: Ehler Voss (V.i.S.d.P.)

Postal address

Redak­tion Curare
c/o Uni­ver­sität Bre­men FB 09
Insti­tut für Eth­nolo­gie und Kul­tur­wis­senschaft
Enrique-Schmidt-Straße 7 
28359 Bre­men

Editorial Board

Katrin Ame­lang (U Bre­men) Clemens Eisen­mann (U Kon­stanz) Jan­i­na Kehr (U Wien) Hel­mar Kurz (U Mün­ster) Mirko Uhlig (U Mainz) Ehler Voss (U Bremen)

Honorary Board

Hans-Jochen Dies­feld Horst H. Figge Dieter H. Frießem Wolf­gang G. Jilek

Scientific Advisory Board

Karl Baier (U Wien)
Josep M. Comelles (URV Tar­rag­o­na)
Alice Desclaux (U Mont­pel­li­er)
Kata­ri­na Greifeld (Frank­furt)
Anto­nio Guer­ci (U Gen­o­va)
Mihá­ly Hop­pál (Budapest)
Sushrut Jad­hav (UC Lon­don)
Michi Knecht (U Bre­men)
Ruth Kutalek (MU Wien)
Danu­ta Penkala-Gawęc­ka (U Poz­nań)
Gio­van­ni Piz­za (U Peru­gia)
William Sax (U Hei­del­berg)
Hannes Stubbe (U Köln)

Founding Editors

Beat­rix Pflei­der­er (†) Ger­hard Rud­nitz­ki Wulf Schiefen­höv­el Ekke­hard Schröder (Her­aus­ge­ber 2001–2017)

Publishing House

Diet­rich Reimer Ver­lag GmbH
Berlin­er Straße 53, 20713 Berlin
Tel.+49 (0) 30 301 700 138 80,


Sub­scrip­tion to Curare is includ­ed in the mem­ber­ship fee of the Asso­ci­a­tion for Anthro­pol­o­gy and Med­i­cine (AGEM). Sin­gle copies can be pur­chased from book­sellers or direct­ly from the publisher.

Peer Review Policy

After a pos­i­tive eval­u­a­tion by the edi­to­r­i­al board, all sub­mit­ted research man­u­scripts will be reviewed in a dou­ble-blind pro­ce­dure. Each peer-reviewed arti­cle con­tains infor­ma­tion at the end about the date of receipt and accep­tance of the manuscript.