• Call for proposals for special issue of centaurus in 2016 and 2017
  • Update Time: 2014-12-02

  The editorial Board of Centaurus, the Official Journal of the European Society for the History of Science, solicits proposals for special issues in 2016 and 2017.

  At least once a year Centaurus publishes an issue dedicated to a special theme. Past issues are:

  •   vol. 56 (2014) Issue 4: Russian Scholarship on the History of Science in Russia.

  •   vol. 55 (2013) Issue 3: New Perspectives on Cold War Science in Small European States.

  •   vol. 55 (2013) issue 2: Beyond the Academy: Histories of Gender and Knowledge.

  •   vol. 54 (2012) Issue 1: Cosmos and Cogweels – The Work of Ole Rømer (1644-1710).

  •   vol. 53 (2011) Issue 2: Seeing and Measuring. Constructing and Judging: Instruments in the History of the Earth Sciences.

  Proposals should include the following:

  1.     A description of the topic and its significance (approximately 500 words).

  2.     A list of 4 to 8 contributors, and a title and paragraph describing each contributor’s individual essay.

  3.     A brief c.v. of the guest editor(s), who do not belong to the editorial board.

  4. A proposal for a schedule of production.

  Usually 80-100 pages (16,000 – 20,000 words) are available for a special issue. The guest editor(s) may raise money for additional pages, if desired. All topics that belong to the scope of the journal can be chosen. See the website of the journal:


  The committee selecting the special issues will be composed of the editorial board of the journal and external ESHS members with special expertise. Criteria include the quality and interest of the proposal, the expertise of the guest editor(s) and the feasibility of the project.

  Deadline: proposals should be sent to the editor (at the address below) no later than April 1, 2015. The results of the selection process will be announced on July 1, 2015.

  In addition to special issues, Centaurus also publishes Spotlights: a collection of 3-5 short papers on topics of current interest, and Articles with Comment: articles suited to open peer commentary along with potential commentators. If you have suggestions or proposals, please contact the editor.

  Ida Stamhuis