Centaurus. Journal of the European Society for the History of Science Subscribe to Open pilot extended in 2023

SUBSCRIPTION DEADLINE: 31 January 2023: periodicals@brepols.net


We are delighted to announce the launch of the first fully Open Access issues of Centaurus, Journal of the European Society for the History of Science. 

We are using the Subscribe-to-Open model to make Centaurus free for readers and authors. 

In 2021 we called upon libraries and institutions to continue to subscribe to Centaurus as the journal was transferred from Wiley to Brepols. When enough partners would subscribe (at a much reduced rate) we committed to make Centaurus freely accessible under an irreversible CC BY 4.0 open licence.

The response was encouraging but still insufficient. At this stage we have not garnered the necessary library and institutional support to meet the required goal to sustain the journal’s basic publishing costs. Nevertheless, we have decided, together with the European Society for the History of Science, to fund the gap for this year and to extend the pilot for one more year while publishing all 2022 issues in full Open Access, showing our commitment to the open mission of Centaurus.

Hopefully, throughout 2022, through the quality of the published content and the continued efforts of all stakeholders, the journal will receive the support it deserves from academic institutes and libraries to secure a sustainable Open Access future for the journal. Please note that, if the required support is not found, the journal will need to revert to paywalled access in 2024.

We look forward to welcoming more partners to the Centaurus community.

Signed, ESHS & Brepols


We are pleased to provide you with a list of current subscribers to Centaurus, and wish to thank these institutions for the support of our S2O-initiative. Let it inspire other libraries to strive for sustainable and equitable open access publishing:

AMS / Bibliothèque de Genève
Bibliothek des Institutes für Medizin-, geschichte und Wissenschaftsforschung
Bibliothèque de la Sorbonne
Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Bodleian Library
Boston College
Bowdoin College
British Library
Cornell University Library
Deutsche Akademie Naturforscher Leopoldina
Deutsches Museum
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Huntington Library
Iowa State University
MPI für Wissenschaftgeschichte
Museo Galileo
National and Kapodistrian University
NOVA School of Science & Technology
Princeton University Library
Stanford University
Universidade de Lisboa
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Universitat de València
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Puget Sound
University of Tennessee