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Journal of the European Society for the History of Science

Editor: Koen Vermeir
Publishing Manager: Alexander Sterkens
Publisher: Brepols
Open Access List of Publications

Print ISSN: 0008-8994
Online ISSN: 1600-0498

4 issues/year

In collaboration with:
European Society for the History of Science

Method of peer review
double-blind undertaken by an external specialist (i.c. appointed by the Board)

Biology, History of science, Technology, Mathematics, Culture, physics, Medecine, Humanitie, Knowledge, Epistemology, Social sciences

Available in Open Access


Centaurus. Journal of the European Society for the History of Science, is an international English language journal and the official journal of the European Society for the History of Science (ESHS). Centaurus publishes high quality academic content on the history of science in the broadest sense, including the history of mathematics, medicine, biomedical sciences, earth sciences, social sciences, humanities and technology, studied from different perspectives, including epistemic, social, cultural, material and technical aspects. We also invite contributions that build a bridge between history of science and other disciplines. There are several types of manuscripts, including original research articles and historiographical articles. The editorial board commissions experts to write book notices, book reviews and essay reviews of publications within the journal's scope. The Editor encourages suggestions for special issues, spotlight sections with short papers on topics of current interest, and articles suited to open peer commentary.

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To propose a book for review: please do not send the book directly to the editorial office, but contact Book Review Editor Mihnea Dobre ( if you would like to propose a book for review.

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    • KOEN VERMEIR, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique / Université de Paris

    Deputy Editor

    • JONATHAN REGIER, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

    Associate Editors

    • KIM HAJEK, Leiden University
    • SIETSKE FRANSEN, Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max Planck Institute for Art History
    • JÉRÔME BAUDRY, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
    • DANIELA HELBIG, University of Sydney

    Book Review Editors

    • NOEMÍ PIZARROSO LÓPEZ, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia - UNED
    • MIHNEA DOBRE, The Research Institute of the University of Bucharest – ICUB

    Editorial Advisory Board

    Stathis Arapostathis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece)
    Mitchell G. Ash (University of Vienna, Austria)
    Brita Brenna (University of Oslo, Norway)
    Lino Camprubi (University of Sevilla)
    Ana Carneiro (New University of Lisbon, Portugal)
    Erica Charters (Oxford University, UK)
    Raf De Bont (Maastricht University)
    Karl Hall (CEU, Hungary)
    Ursula Klein (MPIWG, Germany)
    Thomas Morel (ESPE Lille Nord de France, France)
    Omar Nasim (Regensburg University, Germany)
    Agustí Nieto-Galan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelon, Spain)
    Maria Rentetzi (Technical University Berlin, Germany & National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
    Irina Sirotkina (Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia)
    Christina Thomsen Thörnqvist (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
    John Tresch (Warburg Institute, UK)
    Karin Tybjerg (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
    Koen Vermeir (CNRS, France), Chair of the Board


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    Peer Review Procedure
    All volumes in this series are evaluated by an Editorial Board, strictly on academic grounds, based on reports prepared by referees who have been commissioned by virtue of their specialism in the appropriate field. The Board ensures that the screening is done independently and without conflicts of interest. The definitive texts supplied by authors are also subject to review by the Board before being approved for publication.

    Guidelines for Authors
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    The copyright of the articles is retained by the authors. All articles are published in Open Access under an irreversible CC BY 4.0 licence. Authors will be asked to sign the following copyright form:

    Ethics, Malpractice and Authorship statement

    All articles are digitally archived in Portico

    Journal background
    Brepols and the ESHS have taken over the rights to publish Centaurus from Wiley and Tech Science Press in 2022. Backlist issues up to volume 63 (2021) remain available with Wiley via the following webpage:


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