Call for Papers: New HOPOS Journal

New HOPOS Journal: Call for Papers

The University of Chicago Press and the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science are pleased to announce the launch of the society’s new journal entitled HOPOS. In advance of a formal launch event to be held this June at the society’s biennial meeting in Budapest, Hungary, the editors are seeking submissions for the journal’s first issue, scheduled for online and print publication in spring 2011.

HOPOS seeks to publish the highest-quality scholarship concerning the history of philosophical discussions about science. The history of philosophy of science is broadly construed to include topics in the history of related disciplines, in all time periods, and all geographical areas, using diverse methodologies. HOPOS scholarship is firmly concerned with situating philosophical understandings of science within the broader historical and philosophical settings in which they were developed, and against the backdrop of mainstream issues in philosophical thought, covering epistemological, methodological, metaphysical, and moral issues relevant to the growth of our knowledge of the world and human nature.

Our aims in publishing this journal are threefold. First, the journal provides an outlet for interdisciplinary work, which is not often easy to publish in existing journals due to both subject matter and length restrictions that do not allow for the extensive bibliographical references so often required in works that are of both a philosophical and a historical nature.

Second, the journal is devoted to raising the level of work in the history of philosophy of science by publishing scholarship that helps to explain the links among philosophy, science, and mathematics, along with the social, economic, and political context, which is indispensable for a genuine understanding of the history of philosophy. Finally, the journal is meant to increase the already unusually high level of cooperation among international scholars in the history of the philosophy of science.

Rose-Mary Sargent of Merrimack College will serve as the journal’s first editor, along with co-editors Menachem Fisch of Tel Aviv University, Don Howard of the University of Notre Dame and Laura J.

Snyder of St. John’s University. Warren Schmaus of Illinois Institute of Technology will serve as book review editor.

Each issue will contain a minimum of four articles (with a flexible length requirement), an essay book review of between 5,000 and 10,000 words, and 6 to 10 shorter (1500 word) reviews.  Annually, the journal will publish an extensive review of the recent scholarship in a growing area of our field. Articles will be blind reviewed by two or three referees.

The journal does not limit submissions to HOPOS members.  Scholars from all related disciplines are encouraged to submit.

Complete author guidelines and a link to the journal’s online submission system are now available on the journal’s website:

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