Call for Proposals: Special Issues of Centaurus

As the Official Journal of the European Society for the History of Science, Centaurus regularly publishes issues dedicated to a special theme. Recently published or in press special issues include:

  • Artisanal Culture in Early Modern Iberian and Atlantic Worlds
  • Skulls and blossoms: natural history collections and their meanings
  • Fun and Fear: the banalization of nuclear technologies through display
  • Technology and Information Propagation in a Propaganda War
  • The Periodic System: The (Multiple) Values of an Icon
  • Editorship and the Editing of Scientific Journals, 1750–1950
  • Histories of epidemics in the time of COVID-19

The ESHS and the Editorial Board of Centaurus are now soliciting proposals for 2022 and 2023.

Proposals should include the following:

  1. A description of the topic of the Special Issue and its significance (approximately 500 words).
  2. A list of 5 to 12 contributions: please include title, author names and article abstract.
  3. A brief CV of the guest editor(s).
  4. A schedule of production (date of first submission; peer review; revisions; final version).

Centaurus is growing and special issues can now be larger than before. More than 175 pages (85,000 words) are available for a special issue, and the size of the issue can be negotiated with the editor. All topics that fall within the scope of the journal can be chosen. See the website of the journal at:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/%28ISSN%291600-0498

For more detailed information for authors, see the author guidelines at:

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/page/journal/16000498/homepage/forauthors.html

We are especially looking forward to receiving proposals for interdisciplinary special issues.

The committee selecting the special issues will be composed of representatives of the Centaurus editorial board and the ESHS. Criteria include the quality, innovative character and interest of the proposal, the expertise of the guest editor(s), the expertise and diversity of the authors (gender and geography), and the coherence and feasibility of the project.

Deadline: proposals should be sent to the editor (at the address below) no later than September 30, 2020. The results of the selection process will be announced in November 2020.

If you cannot make this deadline, please send a note to the Editor, and it may be possible to negotiate a different deadline. Ad hoc proposals will also be considered, but proposals sent in response to the Call for Special Issues will receive priority.

Sincerely yours,

Koen Vermeir, Editor of Centaurus

EiC.Centaurus@zoho.eu