The Official Journal of the European Society For The History of Science



NEWS : (Nov 2017) Call for proposals special issues of centaurus for 2019 and 2020


Wiley-Blackwell are pleased to offer members of the European Society for the History of Science a discounted subscription rate to Centaurus. Subscribe today !To take advantage of this special offer, simply visit www.blackwellpublishing.com/cnt and select the subscription option to access the special ESHS member rates.

Centaurus has been re-launched in 2006 with a new editor, an expanded editorial board, and renewed emphasis on the comprehensive scope of the journal. As of 2007, Centaurus will be associated with the European Society for the History of Science. Not only does this mean that members of the ESHS will receive a discounted subscription price, it also opens up new opportunities in serving as the official journal for this high-level European forum for research in the history of science.

Such changes call for reflections on the future. As to specific intentions, we will of course continue to publish articles of the highest quality across the entire range of topics falling within our Aims & Scope. On this point, we can only repeat the words from the very first issue : the pages of Centaurus will be open to contributions of every kind of subject inside its scope, provided they are original in their contents, well authenticated and of lasting value.

But we also intend to strike out in some new directions to attract contributions.

Centaurus is Edited by Ida Stamhuis

Centaurus publishes an international spectrum of original research papers, review articles, notes and commentaries on the history of science, mathematics, medicine, biomedical science, earth science and technology, and their social and cultural aspects. Book reviews and review essays of publications within the journal’s scope are also included. The Editor also encourages suggestions for special issues, short papers on topics of current interest and articles suited to open peer commentary along with potential commentators.

Recent News and Announcements

Succesfull Call for Proposals for Special Issues of Centaurus

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Contemporary Russian Scholarship on the History of Science in Russia – Special Centaurus Issue

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Call for proposals for special issues of CENTAURUS in 2016 and 2017

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Online Content Now Available Back to Volume 1

All back issues of this journal are available online. Click here to browse contents and abstracts. For further information on how to access these issues please visit our Librarian Site.

Submitting a Paper to Centaurus

Centaurus uses ScholarOne Manuscripts (formerly known as Manuscript Central), the electronic editorial office run by ScholarOne. The new system brings with it a whole host of benefits including :

  • Quick and easy submission
  • Administration centralised and reduced
  • Significant decrease in peer review times

Submissions to Centaurus should be made via the online electronic editorial office. Full instructions and a help facility are available at the Centaurus Manuscript Central™ site : http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cnt.


Key Articles Online

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Centaurus - The Official Journal of the European Society for the History of Science

Hanne Andersen - Editor

Alexander von Humboldt - The Explorer and the Scientist

Eberhard Knobloch

Provisions Made for Prosperity and Affluence : Karl Sigmund Franz Freiherr von Stein zum Altenstein and the Establishment of the Gärtnerlehranstalt in Prussia

Björn Brüsch

Bengt Strömgren : Interstellar Glow, Helium Content, and Solar Life Supply, 1932-1940

Simon O. Rebsdorf