Call for thematic dossiers: HoST – Journal of History of Science and Technology (2025)

HoST – Journal of History of Science and Technologyrecently indexed by Scopus, is an open access, on-line peer-reviewed international journal devoted to the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, published in English by a group of Portuguese research institutions and Sciendo. HoST encourages submissions of original historical research exploring the cultural, social and political dimensions of science, technology, and medicine (STM), both from a local and a global perspective. 

Past thematic issues have dealt with topics as diverse as circulation, science communication, natural history, or the relation between science, technology and politics. Future issues might deal with both established and emerging areas of scholarship. The editors of HoST are looking for proposals for two thematic dossiers to be published in 2025 (HoST volume 19, issue 1-June; issue 2-December).

Each thematic dossier should be prepared by the guest editor(s) and include four research papers along with an introduction.

Proposals should include the following items:

  1. An abstract describing the topic for the thematic dossier and its significance (500 words);
  2. A list of the contributors along with the titles and abstracts (300 words each) of the four research papers;
  3. Brief CVs (300 words) of the guest editor(s) and authors.

The guest editor(s) and the contributors must be prepared to meet HoST’s publication schedule:

Deadline for the submission of proposals (general abstract, paper titles and abstracts, and brief CVs) 20 January 2024
Deadline for the submission of research papers to be published in the June 2025 issue 31 July 2024
Deadline for the submission of research papers to be published in the December 2025 issue 30 December 2024 

Proposals will be subject to approval by the Editorial Board and authors will be informed of the outcome by February 2024. 

Submissions should be sent as an e-mail attachment (preferably in one single .doc, .docx, .rtf or .odt file), to the chief-editor:

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