Symposium 7

International Journals with a Wide Coverage, Serving as Mirrors of Science in Different Cultures and Civilizations: Five Case Studies Presented by the Editors

Michela Malpangotto | CNRS, Observatoire de Paris
H. Floris Cohen | Universiteit Utrecht


Chair: Efthymios Nicolaidis

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Morning Session | 11:30-13:30
Venue: Marasleio Room 1

Efthymios Nicolaidis | Almagest: la publication d’une revue internationale sans soutien institutionnel

Sven Dupré | Journal for the History of Knowledge: A New Journal, Open Access, and Peer Reviewed

Koen Vermeir | Centaurus: vision and implementation

About the Symposium

Ever since the 17th century, journals have been the privileged sites of quick transmission of scientific results and of knowledge exchange. Therefore they are ideally placed to serve as platforms of reflection on how the sciences have been perceived, examined, and transmitted in various cultures and civilizations, and how they give voice to a transcultural history of knowledge. This is what situates them at the heart of the question at issue during the first Conference of the International Academy of the History of Science, dedicated to Science in Different Cultures and Civilizations. Towards a Transcultural History of Knowledge. We propose to address that question by means of a panel in which the editors of five broadly oriented, international journals in this domain present their journal to the audience and engage in discussion with it. Each of these journals gives voice to the history of the sciences in all eras and all cultural regions. Our shared objective is to show during our panel session how these journals have enabled and will be enabling, knowledge in the domain of the history of the sciences to get expressed and transmitted in the Information Age. Each editor is to take 15 minutes for her or his contribution, thus leaving 45 minutes for discussion with the audience. In each case, the editor spends 5 to 10 minutes on a topic specific for her or his own journal, and 10 to 5 minutes on what it takes to get a manuscript published in it, in terms of substantive requirements, length, nature, and duration of the refereeing procedure, and so on.