History of Science journal goes open access

Centaurus: Journal of the European Society for the History of Science will be fully Open Acces starting in 2022. The academic journal will be at no cost for authors or readers thanks to a partnership between the European Society for the History of Science (ESHS) and Brepols Publishers. 

Centaurus began in 1950 and has remained one of the major journals devoted to the study of the history of science. Dozens of articles related to the Middle Ages have been published over the years, with some recent articles being:


“Learning Medieval Astronomy through Tables: The Case of the Equatorie of the Planetis,” by Seb Falk

“Rosewater and Philosophers’ Oil: Thermo-chemical processing in medieval and early modern Spanish pharmacy,” by Paula De Vos


“Vestiges of the emergence of overspecification and indifference to visual accuracy in the mathematical diagrams of medieval manuscripts,” by Christián C. Carman

“We are thrilled to relaunch Centaurus, the offcial journal of ESHS, in partnership with Brepols, a distinguished publisher in the field of history of science,” says Theodore Arabatzis, President of the European Society for the History of Science. “Our journal plays a central role in the life of our Society and is indispensable in fostering and disseminating excellent historical research on past science and related cultural practices. Our joint endeavor with Brepols is meant to turn Centaurus into a fully Open Access journal, at no cost to its authors, and, thereby, to make it freely accessible to the worldwide history of science community.”

Paul De Jongh, Managing Director of Brepols, adds, “We are very honoured to partner with the ESHS to publish their prestigious journal Centaurus. It is our mission to deliver high-quality services and content, for the widest readership possible, at the lowest cost to the academic community. We believe Subscribe-to-Open can fulfil this mission and become a fair and inclusive route to Open Access. For this, we count on the support and loyalty of libraries and institutes worldwide, to create a solid Open Access funding alternative for the humanities.”

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