Studia Historiae Scientiarum

Frequency: 1 volume / year e-ISSN: 2543-702X | p-ISSN: 2451-3202.

The Studia Historiae Scientiarum is a peer-reviewed, diamond open access journal (ie it is available online and free of any charges and an embargo time both to authors and readers) devoted to the history of science, and it is the first open access journal devoted to this branch of knowledge in Poland.  

The journal is published by the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences.


Polish and English are fully eligible languages of the publications in the journal (other languages are permissible in exceptional and duly justified cases).


The publications of the journal concern the following:

  • general history of science and its relationships with other domains of culture (philosophy, religion, art and technology) and other meta-sciences (philosophy of science, sociology of the scientific knowledge, scientometrics etc.);
  • history of specific disciplines (scientific theories, world views, scholars and scientific institutions);
  • history of scientific institutions researching the history of science;
  • tools and techniques for research in the history of science and teaching of the history of science.


Particular importance is placed on:

  • the Polish contribution to science;
  • mutual interactions of the Polish science and the foreign science;
  • international collaboration regarding the history of science;
  • open science regarding the history of science (including digital libraries) both on a national and international level;
  • critical appraisal of bibliometrics in the light of the history of science.


The sections of the journal:

  • Editorial;
  • Focal point (the section dedicated to discussing the achievements of scholars, research centers, or the research issues);
  • Science in Poland;
  • Science in Central and Eastern Europe;
  • Science in a European and global context;
  • Science without borders (a section dedicated to the analysis of genesis, content and reception of scientific "products", e.g. theories or scientific instruments);
  • Tools and techniques for research in the history of science, teaching the history of science;
  • Bibliometrics, science policy, scholarly communication;
  • Presentations and reviews;
  • Discussions and polemics;
  • Letters to the Editor;
  • Scientific chronicle (news and conference reports, report on the activity of the PAU Commission on the History of Science);
  • In memoriam.


Publishing in the journal is free of charge (no submission or article processing charges).

The only exception to this rule is if the author, authorized to a one-time proofreading, introduced changes that exceed 5% of the volume of the work. In such a situation the Publisher can request a return of the additional costs incurred.


The average time from submission to release: 36 weeks.


Copyright and sharing

The publication is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).


Author self-archiving policy

Author may share and distribute her / his article on any websites, repositories, blogs, social media, etc. immediately after its publication on the journal’s websites. In addition, the author is strongly advised to take such actions immediately after the publication of the article.

There is only one condition: When publishing, distributing or re-using the article, a) Studia Historiae Scientiarum should be clearly attributed as the place of publication and b) the correct bibliographic details should be added (including DOI and URL).