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).



Studia Historiae Scientiarum at social media


We are pleased to inform that our open and free access journal Studia Historiae Scientiarum (e-ISSN: 2543-702X | p-ISSN: 2451-3202) – which publishes articles in English or Polish and is indexed, among others, in Scopus – is already present on social media.

The colleagues  using social media are asked to follow our profiles, i.e. to add our profiles to favorites, to like them, to discuss / add comments to our posts, etc.

The journal’s social media profiles addresses are given below.


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Crossref Similarity Check


From volume 18 (2019) to check the originality of articles submitted for publication in the journal Studia Historiae Scientiarum, this journal uses the Crossref Similarity Check anti-plagiarism service.

Od tomu 18 (2019), aby sprawdzić oryginalność artykułów zgłaszanych do opublikowania w czasopiśmie Studia Historiae Scientiarum, czasopismo to korzysta z serwisu antyplagiatowego Crossref Similarity Check.

Posted: 2019-09-24

Scopus database / Baza Scopus


On 14 June 2019, the journal Studia Historiae Scientiarum was accepted into the Scopus indexing database. On 16 September this year an agreement was signed on indexing the journal in this database.

W dniu 14 czerwca 2019 r. czasopismo Studia Historiae Scientiarum zostało przyjęte do bazy indeksacyjnej Scopus. W dniu 16 września br. podpisana została umowa w sprawie indeksowania czasopisma w tej bazie. 

Posted: 2019-09-24 More...

Support for scientific journals 2019-2020 / Wsparcie dla czasopism naukowych 2019-2020


We are pleased to announce that the journal "Studia Historiae Scientiarum" has been awarded funding in the competition "Support for scientific journals 2019-2020" organized by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Poland. 

Z przyjemnością informujemy, że czasopismo „Studia Historiae Scientiarum”, zostało laureatem konkursu MNiSW “Wsparcie dla czasopism naukowych 2019-2020”.

Posted: 2019-04-17 More...

Upcoming events / Nadchodzące wydarzenia


International conferences on the history, philosophy and sociology of science and technology:

Międzynarodowe konferencje z historii, filozofii i socjologii nauki i techniki:

College Station, TX USA (20–22.05.2019)

Tallinn (14–15.06.2019)

Torino (15–17.07.2019)

Katowice (20–27.07.2019)

Utrecht (23–27.07.2019)

Maastricht (29.07. – 2.08.2019)

Prague (5–10.08.2019)

New Orleans, LA USA (4–7.09.2019)

Geneva 2019 (11–14.09.2019)

Athens (12–15.09.2019)

Kraków (19–21.09.2019)

Vilnus (19–21.09.2019)

Lisbon (4–5.10.2019)

Bologna (31.08. – 3.09.2020)

Prague (25–31.07.2021)

Posted: 2019-01-05

Call for articles for SHS 17 (2018) volume, to appear in December of 2018, and SHS 18 (2019) volume, to appear at the latest in December 2019.


Studia Historiae Scientiarum (SHS), the annual peer-reviewed, diamond open access journal (ie available online and free of any charges and an embargo time both to authors and readers) devoted to the history of science, currently soliciting articles, presentations and reviews of books, and reports from conferences for its 17 (2018) volume, to appear in December of 2018, and its 18 (2019) volume, to appear at the latest in December 2019.


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