Focus and Scope
Circumscribere: International Journal for the History of Science is an online open-access peer-reviewed journal specialized in the History of Science and allied fields.
Published by Centre Simão Mathias of Studies in History of Science, PUC-SP (CESIMA), issues are published twice a year, in March and September.
Contributions are published in English, French, Portuguese or Spanish or in two or more of these languages (provided one is English).
Indexing/abstracting: Isis Current Bibliography; Latindex
Peer Review Process
Submissions will be reviewed by one or more reviewers, to be chosen by the journal editors, according to the specific subject of each submission. Reviewers will judge submissions according to: 1) the relevance of the subject for the History of Science; 2) theoretical consistency; 3) methodological consistency; 4) internal coherence; 5) relevance and updating of bibliographical references. Reviews take, usually, 3 to 6 months, reviewers are chosen among the journal consultants or ad hoc, according to the subject of the contribution.
The journal is published twice a year, in March and September.
Translations into other languages of published articles may be added later during the editorial year.
Open Access Policy
This journal offers immediate open access to its contents following the principles that free availability of scientific knowledge favors universal democratization of knowledge.