Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences

HSNS cover imageHSNS (Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences, formerly known as HSPS) is an international quarterly journal published by the University of California Press for the Office for History of Science and Technology, University of California, Berkeley. It publishes scholarly articles, including intellectual, cultural, political, and institutional studies of the natural sciences in Western and non-Western societies since the eighteenth century. The editorial board encourages substantial accounts of original research, but also considers review articles and succinct contributions on the historiography and politics of science. Special issues appear regularly. All issues can be found on JSTOR.

The editorial foreword to the inaugural issue of HSNS (Vol. 38, Issue 1) is available here.

Submission Guidelines

Authors should prepare manuscripts in accordance with HSNS style. For guidance refer to our style sheet and a model article. For guidance on book reviews, see our book review style sheet.

Please observe the following instructions:

  •  • Supply an abstract upon submission.
  •  • Submit your manuscript in MS Word or RTF format, double-spaced and formatted for 8½ x 11 paper. Number pages continuously.
  •  • Prepare footnotes double-spaced using the footnote editor. HSNS follows the Chicago Manual of Style humanities style for footnotes; refer to the style sheet. No bibliography is required.
  •  • Send images, captions, tables, and displayed equations as separate files. Do not embed images in a Word document or PowerPoint. Scans should be made at min. 300 dpi for grayscale (600 dpi for line art) and saved in TIFF format. Print quality of images supplied in GIF or JPEG format cannot be guaranteed.

Manuscripts should be sent as e-mail attachments to Managing Editor Davinder Sidhu, e-mail: hsns@berkeley.edu


Editorial Board

  •      Michael D. Gordin, Princeton University (chair)
  •      Deborah R. Coen, Yale University
  •      A. J. Lustig, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
  •      Cyrus Mody, Maastricht University
  •      Amy Fisher, University of Puget Sound

Associate Editors

  •      Cathryn Carson, University of California, Berkeley
  •      Soraya de Chadarevian, University of California, Los Angeles
  •      Angela N. H. Creager, Princeton University
  •      Olivier Darrigol, CNRS (REHSEIS)
  •      Jacob Darwin Hamblin, Oregon State University
  •      David Kaiser, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  •      Ursula Klein, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
  •      Alexei Kojevnikov, University of British Columbia
  •      Jennifer S. Light, Northwestern University
  •      Stuart McCook, University of Guelph
  •      W. Patrick McCray, University of California, Santa Barbara
  •      Erika L. Milam, Princeton University
  •      Giuliano Pancaldi, University of Bologna
  •      Buhm Soon Park, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
  •      Michael Reidy, Montana State University
  •      Jessica Riskin, Stanford University
  •      Jutta Schickore, Indiana University
  •      Sigrid Schmalzer, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  •      David Sepkoski, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
  •      Hallam Stevens, Nanyang Technological University
  •      Bruno J. Strasser, Université de Genève
  •      Adelheid Voskuhl, University of Pennsylvania
  •      Zuoyue Wang, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  •      M. Norton Wise, University of California, Los Angeles
  •      Matthias Dörries, Université de Strasbourg

Managing Editor

  •      Davinder Sidhu


Editorial Office

  •      Office for History of Science and Technology
  •      543 Stephens Hall
  •      University of California
  •      Berkeley, CA 94720-2350

Book Review Office

  •      Michael Reidy, Montana State University
  •      David Sepkoski, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

Within the EU, send books to

  •      David Sepkoski
  •      Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
  •      Boltzmannstrabe, 22
  •      14195 Berlin, Germany

Outside the EU, send books to

  •      Michael Reidy
  •      Department of History of Philosophy
  •      Montana State University
  •      2-170 Wilson Hall
  •      Bozeman, MT 59717

To subscribe, please visit the University of California Press website.

HSNS Cover image: Lichtenberg figure courtesy of Dr. John W. Gudenas

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