We are calling for proposals for Issue 4 (2019) of BJHS Themes, the annual open-access journal that is a companion to the British Journal for the History of Science. Like the BJHSBJHS Themes is published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the BSHS.

Previous volumes have included ‘Science of giants: India and China in the 20th Century’ (issue 1, 2016, guest editors Jahnavi Phalkey and Tong Lam) and ‘Animal agents’ (issue 2, 2017, guest editor Amanda Rees).

We are looking for proposals of the highest quality for the third issue, with the successful proposal to be decided through competition. The deadline for submission of proposals is 1 August 2017. Publication will be in early 2019.

Here are the aims:

BJHS Themes aims to publish open access, high-quality, scholarly, engaging collections of history of science papers, each collection of which will address a provocative theme. The journal is wholly open access – free to read online and normally free for authors too – funded through a collaboration between the British Society for the History of Science and Cambridge University Press. Now is the right time to launch a journal of this kind, because there is a need for an outlet through which edited collections of high quality history of science can reach a broad, scholarly audience. As a rigorously peer-reviewed, professionally-published, open access journals, BJHS Themes meets this need.

Like its sister publication, the British Journal for the History of ScienceBJHS Themes is a journal of the British Society for the History of Science (BSHS), a major learned society for its subject. There is one issue per year, consisting of more than 256 pages. 

More information can be found via the main BJHS Themes webpage at CUP: