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Scope and policy

The aim of Scientiae Studiais to give visibility to academic production in the areas of philosophy and history of science without neglecting the contributions of related areas, such as the sociology of science and technology, the history of technical practices and the philosophy of technology. The journal’s orientation is strictly focused on philosophical and historical studies of science, understood broadly to include the exact, natural and human sciences, and the impact of the technological application of science on culture and on society.  From the outset, Scientiae Studia has aimed to publish contributions that attempt to understand science as a reflection of culture and an expression of the current stage of the process of civilization, analyzing the internal aspects that mark the rationality and autonomy of science, while also attending to the social values that give sustenance to scientific and technological practices and that provide the context for posing questions about the ethical and social responsibility of scientists and technologists.

Furthermore, the journal is addressed to the Portuguese and Spanish speaking scientific and academic communities, aiming not only to share critical (historical, epistemological, ethical) studies about science and technology, but also to foster a greater linguistic and cultural integration among the Latin American countries.

It should be especially noted that the editorial policy of the journal reflects a thoroughly interdisciplinary outlook, since it is dedicated to studies that enter into contact with the frontiers of disciplines such as philosophy, history, sociology and anthropology.

The journal publishes academic articles, translations of historically valuable scientific documents (mainly scientific correspondence), critical analyses of current publications in the areas of interest, discussions of relevant aspects of science and technology policies, and critical reviews of classical and recent texts.

Regarding peer review, an Editorial Board has been established, composed of scholars whose competence is recognized nationally and internationally in the areas of the journal’s specialization, and from the outset there has been a system of blind refereeing in place that involves two referees for each article, so as to ensure the quality of published articles, as well their fit with the journal’s orientation. Referees receive a set of instructions in order to ensure that the form of referees’ reports is more or less uniform.


Preparation of manuscripts

  • The journal publishes texts in Portuguese and Spanish.
  • Texts should be sent to in electronic format: .doc or .rtf. If they contain mathematical formulas or other symbols that require special editing, they should also be sent in .pdf.
  • The text, preferably not longer than 12,000 words, should be typed using font Times New Roman, size 12, with 1.5 spacing between lines.
  • The archive submitted should contain the name(s) of the author(s), the institution(s) to which they belong, their complete address(es), and up to 4 lines of professional information about each author.
  • Italics should be used to highlight terms or expressions in the text. Quotations, transcriptions and titles in foreign languages should appear between inverted commas.
  • Figures, engravings, illustrations and pictures in general should appear on separate pages. Images should be scanned in tones of grey, with minimum resolution of 300 dpi.
  • All images should be accompanied with appropriate captions and proper numbering.
  • Articles should be accompanied by abstracts of up to 200 words in Portuguese or Spanish, and in English.
  • Authors should submit 5 to 10 key words in Portuguese or Spanish, and in English.
  • Footnotes should be typed at the end of the archive, using the resources of footnotes’ automatic creation of the edition program.
  • Quotations and references to authors that occur within the text should follow the form (surname of author, date) or (surname of author, date, page).
  • Bibliographical references should be listed at the end of the article, in alphabetical order of the surnames of first authors, whose works should be listed according to date of publication (from the oldest to the most recent). Titles of periodicals, books, and names of publishers and cities should not be abbreviated.
  • Ideas presented in published texts are solely the responsibility of the authors, and do not necessarily represent the opinion of the Editorial Board and the Editorial Council.
  • All papers will be submitted to the process of blind review by 2 referees. The authors of articles not accepted for publication will receive an evaluation explaining the rejection. Resubmitted articles will go through a new process of evaluation.
  • The journal holds authors’ rights to all the articles published in it. Authors may republish their articles provided that they mention its prior publication in the journal.


Submission of manuscripts

Manuscripts should be sent to in electronic format: .doc or .rtf. If they contain mathematical formulas or other symbols that require special editing, they should also be sent in .pdf.


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