Early Science and Medicine

A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period

HerausgeberIn: Christoph Lüthy
Early Science and Medicine (ESM) is a peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to the history of science, medicine and technology from the earliest times through to the end of the eighteenth century. The need to treat in a single journal all aspects of scientific activity and thought to the eighteenth century is due to two factors: to the continued importance of ancient sources throughout the Middle Ages and the early modern period, and to the comparably low degree of specialization and the high degree of disciplinary interdependence characterizing the period before the professionalization of science.

The journal, which concerns itself mainly with the Western, Byzantine and Arabic traditions, is particularly interested in emphasizing these elements of continuity and interconnectedness, and it encourages their diachronic study from a variety of viewpoints, including commented text editions and monographic studies of historical figures and scientific questions or practices. Early Science and Medicine contains an extended book review section and occasionally dedicates special feature sections to emerging historiographic fields and methods of research.
The main language of the journal is English, although contributions in French and German are also accepted.

2018 Impact Factor: 0.45
5 Year Impact Factor: 0.475

For Guidelines to Contributors click here.
For more information, visit the ESM website at Radboud University.
Visit also the book series Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy and Science.
Arts and Humanities Citation Index
Current Contents/Arts & Humanities
Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
Science Citation Index Expanded
Academic Search Alumni Edition
Academic Search Complete
Academic Search Elite
Academic Search Premier
Academic Search Ultimate
Advanced Placement Source
Biomedical Reference Collection: Corporate
Current Abstracts
Current Mathematical Publications
Dietrich's Index Philosophicus
Excerpta Medica Abstract Journals
IBZ - Internationale Bibliographie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Zeitschriftenliteratur
Internationale Bibliographie der Rezensionen Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlicher Literatur
International Review of Biblical Studies
Index Islamicus Database
Mathematical Reviews
Repertoire Bibliographique de la Philosophie
STM Source
TOC Premier
Online submission: Articles for publication in Early Science and Medicine can be submitted online through Editorial Manager, please click here. As of July 1st 2017, full colour images and figures are published free of charge.

Download Author Instructions (PDF).
Christoph Lüthy, Radboud University, Nijmegen

Associate Editors
Davide Cellamare, Radboud University, Nijmegen

Book Review Editors
Tawrin Baker, The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Davide Cellamare, Radboud University, Nijmegen
Joel A. Klein, The Huntington, San Marino, CA
Valentina Pugliano, Christ's College, Cambridge
Jole Shackelford, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN

Language Editor
Brian Clarke

Founding Editor
Hans Thijssen, Radboud University, Nijmegen

Editorial Board
Peter Anstey, The University of Sydney
Domenico Bertoloni Meli, Indiana University Bloomington
Stefano Caroti, Museo Galileo, Florence
Tobias Cheung, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Serafina Cuomo, Birkbeck College, University of London
Michael Edwards, Jesus College, Cambridge
André Goddu, Stonehill College, North Easton, MA
Anita Guerrini, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Niccolò Guicciardini, Università degli Studi di Bergamo
Ann Hanson, Yale University, New Haven
Hiro Hirai, Radboud University, Nijmegen
Jan P. Hogendijk, Utrecht University
Michael Hunter, Birkbeck College, University of London
Elaheh Kheirandish, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Colin Guthrie King, Providence College, Providence, RI
Sachiko Kusukawa, Trinity College, Cambridge
Craig Martin, Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice
Michael R. McVaugh, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
William R. Newman, Indiana University, Bloomington
Jennifer Rampling, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Sophie Roux, École Normale Supérieure, Paris
Thomas Rütten, Newcastle University
Thomas B. Settle, Polytechnic Institute, New York University
Alan E. Shapiro, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN
Nancy Siraisi, Hunter College, City University of New York
Vasileios Syros, University of Jyväskylä
Brian Vickers, School of Advanced Study, University of London
Robert S. Westman, University of California San Diego
Those interested in the early history of science defined in its widest form to include natural philosophy, optics, astronomy, natural history, and the occult sciences.
Christoph Lüthy (Ph.D. in the History of Science, Harvard University, 1995) is a Research Fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has previously worked at the Dibner Institute (M.I.T., Cambridge, Mass.), the Swiss Institute (Rome), and the Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte (Berlin). He is particularly interested in early modern matter theory, notably atomism, and the graphic aspects of scientific theories, and has a pronounced weakness for Julius Caesar Scaliger, Giordano Bruno, David Gorlaeus, Daniel Sennert, and René Descartes.