The University of Chicago Press is pleased to announce the publication of HOPOS: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science.

The digital edition of the inaugural issue (Spring 2011) is now available free for a limited time to all visitors to the journal's home on the web:

With no other current publication addressing the history of philosophy of science, the HOPOS journal will have its own place in a growing area of research.

The journal situates understanding of individual sciences within their historical settings and against the backdrop of mainstream issues in philosophical thought relevant to the growth of our knowledge of the world and of human nature.

"Our aim is a journal that provides an outlet for interdisciplinary work that is not often easy to publish in existing journals," said Rose-Mary Sargent of Merrimack College who will serve as the journal's first editor. "Both subject matter and length restrictions in existing journals do not allow for the extensive bibliographical references so often required in works that are of both a philosophical and a historical nature. HOPOS provides an important new venue for this kind of scholarship."

The journal is available in both print and electronic formats. Each issue will contain a minimum of four articles and 10 to 15 book reviews. Articles are blind reviewed by two or three referees.

The first issue is dedicated to the memory of Ernan McMullin, one of the founders of the discipline who died unexpectedly while the issue was in press.

For subscription information, go to the journal's website, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 877-705-1878 (outside the U.S. and Canada, call 773-753-3347).