History of Human Sciences provides an important forum for contemporary research in the social sciences, in the humanities, and in human psychology and biology. It is especially concerned with research that reflexively examines its own historical origins and interdisciplinary influences in an effort to review current practice and to develop new research directions.
In recent years we have witnessed a significant convergence of interest between the social sciences and the humanities - as well as in relation to the psychological and biological sciences. Scholars are critically examining their traditional assumptions and preoccupations about human beings, their societies and their histories in light of developments which cut across disciplinary boundaries.
An Interdisciplinary Approach
History of the Human Sciences aims to expand our understanding of the human world through a broad interdisciplinary approach. The journal publishes articles from a wide range of fields - including sociology, psychology, anthropology, political science, philosophy, literary criticism, critical theory, art history, linguistics, and the law - that engage with the histories of these disciplines and the interactions between them.
The Editors are: Dr Felicity Callard (Durham University) [Editor-in-Chief], Dr Rhodri Hayward (Queen Mary University of London), Dr Angus Nicholls (Queen Mary University of London) and Dr Chris Renwick (University of York). Dr Chris Millard (University of Sheffield) is the Book Reviews Editor and Dr Des Fitzgerald (Cardiff University) is the Web and Social Media Editor.
Each Editor is based in a different discipline- geography, history and German/ comparative literature- and all have strong cross-disciplinary interests. They look forward to continuing the journal's rigorous interdisciplinary investigation of the human condition.
Regular Special Issues
The journal provides comprehensive coverage of a range of themes across the human sciences. Special issues and sections have been devoted to:
- Psychotherapy in Historical Perspective
- The Frankfurt School
- Social and Human Sciences across the Iron Curtain
- Visibility Matters
- Vygotsky in His, Our and Future Times
- Norbert Elias and Process Sociology
- Historians in the Archive
- Inventing the Psychosocial
- Foucault Across the Disciplines
- Neuroscience, Power and Culture
- Reflexivity in the Human Sciences
- The New Art History
- Rhetoric and Science
- New Developments in the History of Psychology
- Writing as a Human Science
- Hans Blumenberg
- Constructing the Social
- Identity, Self and Subject
- Making Sense of Science
- Identity, Memory and History
- Who Speaks? the Voice in the Human Sciences
Coverage of the Latest Literature
History of the Human Sciences publishes regular Review Essays and Reviews, keeping you in touch with the latest literature.
"History of the Human Sciences has become essential reading for anyone interested in those intersections linking theory, critical history and the human sciences as disciplines. The articles are distinctive and stimulating, and the reviews are indispensable." William Connolly
History of the Human Sciences is available on SAGE Journals Online.
History of the Human Sciences is a peer reviewed journal that aims to expand our understanding of the human world through an interdisciplinary approach. The journal publishes articles from a wide range of fields - including sociology, psychology, psychoanalysis, the neurosciences, anthropology, political science, philosophy, literary criticism, critical theory, art history, linguistics, and law - that engage with the histories of these disciplines and the interactions between them.
|Sabine Arnaud||Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Germany|
|Peter Barham||University of The West of England, UK|
|Gillian Beer||University of Cambridge, UK|
|Claude Blanckaert||Melun, France|
|Cornelius Borck||Universität zu Lübeck, Germany|
|Roy Boyne||Durham University, UK|
|Jamie Cohen-Cole||The George Washington University, US, USA|
|Alan Costall||Portsmouth University, UK|
|Kurt Danziger||York University, Toronto, Canada|
|Stephen Engelmann||University of Illinois at Chicago, US, USA|
|Des Fitzgerald||Cardiff University, UK|
|Steve Fuller||University of Warwick, Coventry, UK|
|Stefanos Geroulanos||New York University, US, USA|
|Ian Hacking||University of Toronto, Canada|
|Sarah Igo||Vanderbilt University, USA|
|Joel Isaac||University of Cambridge, UK|
|Junko Kitanaka||Keio University, Japan|
|Rebecca Lemov||Harvard University, US, USA|
|Geoffrey Lloyd||University of Cambridge, UK|
|Sarah Marks||Birkbeck, University of London, UK|
|Thomas Osborne||University of Bristol, UK|
|Michael Pettit||York University, Canada|
|Sadiah Qureshi||University of Birmingham, UK|
|Amanda Rees||University of York, UK|
|Chris Renwick||University of York, UK|
|Paul A. Roth||University of California-Santa Cruz, USA|
|Barbara Herrnstein Smith||Duke University, US, USA|
|Roger Smith||Independent Scholar, Moscow, Russia|
|Marianne Sommer||Universität Luzern, Switzerland|
|Carolyn Steedman||University of Warwick, UK|
|Arthur Still||University of Durham, UK|
|Marilyn Strathern||University of Cambridge, UK|
|John Tresch||University of Pennsylvania, US, USA|
|Stephen Turner||University of South Florida, USA|
|Neil Vickers||King’s College London, UK|
|Fernando Vidal||Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats, Spain|
|Hayden V White||University of California, Santa Cruz, USA|
|Robert M Young||London, UK|
Manuscript Submission Guidelines: History of the Human Sciences
This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics
This Journal recommends that authors follow the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals formulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).
Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/hist_hum_sci to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.
Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of History of the Human Sciences will be reviewed.
There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.
As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.
- What do we publish?
1.1 Aims & Scope
1.2 Article types
1.3 Writing your paper
- Editorial policies
2.1 Peer review policy
2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
- Publishing policies
3.1 Publication ethics
3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
3.3 Open access and author archiving
- Preparing your manuscript
4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
4.3 Supplementary material
4.4 Reference style
4.5 English language editing services
- Submitting your manuscript
5.2 Information required for completing your submission
- On acceptance and publication
6.1 SAGE Production
6.2 Online First publication
6.3 Access to your published article
6.4 Promoting your article
- Further information
Before submitting your manuscript to History of the Human Sciences, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.
History of the Human Sciences aims to expand our understanding of the human world through a broad interdisciplinary approach. The journal publishes critical articles from sociology, psychology, anthropology and politics and links their interests with those of philosophy, literary criticism, art history, linguistics, psychoanalysis, aesthetics and law.
The journal publishes original scholarly articles as well as review essays and reviews.
The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.
1.3.1 Make your article discoverable
When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online
History of the Human Sciences operates a double-blind peer review policy.
Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.
The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:
- Made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the work; or acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data,
- Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
- Approved the version to be published,
- Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.
Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship.
Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section. Please refer to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines for more information on authorship.
All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.
Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.
History of the Human Sciences requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.
History of the Human Sciences encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway
SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway
History of the Human Sciences and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.
3.1.2 Prior publication
If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.
Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway
History of the Human Sciences offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.
The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.
- Articles should be no more than 12,000 words long (including notes and references, and any other text). In the exceptional case, longer articles may be considered for publication.
- We will also require an abstract; five keywords; and a biographical note of no more than 50 words.
- Your name and details of your institutional affiliation should be provided, to facilitate the reviewing procedure.
Finally, it is important that you furnish us with a word-count of your paper.
For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines
Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.
This journal does not currently accept supplementary files.
History of the Human Sciences adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. View the SAGE Harvard guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.
Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.
History of the Human Sciences is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/hist_hum_sci to login and submit your article online.
IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created. For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.
As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities ensuring that their work is recognised.
We encourage all authors to add their ORCIDs to their SAGE Track accounts and include their ORCIDs as part of the submission process. If you don’t already have one you can create one here
You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).
Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway
Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly. Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.
Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.
SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.
Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos.
Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the History of the Human Sciences editorial office as follows:
Editorial office email address: email@example.com
Please direct questions relating to book reviews to the journal’s reviews editor, Rhodri Hayward: firstname.lastname@example.org