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History of the Human Sciences

2015 Impact Factor: 0.247
2015 Ranking: 49/60 in History & Philosophy Of Science (SCI) | 37/44 in History & Philosophy Of Science (SSCI) | 26/35 in History of Social Sciences
2016 Release of Journal Citation Reports, Source: 2015 Web of Science Data

Editors
Felicity Callard Durham University, UK
Rhodri Hayward Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Angus Nicholls Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Chris Renwick University of York, UK
Book Reviews Editor
Chris Millard University of Sheffield, UK
Web & Social Media Editor
Des Fitzgerald Cardiff University, UK
Editorial Assistant
Sarah Thompson University of Durham, UK


eISSN: 1461720X | ISSN: 09526951 | Current volume: 30 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: 5 Times/Year

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. 

Critical Examination

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. 

Editors

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

Electronic access:

History of the Human Sciences is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at http://hhs.sagepub.com

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. 

Advisory Editorial Board
Sabine Arnaud Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Germany
Peter Barham University of the West of England
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
Alan Costall Portsmouth University, UK
Kurt Danziger York University, Toronto
Stephen Engelmann University of Illinois at Chicago, US
Des Fitzgerald Cardiff University, UK
Steve Fuller University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
Stefanos Geroulanos New York University, US
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
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
Roger Smith Independent Scholar, Moscow
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
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
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    1. Peer review policy
    2. Article types
    3. Authorship
    4. How to submit your manuscript
    5. Journal contributor's publishing agreement
      5.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access
    6. Statements and conventions
      6.1 Acknowledgments
      6.2 Declaration of conflicting interests
      6.3 Funding acknowledgement
      6.4 Other statements and conventions
    7. Permissions
    8. Manuscript style
      8.1 File types
      8.2 Journal style
      8.3 Reference style
      8.4 Manuscript preparation
    9. After acceptance
      9.1 Proofs
      9.2 E-Prints
      9.3 SAGE production
      9.4 OnlineFirst publication
    10. Further information

    History of Human Sciences provides an important forum for contemporary social science research that examines its own historical origins and interdisciplinary influences in an effort to review current practice.

     

    1. Peer review policy

    History of the Human Sciences operates a double-blind peer review policy.

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    2. Article types

    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.

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    3. Authorship

    Papers should only be submitted for consideration once the authorization of all contributing authors has been gathered. 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:

    1. have made a substantial contribution to the concept and design, acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data
    2. drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content
    3. approved the version to be published.

    Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.

    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 ICMJE Authorship guidelines at http://www.icmje.org/ethical_1author.html.

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    4. How to submit your manuscript

    Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines and instructions to authors provided below. Manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    [Use either ScholarOne information as follows or provide instructions for submitting elsewhere. Additionally add any other submission procedures required for other article types, e.g. book review editor contact details.]

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    History of the Human Sciences is hosted on SAGE track a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts.

    Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines below, and then simply 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.

    All papers must be submitted via the online system.

    If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, or seek advice on the submission process please contact the Editor, James Good at the following email address: h.h.sciences@durham.ac.uk.

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    5. Journal contributor’s publishing agreement   

    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 our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal 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 articles published in the Journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the Journal against malpractice.  Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article 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 (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all SAGE journals, or appropriate legal action.

    5.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access

    For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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    6. Statements and conventions

    6.1. Acknowledgements

    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.

    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, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Authors should disclose whether they had any writing assistance and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.

    6.2 Declaration of conflicting interests

    Within your Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement you will be required to make a certification with respect to a declaration of conflicting interests. History of the Human Sciences does not require a declaration of conflicting interests but recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    6.3 Funding Acknowledgement

    To comply with the guidance for Research Funders, Authors and Publishers issued by the Research Information Network (RIN), History of the Human Sciences additionally requires all Authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit Funding Acknowledgements on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding or state in your acknowledgments that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. 

    6.4 Other statements and conventions

    Non applicable.

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    7. Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining 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 visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    8. Manuscript style

    8.1 File types

    Only electronic files conforming to the journal's guidelines will be accepted. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, XLS. LaTeX files are also accepted. Templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway. Please also refer to additional guideline on submitting artwork below.

    8.2 Journal Style

    History of the Human Sciences conforms to the SAGE house style.  Click here to review guidelines on SAGE UK House Style.

    • 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.

    8.3 Reference Style

    History of the Human Sciences adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. Click here to review the guidelines on SAGE Harvard to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, download the SAGE Harvard output style by following this link and save to the appropriate folder (normally for Windows C:\Program Files\EndNote\Styles and for Mac OS X Harddrive:Applications:EndNote:Styles). Once you’ve done this, open EndNote and choose “Select Another Style...” from the dropdown menu in the menu bar; locate and choose this new style from the following screen.

    8.4 Manuscript Preparation

    The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point.

    8.4.1 Your Title, Keywords and Abstracts: Helping readers find your article online

    The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting SAGE’s Journal Author Gateway Guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

    8.4.2 Corresponding Author Contact details

    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    8.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics

    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.

    8.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files

    History of the Human Sciences does not currently accept supplemental files.

    8.4.5 English Language Editing services

    Non-English speaking authors who would like to refine their use of language in their manuscripts might consider using a professional editing service.  Visit English Language Editing Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    9. After acceptance           

    9.1 Proofs

    We will email a PDF of the proofs to the corresponding author for checking and correction. Proofs should be corrected carefully; the responsibility for detecting errors lies with the author.

    9.2 E-Prints

    SAGE provides authors with access to a PDF of their final article. For further information please visit Offprints and Reprints on our Journal Author Gateway.

    9.3 SAGE Production

    At SAGE we place an extremely strong emphasis on the highest production standards possible. We attach high importance to our quality service levels in copy-editing, typesetting, printing, and online publication (http://online.sagepub.com/). We also seek to uphold excellent author relations throughout the publication process.

    We value your feedback to ensure we continue to improve our author service levels. On publication all corresponding authors will receive a brief survey questionnaire on your experience of publishing in History of the Human Sciences with SAGE. 

    9.4 OnlineFirst Publication

    A large number of journals benefit from OnlineFirst, a feature offered through SAGE’s electronic journal platform, SAGE Journals Online. It allows final revision articles (completed articles in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final print and online journal issue which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. For more information please visit our OnlineFirst Fact Sheet.

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    10. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission process should be sent to the Editorial Office as follows:

    Editorial office email address: h.h.sciences@durham.ac.uk.

    Please direct questions relating to book reviews to the journal’s reviews editor, Rhodri Hayward: r.hayward@qmul.ac.uk.

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