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Centaurus JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE to become fully Open Access in 2022

The European Society for the History of Science (ESHS) and Brepols announce a partnership to publish the Society’s flagship journal Centaurus. Journal of the European Society for the History of Science fully in Open Access from 2022 onwards, at no cost to the authors or readers.

"We are thrilled to relaunch Centaurus, the official journal of ESHS, in partnership with Brepols, a distinguished publisher in the field of history of science. Our journal plays a central role in the life of our Society and is indispensable in fostering and disseminating excellent historical research on past science and related cultural practices. Our joint endeavor with Brepols is meant to turn Centaurus into a fully Open Access journal, at no cost to its authors, and, thereby, to make it freely accessible to the worldwide history of science community."

Theodore Arabatzis, President of the European Society for the History of Science

"We are very honoured to partner with the ESHS to publish their prestigious journal Centaurus. It is our mission to deliver highquality services and content, for the widest readership possible, at the lowest cost to the academic community. We believe Subscribe-to-Open can fulfill this mission and become a fair and inclusive route to Open Access. For this, we count on the support and loyalty of libraries and institutes worldwide, to create a solid Open Access funding alternative for the humanities."

Paul De Jongh, Managing Director of Brepols

Subscribe-to-Open is a Coalition-S endorsed solution for sustainable and equitable open access publishing that provides an alternative to article processing charges (APCs), the mechanism used by most open access journals. It uses existing library relationships and subscriptions to convert gated journals to open access. Institutions simply subscribe or renew their subscriptions – there are no additional processes – and as long as subscription revenues are sustainable, the year’s issues are published open access.

Libraries and institutions interested in supporting Centaurus can contact: periodicals@brepols.net

Authors are invited to submit their articles here: www.manuscriptmanager.net/centaurus

More information will follow soon.Questions can be asked directly to:

open.access@brepols.net