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Perspectives on Science

Vol. 6 (1998) through current issue

Perspectives on Science publishes science studies that integrate historical, philosophical, and sociological perspectives. Its interdisciplinary approach is intended to foster a more comprehensive understanding of the sciences and the contexts in which they develop. Each issue is comprised of theoretical essays, case studies and review essays.

Published by: The MIT Press

Volume 23, 2015

Volume 22, 2014

Volume 21, 2013

Volume 20, 2012

Volume 19, 2011

Volume 18, 2010

Volume 17, 2009

Volume 16, 2008

Volume 15, 2007

Volume 14, 2006

Volume 13, 2005

Volume 12, 2004

Volume 11, 2003

Volume 10, 2002

Volume 9, 2001

Volume 8, 2000

Volume 7, 1999

Volume 6, 1998


E-ISSN: 1530-9274
Print ISSN: 1063-6145

Submission Guidelines

Guidelines for Contributors

We invite submissions of original articles to Perspectives on Science (POS). All articles deemed appropriate for POS are sent out for peer review by scholars who are experts in the author's particular field. POS can only consider and publish articles written in English. We cannot accept or review articles that have been previously published or are under consideration by any other journal or publisher. We regret that we are not able to pay contributors; however, each author will receive twenty-five reprints of the article in print.

Preparation of Copy

  1. All manuscripts must be in the English language, typed on sturdy paper, and double-spaced throughout (including all quotations, tables, footnotes, etc.). Allow margins of about 1 and one-half inches all around. Wide margins and full double space between lines are needed to provide room for copyediting and for directions to the printer. The maximum length for articles may not exceed 15,000 words including references, notes, table, figures, etc.
  2. Attach a title page that presents the title of the manuscript and the name and affiliation of the author. The title page is numbered page 1. All pages should be fully integrated (e.g., a page inserted between page 7 and 8 cannot be numbered 7A; it must be numbered 8 and the remaining pages renumbered). The remainder of the manuscript should be prepared for blind review.
  3. Include a one-paragraph abstract of not more than 100 words.
  4. All tables, charts, and figures should appear on separate pages after the reference list and be numbered consecutively with the rest of the paper.
  5. Authors should cite all references in the text, with a list of references following the body of the article. Footnotes are expository in nature--that is, they do not contain bibliographical information. However, they may contain reference citations.

References in Text:

Volume number in text reference: (Smith 1968, 3:12-14) or (Smith 1968, vol. 3). If two dates are necessary to show historical development, use brackets: Smith's Wealth of Nations ([1776] 1962) or (Smith [1776] 1962). Use the original date in text (first appearance only). Order in reference list is determined by original date.

Reference List:

Adler, Paul S. 1990. "Marx, Machines, and Skill." Technology and Culture 31:780-812.

Crane, Lester. 1984. "Studies in Madness and Criminality." Pp. 12-16 in Crime and Criminals. Vol. 2. Edited by Fred Smith. New York: Academic Press.

Guest, Avery, and Nancy Landale. 1984. "Patterns of Intergenerational Criminality in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminologists.

McKee, Alexander. 1972. "The Influence of British Naval Strategy on Ship Design." Pp. 229-30 in A History of Seafaring. Edited by George F. Bass. Translated by Tom Brown. New York: Wiley.

Piaget, J. (1951) 1985. The Origin of the Idea of Danger in the Child. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France.

Submission of Manuscripts

Manuscripts prepared in accordance with the journal’s guidelines may be submitted by email, in Word or RTF format, to: pos@cas.usf.edu

A typescript copy, if necessary, may be submitted to:

Perspectives on Science
Department of Philosophy, FAO226
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL 33620 USA

Editorial Board

Volume 23, Number 2, Summer 2015

Editor

Alex Levine, University of South Florida

Mordechai Feingold, California Institute of Technology

Co-Editor and Book Review Editor

Mordechai Feingold, California Institute of Technology

Associate Editors

Jed Buchwald, California Institute of Technology

Edna Suárez-Díaz, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Stephen Turner, University of South Florida

Advisory Editors

André Ariew

Peter Barker

John Beatty

Ann Blair

Richard Burian

Alan Gabbey

Peter Galison

Daniel Garber

Jean Gayon

Bernard Goldstein

Thomas Hankins

William Harper

Don Howard

Dana Jalobeanu

Douglas Jesseph

Lynn Joy

Bruno Latour

Helen Longino

Mary Jo Nye

Katharine Park

Marcello Pera

Andrew Pickering

Trevor Pinch

Shirley Roe

George Smith

Katherine Tachau

Robert S. Westman

Steven Woolgar

Managing Editor

Eileen Kahl

Christine Wiesler

Former Editor

Joseph C. Pitt (1992–2002)

Roger Ariew (2001–2013)

Volume 23, Number 1, Spring 2015

Editor

Alex Levine, University of South Florida

Mordechai Feingold, California Institute of Technology

Co-Editor and Book Review Editor

Mordechai Feingold, California Institute of Technology

Associate Editors

Jed Buchwald, California Institute of Technology

Edna Suárez-Díaz, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Stephen Turner, University of South Florida

Advisory Editors

André Ariew

Peter Barker

John Beatty

Ann Blair

Richard Burian

Alan Gabbey

Peter Galison

Daniel Garber

Jean Gayon

Bernard Goldstein

Thomas Hankins

William Harper

Don Howard

Dana Jalobeanu

Douglas Jesseph

Lynn Joy

Bruno Latour

Helen Longino

Mary Jo Nye

Katharine Park

Marcello Pera

Andrew Pickering

Trevor Pinch

Shirley Roe

George Smith

Katherine Tachau

Robert S. Westman

Steven Woolgar

Managing Editor

Eileen Kahl

Lucio Mare

Former Editor

Joseph C. Pitt (1992–2002)

Roger Ariew (2001–2013)

Volume 22, Number 4, Winter 2014

Editor

Alex Levine, University of South Florida

Mordechai Feingold, California Institute of Technology

Co-Editor and Book Review Editor

Mordechai Feingold, California Institute of Technology

Associate Editors

Jed Buchwald, California Institute of Technology

Joseph C. Pitt, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Stephen Turner, University of South Florida

Advisory Editors

André Ariew

Peter Barker

John Beatty

Ann Blair

Richard Burian

Alan Gabbey

Peter Galison

Daniel Garber

Jean Gayon

Bernard Goldstein

Thomas Hankins

William Harper

Don Howard

Dana Jalobeanu

Douglas Jesseph

Lynn Joy

Bruno Latour

Helen Longino

Mary Jo Nye

Katharine Park

Marcello Pera

Andrew Pickering

Trevor Pinch

Shirley Roe

George Smith

Katherine Tachau

Robert S. Westman

Steven Woolgar

Managing Editor

Eileen Kahl with Lucio Mare

Former Editor

Joseph C. Pitt (1992–2002)

Roger Ariew (2001–2013)

Volume 22, Number 3, Fall 2014

Editor

Alex Levine, University of South Florida
Mordechai Feingold, California Institute of Technology

Co-Editor and Book Review Editor

Mordechai Feingold, California Institute of Technology

Associate Editors

Jed Buchwald, California Institute of Technology
Joseph C. Pitt, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Stephen Turner, University of South Florida

Advisory Editors

André Ariew
Peter Barker
John Beatty
Ann Blair
Richard Burian
Alan Gabbey
Peter Galison
Daniel Garber
Jean Gayon
Bernard Goldstein
Thomas Hankins
William Harper
Don Howard
Dana Jalobeanu
Douglas Jesseph
Lynn Joy
Bruno Latour
Helen Longino
Mary Jo Nye
Katharine Park
Marcello Pera
Andrew Pickering
Trevor Pinch
Shirley Roe
George Smith
Katherine Tachau
Robert S. Westman
Steven Woolgar

Managing Editor

Eileen Kahl with Lucio Mare

Former Editor

Joseph C. Pitt (1992–2002)
Roger Ariew (2001–2013)

Volume 22, Number 2, Summer 2014

Editor

Alex Levine, University of South Florida

Co-Editor and Book Review Editor

Mordechai Feingold, California Institute of Technology

Associate Editors

Jed Buchwald, California Institute of Technology
Joseph C. Pitt, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Stephen Turner, University of South Florida

Advisory Editors

André Ariew
Peter Barker
John Beatty
Ann Blair
Richard Burian
Alan Gabbey
Peter Galison
Daniel Garber
Jean Gayon
Bernard Goldstein
Thomas Hankins
William Harper
Don Howard
Dana Jalobeanu
Douglas Jesseph
Lynn Joy
Bruno Latour
Helen Longino
Mary Jo Nye
Katharine Park
Marcello Pera
Andrew Pickering
Trevor Pinch
Shirley Roe
George Smith
Katherine Tachau
Robert S. Westman
Steven Woolgar

Managing Editor

Eileen Kahl with Lucio Mare

Former Editor

Joseph C. Pitt (1992–2002)
Roger Ariew (2001–2013)

Volume 22, Number 1, Spring 2014

Editor

Alex Levine, University of South Florida

Co-Editor and Book Review Editor

Mordechai Feingold, California Institute of Technology

Associate Editors

Jed Buchwald, California Institute of Technology
Joseph C. Pitt, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Stephen Turner, University of South Florida

Advisory Editors

André Ariew
Peter Barker
John Beatty
Ann Blair
Richard Burian
Alan Gabbey
Peter Galison
Daniel Garber
Jean Gayon
Bernard Goldstein
Thomas Hankins
William Harper
Don Howard
Dana Jalobeanu
Douglas Jesseph
Lynn Joy
Bruno Latour
Helen Longino
Mary Jo Nye
Katharine Park
Marcello Pera
Andrew Pickering
Trevor Pinch
Shirley Roe
George Smith
Katherine Tachau
Robert S. Westman
Steven Woolgar

Managing Editor

Eileen Kahl with Lucio Mare

Former Editor

Joseph C. Pitt (1992–2002)
Roger Ariew (2001–2013)

Volume 21, Number 4, Winter 2013

Editor

Alex Levine, University of South Florida

Co-Editor and Book Review Editor

Mordechai Feingold, California Institute of Technology

Associate Editors

Jed Buchwald, California Institute of Technology
Joseph C. Pitt, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Stephen Turner, University of South Florida

Advisory Editors

André Ariew
Peter Barker
John Beatty
Ann Blair
Richard Burian
Alan Gabbey
Peter Galison
Daniel Garber
Jean Gayon
Bernard Goldstein
Thomas Hankins
William Harper
Don Howard
Dana Jalobeanu
Douglas Jesseph
Lynn Joy
Bruno Latour
Helen Longino
Mary Jo Nye
Katharine Park
Marcello Pera
Andrew Pickering
Trevor Pinch
Shirley Roe
George Smith
Katherine Tachau
Robert S. Westman
Steven Woolgar

Managing Editor

Eileen Kahl with Lucio Mare

Former Editor

Joseph C. Pitt (1992–2002)
Roger Ariew (2001–2013)

Volume 21, Number 3, Fall 2013

Editor

Alex Levine, University of South Florida

Co-Editor and Book Review Editor

Mordechai Feingold, California Institute of Technology

Associate Editors

Jed Buchwald, California Institute of Technology
Joseph C. Pitt, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Stephen Turner, University of South Florida

Advisory Editors

André Ariew
Peter Barker
John Beatty
Ann Blair
Richard Burian
Alan Gabbey
Peter Galison
Daniel Garber
Jean Gayon
Bernard Goldstein
Thomas Hankins
William Harper
Don Howard
Dana Jalobeanu
Douglas Jesseph
Lynn Joy
Bruno Latour
Helen Longino
Mary Jo Nye
Katharine Park
Marcello Pera
Andrew Pickering
Trevor Pinch
Shirley Roe
George Smith
Katherine Tachau
Robert S. Westman
Steven Woolgar

Managing Editor

Eileen Kahl with Lucio Mare

Former Editor

Joseph C. Pitt (1992–2002)
Roger Ariew (2001–2013)

Volume 21, Number 2, Summer 2013

Editor

Roger Ariew, University of South Florida

Co-Editor and Book Review Editor

Mordechai Feingold, California Institute of Technology

Associate Editors

Jed Buchwald, California Institute of Technology
Alex Levine, University of South Florida
Joseph C. Pitt, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Stephen Turner, University of South Florida

Advisory Editors

André Ariew
Peter Barker
John Beatty
Ann Blair
Richard Burian
Alan Gabbey
Peter Galison
Daniel Garber
Jean Gayon
Bernard Goldstein
Thomas Hankins
William Harper
Don Howard
Dana Jalobeanu
Douglas Jesseph
Lynn Joy
Bruno Latour
Helen Longino
Mary Jo Nye
Katharine Park
Marcello Pera
Andrew Pickering
Trevor Pinch
Shirley Roe
George Smith
Katherine Tachau
Robert S. Westman
Steven Woolgar

Managing Editor

Eileen Kahl with Lucio Mare

Former Editor

Joseph C. Pitt (1992–2002)

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