Evolutionary transformation of the journal. Part 6.

Studia Historiae Scientiarum recently published an article by Michał Kokowski, the editor-in-chief. It can be found in the “Editorial” section entitled “Evolutionary transformation of the journal. Part 6.”

In this post on our blog, Michał Kokowski sketches the evolutionary changes introduced during the sixth stage of the journal’s development.


At the end of 2018, Studia Historiae Scientiarum won the first place in the indexing database Index Copernicus International (“ICI Master Journal List 2017”) among journals in the field of history of science and related disciplines (science of science, history).

In April 2019, the journal became the laureate of the program “Support for scientific journals 2019–2020” of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Polish Goverment.

In the “Ministerial list of journals” published by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Polish Goverment on 31 July 2019, the journal under the current name (effective from mid-2016) scored 20 points, and under the old name of the Proceedings of the PAU Commission on the History of Science – 40 points. Therefore, the scoring is currently being clarified.

On 16 September 2019, the publisher of the journal signed an agreement on the indexation of the journal in the Scopus database.

In September 2019, the journal implemented the Similarity Check (Crossref), an anti-plagiarism service, which was immediately used to check all the texts that were to appear in the current volume of Studia Historiae Scientiarum 18 (2019).

From September 2019, work is underway to update the website of the journal in OJS (

I am refering to the full article:

Michał Kokowski, “Evolutionary transformation of the journal. Part 6.”

see the article on the SHS website