CfP: special issue Pierre Duhem

Deadline for paper submission: March 30th, 2017.
Publication of the issue: July, 2017.

We are expecting to receive submissions related to Duhemian History of Science, and the impact it caused in the subsequent historiography. Thus comparative analysis between Duhem and other authors is welcomed, as well as case studies that search to evaluate the conception of scientific development advocated by the French author, exploring its current relevance and intrinsic limits.

Considering the characteristic of Duhem’s unity of thought, articles addressing his philosophy of science in relation to his apologetic project with the philosophy and history of science will be appreciated.

We are also expecting book reviews of Pierre Duhem’s recent translations or reprints, as well as books about the Duhemian work.

In addition to English articles, Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science accepts articles in French, Portuguese and Spanish for evaluation, but after approval for publication the author should send the final version in English.

Submission details:
Submissions must be received by March 30th, 2017 via the webpage of the Journal, so they can be considered for the July 2017 issue. There you will also find thorough instructions for authors.
Submissions must be prepared for double blind review. Notification of acceptance, or refusal or propositions for correction will be sent by May 30th, 2017.
In the case of uncertainty about the relevance of a particular topic, abstracts will be accepted for feedback until December 15th. In this case or for any further information concerning this Call for Papers, please contact:
Dr. Fábio R. Leite, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. E-mail:
Prof. Jean-François Stoffel, Haute École Louvain-en-Hainaut, Belgium. E-mail:
For any further information concerning this Journal, please contact the Editors-in-chief below.
Prof. Mauro L. Condé, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. E-mail:
Prof. Marlon J. Salomon, Federal University of Goiás, Goiania, Brazil. E-mail: