Aestimatio (new series) focuses on the history of science from antiquity to the early modern period. This chronological span is complemented by a geo-cultural one that takes into account cultures in Eurasia and Africa, recognizing that the spread of the traditions of knowledge and of ideas is a unifying characteristic of the chronological and geo-cultural scope of science in the Old World before the modern era.
In Aestimatio, we take science broadly to be the goals, methods, knowledge, and practices in what is presented as science in the historical sources. Accordingly, this new series of Aestimatio aims to make fundamental texts and ideas in the history of science accessible to readers today through the publication of original research. It will also include assessments of books recently published that allow reviewers to engage critically with the methods and results of current research. On occasion, there will be guest-edited thematic issues and supplementary volumes.
Volumes 1 and 2 will be openly accessible from the date of their publication. Volumes 3 and later will be available online by subscription only in the first year after their date of publication. After that year, each volume will be accessible without charge. All volumes will also be available through Print-on-Demand.
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Contributors to Aestimatio retain copyright for their work. All authors of work to be published in Aestimatio are required to grant a limited exclusive license for publication to the IRCPS, in which they agree not to publish their submissions elsewhere in the same form, in any language, without the consent of the IRCPS and without acknowledgment of the work’s original publication in Aestimatio, for a period of one year after the date of its original publication.
Starting with the issues of volume 3, all issues will be accessible only by subscription during the first year after their date of publication. In the second year and thereafter, they will be freely accessible under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (CC BY-NC-ND). For details, see creativecommons.org/licenses/
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