Open access on-line publishing has eventually reached the field of history, philosophy and social studies of science, technology and medicine (HP&SofSTM). It’s the Institute of History & Philosophy of Science & Technology at the University of Toronto that hosts the new free-access on-line journal Spontaneous Generations. First issue is just out.

The journal — together with a growing number of open access/on-line journals — is powered by Open Journal Systems (OJS), a journal management and publishing system that is developed by the Public Knowledge Project consortium. An awesome initiative!

(And by the way: the first issue of Spontaneous Generations contains a number of focused discussion papers on ‘Scientific Expertise: Epistemological Worries, Political Dilemmas’ by Michael Lynch, Steve Fuller, Stephen Turner, Stephen Bocking, Ben Almassi, Aaron K Martin, Edgar A Whitley, Palmira Fontes da Costa, and James Hull.) 

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