In July we reported how ten editors of some of the leading international journals for history and philosophy of science and social studies of science had issued a joint declaration against the current attempts, initiated by the European Science Foundation, to establish a European rating system for humanities journals (ERIH).

Now, two and a half months later, almost all editors of international journals in this area of the humanities have joined the declaration:

  • Hanne Andersen (Centaurus)
  • Roger Ariew & Moti Feingold (Perspectives on Science)
  • A. K. Bag (Indian Journal of History of Science)
  • June Barrow-Green & Benno van Dalen (Historia mathematica)
  • Keith Benson (History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences)
  • Marco Beretta (Nuncius)
  • Michel Blay (Revue d’Histoire des Sciences)
  • Cornelius Borck (Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte)
  • Geof Bowker and Susan Leigh Star (Science, Technology and Human Values)
  • Massimo Bucciantini & Michele Camerota (Galilaeana: Journal of Galilean Studies)
  • Jed Buchwald and Jeremy Gray (Archive for History of Exacft Sciences)
  • Vincenzo Cappelletti & Guido Cimino (Physis)
  • Roger Cline (International Journal for the History of Engineering & Technology)
  • Stephen Clucas & Stephen Gaukroger (Intellectual History Review)
  • Hal Cook & Anne Hardy (Medical History)
  • Leo Corry, Alexandre Matraux & Jörgen Renn (Science in Context)
  • D.Diecks & J.Uffink (Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics)
  • Brian Dolan & Bill Luckin (Social History of Medicine)
  • Hilmar Duerbeck & Wayne Orchiston (Journal of Astronomical History & Heritage)
  • Moritz Epple, Mikael Hård, Hans-Jörg Rheinberger & Volker Roelcke (NTM: Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Wissenschaften, Technik und Medizin)
  • Steven French (Metascience)
  • Willem Hackmann (Bulletin of the Scientific Instrument Society)
  • Bosse Holmqvist (Lychnos)
  • Paul Farber (Journal of the History of Biology)
  • Mary Fissell & Randall Packard (Bulletin of the History of Medicine)
  • Robert Fox (Notes & Records of the Royal Society)
  • Jim Good (History of the Human Sciences)
  • Michael Hoskin (Journal for the History of Astronomy)
  • Ian Inkster (History of Technology)
  • Marina Frasca Spada (Studies in History and Philosophy of Science)
  • Nick Jardine (Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences)
  • Trevor Levere (Annals of Science)
  • Bernard Lightman (Isis)
  • Christoph Lathy (Early Science and Medicine)
  • Michael Lynch (Social Studies of Science)
  • Stephen McCluskey & Clive Ruggles (Archaeostronomy: the Journal of Astronomy in Culture)
  • Peter Morris (Ambix)
  • E. Charles Nelson (Archives of Natural History)
  • Ian Nicholson (Journal of the History of the Behavioural Sciences)
  • Iwan Rhys Morus (History of Science)
  • John Rigden & Roger H Stuewer (Physics in Perspective)
  • Simon Schaffer (British Journal for the History of Science)
  • Paul Unschuld (Sudhoffs Archiv)
  • Peter Weingart (Minerva)
  • Stefan Zamecki (Kwartalnik Historii Nauki i Techniki)

In other words, almost all journal editors in one of the central and established fields of the humanities clearly distance themselves from the ongoing European bureaucratic scientometric project.

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