Isis & Osiris

The Society produces several influential publications in the history of science. Isis is a quarterly journal featuring topical articles and book reviews. The Isis Current Bibliography annually indexes articles, books, and dissertations in the history of science. Osiris is a annual publication which focuses on a single theme, bringing together original articles by noted and emerging scholars. The quarterly Newsletter provides insights on the profession and news on jobs, conferences, and other professional activities. Advertising is accepted for Isis and the Newsletter. See the links below for further information.


George Sarton founded Isis, the premier international journal dedicated to the history of science, in Belgium in 1912. After World War I, Sarton and the journal moved to the United States. Today, Isis is edited by H. Floris Cohen at Utrecht University, and published and distributed quarterly by the University of Chicago Press.

Each issue begins with topical articles providing in-depth coverage of leading issues in the history of science. News of the Profession and an Essay Review follow. Issues conclude with an extensive collection of book reviews, covering all fields and time periods in the history of science.

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This annual thematic publication addresses emergent research in the history of science and its cultural influences. Society Editor H. Floris Cohen supervises Osiris production, while W. Patrick McCray (University of California, Santa Barbara) and Suman Seth (Cornell University) edit the publication and coordinate the guest scholars who arrange particular issues.

For inquiries and more information, please send an email to the Osiris editors.

Please address all correspondence to the Society’s editor, H. Floris Cohen:

Isis Journal
Utrecht University
Trans 10
3512 JK Utrecht
The Netherlands
To contact Isis by phone, please call the HSS Executive Office at (574) 631-1194