Substantia. An International Journal of the History of Chemistry is a open access peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to the history of Chemistry and edited by the University of Florence. Topics of interest include traditional and innovative perspectives in the development of Chemistry. Fundamentals and implications of chemical theories and related sciences, interdisciplinary works (highlighting the interconnections between Chemistry, other scientific disciplines, arts, technology, social and human sciences), contributions from unpublished sources are welcome. The journal is published open access and offers top quality original full papers, essays, experimental works, reviews, biographies and dissemination manuscripts. All contributions are in English.

Pierandrea Lo Nostro, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
eISSN: 2532-3997

Substantia Scientific Committe Call for Members

Substantia is seeking to appoint members of its Scientific Committee for the period July 2022 – July 2027. We welcome applicants from all areas of Chemistry (including history and philosophy) and of close disciplines (Mathematics, Physics, Earth and Life Sciences). The applicants are kindly requested to submit their applications by e-mail before 15 June, 2022.

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Current IssueVol 6, No 2 (2022)

Published September 1, 2022

Issue Description

Cover image: Fluorescence image (magnification 4X) of the radial growth of sensory neurons (axons stained in green, somas in blue and actin filaments in red), by Dr. María Alejandra Lopez-Verrilli, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Santiago, Chile. Courtesy of Nikon Small World (Image of Distinction, 2012 Photomicrography Competition, https://www.nikonsmallworld.com).


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The current circumstances that we are experiencing, with the massive spreading of Covid-19 from the Far East to Europe, to the US and to the rest of the world, motivate us to publish a special issue of Substantia dedicated to the coronavirus epidemic that is ravaging our societies. 
As the situation changes very quickly, we will create an “Open Stream” section of Substantia to speed up the publication. 

Substantia. An International Journal of the History of Chemistry 

Substantia is an open access peer-reviewed academic international journal dedicated to traditional perspectives as well as innovative and synergetic implications of history and philosophy of Chemistry.  It is meant to be a crucible for discussions on science, on making science and its outcomes. Substantia hosts discussions on the connections between chemistry and other horizons of human activities, and on the historical aspects of chemistry.

eISSN: 2532-3997

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