ORGANON is a peer reviewed journal publishing contributions on any aspect of philosophy and history of the humanities and sciences in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and, occasionally, in Latin.

ORGANON was founded in 1936 by Stanisław Michalski as an International Review and published by the Mianowski Institute for the Promotion of Science and Letters. The first issue contained the seminal essay “The Science of Science” by Maria Ossowska and Stanisław Ossowski. The second issue was published in 1938, and the third in 1939 (of which the entire print run was probably lost during the Warsaw Uprising hostilities in 1944; a few articles are now available as offprints). ORGANON was re-established by Bogdan Suchodolski in 1964. Comprehensive summaries and an index of authors for the years 1936-2008 were published in issue 37(40) in 2008.

ORGANON is published annually.

ORGANON has been given NAT category by the ESF in 2011 and is indexed in ERIH, ERIH PLUS, BazHum and CEJSH.


ORGANON invites submissions presenting results of original research which have not appeared, or will not appear, elsewhere in substantially the same or abbreviated form.

ORGANON accepts submissions only by email attachment sent to the Editor. There is no length limit. An abstract of no more than 100 words and 2-6 keywords, in English, as well as the names of two suggested referees should be appended.

Unless commissioned, papers submitted to ORGANON are sent to referees for double-blind peer review. Accordingly, personal data, institutional affiliations, or details indicative of author’s identity should be removed from the submitted version.

Formatting to ORGANON style is required only after a paper has been accepted for publication. 

ORGANON aims to give authors notification of acceptance, conditioned acceptance or rejection within 3 months. Accepted papers are expected to be published within 12 months.

All papers published in ORGANON starting from issue 48 (2016) are available on ORGANON’s website.


Institute for the History of Science, Polish Academy of Sciences

Supported by

Kasa im. J. Mianowskiego – Funds “Drogomir”
Polish Society of Authors and Composers (ZAiKS)


Robert Zaborowski, email:

Editorial Assistant

Paulina Pludra-Zuk, email:

Advisory Committee

Massimiliano Badino (Verona)
Marco Beretta (Bologna)

Piotr Daszkiewicz (Paris)
Peter Davis (Newcastle)
Roman Duda (Wrocław)
Cédric Grimoult (Paris)
Arnaud Hurel (Paris)
James Kastely (Houston, TX)

Ramūnas Kondratas (Vilnius)
Tayra Lanuza Navarro (Valencia)
John Micgiel (New York City)
Roberto Poli (Trento)
Hole Rößler (Wolfenbüttel)

Amelie Rorty (Cambridge, MA)
Purificación Sánchez Zamorano (Madrid)

Former editors

Stanisław Michalski (1936-1939)
Bogdan Suchodolski (1964-1992)
Paweł Czartoryski (1992-1999)
Andrzej Biernacki (1999-2013)

Contact Editorial Office

Institute for History of Science
Polish Academy of Sciences
Nowy Swiat 72
PL 00-330 Warsaw
tel. (+48 22) 826 87 54, (+48 22) 657 72 46
fax (+48 22) 826 61 37
ISSN: 0078–6500


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