Evolution of Science and Technology / Mokslo ir technikos raida, Vol 1, No 1 (2009)

Analysis of Demand and Facilities for Publishing the Journal “The Evolution of Science and Technology”

Romualdas Ginevičius
Algimantas Nakas


Lithuanian scientists investigating the history of science have limited possibilities of publishing personal research papers in scientific journals, and therefore the necessity of publishing a periodical discussing the history of science has arisen. The article deals with the need and possibilities of issuing a scientific journal of the history of science in Lithuania.
The authors of the article have reviewed the situation of the discussed subject abroad and identified foreign universities and other establishments of higher education conducting researches on the history of science. It should be noticed that foreign institutions pay careful attention to the history of science organizing a number of congresses and conferences for scientists investigating the history of science, publishing a huge amount of journals coping with the main aspects of the history of science, defending dissertations, training postgraduate students, intensively participating in activities undertaken by the associations of science historians.
The start of the history of science in Lithuania brings us back to 1950 and the pathfinder of this branch of history is eminent Professor Paulius Slavėnas (1901–1991). Within the period of 50 years (1940–1990) of Soviet occupation, the Lithuanian scientists of the history of science were suppressed ideologically. Moreover, in the majority of cases, research papers were published in the popular periodicals only. The situation started getting better since 1990 when Lithuania restored national independence. Presently, comparatively many books, monographs and articles focusing on the most famous Lithuanian scientists as well as on the development of science, technology and other researched fields are released. However, no particular emphasis has been shifted on the journal discussing the major points of the history of science.
The authors of the paper have explored the situation on the history of science, the format of research activities and the possibilities of publishing a journal of the history of science in Lithuania. The idea has been widely accepted by Lithuanian and foreign scientists investigating the history of science.



Article in Lithuanian


Article in: Lithuanian

Article published: 2011-04-02

Keyword(s): history of science; technology; research; publishing; conferences; databases; journal of science

DOI: 10.3846/est.2009.01

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