Pavel Mervart Publishing Society for the History of Sciences and Technology

Dějiny věd a techniky (History of Sciences and Technology) is scientific peer-reviewed journal focused on the history of natural and exact sciences, technology and related sciences.

The journal was founded in 1968 and is published quarterly by the Society for the History of Sciences and Technology (Prague, founded 1965) with support of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. It is the main journal in this area in the Czech Republic. The journal accepts contributions in Czech and in English. The journal is regularly indexed in important scientific databases, such as ERIH PLUS, CEJSH, or EBSCO.


ISSN 0300-4414 (print)
ISSN 2788-3485 (online)

Founded in 1968.
Published quarterly.

Publisher ~ Society for the History of Science and Technology (Czech Republic)
Collaboration ~ Pavel Mervart Publishing (Naklatelství Pavel Mervart)
Supported by ~ Czech Academy of Sciences
Chief editor ~ Tomáš Hermann
Executive editors ~ Petr Hampl, Lucie Strnadová


The journal publishes mainly original articles of the above-mentioned focus especially – but not exclusively – in Czech and Central European context. It also welcomes contributions on applications of these sciences (for instance on the history of medicine, architecture, arts, institutions, relations between science and society, and others), eventually their overlap in the direction of social sciences and humanities. 

Considered are also submissions on particular disciplines belonging to the theory, philosophy, and sociology of science, general, cultural, and intellectual history, history of education, history of ideas, etc. The journal publishes results of original research in the form of articles, but includes also shorter factual communications, specialised contributions to discussion or essays, commented documents, bibliographies, or interviews

It reserves space to reviews of recent relevant domestic and international publications and other short reports on publications, research, popularisation, scientific events, and other developments in the history of sciences and technology. 


The journal is intended for publication of articles in Czech or English, for example in thematic issues (see e.g. all-English issues 4/2015, 4/2016). In addition to a brief abstract, each article is followed by an English summary at the end, which can be more extensive and refer to the issue in a more challenging way. For example, articles in other national languages may be published within a thematic block (see e.g. issue 3/2020), subject to agreement with the editors.

How to cite DVT

The abbreviation DVT has been the traditional designation of the journal since its founding in 1968; it serves as its established brand or logo and is therefore not an official name. For proper citations, depending on the nature of the technical text, only the full Czech title Dějiny věd a techniky (History of Sciences and Technology), or the full bilingual title Dějiny věd a techniky - History of Sciences and Technology, or just the full English title with the place of publication History of Sciences and Technology (Prague) may be used.

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