Formation of world scientific periodics in the field of history of science and technology
Scientific periodicals on the history of science and technology play a key role in the development of this sphere, formation of ideas and communication of scientists. The history of the origin and evolution of professional journals on the history of science and technology in the world is interesting and instructive, but insufficiently researched. Individual episodes about the stages of magazines formation are submitted mainly by participants of the publishing process. Given the importance of this block of scientific literature for understanding by experts of certain scientific and technical disciplines gained by previous generations of researchers, and understanding the logic of scientific and technical knowledge by historians of science and technology, the study of international scientific periodicals in the history of science and technology is extremely need nowadays. The purpose of the research is to deeply discuss the history of formation and development, tasks, structure and activities of some international scientific journals in the field of the history and philosophy of science and technology, including Isis, Annals of Science, The British Journal for the History of Science, ICON. The object of the study is a history and periods of evolution, results, membership and governance, national representation, publications of such world scientific periodicals on the history of science and technology, among which are Isis, Annals of Science, The British Journal for the History of Science, ICON. The tasks of the work are the following: to reveal the meaning of professional journals on the history of science and technology for effective scientific work, communication and professional support among scholars; to show a social, cultural, political and economic conditions, that led to the need for scientists to unite and cooperate; to discuss the results represented at these publications.