Call for Papers: Science and philosophy in the genesis of Nazism

8 July 2025 will be the centenary of the publication of Adolf Hitler’s book Mein Kampf. The first volume, Mein Kampf. Eine Abrechnung (“My struggle. A reckoning”), was published on that day. It was a biographical and ideological introduction to the second, more pragmatic volume, published on 11 September 1926: Die nationalsozialistische Bewegung (“The National Socialist Movement”). Before the end of World War II, the book had become a bestseller, with more than ten million copies in print. It laid out in plain language the theoretical knots of the National Socialist world view, from the concept of living space to anti-Semitism and eugenics.

In this context, Metode SSJ will publish a monograph on the philosophical roots of National Socialism. Original contributions that analyse these roots against the background of the development of the natural sciences and the understanding of scientific methodology in general are particularly welcome, both in the period of the Nazi regime and with regard to the National Socialist world view in a broader sense, taking into account the currents of thought of the 18th and 19th centuries. The conceptual aims of the monograph include topics such as the alleged scientific basis of Aryan supremacy, eugenics and Nazi biopolitics.

Special monograph on Science and philosophy in the genesis of Nazism. Instructions for the submission of articles

Deadline for submission: 12 February 2024.

Publication due date: volume 4, 2024.

Submission languages: Catalan, Spanish, or English.

Length: 16,000 – 20,000 characters (including spaces and bibliographical references). For more information, check the Author guidelines.

Mètode Science Studies Journal is indexed in Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index, ERIH Plus and Latindex, among other databases of peer-reviewed publications.

In order to submit a manuscript, the authors previously need to register here (authors from the University of Valencia must register with their UV mail username and password). Once they have a username and password, they can submit the file from here.