Serendipities publishes three kinds of texts:
Articles report research results, develop theoretical arguments, or – at best – offer a combination of both. An article has to be concerned with the sociology and history of the social sciences and should demonstrate how it adds to our understanding by relating to and positioning itself towards the relevant literature from this field.
Book reviews are intended to present and assess new publications relevant to the field of the journal. There is no restriction with regard to the language of the reviewed publication. Moreover, it is the explicit aim of the editors that this section will function both as a forum for critical evaluation of new books and as a platform for those who are not able to read them in their original.
A third kind of text will be materials, These can either be archival materials, i.e., items from the past that are deemed valuable enough to be made visible to the scientific community, e.g. letters, unpublished manuscripts, administrative documents etc., together with short commentaries on the significance of the documents. Or, using some of the functionalities offered by digitalization, these materials can also be contemporary reconstructions of past situations (e.g., visualizations), data sets, or the like.
Further, Serendipities will also make use of typical features of the Web by encouraging discussions online.