13 November 2011

Royal Society journal archive - now freely accessible

*  Benjamin Franklin's
kite experiment

The Royal Society has made its world-renowned journal archive, freely accessible, on a permanent basis.  

The Society is the world’s oldest scientific publisher, with Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, the very first peer-reviewed scientific journal, appearing in 1665. 

The archive offers over 60,000 full-text scientific papers, and provides an unrivalled historical record of the evolution of science, that spans nearly 350 years.


The opening up of the archive is part of the Royal Society’s ongoing commitment to open access in scientific publishing, and follows the publication of Open Biology, the Society's first ever fully open access journal.

* © Bridgeman Art Library/ Private Collection

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