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History and overview of scientific publishing
Early career researchers may benefit from a deeper understanding of how scholarly publishing evolved through time to reach its present state. The following resources do not provide complete coverage of this topic but are intended as starting points for those curious about how academic publishing evolved through time, including understanding the role played by scholarly/learned societies (also called academic associations) in this process, in the English language context.
Useful resources on History and overview of scientific publishing:
The University of St. Andrews, the (UK) Arts & Humanities Research Council, & The Royal Society. (n.d.). PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS IN THE 17TH CENTURY. The History of the Scientific Journal: The economic, social and cultural history of the world’s oldest scientific journal, 1665-2015. https://arts.st-andrews.ac.uk/philosophicaltransactions/brief-history-of-phil-trans/phil-trans-in-17th-century/
Discussion of the first century of the English language's oldest scholarly journal, Philosophical Transactions, with links to more reading about the evolution of the journal, century-by-century.
Wikipedia. (2021). Learned society. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Learned_society
Overview of scholarly societies with links to a list of such organizations worldwide.
Tags: IPS WC; IPS R; IPS QL; IPS IL; PSR ER; CompS
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Last Updated: October 26, 2021