Founded in November 1660, the Royal Society of London for the Improvement of Natural Knowledge, known simply as the Royal Society, is a learned society for science, and is arguably the oldest such society in existence. The Society today acts as a scientific advisor to the British government, receiving a parliamentary grant-in-aid. The Society acts as the UK's Academy of Sciences, and funds research fellowships and scientific start-up companies. It now publishes themed issues on specific topics and is currently divided into two parts; A, which deals with mathematics and the physical sciences, and B, which deals with the biological sciences.
MATHEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCES
||Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A|
Each issue of Philosophical Transactions A is devoted to a specific area of the mathematical, physical and engineering sciences. This area will define a research frontier that is advancing rapidly, often bridging traditional disciplines.
||Proceedings of the Royal Society A|
has an illustrious history of publishing pioneering and influential research articles across the entire range of the physical and mathematical sciences. These have included Maxwell's electromagnetic theory, the Braggs' first account of X-ray crystallography, Dirac's relativistic theory of the electron, and Watson and Crick's detailed description of the structure of DNA.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B
Each issue of Philosophical Transactions B is devoted to a specific area of the biological sciences. This area will define a research frontier that is advancing rapidly, often bridging traditional disciplines. The journal is essential reading for scientists working across the biological sciences.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
… is the Royal Society's flagship biological research journal, dedicated to the rapid publication and broad dissemination of high-quality research papers, reviews and comment and reply papers. The scope of the journal is diverse and is especially strong in organismal biology.
… publishes short, highly-innovative, cutting-edge research articles and opinion pieces accessible to scientists from across the biological sciences. This Royal Society journal is characterised by stringent peer-review, rapid publication and broad dissemination of succinct high-quality research communications.
HISTORY OF SCIENCE
||Journal of the Royal Society Interface|
Journal of the Royal Society Interface is the Society's cross-disciplinary publication promoting research at the interface between the physical and life sciences. It offers rapidity, visibility and high-quality peer review and is ranked fourth in JCR's multidisciplinary category.
Each Interface Focus is devoted to a particular subject at the interface of the physical and life sciences. Formed of high-quality articles, they aim to facilitate cross-disciplinary research across this traditional divide by acting as a forum accessible to all. Topics may be newly emerging areas of research or dynamic aspects of more established fields. Organisers of each Interface Focus are strongly encouraged to contextualise the journal within their chosen subject.
||Notes & Records of the Royal Society|
Notes and Records is an international journal which publishes original research in the history of science, technology and medicine up to and including the 21st century.
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