The Royal Society's peer reviewed journals are essential reading for all science departments. Our publishing is driven by the mission of the Society; to recognise, promote and support excellence in science. All our research journals are broad and interdisciplinary in their approach, helping researchers to see where their work fits into the wider scientific landscape and make connections across subject boundaries. We cover all of science.
The ‘A’ side scholarly journals focus on the physical sciences; physics, mathematics and engineering. The ‘B’ side scholarly journals are for articles in biology and life sciences. Interface and Interface Focus bridge this subject divide. Themed issues from prominent guest editors and varying article types including short reports, reviews, opinion, and synthesis mean we do much more than report on the results of research. Our editors actively commission and curate journal issues on topics that are vital to scientists in many different disciplines.
Just as the Society plays a role in leading different aspects of science, Royal Society Publishing is at the forefront of new publishing developments. These include the introduction of open peer review, a transparent pricing policy that prevents us double charging for subscriptions and article processing charges, and an OA policy that allows authors to deposit their work in a repository. Institutions can purchase both access to journals and uncapped OA publishing for their researchers through a Read & Publish agreement.
We actively encourage the provision of open data, and make our peer reviewed journals available for data mining to improve discoverability through different platforms and tools. We are global in our outlook, the Royal Society's journals are available free of charge in developing countries and our editors and reviewers come from all over the world.
Our articles are downloaded over 30 million times every year and cited long after publication. Library partners all over the world renew their subscription with us every year.
Contact your local sales representative to arrange a free trial for your library today.
Our peer reviewed subscription journals are:
Journal of Royal Society Interface
Cross-disciplinary research bridging the life sciences / physical sciences divide.
Themed issues on vital topics covering cross-disciplinary research.
Philosophical Transactions A
Influential themed journal issues across the physical sciences; physics, mathematics and engineering.
Research articles in chemical, computational, mathematical, physical, engineering and earth sciences.
Short, innovative research from across the biological sciences.
Philosophical Transactions B
Influential themed journal issues across the life sciences.
Dedicated to the fast publication and worldwide dissemination of high-quality biological research.
Notes and Records
Original, international research in the history of science, technology and medicine.
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
A unique compilation of obituaries celebrating the lives and scientific achievements of Fellows of the Royal Society.
In addition to our subscription journals, we have two fast-growing gold open access scholarly journals.
High quality research across all of science; continuous publication ensures fast access to the latest research.
Established in response to researcher requests for a home for open access cellular and molecular biology papers.
Most of our peer reviewed journals are purchased as part of a package that offers a discount on the list price. If you are a member of a library consortium, you may be able to receive a further discount.
Download the 2021 journals catalogue, or contact your local sales representative to purchase a subscription from Royal Society Publishing.