Since the first issue of Philosophical Transactions was published by the Secretary of the Royal Society, in 1665, it has covered some of the most fundamental and significant discoveries in scientific history.
For the first time, high quality full colour images of the original Royal Society Journals from 1665 to 1996 are available online. This includes annotations, illustrations, and additional material that have so far only been available to people visiting our library.
Improved metadata means the collection is now easier to search, helping you to navigate through over 350 years of science in the making.
Science in the Making
Now we are looking to bring more content related to the journals out of our archive for you to explore. Science in the Making is a unique way for you to discover, transcribe, tag and comment on referee reports, photos, correspondence and more, previously only available to people visiting our library.