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350 years of scientific publishing

During 2015 we celebrated the 350th anniversary of Philosophical Transactions, the world's first science journal.

Philosophical Transactions, first published in 1665, pioneered the concepts of scientific priority and peer review which, together with archiving and dissemination, provide the model for almost 30,000 scientific journals today.

Information about the activities and resources associated with this celebration can be found below.

Science stories

Special journal content

Debates on the future of scholarly communication

Conference on history of scientific publishing

Worldwide discussion meeting on bio-inspiration

Scientific papers written by young people

History of Philosophical Transactions