American Journal of Science


American Journal of Science

Infobox Journal


discipline = Earth Science
abbreviation = AJS
publisher = [http://www.geology.yale.edu/journals/Ajs.html American Journal of Science]
country = United States of America
frequency = Quarterly
history = 1818 - present
openaccess =
website = http://www.ajsonline.org/
ISSN = 0002-9599

The American Journal of Science (AJS) is America's longest-running scientific journal, having been published continuously since its conception in 1818, by Professor Benjamin Silliman, who edited and financed it himself. Until 1880 it was also known as the "American Journal of Science and Arts", but its focus was always on natural sciences and especially on geology and related subjects. AJS is a high-impact journal, boasting an impact factor of 3.607 [2003 figure, source: Thomson ISI] — making it the highest ranked peer-reviewed earth science journal, excluding review-oriented journals.

In early years, the journal was often referred to as "Silliman's Journal", and the publication became associated with Yale University due to his long tenure there (1804-1853). The editorship long remained in the family of Professor Silliman, as he was assisted by his son, Benjamin Silliman, Jr., from 1838. On the death of the elder Silliman in 1864, he was succeeded as chief editor by his son-in-law, James Dwight Dana, and then from 1895 till 1926 by Dana's son Edward Salisbury Dana. Associate editors included the botanist Asa Gray and the zoologist Louis Agassiz.

The current editors are Jay J. Ague and Danny M. Rye, both professors of geology and geophysics at Yale.

References

ee also

* Edwin Hall

External links

* [http://www.ajsonline.org American Journal of Science online]

*


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • American Journal of Science — Beschreibung monatlich erscheinende US amerikanische Wissenschaftszeitschrift Fachgebiet Geowissenschaften Sprache Englisch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • American Journal of Medicine —   Titre abrégé Am. J. Med. Discipline Médecine Langue …   Wikipédia en Français

  • American Journal of Political Science — AJPS redirects here. For other uses, see Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies. American Journal of Political Science   …   Wikipedia

  • American Journal of Bioethics — Infobox Journal discipline = Bioethics, Philosophy abbreviated title = noeffect abbreviation = AJOB publisher = Taylor and Francis country = UK publication history = noeffect history = 1999 Present website = http://bioethics.net ISSN = 1526 5161… …   Wikipedia

  • American Journal of Agricultural Economics — Infobox Journal discipline = Economics abbreviation = AJAE publisher = Blackwell country = frequency = 5 issues per year history = 1919 present openaccess = website = http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/aims.asp?ref=0002 9092 site=1 ISSN = 0002… …   Wikipedia

  • American Council on Science and Health — The American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) is a scientific organization founded in 1978 by Dr. Elizabeth Whelan. It produces reports on issues related to food, nutrition, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, lifestyle, the environment and health.… …   Wikipedia

  • American Journal of Public Health — A monthly journal that publishes original research articles that are peer reviewed in both general and specialized areas of the science, art, and practice of public health. These areas include: environment, maternal and child health, health… …   Medical dictionary

  • Pan-American Journal of Aquatic Sciences — The Pan American Journal of Aquatic Sciences [http://www.panamjas.org] PanamJAS is an exclusively electronic, free of charge peer reviewed scientific journal. It publishes original research articles in the aquatic sciences area, such as: *biology …   Wikipedia

  • Science — This article is about the general term, particularly as it refers to experimental sciences. For the specific topics of study by scientists, see Natural science. For other uses, see Science (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

  • Journal pagination — refers to the manner in which academic journals assign page numbers to their publications. Academic journals usually organize their published articles into volumes (often by year) and issues (anywhere from 2 24 per year). When a journal restarts… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.