Proceedings of the Royal Society


Proceedings of the Royal Society

Infobox Journal
title = Proceedings of the Royal Society


discipline = Natural Sciences
abbreviation = "Proc. R. Soc. A" and "Proc. R. Soc. B"
publisher = The Royal Society
country = United Kingdom

"Proceedings of the Royal Society" is the parent title of two scientific journals published by the Royal Society.

Originally a single journal, "Proceedings" was split into two separate journals in 1905;
*Series A, which publishes research related to mathematical, physical and engineering sciences
*Series B, which publishes research related to biologyThe two journals are the Royal Society's main research journals.

Many celebrated names in science have published their research in "Proc. R. Soc.", including Dirac, Heisenberg, Maxwell, Rutherford and Schrödinger.

History

The Proceedings started out in 1800 as the "Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London". The Royal Society published four volumes, from 1800 to 1843. Volumes 5 and 6, which appeared from 1843 to 1854, were called "Abstracts of the Papers Communicated to the Royal Society of London". Starting with volume 7, in 1854, the Proceedings first appeared under the name "Proceedings of the Royal Society of London". Publication of the proceedings in this form continued to volume 75 in 1905. Starting with volume 76, the Proceedings were split into "Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Containing Papers of a Mathematical and Physical Character" and "Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Containing Papers of a Biological Character". The Proceedings have since undergone further name changes. Currently, the two series are called "Proceedings of the Royal Society A — Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences" and "Proceedings of the Royal Society B — Biological Sciences".

Proceedings of the Royal Society A

"Proc. R. Soc. A" publishes refereed research articles in the mathematical, physical and engineering sciences. The emphasis is on high-quality, original, fundamental articles of interest to a wide range of scientists, in emerging and interdisciplinary areas as well as established disciplines.

The current Editor of the journal is Sir Michael Berry FRS.

Proceedings of the Royal Society B

This series covers research related to biological sciences. Topics covered in particular include ecology, behavioural ecology and evolutionary biology; significant numbers of papers in epidemiology, human biology, neuroscience, palaeontology and biomechanics have also appeared in the journal.

The current Editor of the journal is William Hill FRS.

In 2005, Biology Letters (originally a supplement to Proceedings B) was launched as an independent journal).

ee also

*Journal of the Royal Society Interface
*Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society
*The Royal Society
*Biology Letters

External links

* [http://www.chrisharrison.net/projects/royalsociety/ A visualization of the Proceedings of the Royal Society (A & B) from 1665 to 2005]

Current journals
* [http://publishing.royalsociety.org/index.cfm?page=1568 "Proceedings of the Royal Society A"]
* [http://publishing.royalsociety.org/index.cfm?page=1087 "Proceedings of the Royal Society B"]
* [http://publishing.royalsociety.org/index.cfm?page=1005 "Biology Letters"]
* [http://publishing.royalsociety.org/index.cfm?page=1058 "Journal of the Royal Society Interface"]
* [http://publishing.royalsociety.org/index.cfm?page=1000 Royal Society Publishing]

Archive journals

*JSTOR|name=Abstracts of the Papers Communicated to the Royal Society of London|no=03650855 (1800-1843)
*JSTOR|name=Proceedings of the Royal Society of London|no=03701662 (1854-1905)
*JSTOR|name=Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A, Containing papers of a Mathematical and Physical Character|no=00804630 (1905-1934)
*JSTOR|name=Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B containing papers of a biological character|no=09501193 (1905-1934)
*JSTOR|name=Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B containing papers of a biological character|no=00804649 (1934-1990)


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