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Published April 2015 | Published
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The 350th anniversary of scientific publishing: van Leeuwenhoek, the most prolific author of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society


This year marks the 350th anniversary of the launch of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society—the world's first scientific journal. This innovative way of recording the Royal Society's business proved to be a model for scientific publishing as we now know it. It provided a means of reviewing scientific discovery, recording it, and most importantly provided a means for disseminating these findings. The history of the Society's publishing enterprises is truly fascinating and can be accessed at https://royalsociety.org/publishing350/.

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© 2015 The Authors. Published by the Royal Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, which permits unrestricted use, provided the original author and source are credited. Published: 01 April 2015.

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