The Royal Society

The Royal Society, founded in 1660, is a self-governing Fellowship of many of the world’s most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering, and medicine. Their publication arm, Royal Society Publishing, aims towards the dissemination of scientific knowledge, by supporting the Royal Society’s mission in promoting, developing and funding science globally for the benefit of humanity.

Royal Society Publishing is home to the first ever peer-reviewed scientific journal, dating back to 1665, Philosophical Transactions. The Royal Society publishes nine journals covering the broad spectrum of the life sciences, physical sciences and cross-disciplinary sciences, and continues to publish groundbreaking research today with leading journals.

Royal Society’s Fellows and Foreign Members, who are elected for life on the basis of scientific excellence, include Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Ernest Rutherford, Albert Einstein, Dorothy Hodgkin, Francis Crick, James Watson and Stephen Hawking. Today there are approximately 1,500 Fellows and Foreign Members, including more than 80 Nobel Laureates.

Discipline areas of coverage: Biology, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Medicine and Engineering.


For information on all The Royal Society publications visit their website at The Royal Society Publications

For additional information on policies, training, and support please go to The Royal Society Librarians