The 350th anniversary of the scientific journal

The world’s first scientific journal, the Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society of London, was published on 6th March 1665. 350 years later, it’s still behind a padlock symbol on Hathi…


There is, though, a handy reprint version of the 1665 issue, from 1809 and reset in modern typography, on The OCR is strong with this one.

Update: thanks to Jan who’s found free scans of the first issue, open access on JSTOR. And Chuck who pointed out that scans of the first issue are also on The Royal Society website.


The appalingly bad new re-design of the U.S. Web edition of Wired magazine has removed their online archive. JURN was previously able to index just the tables of contents for each archive issue. As this is no longer possible, I’ve switched to indexing just the feature articles of the U.K. edition of Wired, via the wildcard URL*/*/features/ Not an academic journal of course, but I think it’s important to leaven JURN a little in fast-moving areas such as contemporary fine art and new technologies, through judiciously adding quality in-depth accounts of/by actual practitioners.

Added to JURN

USENIX Journal of Election Technology and Systems

Transactions on Data Privacy

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage


Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance

Leaven : a journal of Christian ministry

Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship & the Law

Pepperdine Policy Review

Pepperdine Law Review

Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary

Global Tides (peer-reviewed undergraduate journal at Pepperdine)


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