Die ehrwĂĽrdige Royal Society ist aufs Elektron gekommen. Das sagenhafte Archiv wurde digitalisiert. Am besten liest man, was die Royal Society selbst dazu zu sagen hat:
The Royal Society Digital Journal Archive is now FREE to access until 1 February 2009.
The Royal Society Digital Archive is easily the most comprehensive journal archive in science and contains some of the most significant scientific papers ever published. Covering almost 350 years of scientific research across the disciplines it is a priceless academic resource. The Royal Society Digital Journal Archive, dating back to 1665 and containing approximately 52,000 articles, is available online and is FREE for a three month period.
The development of this digital resource means that the Society’s online collection now contains every paper ever published in the Royal Society’s journals – from the very first peer-reviewed paper in Philosophical Transactions in 1665 to the most recent interdisciplinary article in Journal of the Royal Society Interface.
Seminal research papers include accounts of Michael Faraday‘s groundbreaking series of electrical experiments, Isaac Newton’s invention of the reflecting telescope and the first research paper published by Stephen Hawking. The Archive provides a record of some key scientific discoveries from the last 343 years including: Halley’s description of ‚his comet‘ in 1705; details of the double Helix of DNA by James Watson and Francis Crick in 1954; and Edmond Stone’s breakthrough in 1763 that willow bark cured fevers, leading to the discovery of salicylic acid and later the development of aspirin.
During this three month period, librarians and academics will be able to access and download any article from this comprehensive scientific publishing resource completely free of charge.
Find out more about the Archive at http://publishing.royalsociety.org/archive
or access the Archive directly at http://journals.royalsociety.org.