Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society

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The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society
"The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (Phil. Trans.) is a scientific journal published by the Royal Society of London. It was established in 1665, making it the first journal in the world exclusively devoted to science, and it has remained in continuous publication ever since, making it the world's longest-running scientific journal. "— Excerpted from Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Cover of the first volume of Phil. Trans., covering the years 1665 and 1666

Philosophical Transactions[edit]

Philosophical Transactions was split into two sections in 1887: A: Physical, Mathematical and Engineering Sciences and B: Biological Sciences

In 1809, the Abridgement Series was printed in 18 volumes, comprising issues from 1665-1800 and added biographies of the authors.

Journal title Period Volumes
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (1665-1886) 1665-1886 1-177
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Physical, Mathematical and Engineering Sciences 1887 onwards 178 onwards
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 1887 onwards 178 onwards
Philosophical Transactions (Abridgement Series) 1665-1800 1-18
(not the same system)