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This project is to co-ordinate efforts to retrieve and present public domain journals published by the Royal Society.

This is a WikiProject for uploading all of the journal articles located at the Royal society. This resource is free, but the files need the watermarks removed. JSTOR has the same files without the watermarks, so this may be easier if you have access. Google books has scans of a few volumes, but these should not be used as they are very low quality. Another resource is Gallica, lower scan quality but usable if a few pages are missing. Free content volumes from various sources (including some previously mentioned) are also linked from The Online Books Page

The immediate aim of the project is to create a full directory of DJVU files, one for each volume. Since the files are only available in PDF format, and split into articles, this becomes more challenging, as the PDFs have to be merged without duplicating pages and then converted to DJVU. The watermarks at the top and bottom also need to be removed.

Later volumes do not have overlapping pages, making the collation much easier (and scriptable).

The ultimate aim of the project is obviously to transcribe and proofread these documents. An example of a completed issue is Philosophical Transactions/Volume 1/Number 1

Commons-side work[edit]

When a Volume is ready, it should be uploaded to Commons into Category:Philosophical Transactions - Volume 1 (change 1 to whichever volume you need). The filename should be File:Philosophical Transactions - Volume 001.djvu, with the number zero-padded to width 3.

Many PDF files have already been uploaded to Commons. These usually have systematic page names. However, they are split into articles and watermarked, so must still be merged and converted to DJVU.

Wikisource-side work[edit]

Every volume needs the following:

Content pages[edit]


Philosophical Transactions[edit]

Journal title Period Volumes Status Details
Philosophical Transactions (1665-1678) 1665-1678 1-12 Fully downloaded and uploaded to Wikimedia Commons (details)
Philosophical Transactions (1683-1775) 1683-1775 13-65 ? (details)
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 1776-1886 66-177 ? (details)
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. A 1887-1895 178-186 ? (details)
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. B 1887-1895 178-186 ? (details)
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Containing Papers of a Math. or Phys. Character 1896-1922(*) 187-233 ? (details)
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Containing Papers of a Biological Character 1896-1922(*) 187-223 ? (details)

Abstracts of the Papers/Proceedings of the Royal Society of London[edit]

Journal title Period Volumes Status Details
Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 1800-1843 1-4 ? (details)
Abstracts of the Papers Communicated to the Royal Society of London 1843-1854 5-6 ? (details)
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 1854-1905 7-75 ? (details)
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Containing Papers of a Mathematical and Physical Character 1905-1922(*) 76-146 ? (details)
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Containing Papers of a Biological Character 1905-1922(*) 76-115 ? (details)

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