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Making "Nature": The History of a Scientific Journal

Melinda Baldwin


This book examines the history of Nature, today perhaps the world’s most prestigious scientific journal, from its foundation in 1869 to the present day. The book traces Nature’s development from its nineteenth-century origins as a popular science periodical, and analyzes Nature’s place in British science, its role in furthering (and limiting) scientific internationalism, and its function in the broader world of science publishing. The book also uses Nature as a lens through which to examine the development of specialist scientific journals, now the dominant form of scientific communication. Mo ... More

Keywords: Nature, scientific journals, scientific internationalism, scientific communication, scientific community

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226261454
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226261591.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Melinda Baldwin, author