Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Scientific Journal – Authorship and the Politics of Knowledge in the Nineteenth Century - Chicago Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

The Scientific Journal: Authorship and the Politics of Knowledge in the Nineteenth Century

Alex Csiszar


The scientific journal has long been viewed as central both to the identity of scientific practitioners and to the public legitimacy of scientific knowledge. But it was not always so. In Western Europe at the dawn of the nineteenth century, elite study of the natural world was dominated by scientific academies and societies. Journals—ephemeral, cheap, and in thrall to the demands of the reading market—held an ambivalent place in this world, and were sometimes an object of outright suspicion. This book is a history of how this changed in the case of France and Britain. It describes the process ... More

Keywords: scientific authorship, Britain, expertise, France, information, intellectual property, open science, peer review, politics, scholarly publishing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780226553238
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226553375.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alex Csiszar, author
Harvard University