Saturday, February 23, 2008

Royal Society

The Royal Society is the independent scientific Academy of the UK and the Commonwealth, dedicated to promoting excellence in science. It supports many top young scientists, engineers and technologists. It influences science policy, it debates scientific issues with the public and much more. It is an independent, charitable body which derives its authoritative status from its 1400 Fellows and Foreign Members.
The following information is available on their website:
* Information about the Society
* What they do:
Invest in future scientific leaders and in innovation
- Increase access to the best science internationally
- Influence policymaking with the best scientific advice
- Inspire an interest in the joy, wonder and excitement of scientific discovery
- Invigorate science and mathematics education
* Science News (the latest Royal Society press releases; archives)
* Events Diary (information on forthcoming events)
* Science Issues (Topical issues on which the Royal Society has conducted a study, issued a science brief, held a meeting, issued a press release...)(
- Animals in research (Along with the great majority of the scientific community, the Royal Society considers that the benefits arising from scientific research which uses animals justifies their use)
- Climate change (Policy reports, statements, facts and fictions about climate change, etc.)
- Energy (Governments face the major challenge of providing a secure, affordable and environmentally sustainable energy supply. Crucially this includes making significant reductions in carbon dioxide emissions)
- Environment (Economic analysis, Sustainable Development, Chemicals & the Environment)
- Synthetic Biology (An area of research that can broadly be described as the design and construction of novel artificial biological pathways, organisms or devices, or the redesign of existing natural biological systems)
- Nanoscience and nanotechnology (Nanotechnologies involve studying and working with matter on an ultra-small scale. One nanometre is one-millionth of a millimetre and a single human hair is around 80,000 nanometres in width)
* Publishing (This site provides a range of services and facilities including access to the Society’s journals, news of recently published science)
The Royal Society publishes seven, high quality peer-reviewed journals covering: biological and physical sciences; history and philosophy of science; and cross-disciplinary research at the interface between the physical and life sciences.
- You can get access access to the JOURNALS from the "Publisher" website
- Sign-up for e-mail alert
- Submit NEW article or REVISED version for publication
- Submit a referee report
- Obtain "submittion guides" containing information on how to submit an article to these journals
The following journals are published by the Royal Society:
P.S.: Articles are free one year after publication (from 1997) for B side journals and after 2 years for A side journals. There are now over 8000 free articles available to all. Table of contents, abstracts and email alerting are available free of charge to all. The journal content is fully searchable.
> Biology Letters ( Full-text: 2003 - 1 year embargo)
> Journal of the Royal Society Interface ( Full-text: 2004, 2005, 2006-partially)
> Notes and Records (Full-text: 1997 - 1 year embargo)
> Philosophical Transactions A (Full-text: 1997 - 2 years embargo)
> Philosophical Transactions B (Full-text: 1997 - 1 year embargo)
> Proceedings A (Full-text: 1997 - 2 year embargo)
> Proceedings B (Full-text: 19997 - 1 year embargo)
> Bibliographical Memoirs and Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society ( Full-text: 1997 - 1 year embargo)

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