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Scientific journal
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Scientific journals are a form of periodical that arose in Europe in the 17th century. They were review journals that reported extensively and reliably on innovations and also discussed existing works (Review [scholarly]). The prototype for the genre was the Journal des Scavans first published by the lawyer Denys de Sallo in Paris in 1665. Similar periodicals appeared at around the same date in London (Philosophical Transactions, 1665 ff.) and Rome (Giornale de’ letterati, 1668 ff.). Germany followed suit in 1682 with the Acta eruditorum, which unlike the French pione…

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Becher, Ursula A.J., “Scientific journal”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 09 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_019806>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210601

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