The History of Scientific Publishing: An interview with Aileen Fyfe

« Have you ever wondered about the origins of scientific publishing, and how the field changed over time?  In this PLOScast, we take an in-depth look at the history of the peer review and editorial process beginning 350 years ago with the world’s oldest journal.

Joining Elizabeth Seiver for this conversation is Aileen Fyfe, a reader at the University of St. Andrews, who specializes in the history of scientific publishing and communication. She is currently the principle investigator of a four year project that is examining the economic, social and cultural history of Philosophical Transactions, the first scientific journal. (…) »