Scholarly Societies Project

Chronological List of Early Independent Journals

This area is concerned with "independent journals" - that is, with journals that were not published by scholarly societies. In point of fact, in the early years of their existence, the independent journals served primarily as a vehicle for reviewing works of original reseach that were located in monographs or in the journals published by scholarly societies.

The bulk of the abbreviations of these independent journals were located through perusal of the first few hundred pages of Band 1 of Pogg..

Last Updated: 2024, March 31


Journal Run
Journal History
Journal Abbreviations
Volume I. Septembre & Octobre [1772]-Volume XX. Novembre & décembre [1775]
Année 1776. Partie I. Janvier & février-Année 1776. Partie IV. Juillet & août
Journal littéraire dédié au Roi, par une société d'académiciens

The imprint statement reads: "A Berlin, chez G. J. Decker, imprimeur du Roi. 1772-1776"

A note in the Bibliot. Nat. France cat. indicates that, according to Barbier the journal was created by G.F.M.M. et Fréd. Castillon, F.-V. Toussaint, Dieudonné Thiébault and others. So, this appears not to have been a formally organized society.

Bibliot. Nat. France cat.

Journ. litt. de Berlin
[Pogg., v.1, col.7 cites 1775, 1776.]