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 29


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1.1849/51 - The astronomical journal / published for the American Astronomical Society by the American Institute of Physics

According to Bolton, p.82, #689, this journal was edited by Benj. Apthorp Gould, Jr. for at least 1849-1861.

Although this journal is now published by scholarly societies, it was not at the beginning of its existence; moreover, neither of the sponsoring societies was in existence until 1899, which means that as of 2024-03-29 we are not including a history page for either society in the Repertorium.

Gould, Astr. Journ.
[Pogg., v.1, col.427 cites II, 1852 and III, 1854.]
Gould's astr. Journ.
[Pogg., v.1, col.460 cites III, 1853.]