Keith Moore shares his year long experience as a librarian for the Royal Society and shares details about the oldest scientific journal, the Philosophical Transactions. In the second part the director of publishing, Stuart Taylor, talks with us about the society’s journals, the challenges which come with open access and the future of scientific publishing.
Follow us in this episode to the beginnings of scientific publishing as a philanthropic idea of open distribution of knowledge to one of the most profitable businesses of the present. We explain how the developments of the 19th century led to the serials crisis and the open access movement that tries to make knowledge freely available. Lets see how scientific findings find their way from the lab to the open public.