In the News

An overview of the media coverage of the project:

  1. Matthew Reisz, ‘World’s oldest scientific journal is focus of new exhibition’ Times Higher Education (online 2 Dec. 2014)
  2. Philip Ball, ‘The birth of the scientific journal’, Research Fortnight blog and (extended version) Homunculus blog (online 6 Jan. 2015)
  3. Jennifer Akst,  ‘Scientific publishing, 1665’, The Scientist (online 1 Feb. 2015)–1665/
  4. Rebecca Ratcliffe, ‘350 years of publishing from the world’s oldest science journal– in pictures’ Guardian Higher Education Network (online 12 Feb. 2015)
  5. Julie McDougall-Waters, ‘Celebrating 350 years of the Scientific Journal: The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society’ COPAC blog (online 2 March 2015)
  6. Aileen Fyfe, interviewed on Radio 4 ‘Inside Science’ (broadcast 5 March 2015) Full programme at or just listen to the segment: BBC Radio 4 Inside Science)
  7. Noah Moxham, ‘350 years of the scientific journal’, H-word (Guardian science blogs), 06 Mar. 2015
  8. Noah Moxham, XXXXXX, History Today, 2015
  9. Anna Gielas, ‘After 350 years of academic journals it’s time to shake things up‘ Guardian ‘Political Science’ blog, 4 Apr. 2015
  10. Aileen Fyfe, ‘Why journals should not forget their past’, Times Higher Education (originally published in print as: ‘Publish and be poor: journals shouldn’t just be about money’) 9 Apr. 2015
  11. Julie McDougall-Waters, ‘How has publishing changed in the last 50 years‘, H-word (Guardian science blogs), 29 May 2015.
  12. Aileen Fyfe, ‘Peer review: not as old as you think’ Times Higher Education (originally published in print as: ‘Peering into the past’) 25 June 2015
  13. Phil Ward, ‘Straight talk: Peer review and the Xerox machine’, Research Professional (15 Oct. 2015)
  14. Anna Gielas, ‘Wie die Wissenschaft zu Papier kam’, Neue Zürcher Zeitung – NZZ Campus, Zürich: NZZ Media (November 2015), 56-58.
  15. Camilla Mørk Røstvik, in ‘Workload survival guide for academics‘, Times Higher Education, 18 Feb 2016.
  16. Anna Gielas, ‘Politics in academic publishing: from past to present‘, The Student Blog (PLOS), 14 Jun 2016 [a report on the Politics of Academic Publishing workshop, 22 April 2016].
  17. Camilla Mørk Røstvik, ‘Women and the History of Peer Review at the Royal Society’, Royal Society Publishing Blog (21 September 2016):
  18. ‘Untangling Academic Publishing’ policy paper (25 May 2017):
  19. Storify of the Untangling launch event and lecture:
  20. Stephen Curry, ‘It’s time for academics to take back control of research journals’, The Guardian (24 May 2017):
  21. Aileen Fyfe, ‘Commercial publishing has had its day, and societies must adapt’, Research Fortnight (26 May 2017):
  22. Aileen Fyfe in Times Higher Education, ‘Who Should Speak for Academics over the Future of Publishing?’ (25 May 2017):
  23. Camilla Mørk Røstvik, ‘Det er på tide at akademikere bryr seg om publiserings industrien’, Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift (June 2017).
  24. Aileen Fyfe in Times Higher Education, ‘Academics ‘should not sign over research copyright to publishers’ (May 2017):
  25. Ernesto Priego, ‘Untangling Academic Publishing: Key Recommendations for Universities and Academics’, personal blog (26 May 2017):
  26. Kat Steiner, ‘Untangling Academic Publishing – A Fascinating History and An Uncertain Future’ (31 May 2017):
  27. Twitter activities 2013-2017