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Containing referee's reports arranged alphabetically by the lead author of the paper submitted to the Royal Society for review in 1914.

Notable referees and authors include William Lawrence Balls, James Gray and Geoffrey Ingram Taylor.

When report is on a standard sheet (A), the questions are:
1. Whether the paper should or should not be published in the "Philosophical Transactions"
2. Whether, in the former case, it should be published in full or in part only, the part so to be published being indicated
3. Whether any modifications are necessary or desirable, and, if so, of what nature
4. Which illustrations (if any) accompanying the paper should be reproduced
General remarks

When report is on a standard sheet (C), the questions are:
1. Should the paper be published in the "Proceedings"?
2. If published, should it be printed as it stands, or with modifications?
3. Should all the illustrations be published?
4. If not published, should it be read before the Society?
General remarks

When report is on a standardised form (D), the questions are:
1. Whether or not the paper should be read before the Society
2. Whether the paper should or should not be published by the Society
3. Whether, in the former case, it should be published in the 'Philosophical Transactions' or 'Proceedings'
4. Whether it should be published in full or only in part or whether any material modifications are necessary
5. Which illustrations, if any, accompanying the paper should be reproduced
General remarks

Reference number
RR/21
Earliest possible date
1914
Physical description
Loose paper in folders
Page extent
One box comprising 167 reports
Format
Typescript
Manuscript

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Referees' reports: volume 21, peer reviews of scientific papers submitted to the Royal Society for publication, 1914, RR/21, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_21/referees-reports-volume-21-peer-reviews-of-scientific-papers-submitted-to-the-royal-society-for-publication, accessed on 17 April 2024

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  • Referee Reports

    Date: 1832-1949

    This collection contains reports on scientific papers submitted for publication to the Royal Society. Started in 1832 when the system was formalised, it is a record of the origins of peer review publishing in practice.

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