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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 1939.

Notable referees and authors include Edward Charles Cyril Baly, Ronald Percy Bell and Arthur Stanley Eddington.

When report is on a standardised form (E), the questions are:
1. Whether or not the paper should be read before the Society
2. Whether the paper contains contributions to knowledge of sufficient scientific interest for the space required
3. Whether any portions or illustrations of the paper are redundant
4. Whether it should be published by the Society
5. Whether it should be published in 'Philosophical Transactions' or 'Proceedings'
6.Whether it could be published by some other body
7. General remarks

Reference number
Earliest possible date
Physical description
Loose paper in folders
Page extent
Two boxes: reports 1-150; reports 151-355

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Referees' reports: volume 66, peer reviews of scientific papers submitted to the Royal Society for publication, 1939, RR/66, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 22 July 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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