Historical Records of Australian Science publishes peer-reviewed articles and book reviews on the history of science, pure and applied, in Australia and the southwest Pacific, biographical memoirs of deceased Fellows of the Academy, and an annual bibliography of the history of Australian science. It is published in June and December.
The journal began in 1966 as an irregular publication under the title Records of the Australian Academy of Science, the present name being adopted in 1980. Since then, the journal has appeared on a regular basis, at first annually and, since 1991, twice a year. Until 2004, four issues were deemed to make up a volume, and since 2004, the two parts issued each year are deemed to make up a volume. The online content extends back to Volume 1, Number 1, 1966.
The National Museum of Australia has joined forces with the Australian Academy of Science and its National Committee for History and Philosophy of Science to establish two essay prizes, to be known respectively as The National Museum of Australia Student Prize for the History of Australian Science and The National Museum of Australia Student Prize for Australian Environmental History.
Frequency: 2 issues per year
Current Issue: Volume 24 (1)
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