Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria Society
Promotion and advancement of science

About the Journal

Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria publishes original research papers, review articles and short communications that are peer reviewed. The Society invites contributions for the Proceedings from authors across the various disciplines of biological, physical and earth sciences, including multidisciplinary research, and on issues concerning technology and the applied sciences. Contributions on topics that are relevant to Victoria and the south-eastern Australian region are encouraged. The journal also publishes Special Issues and themed collections of papers commissioned by the Council of the Royal Society of Victoria. It is published online in May and November, with two issues constituting a volume.

The journal began in 1855 as an irregular publication under the title Transactions of the Philosophical Society of Victoria, the present name being adopted in 1889. Since then, the journal has appeared on a regular basis, at first annually but varying from one, two or four parts per year. Since 1889, the parts issued each year were deemed to make up a volume. The online content extends back to Volume 118, Number 1, 2006.

The Royal Society of Victoria’s Proceedings 1854 to 2006 are available online, free of cost, for personal use at the State Library of Victoria in their ‘Digitised Collections´.

Articles previously submitted and published as Transactions will no longer be included in the journal, but may be published separately on the Society’s website.


An aim of the Royal Society is to encourage and assist science practitioners, especially young scientists, and to recognize excellence in achievement. To do this, the Society offers a number of prestigious awards and prizes:
1. RSV Medal for Excellence in Scientific Research;
2. Dr Phillip Law AC Post-Doctoral Award; and
3. Young Scientist Research Prizes

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Bibliographic Information

ISSN: 0035-9211
eISSN: 2204-1362
Frequency: 2 issues per year
Current Issue: Volume 129 (2)
Impact Factor: n/a

Indexed/Abstracted in:

  • CAB Abstracts
  • Scopus
  • Social Science Citation Index