In 1865 the Smithsonian Institution began a catalog of scientific papers that developed into the International Catalogue of Scientific Papers in 1901. The growing international tension that would lead to World War I led to the suspension of the publication of the International Catalogue of Scientific Papers.
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^MacLeod, Roy (September 1993). "The Chemists go to War: The Mobilization of Civilian Chemists and the British War Effort, 1914-1918.". Annals of Science50 (5): 455–481. "By December, the 'war of illusion' was over. As opposing trenches drew a line from Switzerland to the Channel, international science, as the New Statesman put it, was 'wrecked'. The international catalogue of scientific papers was suspended, and routine exchanges of data, weather maps, publications and reports all came to an abrupt end. 'Scientific objectivity' evaporated before jingoistic sentiments to which Lockyer lent the pages of Nature, and Crookes, those of Chemical News."|accessdate= requires |url= (help)