Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A
|Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A|
|Abbreviated title (ISO 4)||Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A|
|Discipline||Physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering|
|Edited by||Dave Garner|
|Publisher||Royal Society (United Kingdom)|
|Open access||Hybrid and delayed, after 24 months|
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Physical, Mathematical and Engineering Sciences is a biweekly peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Royal Society. It publishes original research in a wide range of physical scientific disciplines. Articles can be accessed online a few months prior to the printed journal. All articles become freely accessible two years after their publication date. The current editor-in-chief is Dave Garner (University of Nottingham).
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A publishes themed issues covering a specific area of the mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences. Each themed issue is guest edited. Past issue titles include "Physics at the high-energy frontier: the Large Hadron Collider project", "Four degrees and beyond: the potential for a global temperature increase of four degrees and its implications", "The sustainable planet: opportunities and challenges for science, technology and society", and "Crossing boundaries: computational science, e-Science and global e-Infrastructure".
The journal was established in March 1665 as Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. In 1887, the journal expanded to become two separate publications: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B (biological sciences) and Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A (physical sciences).