Australasian Science

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Australasian Science
Categories Science magazine
Frequency Monthly
Year founded 1938
Company Control Publications Pty. Ltd.
Country Australia
Language English
Website www.australasianscience.com.au
ISSN 1442-679X

Australasian Science is a monthly science magazine published in Australia. It contains a mixture of news items and feature articles.[1]

Australasian Science is Australia's longest-running scientific publication. It was first published in 1938 as The Australian Journal of Science by the Australian National Research Council, which was the forerunner of the Australian Academy of Science.

In 1954 the journal was transferred to ANZAAS – the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science. Throughout this time the journal published the research of eminent Australian scientists, including Sir Douglas Mawson and Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet, whose groundbreaking clonal selection theory was published in the journal in 1957.

The journal has evolved considerably over the past seven decades. Following a merger in 1998 with a popular science magazine published by the University of Southern Queensland, the magazine is now published as Australasian Science. Published by Control Publications and available in newsagents, it is Australia’s only monthly science magazine for the general public, and the only magazine that is dedicated to Australian and New Zealand science.

Australasian Science's patrons are Nobel Laureate Prof Peter C. Doherty and ABC broadcaster Robyn Williams.

Australasian Science also boasts a broad team of columnists covering astronomy, politics, biodiversity, ethics, scepticism, careers, new books and media coverage.

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  1. ^ User, Super. "Australasian Science synchrotron features 2008". www.synchrotron.org.au. Retrieved 2016-05-21. 

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