The Royal Society makes my day

Royal Society opens archive, kills productivity
[Via Boing Boing]

60,000 peer-reviewed papers, including the first peer-reviewed scientific research journal in the world, are now available free online. The Royal Society has opened its historical archives to the public. Among the cool stuff you’ll find here: Issac Newton’s first published research paper and Ben Franklin’s write-up about that famous kite experiment. Good luck getting anything accomplished today. Or ever again.


The Royal Society is one of the oldest science organizations and has been producing some of the best science articles for centuries.

Now we can all read any of these articles. This is what open access means.