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The Royal Society, is the United Kingdom's National Academy for science. RS Publishing provides a prestigious range of scientific journals. Please note that much of the content of these journals is already freely available online; the details varying slightly between the journals – see the Royal Society Publishing web pages.

Access to Royal Society's journals into three groups for the purposes of this offer:

I ) Biological sciences, to include:

  • Philosophical Transactions B – each issue is devoted to a specific, topical area of the biological sciences
  • Proceedings B is the Royal Society's flagship biological research journal, dedicated to the fast publication and worldwide dissemination of high-quality research
  • Biology Letters publishes short, highly-innovative, cutting-edge research articles and opinion pieces accessible to scientists from across the biological sciences
  • (Open Biology is all full open access so not covered in this offer)
  • Interface Focus publishes themed issues covering cross-disciplinary research at the interface between the physical and life sciences.
  • Journal of the Royal Society Interface publishes cross-disciplinary research at the interface between the physical and life sciences
  • Notes and Records - an international journal which publishes original research in the history of science, technology and medicine up to and including the 21st century
    • Subject Collections

II ) Physical sciences, to include:

  • Philosophical Transactions A - each issue is devoted to a specific, topical area of the physical sciences.
  • Proceedings A publishes research articles across the mathematical, physical and engineering sciences
  • Interface Focus, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Notes and Records – see descriptions above
    • Subject Collections

III ) History of science, to include:

  • Notes and Records - an international journal which publishes original research in the history of science, technology and medicine up to and including the 21st century
  • Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society - an annual journal with extended obituaries and full bibliographies of Fellows.
    • Subject Collections

For 2012 and 2011 impact factors, see here, and to see lists of content since 2008 collected by field, see the "Subject Collections" links above.

Requirements

  • You have your preferences enabled to receive email messages on English Wikipedia or on your home wiki linked from your application; (see Special:Preferences)
  • You have an account that is a minimum of 6 months old
  • You have a minimum of 500 edits to the encyclopedia
  • You do not already have access to this resource through another library or institution
  • You have made at least 10 edits to Wikimedia projects in the last month
  • You are not currently blocked from editing Wikipedia

If you don't quite meet the experience requirements but think you would still be a strong candidate for access, feel free to apply and you may be considered

Expectations

Approved editors will

  • Use their Royal Society account during their free access period
  • Always provide original citation information, in addition to linking a Royal Society article
  • Not use bare links to Royal Society pages
  • Note (subscription required) in the citation, where appropriate (but note that much is free to access anyway)
  • Review WP:V, WP:SAYWHEREYOUGOTIT, and WP:PAYWALL, and be aware that much of the content of the journals is primary research, which may not always be the most suitable source for a Wikipedia article.
  • Respect the copyrights of the Royal Society, following sections 1, 3, 6, 8, & 9 of the Royal Society’s Terms and Conditions and Wikipedia’s copyright policy.
  • Agree to the Wikipedia Library’s privacy policy (allowing following for metrics) as follows:
    • Give a confirmed email address. Editors understand and agree that their name and email address may be shared with representatives of the Wikimedia Foundation, Wikipedia Library, and the Royal Society. While representatives of the Wikipedia Library are volunteers (not employees or contractors of the Wikimedia Foundation or the Royal Society), they have signed confidentiality agreements with the Wikimedia Foundation with regards to the personal information they may handle for the Wikipedia Library.
  • Complete a short survey at the end of their access period.

Approved editors will not

  • Share their account logins or passwords with others
  • Mass scrape, mass download, or distribute content
  • Systematically make printed or electronic copies of multiple extracts of restricted content available for any purpose
  • Datamine metadata, such as to use for auto-created stub articles, without the consent of the Royal Society, see their page
  • Use the access provided for any commercial purpose

Private and confidential information

  • By applying to the Program, you understand and agree that your name and email address may be shared with representatives of the Wikimedia Foundation, The Wikipedia Library, and Royal Society UK. Wikipedia Library organizers contracted under the Wikimedia Foundation will abide by the Wikimedia Foundation privacy policy and associated confidentiality agreements. Volunteer representatives of the Wikipedia Library are neither employees nor contractors of the Wikimedia Foundation (or Royal Society UK), but they have signed confidentiality agreements with the Wikimedia Foundation with regards to the personal information they may handle for the Wikipedia Library.

Citation

  • Editors should always provide original citation information in addition to linking to Royal Society UK resources, per WP:V and WP:SAYWHEREYOUGOTIT.
  • Editors should not provide bare links to restricted Royal Society UK pages
  • Note (subscription required) in the citation, where appropriate
  • Respect the copyright of Royal Society UK, in accordance with Wikipedia's copyright policy and their terms of use
  • Cite resources in line with the citation examples provided below or with the examples provided by Royal Society UK
Note that citation styles vary by article; editors can use the style most appropriate to the articles they are working with so long as the citations are complete.

Example

<ref>{{cite journal | author=R. McNeill Alexander| author2= | journal=Dinomyte | year=2006 | volume=1 | issue=1 | title=Dinosaur Biomechanics| url=http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/273/1596/1849 | doi=10.1098/rspb.2006.3532 | accessdate=24 March 2016 | subscription=yes | via=[[Royal Society]]}}</ref>

Further participation

You can help The Wikipedia Library share this partnership:

  • Add {{Wikipedia:Royal Society journals/Userbox}} to your user boxes. This helps us share our project with other experienced users.
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The partnership has recently expanded. Please apply below. After signing your name using #{{user8|USERNAME|Project=code}} and summarize the projects where you are active, and the subject areas you work in. Some links to sample articles you have worked on will be useful. Please indicate if you participate in biological or physical science, or the history of science.

  1. Hippo99 (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email)/Hippo99 (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email)/Hippo99 (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email)/Hippo99 (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email): GROUP I (bio science) --- I am a PhD student writing my thesis on prehistoric food intake. Access to full content would be highly facilitating research & referencing. I have been writing contributions on Wikipedia in German, Wikipedia in English, Wikipedia in French and on Wikipedia in Spanish since 2007 (My Statistics for reference).
    Approved @Hippo99: expect a Wikipedia email soon, Astinson (WMF) (talk) 15:16, 12 June 2015 (UTC)
  2. Bramfab (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I write a lot on science topics, mainly earth science (geology and paleonthology) and I knwow thatRoyal Society host journals and papers that would be useful to improve the quality of the contents of my edit. Regards, --Bramfab (talk) 11:57, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
    Approved @Bramfab: expect a Wikipedia email soon, Astinson (WMF) (talk) 15:16, 12 June 2015 (UTC)
  3. YohanN7 (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I am already approved for physical sciences. It is a great resource. More than once I have found that it would have been nice to be able to spice up the hardcore math and physics with a more detailed historical account than year of publication of seminal papers. Therefore, I apply for access to the History of Science journals = Group 3 if there appears a vacancy. YohanN7 (talk) 11:18, 30 December 2014 (UTC)
    Approved @YohanN7: expect a Wikipedia email soon, Astinson (WMF) (talk) 15:16, 12 June 2015 (UTC)
  4. Eakopskvm (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Group 1. I have 2300+ edits here and 9900+ edits, 800+ articles created in zh.wikipdia. I sometimes write biographies of biogists. Access to Royal Society full content would help me a lot. Regards--Huang (talk) 07:34, 2 January 2015 (UTC)
    Approved @Eakopskvm: expect a Wikipedia email soon, Astinson (WMF) (talk) 15:16, 12 June 2015 (UTC)
  5. Melly42 (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) For the creating and improving of zoological articles in wp:en and wp:de I am very interested in the journals Proceedings B and the Biology Letters --Melly42 (talk) 13:50, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
    Approved @Melly42: expect a Wikipedia email soon, Astinson (WMF) (talk) 15:16, 12 June 2015 (UTC)
  6. Maky (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I have over 20 FAs related to lemurs. Proceedings B would be helpful for my work at WP:Primates. – Maky « talk » 20:23, 18 June 2015 (UTC)
    Approved @Maky: expect a Wikipedia email soon, Astinson (WMF) (talk) 19:53, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
  7. Daniele.tampieri (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I am contributing to Wikipedia by mainly editing entries on engineering, mathematics and physics: I think I meet all the requirements for applying for access to group II and group III journals and, even if I've not been very active last month, access to the Royal Society publications will surely improve the contents of the entries I'm working to. Daniele.tampieri (talk) 16:45, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
    @Daniele.tampieri: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 03:15, 25 October 2015 (UTC)
  8. prymshbmg (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I am working on many projects in wikipedia and outside wikipedia on topics like Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronics, Physics, Mathematics, Human development, Biological History of Earth, and many Indian projects. Thus, I am always in a continous need of certified data. Hoping to be heard and to hear from you soon.Prymshbmg (talk) 10:48, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
    @Prymshbmg: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 03:15, 25 October 2015 (UTC)
  9. IJReid (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I am working mainly on the dinosaurs wikiproject, and thus would be interested in the biological group (group I). I meet the criteria for receiving an account, and find having access would help me to access publications that are not open access. Access to the Royal Society publications would be very helpful for improving articles on the topics I'm working on. IJReid discuss 20:08, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
    @IJReid: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 03:15, 25 October 2015 (UTC)
  10. יורם שורק (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) active since 2006, many contribution to Chemistry articles in Hebrew wiki, access to Royal society publication wouldhelp me improve many articles.
    @יורם שורק: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 03:15, 25 October 2015 (UTC)
  11. Jan D.Berends (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I am a generalist and active since 2006 in 25 [D. Berends projects] with around 1300 global [edits]. Access to the Royal Society journals would be very useful for improving and verifying articles, specifically with adding (and updating) references.--Jan D. Berends (talk) 11:44, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
    @Jan D. Berends: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 03:15, 25 October 2015 (UTC)
  12. Schlosser67 (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I would appreciate access so that I may better esdit articles on scientific topics. I am mostly interested in physical and historical topics (biological topics only occasionally), but I may not have enough edits yet in total. --Schlosser67 (talk) 12:04, 8 October 2015 (UTC)
    Not approved Schlosser67: As you don't yet meet the experience requirements, I think it would be helpful for you to do a bit more editing first before applying for access. In the interim, I recommend using the Resource Exchange to seek specific sources you may need. Nikkimaria (talk) 03:15, 25 October 2015 (UTC)
    ω Awaiting Hi, Schlosser67. Are you still interested? Your global numbers are up now. Cheers! {{u|Checkingfax}} {Talk} 02:39, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
    Yes, still interested. --Schlosser67 (talk) 17:08, 10 April 2016 (UTC)
    Schlosser67 –  Approved – Expect an email shortly with a form to submit before you can gain access. Please consider putting the userbox code above on your user page, if you do userboxes, as this helps spread the word about this project. 718smiley.svg Cheers! {{u|Checkingfax}} {Talk} 06:03, 29 June 2016 (UTC)
  13. Caballero1967 (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email)/Caballero1967 (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Group III-- I have been a Wikipedian since 2005, and are currently working in both, English and Spanish Wikipedias. My access to this database is only limited, and I have repeatedly encountered the need to use it in full. I work on the Caribbean, African Diaspora, Latino American and Indigenous of the Americas Wikiprojects covering all topics, but particularly history, and history of sciences (e.g., nautical). My contributions to Wikipedia have been in creating new articles (e.g., San Juan Bay, Guarionex), fixing and providing sources for others, ranging from stub (Antilles Current) to class C articles (e.g. Race and intelligence). A more complete list is found in my userpage. The idea is to bring those articles to GA or FA statuses. Access to this databse will make a difference in the quality of sources I could employ in my contributions. Caballero/Historiador 10:48, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
    @Caballero1967: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 00:02, 20 February 2016 (UTC)
  14. fmrauch (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) / fmrauch (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Group II -- I have been a Wikipedian since 2006, and I have been working in English and German, sometimes in French Wikipedias. I studied philosophy and environmental science. My special subjects are nuclear energy, astronomy, chemistry and history of science. --Fmrauch (talk) 11:47, 1 April 2016 (UTC)
    fmrauch with cc to fmrauch Approved Expect an email shortly with a form to submit before you can gain access. Please consider putting the userbox code above on your user page, if you do userboxes, as this helps spread the word about this project. 718smiley.svg Cheers! {{u|Checkingfax}} {Talk} 02:17, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
  15. Freshman404 (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Freshman404 (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) (More than 17,000 edits-more than 15,000 was @ fa.wiki. More than 1,200 created articles.) My professional subject is electrical engineering and I'm trying to extend related articles. Also I'm working on Electrical engineering project, specially this list. Access to this library would be helpful for this target.Freshman404Talk 07:35, 27 May 2016 (UTC)
    Freshman404 –  Approved – Expect an email shortly with a form to submit before you can gain access. Please consider putting the userbox code above on your user page, if you do userboxes, as this helps spread the word about this project. 718smiley.svg Cheers! {{u|Checkingfax}} {Talk} 12:50, 7 June 2016 (UTC)
  16. YohanN7 (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I am an experienced editor who have had access to Physical Sciences content before. This access seems to now be expired (userid yohann7 still valied, but can't access much), and I'd like to see access renewed. I edit mostly articles related to mathematical physics, but I'd like access to History of science as well. Especially the obituaries in Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society are invaluable sources for getting the history sections right in the articles I edit. (This too was approved once, but didn't work out all the way to actual access.) Notes and Records can provide otherwise completely unverifiable twists to articles on otherwise rather dull subjects. YohanN7 (talk) 09:07, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
    YohanN7 –  Approved – Expect an email shortly with a form to submit before you can gain access. Please consider putting the userbox code above on your user page, if you do userboxes, as this helps spread the word about this project. 718smiley.svg Cheers! {{u|Checkingfax}} {Talk} 04:15, 14 January 2017 (UTC)
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