The Gatekeepers of Modern Physics: Periodicals and Peer Review in 1920s Britain

@article{Clarke2015TheGO,
  title={The Gatekeepers of Modern Physics: Periodicals and Peer Review in 1920s Britain},
  author={Imogen Clarke},
  journal={Isis},
  year={2015},
  volume={106},
  pages={70 - 93}
}
This essay analyzes the processes behind the publication of physics papers in two British journals in the 1920s: the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Series A and the Philosophical Magazine. On the surface, it looked as though the Philosophical Magazine was managed very informally, while the Proceedings had in place a seemingly rigid system of committee approval and peer review. This essay shows, however, that in practice the two journals were both influenced by networks of expertise… Expand
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