Aileen Fyfe

Aileen Fyfe is a historian of science and technology, and professor of modern history at the University of St Andrews. She led the Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded research project "Publishing the Philosophical Transactions," and was lead author of Untangling academic publishing: a history of the relationship between commercial interests, academic prestige and the circulation of research (2017).

Rethinking the Link Between Learned Societies and Academic Journals

Historically, there has been a tight link between journals, journal publications and a community of scholars working in specific fields of research who contribute to and manage them. Aileen Fyfe asks if we should rethink the structure of the learned societies that underpins this.

8 months ago