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The Size of the Pages of Scientific Publications

Nature volume 52, page 221 | Download Citation



IT was with much surprise that we received the circular of the Royal Society stating that it had been decided to abandon the present size of its Proceedings in favour of royal octavo, accompanied by a voting card on the question of a similar change in the size of the Transactions. At the Oxford meeting of the British Association, a Committee was appointed, by Section A, to endeavour to secure greater uniformity in the sizes of the pages of the Transactions and Proceedings of all societies which publish mathematical and physical papers. In view of the report which that Committee will present shortly at Ipswich, it is much to be hoped that the Council of the Royal Society will take no immediate steps toward carrying their recommendations into effect.

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