The Royal Society Digital Journal Archive, dating back to 1665 and containing more than 60,000 articles, is now available online at www.journals.royalsoc.ac.uk and is FREE to access until the end of December 2006. Following this it will continue to be free as part of any of the Royal Society's new journal subscription packages.
The Royal Society Digital Archive is easily the most comprehensive archive in science and contains some of the most significant scientific papers ever published. The development of the digital archive means that the Society's online collection now contains every paper ever published in the Royal Society's journals, including the entire back catalogue of Philosophical Transactions since 1665, the longest-running international science journal in the world.
It provides a record of some key scientific discoveries from the last 340 years — a few interesting examples: