Smithsonian Contributions and Studies Series

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The Smithsonian Contributions and Studies Series is a collection of serial periodical publications produced by the Smithsonian Institution, detailing advances in various scientific and societal fields to which the Smithsonian Institution has made contributions.



The Smithsonian Institution began publishing consolidated compilations of quarto-sized papers in 1848, under the name Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge. [1] In 1862 octavo-sized papers called Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections were added, [1] followed by the monographic Bulletin of the United States National Museum in 1875, [1] and the compiled Proceedings of the United States National Museum in 1878. [1] Annual Reports of Smithsonian Institution administrative and scholarly achievements, and accessions to the collections, began issuing in 1881, with accession and donor information being split off in 1993 as the Annals of the Smithsonian Institution. [1]

The Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge ceased publication in 1916, followed by the cessation of the Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections in 1968, and the Bulletin of the United States National Museum in 1971. [1] In their place, the Smithsonian Institution began publication of a variety of different series focused on specific areas of scientific or societal study. [1]



Contributions from the United States National Herbarium19021974
Smithsonian Annals of Flight19641974
Smithsonian Contributions to Astrophysics19561974
Smithsonian Contributions to the Earth Sciences19692002
Smithsonian Folklife Studies19801990
Smithsonian Studies in Air and Space19771990


Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology1965 ISSN   0081-0223 ISSN   1943-6661
Smithsonian Contributions to Botany1969 ISSN   0081-024X ISSN   1938-2812
Smithsonian Contributions to History and Technology [2] 1969 ISSN   1948-5999 ISSN   1948-6006
Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology1969 ISSN   0081-0266 ISSN   1943-6688
Smithsonian Contributions to Museum Conservation2010 ISSN   1949-2359 ISSN   1949-2367
Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences1977 ISSN   0196-0768 ISSN   1943-667X
Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology1969 ISSN   0081-0282 ISSN   1943-6696

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  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 History of Scholarly Publishing Archived 2009-04-11 at the Library of Congress Web Archives, Smithsonian Institution .
  2. Originally Smithsonian Studies in History and Technology.