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    The Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences is the oldest continuously published scientific serial in the United States and among the most cited of multidisciplinary scientific serials worldwide. Established in 1823, the Annals is the premier publication of the Academy, offering volumes of review articles in special topical areas and proceedings of conferences sponsored by the Academy as well as other scientific organizations.

    The Annals provides multidisciplinary perspectives on research of current interest in the scientific community and society at large. Although primarily focused in biomedicine and biology, the scope of the Annals extends into diverse fields such as psychology, anthropology, and philosophy. Edited in consultation with experts in their fields, the Annals provide a neutral forum for discourse within and across many institutions and disciplines.

    Other important facts about the Annals

    • Members of the New York Academy of Sciences are entitled to free open access to the Annals online, one free Annals volume each year, and discounts on additional volumes. Join the Academy to get full access.
    • Full text of the Annals is published online by Wiley Interscience. The Annals is also accessible from subscribing institutions, and to others on a pay-per-view basis; tables of contents and abstracts are available to anyone.
    • Annals volumes dating from Volume 1 of the Annals of the Lyceum of Natural History in the City of New York, first published in 1823, through all volumes of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, first published in 1879, are currently available online for Academy members with Annals benefits and for institutions that have purchased access to this content.
    • The Annals is abstracted and/or indexed in all of the major abstracting and indexing services, including PubMed and Thomson Scientific.
    • Thomson Scientific ranks the Annals among the most highly cited sources among the general science literature.
    • Each volume of the Annals is compiled by a consulting volume editor (or editors) who, in consultation with the Annals director and executive editor, solicit individual manuscripts for the volume. Unsolicited manuscripts will not be considered for publication.

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    Douglas Braaten, PhD

    Director and Executive Editor

    Steven E. Bohall

    Project Manager