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  1. ‘Keeping in the Race’: Physics, Publication Speed and National Publishing Strategies in Nature, 1895–1939.Melinda Baldwin - 2014 - British Journal for the History of Science 47 (2):257-279.
    By the onset of the Second World War, the British scientific periodical Nature – specifically, Nature's ‘Letters to the editor’ column – had become a major publication venue for scientists who wished to publish short communications about their latest experimental findings. This paper argues that the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Ernest Rutherford was instrumental in establishing this use of the ‘Letters to the editor’ column in the early twentieth century. Rutherford's contributions set Nature apart from its fellow scientific weeklies in Britain (...)
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