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The world's leading journal of original scientific research

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Founded in 1880 with the support of American inventor Thomas Edison, Science has grown to become the world’s leading publication for cutting-edge research, scientific news, and commentary, with the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general-science journal.


  • Original peer-reviewed Research Articles.
  • News and editorial coverage, including Special Issues, Editorials, weekly news, and Perspectives on scientific developments written by scientists.
  • Reference links to citations and related resources in MEDLINE/PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar, EMBASE, HighWire Press, and CrossRef.
  • Article citation in Web of Science, Scopus, HighWire Press, and CrossRef.
  • Toll-free access to all HighWire Press journal articles that are referenced in Science.
  • International in scope, with 40 percent of corresponding authors based outside of the U.S.
  • 2014 impact factor of 33.61 and five-year impact factor of 35.26.


Marcia McNutt, Editor-in-Chief of Science Resources, AAAS, Washington, DC

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  • 1997-current issue
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  • ISSN: 1095-9203

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