APS offices and the Library will be closed until further notice. On-site events are suspended, but read more about virtual programming and resources that can be accessed remotely. Read more about the APS response to COVID-19.


The American Philosophical Society is the oldest continuously running scholarly press in the nation and publishes books and articles from all fields of study.

We apologize for the unplanned delay, but mailing of our Proceedings and Transactions issues is delayed for now because of the current closure of the American Philosophical Society. The APS is undertaking strong social distancing measures to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and employees are working from home. Once we receive notice that offices can reopen, the printer will be asked to resume mailing issues.

The American Philosophical Society first began publishing manuscripts in 1771 and has since held firm to Benjamin Franklin’s mission to promote useful knowledge. Our monograph and journal publications highlight works and research from all fields of study.

The APS publishes two series of monographs, a quarterly journal, a print-on-demand series, a yearbook for Members, and special publications.