As of July 6th, APS offices are open to staff and invited visitors. The Society will remain closed to the public for at least the rest of the summer. Library & Museum staff now have access to our collections and will respond to reference and photoduplication requests as soon as possible. However, please note that response times may be delayed due to increased demand. The Society will continue a robust slate of virtual programs throughout the summer and fall. Read more about virtual programming and resources that can be accessed remotely. For further information on the APS reopening and its COVID response, please click here.

Publications

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 final publication, printing, and mailing of our Proceedings and Transactions issues are 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 operations and 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.