The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (1907–21).
Volume XIV. The Victorian Age, Part Two.

VIII. The Literature of Science

§ 34. Scientific Journals

With certain exceptions, the books on biology during the last half of the eighteenth century and the beginning of the nineteenth, were largely treatises on classification, or on the practical application of the knowledge of plants, such as medical and agricultural works. It was during this period, too, that certain magazines were started. Curtis founded The Botanical Magazine in the year 1787. But the great increase of scientific journals only began some fifty years later; many of those dealing with different branches of biological science were first published about the middle of the nineteenth century. Among them may be mentioned the following, with the date of their first appearance: The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, 1841; The Zoologist, 1843; Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science, 1853; The Journal of Horticulture, 1862; The Geological Magazine, 1864; The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology, 1866.