Reference numberNLB/66/222
Alternative reference numberNLB/66 p125
TitleCopy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Francois Antoine Alfred] Lacroix, Foreign Member of the Royal Society
Date20 March 1924
DescriptionReplies that the Royal Society does not enforce bibliographical rules on authors. That a committee considered the best system of references when the Royal Society undertook Catalogue of Scientific Papers, and a system is used in that catalogue, for which a list of abbreviations appear at the beginning of each volume. States that the reason the Royal Society have not adopted a system of rules for referencing is due to the fact that other societies have found it impossible to enforce; states the Astrophysical Journal does still insist on a code for referencing. Ends by saying the printers are instructed to print volume number in Arabic and Roman numerals.
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Fellows associated with this archive
NA5218Lacroix; Francois Antoine Alfred (1863 - 1948)1863 - 1948
NA1226Jeans; Sir; James Hopwood (1877 - 1946); physicist and mathematician1877 - 1946
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