- First Name
- Last Name
- United States
- MD Maryland
- American Institute of Physics
- Website URL
- History of science, history of physics, scientific communication, scientific journals, science funding
- Media Contact
- Additional Contact Information
- Alternate email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- About Me
I am a historian of science currently based out of Washington, DC, where I am an editor at Physics Today. My research focuses on the cultural and intellectual history of science since 1800, with a particular focus on scientific communication. I am a former member of the teaching faculty at Harvard University, and I have held fellowships from the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the National Science Foundation, and the Situating Science Cluster grant at York University. I earned my PhD in History from Princeton University.
- Recent Publications
Making “Nature”: The History of a Scientific Journal (University of Chicago Press, 2015).
Melinda Baldwin, “Scientific autonomy, public accountability, and the rise of ‘peer review’ in the Cold War United States.” Forthcoming from Isis (anticipated publication in 2019).
Melinda Baldwin, “In referees we trust?” Physics Today 70 no. 2 (2017): 44-49. Available online at http://physicstoday.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/PT.3.3463.
Melinda Baldwin, “Keeping in the race’: physics, publication speed and national publishing strategies in Nature, 1895–1939,” British Journal for the History of Science 47 no. 2 (2014): 257–279. Available online at http://journals.cambridge.org/abstract_S0007087413000381.
- Media Coverage
- Country Focus
- Expertise by Geography
- United Kingdom, United States
- Expertise by Chronology
- 19th century, 20th century
- Expertise by Topic
- Government, Higher Ed, Public History, Science