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The American journal Science was founded in 1880. It has become one of the most notable primary journals worldwide, which is reflected by its citation counts. In the Journal Citation Reports 2007 provided by Thomson Reuters, Science holds the 14th position of all scientific journals in terms of its impact rating. Since 1900, Science has been published on a weekly basis by the nonprofit organization the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), established in 1848. Today, Science has 131,286 subscribers, and together with pass-along readers, the circulation rate is estimated at 700,000. Like its commercial counterpart Nature, as a multidisciplinary journal Science serves as a medium to facilitate the transfer of ideas across disciplines. It speaks to the world of science and bridges ...

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