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The Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology is the flagship publication of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

The Journal reports NIST research and development in metrology and related fields of physical science, engineering, applied mathematics, statistics, biotechnology, and information technology. Papers cover a broad range of subjects with major emphasis on measurement methodology and the basic technology underlying standardization.

The Journal of Research of NIST has been published under various titles and forms since 1904, with its roots as Scientific Papers issued as the Bulletin of the Bureau of Standards. In announcing the first volume, S.W. Stratton (pictured above, the first Director of the National Bureau of Standards or NBS) wrote, “the Bulletin … will embody the results of its investigations, research, and other work which may be of importance to the scientific, technical, and manufacturing interests of the country.”

The NIST Digital Archives (NDA) currently contains full-text papers from the Journal of Research from the 1960’s to the present. All papers are searchable PDF files. Pre-1960’s papers are being added to the collection on an ongoing basis with the goal of making available all papers back to 1904.

The Journal has been the venue for papers of some of the most influential American scientists of the twentieth century. Learn more about the historical significance of physics-related NIST research by viewing a poster presented at the American Physical Society March Meeting in 2008.

Note: Some of the PDF files of Journal of Research papers may be difficult to read due to the age and condition of the original scanned material. If you encounter problems viewing any of the files, contact the NIST Research Library Information Desk at ext. 3052 or via email at nda@nist.gov for assistance.

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