National Academy of Sciences

-  was signed into being by President Abraham Lincoln on March 3, 1863 
-  to advise the U.S. government on science and technology matters
        -   has approximately 2,250 
        -   NAS is composed of  4 separate academies:  

National Academy,   the  National Research Council      
                    the  National Academy of Engineering  and the
Academy of Medicine 

 -  its journal's:  Proceeding of National Academy...   PNAS   and   PNAS Online

Royal Society of London
        British equivalent, founded in 1660 [currently about 1430 Fellows (members)]
        Royal Society publications
include its international scientific journals :
               Proceedings A     &   Proceedings B   - high-quality submitted research papers
               Transactions A    &   Transactions B  - focuses upon commissioned themes & reviews.
               Notes and Records - history of science & Biology Letters
publishes short communications.

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