In Print


Melinda Baldwin, Making Nature: The History of a Scientific Journal. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015.


Research Articles

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

Melinda Baldwin, “Credibility, peer review, and Nature, 1939-1990,” Notes and Records: The Royal Society Journal of the History of Science 69 no. 3 (2015): 337–352. Available online at

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

Melinda Baldwin, “The shifting ground of Nature: Establishing an organ of scientific communication in Britain, 1869-1900,” History of Science 50 no. 2 (2012): 125-154.

Melinda Baldwin, “’Where are your intelligent mothers to come from?’: Marriage and family in the scientific career of Dame Kathleen Lonsdale FRS (1903-1971),” Notes and Records of the Royal Society 63 no. 1 (2009): 81–94.  Available online at

Merlyn D. Schuh and Melinda Baldwin, “Alpha-Helix Formation in Melittin and Beta-Lactoglobulin A Induced by Fluorinated Dialcohols,” Journal of Physical Chemistry B 110 no. 22 (2006): 10903–10909.


Articles in edited collections

Melinda Baldwin, “Tyndall and Stokes: Correspondence, referee reportsand the physical sciences in Victorian Britain.”  Article in Bernard Lightman and Michael Reidy, eds., The Age of Scientific Naturalism: Tyndall and his Contemporaries (London: Pickering and Chatto, 2014), 171–186.

Melinda Baldwin, “The Successors to the X Club? Late Victorian naturalists and Nature, 1869-1900.” Article in Gowan Dawson and Bernard Lightman, eds., Victorian Scientific Naturalism: Community, Identity, Continuity (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014), 288–308.


Edited Volumes

Janet Browne and Melinda Baldwin, eds., The Correspondence of John Tyndall, Volume 2: 1843-1849 (London: Pickering and Chatto, 2015).


Reviews & Professional Articles                                                                                      

Melinda Baldwin, “Victorian Bookshelf: Review of Novel Science by Adelene Buckland, Steam-Powered Knowledge by Aileen Fyfe, The Starry Sky Within by Anna Henchman, and Visions of Science by James Secord,” Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences 45 no. 4 (forthcoming November 2015): 610–620.

Melinda Baldwin, “Researchers Writing for the Public: Review of Science for All by Peter J. Bowler,” Science 326 no. 5958 (4 December 2009): 1347–1348.

Melinda Baldwin, “Constructivism and Mass-Observation in Britain: Review of Scientific Moderns by Boris Jardine,” Dissertation Reviews (24 May 2012). Available at

Melinda Baldwin, “Blogging, Tweeting, and Other Digital Activities: A Beginner’s Guide to the Internet for Early-Career Scholars,” Newsletter of the History of Science Society (July 2012). Available at