On the Web

Selected Physics Today Articles
Melinda Baldwin, Nature and physics,” Physics Today Online, 29 October 2019.

Melinda Baldwin, “A look at the first published periodic table,” Physics Today Online, 27 March 2019.

Melinda Baldwin, “The Royal Society’s first woman physicist,” Physics Today Online, 25 January 2018.

Melinda Baldwin, “A look inside Feynman’s calculus notebook,” Physics Today Online, 11 May 2017.

Melinda Baldwin, “What it took to be a NASA computer,” Physics Today Online, 24 January 2017.

Melinda Baldwin, “Imagining humans on Mars,” Physics Today Online, 27 October 2016.

Melinda Baldwin, “What was it like to get a PhD in the 1840s?” Physics Today Online, 14 October 2016.


Guest Blog Entries
Melinda Baldwin, “High dilution, homeopathy, and the purpose of the scientific journal,” Remedia: The History of Medicine, 24 April 2015.

Melinda Baldwin, “Golden Fleece 2.0?” Leaping Robot Blog, 2 November 2014.

Melinda Baldwin, “The history of ‘scientist,’The Renaissance Mathematicus, 10 July 2014.

Melinda Baldwin, “Did Isaac Newton need peer review?Zocalo Public Square, 29 April 2014. Also published on Time.com.

Melinda Baldwin, “Can Contributors Change Journals?” AmericanScience, 13 December 2013.

Melinda Baldwin, “The High Quality Research Act: A Blast from the Past?” AmericanScience, 11 August 2013.


Podcast Interviews
Shrimp Fight Club.” NPR’s Planet Money, 21 June 2017.

The Wastebook.” Undiscovered, 13 June 2017.

April 1953: The Other DNA Papers.” Nature PastCast, 18 April 2013.

September 1963: The Earth Moves.” Nature PastCast, 19 September 2013.

November 1869: Nature is Born.” Nature PastCast, 21 November 2013.

January 1896: On a New Type of Ray.” Nature PastCast, 23 January 2014.


Print Quotes and Interviews
Robert Harington, “The Rise of Peer Review: Melinda Baldwin on the History of Refereeing at Scientific Journals and Funding Bodies,” The Scholarly Kitchen, 26 September 2018.

Megan Garber, “‘One of the Greatest Discoveries in the History of Science’ Hasn’t Been Peer-Reviewed—Does It Matter?” The Atlantic, 19 March 2014.

Daniel Engber, “Science Papers Should be Written by Robots,” Slate, 12 December 2017.