The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society, and publisher of the journals Science, Science Translational Medicine, Science Signaling, Science Advances, Science Immunology and Science Robotics. AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes some 254 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. Science, founded by Thomas Edison, has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world, with an estimated total readership of more than 400,000.
The nonprofit AAAS—www.aaas.org—is open to all and fulfills its mission to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education and more. Science’s editorials, any paper with broad public health significance, and all research articles 12 months after publication are always free. Science’s daily online news also offers five articles a month for free, along with all COVID-19 research. Science further participates in various efforts to provide free access for scientists in the world’s poorest countries.
Science/AAAS has been a NOMIS partner since 2020. Together, they have established the NOMIS & Science Young Explorer Award.