In (1732) changed name to Nova Acta Eruditorum
Founder(s): Otto Mencke and Gotrtfired Leibniz.
Written in Latin, in which its name means ‘Reports/Acts of the Scholar’. The periodical contained excerpts from reviews, writtings and essays about the Natural Sciences and Mathematics. This is the first scientific journal of the Germanic region, based on the model of ‘Journal de Savants’ and ‘Giornale de Letterati’.
In 1707, Mencke’s son Johann Burkhardt Mencke took control, and upon his death the name was changed to Nova Acta Eruditorum. In 1754 - Karl Andreas Bel took control of the publication
Notable Contributors, Jakob Bernoulli, Leonhard Euler, Pierre-Simon Laplace, Jerome Lalande, Stephan Bergler, Christian Wolff
Of Interest: 1697, Fatio De Dullier accused Liebniz that he stole his work on differential calculus from Isaac Newton. The dispute was carried out between Acta and the journal Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society. And debate continued on for years, with doubts still lingering today, challenging whether Leibniz had made his discoveries independently.