Royal Society receives Asturias Award

The Royal Society has been awarded the prestigious Prince of Asturias Award in Spain, given in recognition of a contribution to encouraging and promoting the scientific, cultural and humanistic values that form part of mankind’s universal heritage.

The Asturias Award has a shared history with the Royal Society, Professor Antonio Garcia-Bellido, a foreign fellow of the Royal Society, was award in 1984 and has published research in Royal Society Journals Philosophical Transactions B and Proceedings of the Royal Society Journal B.

The journals along with other Royal Society titles have achieved strong growth in their impact factors for 2010 including an 18% increase for Philosophical Transactions A. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences also achieved an impact factor of 5.064 in the recently released figures.

The Philosophical Transactions B now ranks 4th in Biology with an impact factor of 6.053, Philosophical Transactions A ranks 6th and Interface Focus ranks 4th in Multidisciplinary Sciences.

All impact factors can be viewed at You can also find a selection of the most read & cited articles from 2010 FREE to access at