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''Acta Eruditorum'' was founded in 1682 in [[Leipzig]] by [[Otto Mencke]], who became its first editor, and [[Gottfried Leibniz]].<ref name="aeinfo"/><ref>'''[http://runeberg.org/nfbp/0055.html Leibniz]''', article in ''[[Nordisk Familjebok]]'', 2nd ed. (in Swedish)</ref> It was published by [[Johann Friedrich Gleditsch]], and patterned after the French ''[[Journal des savants]]'' and Italian ''Giornale de'letterati''. ''Acta Eruditorum'' was a monthly publication edited in Latin language and contained excerpts from new writings, reviews, small essays and notes. Most of them were devoted to the [[natural sciences]] and mathematics. Since its inception many eminent scientists published there – apart from Leibniz, e.g., [[Jakob Bernoulli]], [[Humphry Ditton]], [[Leonhard Euler]], [[Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus]], [[Pierre-Simon Laplace]] and [[Jérôme Lalande]] but also humanists and philosophers as [[Veit Ludwig von Seckendorff]], [[Stephan Bergler]], [[Christian Thomasius]] and [[Christian Wolff (philosopher)|Christian Wolff]].
Although Mencke once exchanged letters and publications with [[Isaac Newton]], Newton was not a correspondent of ''Acta''.<ref>H. Laeven, ''
After [[Otto Mencke]]'s death ''Acta Eruditorum'' were directed by his son, Johann Burckhardt Mencke, who died in 1732. The journal changed its name by then and was called ''Nova Acta Eruditorum''. Since 1754 it was led by [[Karl Andreas Bel]].
* H. Laeven, "The "Acta Eruditorum" under the Editorship of Otto Mencke. The History of an International Learned Journal between 1682 and 1707", trans. L. Richards, Amsterdam: APA-Holland University Press, 1990. Electronic version available through repository of University Library Nijmegen.
* A.H. Laeven and L.J.M. Laeven-Aretz, "The authors and reviewers of the Acta Eruditorum 1682-1735", Molenhoek, The Netherlands, 2014. [electronic publication]. Identifies and lists all authors and reviewers of individual contributions between 1882 and 1735. Available through repositories of University Library Leipzig and University Library Nijmegen.
* ''[https://web.archive.org/web/20120522024744/http://www.izwtalt.uni-wuppertal.de:80/repertorium/MS/Acta.html (Nova) Acta Eruditorum'']: table of contents, 1682-1776