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''Acta Eruditorum'' was founded in 1682 in [[Leipzig]] by [[Otto Mencke]], who became its first editor,<ref name="aeinfo"/> with support from [[Gottfried Leibniz]] in [[Hanover]],<ref>'''[ Leibniz]''', article in the ''[[Nordisk Familjebok]]'' home encyclopedia, 2nd ed. (in Swedish)</ref> who contributed 13 articles over the journal's first four years.<ref>{{cite book|last=Antognazza|first=Maria Rosa|authorlink=Maria Rosa Antognazza|title=Leibniz: An Intellectual Biography|year=2009|publisher=Cambridge|page=239}}</ref> It was published by [[Johann Friedrich Gleditsch]], with sponsorship from the [[Duke of Saxony]], and was patterned after the French ''[[Journal des savants]]'' and the Italian ''Giornale de'letterati''. The journal was published monthly, entirely in Latin, and contained excerpts from new writings, reviews, small essays and notes. Most of the articles were devoted to the [[natural sciences]] and mathematics, including contributions (apart from Leibniz) from, e.g., [[Jakob Bernoulli]], [[Humphry Ditton]], [[Leonhard Euler]], [[Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus]], [[Pierre-Simon Laplace]] and [[Jérôme Lalande]], but also from humanists and philosophers such as [[Veit Ludwig von Seckendorff]], [[Stephan Bergler]], [[Christian Thomasius]] and [[Christian Wolff (philosopher)|Christian Wolff]].
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 1756 it was led by Karl Andreas Bel.