The document server res doctae, operated by the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities stands in the tradition of the journal "Göttingische Zeitungen von Gelehrten Sachen" (Göttingen News of Scholarly Matters) published since 1739. As an institutional repository, res doctae offers an organisational and technical framework to all members of the Academy of Science and Humanities, as well as to the members of its scientific working groups and projects, for electronic publication of scientific documents.