The electronic journal Comptes Rendus Biologies is one of the heirs of the Comptes Rendus hebdomadaires des séances de l'Académie des Sciences printed journal, founded in 1835 by Arago. A single, multidisciplinary journal for 130 years, Comptes Rendus was subdivided in 1966 into several series to better reflect the increasing specialization of scientific activity.
In addition to the original series, the current CR Biologies has several ancestors:
The old issues of Comptes rendus have been digitized by the French National Library in a partnership with the French Academy of Sciences. These digitized files are available in the Gallica digital library, which offers a nearly complete collection for biology:
The articles of CR Biologies published between 1996 and 2019 are available on the ScienceDirect platform of Elsevier, former publisher of the journal: