THE BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL AND SCIENCE NEWS TO JOIN JSTOR’s HEALTH & GENERAL SCIENCES COLLECTION
New York, NY— The British Medical Journal, one of the oldest and most widely read peer-reviewed medical titles, has begun collaborating with JSTOR to make their complete back files available through JSTOR, the not-for-profit online scholarly journal archive.
The BMJ, founded in 1840, features past issues and articles totaling more than 350,000 pages. BMJ will be offered through JSTOR’s Health & General Sciences Collection and is expected to be available to JSTOR participants in late 2007.
A total of five of the BMJ Group’s public health and ethics journals will be offered through JSTOR’s Health & General Sciences Collection, including the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Tobacco Control, the Journal of Medical Ethics, and Occupational and Environmental Medicine, in addition to the BMJ.
JSTOR has also begun to collaborate with Science News to make their back files available to JSTOR participants. Science News is an award-winning weekly periodical covering important research in all science fields. Science News began in 1922 as the Science News-Letter, whose articles focused on “the early days of atomic energy, the beginning of modern genetics, and many other developments.” Their publisher, Science Service, has a mission to “advance public understanding and appreciation of science among people of all ages through publications and educational programs.” Science News will also be available through the Health & General Sciences Collection with an anticipated availability of late 2007.
JSTOR’s Health & General Sciences Collection, formerly the General Science Collection, originally featured several of the most important historical scientific journals published: Science, PNAS, and the publications of the Royal Society of London. The back issues included in this archive extend back to the seventeenth century and in total covers more than eight hundred years of journal publication. In September 2006, the collection was renamed Health & General Sciences to reflect the inclusion of journals in the health sciences, including important journals in nursing, epidemiology, and other health sciences topics.
We are pleased to announce JSTOR’s collaboration with the British Medical Journal and Science News, as they will add further historical and topical depth to this collection. Participation fees for the Health & General Sciences Collection will remain unchanged, and existing participants will have access to these new titles as soon as they are publicly available. There will be no overlap of content between the Health & General Sciences Collection and any of the multi-discipline Arts & Sciences Collections or the Biological Sciences Collections in JSTOR. Two titles from the Health & General Sciences Collection will continue to be offered through the Mathematics & Statistics Collection: Philosophical Transactions: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences and Proceedings: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences.
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