The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
is partnering with Jisc (Jisc)
to make the entire Science Classic archives available to
scholars, students, and research staff at institutions of higher and
further education in the United Kingdom. Through this partnership, all Science
articles published from the creation of the journal to the release of Science
Online, a timespan that covers 1880-1996, are made available to the UK
research community. Access to Science Classic is available
directly through ScienceClassic.org.
AAAS is the publisher of Science, the largest peer-reviewed
general science journal with paid circulation, and also publishes two
leading research journals for translational medicine and cell signaling. Science
Classic, the early digital archives of Science, delivers key Science
articles throughout history, and is fully integrated with current Science
content to ease general queries of the entire research publication
"Science Classic is the ideal resource to expand the research
capability of our UK audience," said Beth Rosner, the publisher of Science.
"We are excited for the opportunities this collaboration affrds for
both Science and partnering UK universities and research
institutions. The agreement with Jisc will benefit students and staff
members at the higher education level with direct access to landmark
papers, broad scientific news, and cutting-edge research."
Lorraine Estelle, executive director of digital resources at Jisc and
divisional CEO of Jisc Collections, said: "With this agreement Jisc is
pleased to be able to make more high quality research available free of
charge to researchers, teachers and learners in UK universities and
colleges. This purchase will save institutions money and increase the
ability of institutions to provide their users with the best materials
for research, teaching and learning."
on Twitter: @Sciencemagazine grants full access to Science
Classic, its digital archives from 1880 through 1996, to UK institutions
The American Association for the Advancement of Science is the world's
largest general scientific society and publisher of the journals Science
Science Signaling (ScienceSignaling.org),
and Science Translational Medicine (ScienceTranslationalMedicine.org).
AAAS was founded in 1848 and serves 261 affiliated societies and
academies of science, reaching 10 million individuals. Science has
the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science
journal in the world, with an estimated total readership of 1 million.
The non-profit AAAS is open to all and fulfills its mission to "advance
science and serve society" through initiatives in science policy,
international programs, science education, and more. For the latest
research news, log onto EurekAlert! (www.eurekalert.org),
the premier science news website, a service of AAAS (aaas.org).
Jisc offers digital services and solutions for UK education and
research. The charity does this to achieve its vision for the UK to be
the most digitally advanced education and research nation in the world.
Working together across the higher education, further education and
skills sectors, Jisc provides trusted advice and support, reduces sector
costs across shared network, digital content, IT services, and
procurement negotiations, ensuring the sector stays ahead of the game
with research and development for the future.
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