Complete Journal of Neuroscience Archives Available Online
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COMPLETE JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE ARCHIVES AVAILABLE ONLINE
WASHINGTON, DC January 21, 2004 – Complete archives for The Journal of Neuroscience, beginning with Volume 1, Number 1, published in 1981, are now available online. No separate subscription is required for institutions to access the extensive collection of almost 15,000 full text articles with complete graphics.
Well-known for publishing rigorously reviewed studies, The Journal, published by the Society for Neuroscience, is widely popular. In 2003, 2.6 million full text articles were downloaded.
Access to the substantial archives, assembled as searchable and downloadable pdfs, is available to those institutions that subscribe toThe Journal and to all Society for Neuroscience members. The more than 66,000 additional pages of information easily accessible online will greatly enhance users’ researching capabilities.
“Having full back content available will increase the use and appropriate citation of older, but still valuable articles,” said Gary Westbrook, editor-in-chief of The Journal. “We have taken care to optimize the quality of more difficult items such as color graphics and photomicrographs, and we are pleased with the quality of the scanned material.”
In addition to the expanded archives, The Journal continually improves its content to keep up with the needs of its authors and readers. A new section called “Neurobiology of Disease” was created in 2004 to provide better visibility for the increasing number of papers accepted for publication that relate to neurological diseases. “Such papers often are multidisciplinary and thus will fit more naturally into the new section, rather than one of the existing sections,” said Westbrook. “Authors will now have the option of choosing the Neurobiology of Disease section when they initially submit their paper for review and publication.”
Westbrook and Senior Editors Barry W. Connors, Pat Levitt, Stephen G. Lisberger, Gail Mandel, Laurence O. Trussell, and Francis J. White oversee The Journal's editorial content and are members of the Society for Neuroscience. The Society for Neuroscience, with more than 34,000 members, is the world’s largest organization of basic scientists and clinicians who study the brain and nervous system.