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Major Biochemistry/Biophysics Journals Coming to PubMed Central

:: George Porter reports the following in an e-mail sent to a number of listservs this morning:

PubMed Central has some major treats in store for science libraries and the users of scientific literature in the coming months.

Biochemical Journal is the flagship publication of the Biochemical Society. Although the Biochemical Journal's website mentions 'Free online archive', I cannot locate any statement regarding the free portion of the archive. Biochemical Journal will be added to PubMed Central through the JISC/Wellcome Trust Medical Journals Backfiles Digitization Project . I infer from the description at the Wellcome Library that the material published in a calendar year is to be released for free access in January of the following year.

Biophysical Journal is the primary journal of the Biophysical Society. The journal's archives at HighWire Press are freely available after a twelve month embargo. The retrodigitization of Biophysical Journal is part of PubMed
Central's ongoing backfile scanning project.

Biochemical Journal
Fulltext v313+ (1996+) [by subscription]
http://bj.portlandpress.com/
Print ISSN: 0264-6021 | Online ISSN: 1470-8728

Biophysical Journal
Fulltext v74+ (1998+) 1 year moving wall
http://www.biophysj.org/
Print ISSN: 0006-3495 | Online ISSN: 1542-0086

George followed the post with this note:

Dana Roth (Caltech) found the following statement:
    The Biochemical Journal online archive is free to anyone with internet access. Every year in January, the online content for the previous year becomes free providing access to full papers from 1996 and abstracts from 1976. Full access to the current year of the online journal is
    restricted to institutions that have a subscription.
This statement confirms the inference which I made.

Biochemical Journal
Fulltext v313+ (1996+) [current calendar year requires subscription]
http://bj.portlandpress.com/
Print ISSN: 0264-6021 | Online ISSN: 1470-8728

In addition, Roth notes that Biochemical Society Transactions has a
similar policy.

Biochemical Society Transactions
Fulltext v27+ (1999+) [current calendar year requires subscription]
http://bst.portlandpress.com/
Print ISSN: 0300-5127 | Online ISSN: 1470-8752

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