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Blackwell Offers Free Backfiles to Selected Titles

:: George Porter forwarded a message written by Chuck Hamaker and posted to the SPARC Open Access Forum by Peter Suber, regarding Blackwell now offering free access to archives of some of their journals:

These journals on the Blackwell (s)ite all STATE they have free archives. There are others that are free at the moment, but don't have a statement about whether they are free or not, and their are other titles that just make certain sections i.e. reviews, free.

There are undoubtedly others. This was a quick run through. But it shows a significant number of major journals are making their backfiles free, across a range of subjects.

BLACKWELL's Free Archives -([partial list I'm sure]}

Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica
Published on behalf of the Institution Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica
Free access to issues over two years old

British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Published on behalf of The British Pharmacological Society
All online journal issues older than one year are available free to all users.

Cellular Microbiology
Free access to all review articles
Free access to issues over two years old

FEBS Journal Now with every published paper since 1967 available online! As a service to the scientific community, FEBS makes all online issues of the journal available free to users one year after original publication. In addition, the review articles in every issue are freely available.

Genes to Cells
All online journal issues older than 6 months are available free to all users.

Hereditas
Hereditas is now an open-access journal. All content from the 2005 volume onwards is free for all to view. n.b. All issues from 1993 are marked “free content�

Immunology
An official journal of the British Society for Immunology
As a service to the scientific community, all online issues of Immunology are available free to users one year after original publication. In addition, the review articles in every issue are freely available.

Journal of Applied Microbiology
Published on behalf of the Society for Applied Microbiology
As a service to the scientific community, the SfAM makes all online issues of JAM available free to users three years after original publication. In addition, the review articles in every issue are freely available.

Journal of Internal Medicine
All online journal issues older than December 2000 are available free to all users

Journal of Neurochemistry
Published on behalf of the International Society for Neurochemistry
As a service to the scientific community, ISN makes all online issues of Journal of Neurochemistry available free to users two years after original publication. In addition, the review articles in every issue are freely available.

Molecular Microbiology
Free access to issues over 18 months old

Plant, Cell and Environment
Free access to content over three years old

The Plant Journal
Published on behalf of the Society for Experimental Biology
" All online journal issues older than 12 months are available free to all users." (from journal front page)
July 1991 (Vol. 1 Issue 1 )-12 month wall

Sociology of Health & Illness
1979-1996 free archives

Chuck Hamaker

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