Nature Archive--Now Back to 1970

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Nature Publishing Group (NPG) announced today that the latest installment of the Nature archive will go live on Tuesday, August 2, 2005. A decade of scientific information has been added to NatureÂ?s online archive at http://www.nature.com/nature/archive enabling users to search back to January 1970. The addition of all content published between January 1970 and December 1979 includes approximately 37,405 articles from 510 issues.

Nature Publishing Group (NPG) announced today that the latest installment of the Nature archive will go live on Tuesday, August 2, 2005. A decade of scientific information has been added to Nature‘s online archive at http://www.nature.com/nature/archive enabling users to search back to January 1970. The addition of all content published between January 1970 and December 1979 includes approximately 37,405 articles from 510 issues.

Notable papers from the decade include Lauterburg’s paper on a new imaging technique known as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) (Nature, March 16, 1973), and Gibbons and Hawking’s paper stating evidence for black holes in binary star systems (Nature, August 13, 1971).

Nature is currently digitizing the archives back to 1950. Content will be released in installments of 10 years until completion in 2006. When complete, the Nature archive will contain:

§    2,399 issues (volumes 283 - 384)

§    Approximately 154,500 articles

The Nature archives provide online access to a wealth of premier editorial information previously published only in print format. All editorial content from the print issues is available including Articles and Letters, Review material, News and Views, News and comment, Literature and Essays, plus supplements. All images have been included when available within online copyright.

When converting print articles into integrated online files, NPG has applied all the online functionality today’s researchers expect from a web resource. Each article includes:

§    HTML abstract

§    PDF version of full article

§    Hyperlinked references using abstracting services of CrossRef, Medline, and ISI including the ISI Web of Science.

As an integrated part of the NPG online platform, the Nature archive has excellent searching capability and integration with current content from across the NPG portfolio.

Access to Nature is available to institutions with a site license, providing access to all issues from January 1997 to the present issue. Access to the Nature archive: January 1987 - December 1996 and the Nature archive: January 1950 - December 1986 is available with signed addendums. The Nature archive: January 1950 - December 1986 agreement includes the following delivery dates:

1960-1969 - Spring 2006

1950-1959 - Fall/ Autumn 2006

Nature Publishing Group (NPG) is a division of Macmillan Publishers Ltd, dedicated to serving the academic, professional scientific and medical communities. NPG's flagship title, Nature, is the world's most highly-cited weekly multidisciplinary journal and was first published in 1869. Other publications include Nature research journals, Nature Reviews, Nature Clinical Practice, and a range of prestigious academic journals, including society-owned publications.

NPG is a global company, with headquarters in London and offices in New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, Boston, Tokyo, Paris, Munich and Basingstoke. For more information, please go to http://www.nature.com.

Contact details:

Laura Brown

Nature Publishing Group

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London, N1 9XW, UK

Tel: +44 (0)20 7843 4609

E-mail: l.brown@nature.com

Links:

http://www.nature.com/nature/archive

This press release is also available at http://npg.nature.com/pdf/nature_archive_1970.doc

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