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Monday, 30 May 2011

High Wire Press

As an aid to help in searching we are including facts about some of the search engines and resources. In this issue, we are taking up HighWire Press.
High Wire Press is a division of the Stanford University Libraries that produces the online versions of high-impact, peer-reviewed journals and other scholarly content. High Wire collaborates with scholarly societies, university presses and publishers to host a large body of clinical and research literature. Over 70 of the 200 most-frequently-cited journals in science are hosted on High Wire.
As of January 2009, High Wire Press hosts the largest repository of high impact, peer-reviewed content, with over 1,200 high-impact STM journals and over 4 million full text articles from over 130 major scholarly societies, over 1.8 million articles of which are available free online. It is also the site creation and host service for the revolutionary, online, third edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, released in the Spring of 2000.
High Wire-hosted publishers collectively make over 1.5 million articles available for free. In 1995, the Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC) appeared online through High Wire. Since then a number of high-impact prestigious journals have joined the service, including Science, the New England Journal of Medicine, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and JAMA.
In 2005, the website underwent a redesign, which was greeted in professional reviews. In addition, the "citation map" feature allows researchers to follow a paper's citation through other articles journals.
Michael A. Keller (the Ida M. Green University Librarian, Director of Academic Information Resources, Publisher of High Wire Press, and Publisher of the Stanford University Press) is the man behind this project. Keller was educated in Musicology and served as Music Librarian and Sr. Lecturer at Cornell University and UC Berkeley. In 1993, he joined the Stanford staff as the Ida M. Green Director of Libraries. In 1995, in response to scholars' requests for assistance to their scholarly societies, he established the High Wire Press as an enterprise within the Stanford University Libraries to provide online co-publishing services initially to three scholarly journals. (Source: Highwire press)

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