High Wire act

Eighty-three life sciences journals will make their back issues - representing more than 137,000 articles - free on the web through High Wire Press (http://highwire.stanford.edu/ lists/freeart.dtl). High Wire Press is a not-for-profit outfit set up in 1995 by Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources to help universities and societies to publish on the web at low cost. Most journals taking part in the High Wire scheme will make their content free one or two years after print publication. PNAS is making its content freely available one month after print publication, and Molecular Biology of the Cell after two.

Declan Butler in Nature, 404, Mar. 9, 2000