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Full-Text Scientific Journals From HighWire PressĀ 

The Virtual Library of Virginia
For Immediate Release: Fairfax, Virginia 1/6/2000


VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia, announces the licensing of ten scientific research journals from HighWire Press: Academic Psychiatry, American Journal of Psychiatry, Biophysical Journal, Clinical Chemistry, Journal of Applied Physiology, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Journal of Cell Biology, Journal of General Physiology, Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry, and Molecular Biology of the Cell. Researchers can view the online texts of these leading journals and utilize HighWire's value-added features that integrate high-resolution graphics, video and hypertext links to relevant bibliographic and scientific databases, such as Medline.

Designed with the sophisticated or advanced searcher in mind, navigation in Highwire's online journals is surprisingly easy. In the Journal of Cell Biology (JCB Online), for instance, one can browse the complete contents of current or back issues; find a citation using only a volume number or the article's start page; or search for an author or keywords in the title, abstract or full text. Hyperlinks to articles on the same subject and by the same author enable the user to immediately find related research materials in JCB Online, other HighWire journals and PubMed.

HighWire Press was founded at Stanford University in 1995 "to make sure non-profit scientific publications didn't get left behind as publishing shifted to the Internet, " associate publisher, John R. Sack, told The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 16, 1997. HighWire worked with scientific societies, university presses, librarians, and technical experts at Stanford to exploit the power of the web. This collaboration resulted in the incorporation of numerous features for speeding up the communication of research results and managing the increasing volume of scientific literature. For example,


The agreement between VIVA and HighWire Press provides unlimited simultaneous access for on-site and remote users and unlimited printing and downloading. The use of these electronic journals for interlibrary loan and course packets is also permitted within copyright "fair use" guidelines. In addition to the ten journals covered in the VIVA license, free full text of trial and back issues of other online journals that HighWire assists in publishing are available at <URL updated 4/10/2008>

VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia, is the consortium of the libraries of the 39 state-assisted colleges and universities (at 52 campuses) within the Commonwealth of Virginia. In addition, 32 independent (private, non-profit) institutions and The Library of Virginia participate where possible. VIVA’s mission is to provide, in an equitable, cooperative, and cost-effective manner, enhanced access to library and information resources for Virginia’s academic libraries serving the higher education community. VIVA is sponsored by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).


For additional information contact:
Katherine A. Perry
VIVA Director
B222 Fenwick Library
George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444
Tel: (703) 993-4652


VIVA is funded by the Virginia General Assembly and the VIVA member institutions, and is sponsored by the State Council of Higher Education (SCHEV).