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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Blackwell launches 3000 years of digitized journal backfiles

Blackwell Publishing has announced the launch of its Journal Backfile Digitization Program. All issues back to Volume 1, Issue 1 will be digitized for at least 500 journals over the next two-and-a-half years, comprising approximately 6.5 million pages by the time the program is complete. The first 121 journals to be digitized are available to purchase now and one quarter of these already have their backfiles loaded on Blackwell Synergy. 51 of the journals now available cover social science and humanities subject areas, 37 cover medicine and healthcare, and 33 are from science. The digitized backfiles for these initial 121 titles represent 2.5 million pages and almost 3000 years of content. Journal of Phytopathology dates back the furthest so far, to 1852, with Journal of Applied Entomology close behind with a start date of 1876

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