JSTOR and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) are pleased to announce they have renewed their longstanding agreement to preserve and make available over 100 years of Science via the JSTOR platform.

JSTOR and AAAS first began working together in 1998 when Science was among the earliest journals converted from print to digital form by JSTOR. For nearly 20 years, JSTOR has hosted issues of Science dating back to 1880 – more than 480,000 pages of content in total, covering everything from electricity to genomics. JSTOR makes the journal available through several of its collections to libraries around the world, where it can be used by students and researchers working across a wide array of disciplines. With this new agreement, JSTOR and the AAAS renew their commitment to ensuring access to this long history of scientific research and to continuing to add new issues of Science to JSTOR each year.

“AAAS has been an enduring JSTOR partner, and Science is highly used by our participants in over 170 countries worldwide. As JSTOR continues to expand its offerings in the biological and environmental sciences, we are pleased that AAAS has reaffirmed its commitment to making Science available to the millions of researchers who use JSTOR each year,” said Laura Brown, Managing Director of JSTOR.

Science Publisher Bill Moran says the renewal with its longstanding partner is critical to AAAS’s mission of communicating science – both cutting-edge and historical – for the benefit of all people.  “The agreement means that millions of JSTOR users globally will have access to the rich history of groundbreaking scientific discovery and research that is published in Science.”

About the American Association for the Advancement of Science

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes nearly 250 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world. The non-profit AAAS is open to all and fulfills its mission to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, public engagement, and more. For the latest research news, log onto EurekAlert!, the premier science-news Web site, a service of AAAS.


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