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AAAS and Jisc Collaborative Expands UK Access to Science Classic
[July 15, 2014]

AAAS and Jisc Collaborative Expands UK Access to Science Classic

WASHINGTON & BRISTOL, England --(Business Wire)--

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is partnering with Jisc (Jisc) to make the entire Science Classic archives available to scholars, students, and research staff at institutions of higher and further education in the United Kingdom. Through this partnership, all Science articles published from the creation of the journal to the release of Science Online, a timespan that covers 1880-1996, are made available to the UK research community. Access to Science Classic is available directly through

AAAS is the publisher of Science, the largest peer-reviewed general science journal with paid circulation, and also publishes two leading research journals for translational medicine and cell signaling. Science Classic, the early digital archives of Science, delivers key Science articles throughout history, and is fully integrated with current Science content to ease general queries of the entire research publication collection.

"Science Classic is the ideal resource to expand the research capability of our UK audience," said Beth Rosner, the publisher of Science. "We are excited for the opportunities this collaboration affrds for both Science and partnering UK universities and research institutions. The agreement with Jisc will benefit students and staff members at the higher education level with direct access to landmark papers, broad scientific news, and cutting-edge research."

Lorraine Estelle, executive director of digital resources at Jisc and divisional CEO of Jisc Collections, said: "With this agreement Jisc is pleased to be able to make more high quality research available free of charge to researchers, teachers and learners in UK universities and colleges. This purchase will save institutions money and increase the ability of institutions to provide their users with the best materials for research, teaching and learning."

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About AAAS

The American Association for the Advancement of Science is the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journals Science (, Science Signaling (, and Science Translational Medicine ( AAAS was founded in 1848 and serves 261 affiliated societies and academies of science, reaching 10 million individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world, with an estimated total readership of 1 million. 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, and more. For the latest research news, log onto EurekAlert! (, the premier science news website, a service of AAAS (

About Jisc

Jisc offers digital services and solutions for UK education and research. The charity does this to achieve its vision for the UK to be the most digitally advanced education and research nation in the world. Working together across the higher education, further education and skills sectors, Jisc provides trusted advice and support, reduces sector costs across shared network, digital content, IT services, and procurement negotiations, ensuring the sector stays ahead of the game with research and development for the future.

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