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Journal of Neuroscience Archives available online - Release


NR-01-04 (1/22/04). For more information, please contact The Journal at
(202) 462-6688 or jn@sfn.org.For immediate release.


WASHINGTON, DC January 22, 2004 - Complete archives for The Journal of
Neuroscience, beginning with Volume 1, Number 1, published in 1981, are
now available online. No separate subscription is required for
institutions to access the extensive collection of almost 15,000 full text
articles with complete graphics.

Well-known for publishing rigorously reviewed studies, The Journal,
published by the Society for Neuroscience, is widely popular. In 2003, 2.6
million full text articles were downloaded.

Access to the substantial archives, assembled as searchable and
downloadable pdfs, is available to those institutions that subscribe to
The Journal and to all Society for Neuroscience members. The more than
66,000 additional pages of information easily accessible online will
greatly enhance users' researching capabilities.

"Having full back content available will increase the use and appropriate
citation of older, but still valuable articles," said Gary Westbrook,
editor-in-chief of The Journal. "We have taken care to optimize the
quality of more difficult items such as color graphics and
photomicrographs, and we are pleased with the quality of the scanned

In addition to the expanded archives, The Journal continually improves its
content to keep up with the needs of its authors and readers. A new
section called "Neurobiology of Disease" was created in 2004 to provide
better visibility for the increasing number of papers accepted for
publication that relate to neurological diseases. "Such papers often are
multidisciplinary and thus will fit more naturally into the new section,
rather than one of the existing sections," said Westbrook. "Authors will
now have the option of choosing the Neurobiology of Disease section when
they initially submit their paper for review and publication."

Westbrook and Senior Editors Barry W. Connors, Pat Levitt, Stephen G.
Lisberger, Gail Mandel, Laurence O. Trussell, and Francis J. White oversee
The Journal's editorial content and are members of the Society for
Neuroscience. The Society for Neuroscience, with more than 34,000 members,
is the world's largest organization of basic scientists and clinicians who
study the brain and nervous system.