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The University of Chicago Press to provide open access to The=09Journal of Business archive

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For Immediate Release: August 17, 2006
Contact: Suzanne Wu / 773-834-0386 / swu@press.uchicago.edu

The University of Chicago Press to provide open access to The
Journal of Business archive

The University of Chicago Press has announced its decision to
make The Journal of Business electronic archive on the University
of Chicago Press Web site freely accessible to all registered
online visitors, beginning in 2007.

Founded in 1928, The Journal of Business was the first scholarly
journal to focus on business-related research and played a
pioneering role in fostering serious academic research about
business. However, in appreciation of the increasing
specialization in business scholarship, as reflected in the
emergence of many specialized business journals, the faculty of
the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business decided
after careful deliberation and extensive dialogue to cease
publication of the more broadly focused Journal at the end of

The Journal of Business will cease publication with the November
2006 issue (Volume 79, Number 6), after nearly eight decades of
publication by the University of Chicago Press. Electronic issues
of the Journal on the University of Chicago Press Web site --
www.journals.uchicago.edu/JB  will remain temporarily restricted
to subscribers until Spring 2007, at which point
subscription-based access control will be discontinued and the
archive will be made openly accessible to all individual readers
who have a valid registration ID on the Chicago Journals Web

The University of Chicago Press considers the preservation of
scholarly journal content to be an integral component of its
publishing mission. Chicago's commitment to preserving vital
electronic back issues of The Journal of Business on its own Web
site will be complemented by partnerships with trusted archiving
initiatives such as JSTOR and Portico.


More about The Journal of Business: The Journal of Business
originated as The University Journal of Business, a quarterly
periodical published from 1922 to 1927 by students of the
University of Chicago's School of Commerce and Administration (a
precursor of Chicago's Graduate School of Business) in
cooperation with students of business at several other
universities. In 1928 the journal was reorganized and became
officially The Journal of Business of the University of Chicago.
Published by the University of Chicago Press ever since, the
journal's title underwent one more change, in 1954, when it was
shortened to The Journal of Business. Indispensable to scholars,
business professionals, and students, The Journal of Business
has, since its inception, published research, analysis, and
inquiry into issues of importance to the business community--from
theoretical insights to empirical analyses of data and practical
management strategies.

About the University of Chicago Press: Founded in 1891, the
University of Chicago Press is the largest American university
press. The Journals Division currently publishes forty-seven
periodicals and serials in a wide range of disciplines, including
several journals that were the first scholarly publications in
their respective fields. Online since 1995, the Journals Division
has also been a pioneer in electronic publishing, delivering
original, peer-reviewed research from international scholars to a
worldwide audience.