Three new initiatives involving bmj.comBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7337.559 (Published 09 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:559
Taming the information beast
- Tony Delamothe, web editor bmj.com
The BMJ's website is participating in three new initiatives that should make visitors' lives easier and more interesting. What each initiative shares is an attempt to make large amounts of information more manageable.
HighWire Library of Science and Medicine
As well as hosting bmj.com, Stanford University's HighWire Press hosts the electronic versions of over 300 scientific journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine and Science. The full text of nearly half the world's 200 most cited science journals are now available from HighWire.
Only a dozen of these journals share bmj.com's policy of offering free access from the moment of publication, but most open up their archives within a year of publication. This means that HighWire now offers free access to the full text of over 400 000 articles, making it the largest …