Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Hey everyone, great news! A little birdie has told me that the entire contents (63 volumes) of the journal, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, are now available to the public, free of charge! I am still investigating the site myself, but have already found that this offer also includes the archives for another journal, Science in China Series C: Life Sciences, and perhaps others. This great offer is only available through the end of this year, so be sure to take advantage of this before 2009!


  1. #1 DeafScientist
    November 27, 2008

    Is there a page that lists the journals accessible through this offer? Don’t waste time if you’re business, its not important: I’m just curious.

    I’ve looked on the Springer-Verlag website, but can’t find much. I’ve had emails advertising of these sorts of things before, but didn’t get one for this.

  2. #2 alias Ernest Major
    November 28, 2008

    I had a browse through the journals list for the life sciences collection. Currently a number of journals are open, including

    J Plant Res (formally Bot. Mag. (Tokyo))
    Theoretical and Applied Genetics

    Now I’ve got to decide whether to trawl through the last for articles on allopolyploidy in the cereal and Brassica literature.

    Perhaps they change these round every now and again, because I found Euphytica accessible a while back.

  3. #3 DeafScientist
    November 28, 2008

    The impression I get is that they may be more-or-less doing this on a continuous basis, just changing the journals. Probably they’ll skip their best ones, though! How did you find out that a journal is open? – I can’t see any indication either way anywhere.

  4. #4 alias Ernest Major
    November 29, 2008

    See here; open access journals are marked with green squares.

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