JSTOR Announces Biological Sciences Collection JSTOR has announced a new Biological Sciences Collection that will contain the complete back-runs of at least 100 scholarly journals in the field. The collection will introduce titles in academic areas that are new to the JSTOR archive, such as cell biology and zoology, and will offer greater depth in fields now offered through the existing Ecology & Botany Collection such as biodiversity, conservation, paleontology, and plant science. To develop the collection, JSTOR has partnered with two organizations in biological science publishing, the Ecological Society of America (ESA) and BioOne.
JSTOR is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to create and maintain a trusted archive of scholarly journals while extending access to those journals as broadly as possible. The Biological Sciences Collection is JSTOR's 12th collection and will add more than 70 new titles to the 29 journals now available through the Ecology & Botany Collection. (Ecology & Botany will remain available as a stand alone collection; its journals will also be available as part of the larger Biological Sciences Collection.) Content will be released periodically beginning in mid-2005 and will be completed by the end of 2007.