Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Internet Archaeology: creating an Open Access success story

New JISC Collections agreement makes the current issues of Internet Archaeology free of charge to universities and colleges in the UK

Internet Archaeology was established in 1996 with funding until July 2001 from the JISC eLib programme. Innovative since its inception, it was the first refereed online e-journal in archaeology and has been very successful in gaining international recognition as a high-quality academic journal. In the UK it is fully recognised for RAE purposes and forms an integral part of archaeological teaching and research. Now in its 22nd volume, Internet Archaeology attracts a continuous stream of offers of high-quality research papers.

Internet Archaeology 2008-2009: Open Access for UK HE and FE

Two year funding from JISC Collections will help Internet Archaeology with the transition to Open Access. The funding for the period from 1st January 2007 to 31st December 2009 enables free access, from January 2008, (to issues 22-25 of the journal) to the growing number of universities and colleges that teach archaeology, as well as extending usage of the journal to a much wider range of disciplines (for example history, history of art, creative and performing arts, geography, biological and earth sciences). Internet Archaeology will also be of interest to those in information science and librarianship disciplines and to users in the further education sector. Institutions will need to complete a sub-licence in order to access the journal.

Further details can be found here.

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