GeoScienceWorld (GSW), a new portal containing GeoRef plus 30 leading journals from the world's foremost geoscience organizations, was launched in late February at http://www.geoscienceworld.org.
The initial GSW collection incorporates the complete text of 30 journals from 22 leading societies and institutes from six countries, including the seven founding organizations: AAPG, American Geological Institute, Geological Society of America, Geological Society of London, Mineralogical Society of America, SEPM-Society for Sedimentary Geology and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.
In addition to finding many of their favorite journals and GeoRef in a single place, other GSW's research tools include:
- References are hyperlinked among the GSW journals and other journals, GeoRef, ISI's Web of Science, CrossRef and Medline.
- Access to the world's most current edition of GeoRef, with updates scheduled weekly.
- Searches can be performed simultaneously among all GSW journals and all of GeoRef.
- Map coordinates can be used for geography-based searching in GeoRef.
- Maps and images can be looked-up on the Alexandria Digital Library.
- Users can download bibliographic references to various citation managers, including file formats for EndNote, Reference Manager, ProCite, BibTex and Medlars.
- Individuals can sign-up for a variety of e-mail alerts.
- The literature can be graphically browsed using the "TopicMap" data-visualization tool.
Browsers will be able to view the titles and abstracts of articles in the GSW journals. Subscribers also will have access to the full-text articles, in both HTML and PDF formats, and the ability to search and link using GeoRef.
Most of the journals will be complete with full text back to 2000, comprising the GSW Millennium Collection. In addition, subscribers also will have access to older issues of some journals, the GSW Literature Archives, some going back as far as 1931.
As the most comprehensive online resource for journals in the geosciences, the GSW portal is hosted by Stanford University's HighWire Press, currently home to nearly 800 journals in the sciences, medicine, social sciences and humanities (http://highwire.stanford.edu/).
Subscription pricing is structured in five-tiers, allowing for small organization, library and multi-user large corporation rates.
For trial use and subscription information contact Don Hemenway at email@example.com; Diane Hoffman, firstname.lastname@example.org; and iGroup for sales in Asia (contact Koen Meijerink, Koen@igroupnet.com).