Pacific Science: Index to Online Archives

Pacific Science, the UH Press’s original journal and only journal in the natural sciences, now has a new Index to Online Archives, which contains an increasingly comprehensive listing of published tables of contents (ToCs) from each volume, with links from each article title to its online edition. From vol. 47 (1993), the ToCs also contain abstracts. All volumes from 1 (1947) through 54 (2000) will be available by open access in UH Hamilton Library’s ScholarSpace digital repository. So far, the repository contains complete volumes going back as far as the early 1970s, but we plan to have all the volumes from the 1960s, 1950s, and 1940s available online by June 2009.

A short history of the journal’s migration from print to electronic availability follows.

In 2001, Pacific Science made its first online debut in Project Muse, which still contains archives of all the issues from volume 55 (2001) through volume 61 (2007).

In 2007, Pacific Science made its debut in BioOne.2, starting with issues going back to volume 59 (2005).

In 2008, Hamilton Library at the University of Hawai‘i began scanning and adding back issues of Pacific Science to its ScholarSpace digital repository, which will eventually include all issues starting from vol. 1 (1947).