New version of Blackwell Synergy

Interlending & Document Supply

ISSN: 0264-1615

Article publication date: 1 June 2002




(2002), "New version of Blackwell Synergy", Interlending & Document Supply, Vol. 30 No. 2.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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New version of Blackwell Synergy

New version of Blackwell Synergy

Keywords: Journal publishing, Internet

A new version of Blackwell Publishing's online journals service, Blackwell Synergy ( has recently been launched.

The site has a fresh new design and improved navigation so that readers can better locate journals in their subject area and link between related articles. For example, the expandable subject tree allows intuitive browsing across journals and the QuickLink feature enables readers to get straight to an issue or an article.

Blackwell Synergy now holds 369 of Blackwell Publishing's leading science, medicine, technology, psychology, economics and statistics journals.

During the rest of this year, a further 250 humanities and social science journals will be added to the service.

For an initial period, all content was available free to all users to enable customers to fully explore the site and the new features, but the access control has now been switched back on. This means that users will continue to have access to the full-text articles from subscribed-to journals. In addition, users can search and browse through tables of contents and abstracts from non-subscribed journals, and register for free to access sample issues and e-mail table of contents alerts.

There are many changes on the site but care has been taken to preserve the structure of any links to content. There is no need to change any links that users have made to any Blackwell Synergy pages.

Source: Emily Gillingham, Blackwell Publishing

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