KISTI and IOP Publishing sign agreement to widen scientific research in Korea

The Korea Institute of Science & Technology Information (KISTI) and IOP Publishing (IOP) have signed a memorandum of understanding on a new strategic collaboration for the provision and dissemination of scientific research.

As a result of this partnership Korean researchers will get access to over 400,000 articles in the IOP Journal Archive, the definitive electronic collection for the scientific, technical and medical research community covering  the years 1874-2011, and the Turpion Journal Archive covering the years 1958-2011. All institutions who are members of the KESLI (Korean Electronic Site License Initiative) will benefit from this new arrangement and Korean institutions that are not members of KESLI will now have access to both archives via a pay-per-view scheme.

The archives include important research in physics, mathematics and associated fields influenced by Nobel Prize-winning and Fields Medal-winning authors. Available electronically, the archives contain fully searchable PDF articles with linked HTML references and citations throughout so that researchers can easily find what they are looking for.

The memorandum of understanding was signed by Dr Young-Seo Park, President of KISTI, and Dr Olaf Ernst, Commercial Director of IOP on 13 September at the KERIS & KESLI 2012 Online Expo, Seoul, Korea. It follows the recent licence and pay-per-view agreement, which provides Korean institutions with access to the IOP Journal Archive and the Turpion Journal Archive.

(ACCESS 83, December 2012)