Now Available On A Screen Near You: The Scientist On The World Wide Web

World Wide Web Readers of The Scientist are no doubt aware that our newspaper has been available free of charge on the Internet at the AT&T server since late 1992, under a five-year National Science Foundation Internic Award. Current and back issues through 1992 are available, including full editorial content as well as information on new grants, symposia, conferences, and employment opportunities from The Scientist's classified sections. Of course, this Internet edition is an ASCII text-only

Eugene Garfield
Jan 7, 1996

World Wide Web Eugene Garfield

Readers of The Scientist are no doubt aware that our newspaper has been available free of charge on the Internet at the AT&T server since late 1992, under a five-year National Science Foundation Internic Award. Current and back issues through 1992 are available, including full editorial content as well as information on new grants, symposia, conferences, and employment opportunities from The Scientist's classified sections. Of course, this Internet edition is an ASCII text-only file and is accessible via ftp, WAIS, Gopher, and World Wide Web (WWW) browsers.

Before we made The Scientist available to Web access, the number of monthly retrievals averaged about 4,000. Since then, retrievals have increased six-fold-in excess of 25,000 per month.

With this issue, a fully designed WWW edition of The Scientist is now available, also. That is, this WWW edition includes not only text in an attractively designed layout but also photos,...