The American Society of Plant Physiologists (ASPP) is
pleased to announce that the full text of the society's
The Plant Cell
are now available online at
The online journals contain the full content of
each issue, including all figures and tables. In addition,
the full text is searchable by keyword, and the cited
references include hyperlinks to Medline and to the online
full text of many other frequently-cited journals.
Online full-text content begins with the January,
1998 issue, and will expand with each month's new issue.
All online content is searchable. The February 1998 issue
is the latest issue online.
Each issue will be placed online approximately on the date
it is mailed to subscribers; therefore the online site will
be available prior to receipt of your paper copy. The
March issues are scheduled to be online on March 13 for
Plant Physiology and March 18 for The Plant Cell.
In addition, the table of contents of the upcoming issues
will regularly be placed online, as a "future table of
Online readers may want to sign up for the "eTOCs" service,
which will deliver each new table of contents via
The Web site also provides access to information about the
journal (such as Instructions to Authors, the Editorial
Board, and subscription information), as well as access to other
The full-text articles on the site are free and
available to all on the Internet through December 1998.
We very much encourage you, on your first visit to the
site, to "sign the guestbook." This will take only a minute
or two, and will give us helpful information about who the
online readers are, and how they are connecting to us. In
addition, we would appreciate comments, critiques,
questions, or suggestions from you; these can be sent via
the Feedback button found on all pages inside the site.
Feedback from readers will help us decide what new features
would be most valuable for the site and how well it is
working for its readers.
The site is being produced in conjunction with Stanford
University's HighWire Press, which also works with other
medical/research journals, such as these journals,
frequently-cited by articles in The Plant Cell and Plant
Physiology: the EMBO Journal, Science Magazine, the
Journal of Biological Chemistry, and Proceedings of the
National Academy of Sciences. A list of online journals
and URLs is available at
(Please forward this information to your colleagues who may
be interested in The Plant Cell and Plant Physiology.)
Kenneth M. Beam, Executive Director, ASPP
John Sack, Director, HighWire Press, Stanford University