HighWire Press, an enterprise of Stanford's libraries, was launched in 1995 to create Internet versions of high-impact research published in scholarly journals. Beginning with online access to one journal, the program has grown dramatically and now provides access to 878 journals in the spheres of science, social science and the humanities. The journals are produced by 145 publishers, the vast majority of which are not-for-profit society publishers and university presses.
HighWire is visited by 17 million readers each month, logging 1.5 billion hits. These readers conduct 10 million searches and download 56 million full-text articles on a monthly basis. The more than one million free full-text articles available to non-subscribers come from over 230 journals by publishers who participate in HighWire's Free Back Issues program.
Lenne Miller, Senior Director, Publications for The Endocrine Society, remarked on this achievement, "HighWire is posting 450 new articles to the site each day, and 10,000 additional articles are being offered at no charge each month." He concludes, "More scholarly research is now available to more people than ever before."
The nonprofit publishers comprising the DC Principles Coalition (http://www.DCPrinciples.org) are among those who offer their content to the public through the site. Martin Frank, Ph.D., Executive Director of the American Physiological Society (APS) and a member of the Coalition says, "HighWire Pr