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Saturday, March 17, 2007

Backfile of Sino-Japanese journal now OA

Konrad Lawson has digitized and provided OA to the entire backfile of Sino-Japanese Studies.  From his announcement:

I am happy to announce the completion of a project that I have been working on in my spare time for about a month now: the digitization of the Sino-Japanese Studies Journal. The full journal is available online and downloadable as PDFs at

This biannual Sino-Japanese Studies Journal was created in 1988 by Joshua A. Fogel....In 2004 Professor Fogel agreed to my proposal that we put the whole run of this journal, which had articles by many leading scholars but a limited circulation, online as PDFs with full Open Access. He approved, but there was a long delay when I realized that issues with the various formats of the available journal files meant that most of the journal would need to be scanned....

PS:  Kudos to Fogel for the permission and kudos to Lawson for the idea and execution.