Annual Reviews celebrating 85 years: free online access to all journal articles published in 2017!

To mark Annual Reviews' 85th anniversary, free online access to all journal articles published in 2017 is available through the end of the year. Please browse journals that are new to you and revisit those that you rely on regularly.

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In today's fast-paced research environment, scholars and researchers look to Annual Reviews journals to keep up to date, find out what colleagues are working on, and inform their own ongoing research.

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They got the start in the late 1920s when founder J. Murray Luck, Professor of Biochemistry at Stanford University, set out to review current research in the (then) emerging field of biochemistry, and found himself “dismayed … by the immensity of the task…” He asked leading professors in the field to write intelligent syntheses of the key primary literature. In 1932, he published the first volume of the Annual Review of Biochemistry. It has become a foundational resource for relevant topics, enabling further discovery. Take a look today and revisit the science of yesterday, still relevant today:

Annual Review of Biochemistry, Volume 1, 1932
The Metabolism of Brain and Nerve

Fast Forward to 2017: Scientific Literature Reviewed, from A to V 

Today Annual Reviews publishes 50 journals covering disciplines within the biomedical, life, physical, and social sciences, from Analytical Chemistry to Vision Science. Each journal provides a pathway to the relevant primary research across a number of topics within the field. Authors critically examine a wide array of articles, papers, and books to provide objective overviews and summarize important ideas and findings.

Few selected articles from the newest journals below:


Celebrate this 85th anniversary by revisiting your favorite Annual Review, or getting acquainted with a new title! Either way, Annual Reviews provides researchers with curated wisdom from hand-picked experts.

Recently added the following journals to the collection:

  • Cancer Biology
  • Vision Science
  • Linguistics
  • Virology
  • Statistics and Its Application
  • Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior
  • Animal Biosciences
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Marine Science
  • Economics
  • Financial Economics
  • Resource Economics 

Publishing in 2018:

  • Biomedical Data Science
  • Control, Robotics, and Autonomous Systems
  • Criminology

"What are the growing points...ahead? The promising hot spots for future research? For that matter, where are the remaining weaknesses, gaps, and unknowns?" -Durham W. 1999. Preface. Annual Review of Anthropology. Vol. 28

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Annual Reviews is a nonprofit publisher dedicated to synthesizing and integrating knowledge for the progress of science and the benefit of society. The journal currently publishes 50 highly cited journals in the Biomedical, Life, Physical, and Social Sciences, including Economics.