Algerian Ministry of Higher Education Obtains a Three-Year Subscription to Science

By Aaas, PRNE
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

WASHINGTON and ALGIERS, Algeria, November 10, 2011 -

- Providing site-wide access to Academic and Research Institutions

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), publisher of the journal Science, partners with the Algerian Ministry of Higher Education and Research to provide academic and research institutions across Algeria with site-wide access to Science. The national three-year site licensing agreement allows users to view full-text articles from the flagship journal online.

“We are pleased to collaborate with AAAS to deliver important scholarly literature to our research community,” said Professor Hadif Aourag, head of Algerian Research. “Access to high-impact scientific content in Science will empower scientists and researchers to advance our long-term scientific initiatives.”

The Algerian Ministry of Higher Education and Research established and tasked the Research Centre for Scientific and Technological Information (CERIST) and the General Directorate for Scientific Research Technological Development (DG-RSDT) with developing and implementing a national system of scientific and technical information.  DG-RSDT defines the country’s five-year national scientific research plan to create a more sustainable research system. Through the partnership with the Ministry and the assistance of CERIST and DG-RSDT, 819 academic and research institutions in Algeria now benefit from access to Science.

“I am very pleased that Algerians will have immediate access to the latest science news and research from our weekly magazine,” said Dr. Bruce Alberts, Science’s Editor-in-Chief. “Science is a universal language that connects all peoples and can improve their lives across the globe. And, I look forward to including more voices from Algeria in the community of scientists who contribute to Science each year.”

Science is a leading weekly general scientific journal, publishing original research, commentary, and breaking science news. A site license to the online version of Science magazine provides access to the journal from 1997 through the current issue. To access Science Online, visit   

About the Algerian Ministry of Higher Education and Research

The Ministry of Higher Education and Research established the Research Center for Scientific and Technical Information (CERIST) in 1985 and the General Directorate for Scientific Research and Technological Development (DG-RSDT) in September 2008.  CERIST is organized into administrative, technical departments, and research divisions, headquartered in Algiers.  DG-RSDT was established under law that defines the five-year national scientific research plan (2008-2012), expected to move the country’s national research system to a greater level of excellency on a more sustainable basis.  The DG-RSDT is the principal enabler of National Scientific Research and development, responsible for enacting directives related to the five-year plan.  For more information, go to: and  

About AAAS

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journals, Science, Science Signaling, and Science Translational Medicine. AAAS was founded in 1848, and serves 262 affiliated societies and academies of science, reaching 10 million individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world, with an estimated total readership of 1 million. The non-profit AAAS is open to all and fulfills its mission to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, and more. For the latest research news, log onto EurekAlert! the premier science-news website, a service of AAAS.

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