The American Botanical Council (ABC) announced in July that every issue of HerbalGram, the nonprofit’s quarterly, peer-reviewed journal, is now available online. Going back to issue 1 from the summer of 1983, the newly updated archive includes the first 21 issues, which have never been available in a digital format. The complete collection is available to ABC members at all levels.
Each issue of HerbalGram is available as a PDF file. Previously, only issues 85 through the latest issue were available in this format. The first 21 issues are available as PDF files only, while all subsequent issues also include HTML versions of individual articles. Issues 93 through the current issue are also available in a “page-flip” version, a reader-friendly format that was added to the ABC website in 2012.
The back issues that previously were unavailable as PDF files were scanned and digitized by the San Jose, California-based company 1DollarScan. ABC Art Director Matthew Magruder then went through the process of cleaning up the PDFs, resizing them to make them more web-friendly, and uploading them to the website.
“Through the process of prepping and digitizing, I really enjoyed getting a chance to look through the extensive back catalog, and am quite pleased that we can offer our members the complete HerbalGram archive,” said Magruder.
A subscription to HerbalGram is included with all ABC memberships. Members can access the entire collection on ABC’s website at http://herbalgram.org/resources/herbalgram/.