Journal Archives

A single platform providing access to over 600 journal backfiles from eight publishers' archives.

Our Journal Archives service will be retired and unavailable from 31 July 2024.

Retiring this service allows Jisc to prioritise resources to meet the needs of the sector.

If you have any questions regarding the closure of this service, please contact your relationship manager.

Journal Archives contains journals from Brill, Institution of Civil Engineers, Institute of Physics, ProQuest, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, the Royal Society of Chemistry and Taylor and Francis.

Journal Archives benefits

  • Easy web access to four million articles via a simple user interface and article viewer
  • Search by author, article title, journal title, ISSN or across the full text
  • Specify dates, volumes, issues or start page to narrow down the results
  • View online or download articles as PDFs

For researchers, students and teaching staff

  • Enables search of eight publishers' archives in one place
  • Provides online access to journal articles 24/7
  • Searching across the full text for all eight archives reveals sources that researchers, students and teaching staff might not otherwise know about
  • Allows instant download of articles as PDFs, enabling users to read offline
  • Community-led development ensures the service is developed in line with the needs of the users

For institutions

  • The holdings details (known as KBART files, which include the coverage of the service, the start and end dates of each journal title level URL) are made available to librarians
  • Supports the linking standard open URL version 0.1

Who can use Journal Archives?

Eligible institutions can request a free 30-day trial.

Further information on how to subscribe can be found on the licence subscriptions manager website.

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