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JISC Journal Archives

One platform, archives from over 450 journals

JISC Collections has licensed a selection of journal archives in perpetuity on behalf of member institutions. Currently these archives must be separately accessed, browsed and searched on each publisher's platform, and some are subject to an annual access fee.

JISC Journal Archives, part of the JISC eCollections service, consolidates the journal archives purchased on behalf of members to enable simple and fast cross-searching across more than 450 journals from these publishers:

Over 735,000 pages from more than 100 journals published by Brill, Martinus Nijhoff and VSP before 2000. Subjects covered include humanities, human rights, law, science and the social sciences.

Institution of Civil Engineers
Over 200,000 pages of all the institution’s papers published in 11 journals between 1836 and 2001, and covering every major civil and structural engineering discipline.

Institute of Physics
Over 1.5 million pages from 50 journals, published between 1874 and 1998, and covering topics as varied as astronomy, mathematics, the biosciences and, of course, physics.

Over 288,000 articles from over 100 arts, humanities and social science journals in the Periodicals Archive Online: JISC Collections selection

Oxford University Press
Over 3 million articles from 144 journals published by Oxford University Press between 1849 and 1995, in subjects including humanities, social sciences, science, medicine and law.

The Royal Society of Chemistry
Over 1.4 million pages from 55 journals, published between 1841 and 2004. Subjects covered include biology, biophysics, energy and environment, engineering, materials, medicine, physics and chemical sciences.

JISC Journal Archives is one of three platforms in the new JISC eCollections service, a world-class collection of historical books, journals and multimedia content licensed in perpetuity by JISC Collections on behalf of its member institutions.

Please note that those libraries that access the archive and current journal content via the publisher's server can continue to enjoy access via this route if they wish.

JISC eCollections also comprises of:

JISC Historic Books
The full text or page image of over 300,000 books published in England before 1800 and uniquely, and never before available online, over 65,000 19th Century books from the British Library

JISC MediaHub
Over 137,000 multimedia items including more than 3,600 hours of film and over 50,000 images from NewsFilm Online, Film & Sound Online and the new Digital Images for Education archive

Please visit the JISC eCollections catalogue page for details of how to join and access the three new platforms.

JISC Journal Archives is developed and hosted by Mimas.