About Jisc Journal Archives
Jisc Journal Archives is a Jisc funded full text archive containing over 600 journals from a wide range of subject ares including science, social science, arts, humanities, engineering and law.
Jisc Journal Archives is part of the Jisc eCollections service which includes Jisc Historic Books and Jisc MediaHub. Details on how to subscribe to Jisc Journal Archives or request a free 30 day trial can be found below.
Details of all the individual publisher archives included in Jisc Journal Archives can be found below.
Brill Journal Archive Online
Over 50,000 articles from more than 80 journals published by Brill, Martinus Nijhoff and VSP prior to 2000.
Part 1 includes journals from the 19th and 20th century, usually starting from volume 1 issue 1 and going up to the last issue published in 1999. The collection covers a range of subject areas including humanities and social sciences, international law and human rights, as well as biology and science.
The full journal titles list for the Brill Journal Archive Online is available on the platform at: http://www.jiscjournalarchives.ac.uk/browse/brill/.
Cambridge Journals Digital Archive (Cambridge University Press)
Over 350,000 articles from more than 171 journals published by Cambridge University Press, comprising the back volumes of all available Cambridge titles to volume 1 issue 1, with coverage starting from 1827 up to approximately 1996. There are three specific subject collections:
- Scientific, Technical and Medical (available in Jisc Journal Archives since February 2012)
- Humanities and Social Sciences, Part 1: Economics History Law Politics and International Relations (*NEW* - available in Jisc Journal Archives from April 2013)
- Humanities and Social Sciences, Part 2: Anthropology and Archaeology, Asian Studies, Classics, Music, Drama, Language and Linguistics, Philosophy, Religion (*NEW* - available in Jisc Journal Archives from April 2013)
Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Virtual Library Archive
Incorporating every paper published by the Institution of Civil Engineers between 1836 and 2001, comprising over 200,000 pages providing a comprehensive civil and structural engineering archive of internationally renowned titles.
Specific subject areas covered include architecture, the built environment, building studies, contstruction, environmental studies, land management, property management, planning, transportation and urban design
The full journal titles list for the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Virtual Library Archive is available on the platform at: http://www.jiscjournalarchives.ac.uk/browse/ice/.
Institute of Physics (IOP) Journal Archive
Over 110, 000 articles from more than 50 journals published by the Institute of Physics between 1874 and 1998, providing a key research resource for the physical sciences.
Spanning over 800 volume years and covering the core subject areas of: applied physics computer science, condensed matter and materials science, general physics, high energy and nuclear physics, mathematics, applied mathematics and mathematical physics, measurement science and sensors, medical and biological sciences, optical, atomic and molecular physics, physics education and plasma physics.
The full journal titles list for the Institute of Physics (IOP) Journal Archive is available on the platform at: http://www.jiscjournalarchives.ac.uk/browse/iop/.
Periodicals Archive Online - Jisc Collections Selection
Over 288,000 articles from a subset of 80 journal backfiles published between 1891 and 2000 from the Periodicals Archive Online collection.
Covering a range of subject areas including Arts, Business, History, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology and the Social Sciences.
The full journal titles list for the Periodicals Archive Online - JISC Collections Selection is available on the platform at: http://www.jiscjournalarchives.ac.uk/browse/proquest/.
Oxford Journals Archive (Oxford University Press)
Oxford Journals Archive contains over 3 million articles from over 140 prestigious journals published by Oxford University Press between 1849 and 1995. Each title has been digitised from volume 1 issue 1 to the final issue in 1995.
There are five subject based archives included:
- The Humanities Archive: the largest of the OUP archives and featuring the oldest articles, it provides a valuable research resource for those studying literature, philosophy, religion, art and music.
- The Law Archive: including key papers on international law and legal studies and specialist areas such as human rights, medical and environmental law.
- The Medicine Archive: key titles for both clinical and research areas including fields such as oncology, cardiology, neurology, epidemiology, anaesthesia, rheumatology and public health.
- The Science Archive: journals encompassing life and biological sciences, including molecular and computational biology, mathematics, statistics, physics and computing.
- The Social Sciences Archive: covering fields such as economics, business history, global development, religion and social politics.
Oxford Journals Archive Upgrade contains an additional 32 OUP journals that have been digitised since the original archive was purchased by Jisc Collections in 2006. (*NEW* - archive upgrade available in Jisc Journal Archives from April 2013).
The full journal titles list for the Oxford Journals Archive is available on the platform at: http://www.jiscjournalarchives.ac.uk/browse/oup/ with the Notes and Queries listed separately at: http://www.jiscjournalarchives.ac.uk/browse/notes/.
RSC Journals Archive (The Royal Society of Chemistry)
Over 238,000 peer reviewed articles of ground-breaking chemical science published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, and its forerunner societies, between 1841 and 2004. Subjects covered include biology, biophysics, energy and environment, engineering, materials, medicine, physics and chemical sciences.
The full journal titles list for the RSC Journals Archive is available on the platform at: http://www.jiscjournalarchives.ac.uk/browse/rsc/.
Geography, Planning, Urban and Environment Online Archive (Taylor and Francis)
Over 20,000 articles from the backfiles of 28 journals published under the Routledge imprint until 1996.
Providing a wealth of resources in environmental and architecture studies, geography, planning studies and urban studies, it includes a number of journals affiliated with organisations such as the ‘Journal of Architecture’, published jointly with the Royal Institute of British Architects.
The full journal titles list for the Geography, Planning, Urban and Environment Online Archive is available on the platform at: http://jiscjournalarchives.ac.uk/browse/tf/.
Jisc Journal Archives is available via subscription to UK HE and FE institutions and Research Councils.
Previously there was a single subscription to the Jisc eCollections service available which provided access to all three platforms in the service (Jisc Journal Archives, Jisc Historic Books and Jisc MediaHub). For subscriptions from 1 August 2013 there are now more flexible options available which vary for HE and FE institutions.
For any enquiries about subscription options please contact the Jisc Collections helpdesk at: firstname.lastname@example.org
UK Further Education (FE) subscriptions
There is no longer a Jisc eCollections subscription option for FE institutions from 1 August 2013 as Jisc MediaHub will be free from that date. To subscribe to Jisc Journal Archives from 1 August 2013 the following package is available:
This provides access to both Jisc Journal Archives and Jisc Historic Books. It is not possible to subscribe to Jisc Journal Archives on its own.
UK Higher Education (HE) and Research Council subscriptions
There are two new options available for HE institutions and Research Councils for subscriptions from 1 August 2013, alongside the existing Jisc eCollections subscription option:
Jisc eCollections for HE (includes access to Jisc Journal Archives, Jisc Historic Books and Jisc MediaHub)
These options provide access to Jisc Journal Archives along with either Jisc Historic Books or Jisc MediaHub or both. It is not possible to subscribe to Jisc Journal Archives on its own.
UK HE and FE institutions and Research Councils who do not currently subscribe to Jisc Journal Archives can request a free 30 day trial. A librarian at the institution can do this by contacting the Jisc Collections helpdesk at: email@example.com or logging in to their account on the Jisc Collections website.