Which archives are available?
Are titles added to the archives every year and, if so, how will you communicate this to your customers?
Can you help us to promote the archive to our end users?
What are the purchasing options for the archives?
Can I buy the archives through my subscription agent?
Is there a discount if we buy more than one subject archive?
If we choose to make a one-off purchase of the archives, will there be a maintenance charge for accessing the archives from the OUP website?
Can we pay for the one-off purchase option in instalments?
Is a pay-per-view option available for the archives?
Who do we contact for more information on purchasing the archives?
How are the archives accessed?
What is in the archive versus what is available via a standard subscription?
What is the format of the archives?
What are the features and functionality of the archive?
Where are the digital archives be hosted?
Can we get usage statistics for our use of the digital archives?
Is OpenURL linking available?
Can I search across the archives alongside my other journals content?
Who do we contact if we have a technical problem accessing the backfile content?
How will Oxford Journals ensure that the digital backfiles will always be available and accessible?
What if Oxford Journals sells or loses a journal to another publisher - how will this affect the archives?
Do I have to register separately for access to the archives?
Do I need a licence to access the archives?
Oxford Journals has five subject archives, and the complete Oxford Journals Archive which comprises 169 titles in 2011. The first to launch was the Humanities Archive, in July 2005, followed by Law and Social Sciences. The Medicine and Science archives were the last to be loaded to HighWire and were fully launched in April 2006 along with the digital backfile for the complete Oxford Journals Archive.
For detailed information on all our Archive packages, click here.
Yes, titles will be added each year to the whole archive, and to the relevant subject archive, whenever Oxford Journals acquires new journals that have pre-1996 archival content. We will alert subscribing customers to new content at the time of archive renewal. We will offer outright-purchase customers the opportunity to purchase newly added content as and when it becomes available. Details of new titles can be found here.
Yes, you can download a brochure or poster from our Librarian Resource Centre, or fill in a form to request printed copies for your library.
Institutional customers can purchase one or more of the archives, or the whole archive (as a single collection), either through annual subscription or by outright purchase. For outright purchase, you can choose either to locally load the archive or, for a small annual fee, OUP will provide remote access. Visit our prices and ordering page for more details.
Yes, you can buy or subscribe to the backfile collections through your subscription agent, or direct through us.
Yes, we offer a discount if you buy or subscribe to more than one archive. Visit our Prices and Ordering page for details.
Yes, if you choose to access your backfile content through our website, we charge a small annual hosting maintenance fee, see our prices and ordering page for full details. This fee will be payable by the end of February each year to ensure continuing access to your archive. The level of this fee may rise in successive years to take into account our inflationary costs, but you will always have the opportunity, at any time, to choose to transfer the responsibility for hosting your archive from OUP to your own local server.
Yes, we offer a 3-part instalment plan if you choose to purchase any or all of the archives, payable over 3 years. We will send out reminders for payment at the end of each year.
Yes. The pricing model for archival content is the same as for current content.
Contact your regional sales representative at Oxford Journals.
There are two ways you can access the archives:
You can choose one or more subject-based archives individually or opt for the complete set.
For the outright purchase (local loading) option, the content will be supplied on a removable hard disk for you to install and access as required. For the outright purchase (remote access) and subscription options, you will need to register your IP address(es) to get access to the archive product(s) you have bought or to which you have subscribed, as with current subscriptions.
Access to archive content is sold to collections and not to individual journals. A subscriber may buy access to all journals within any of our five subject collections, or to the complete set.
- The Humanities Archive
- The Medicine Archive
- The Science Archive
- The Social Science Archive
- The Law Archive
Archive content is sold separately from current content using a 'fixed wall' which is set as follows:
- Jan 1996* to present is "current" content
- Jan Pre-1996* is "archive" content
(*With the exception of BJA: British Journal of Anaesthesia, where the 'wall' is set at Jan 1995 rather than Jan 1996)
This wall will remain fixed as above for the foreseeable future and will not move forwards over time. Note that the concept of perpetual access is not applied to the archive collections.
The delivery medium will be a removable hard disk which will be provided by Oxford Journals as part of the purchase cost. The data format will be PDF files plus headers in NLM XML Publishing DTD. In order to deliver the content locally, a content management system (not included) will be required. Your preferred ILS vendor will be able to recommend a system, alternatively visit this library & information system software site for more information.
If a different data format is required, please supply us with a specification of what is needed. Depending on requirements, this may then be subject to an additional data conversion fee.
- Full text PDFs of each article with HTML headers and abstracts.
- Fully-integrated search facilities covering the archive and recent content.
- All images and graphics.
- Links to 'similar articles in this journal'.
- Fast retrieval of previously hard-to-find material.
For the subscription and remote-access options, all the archives will be hosted by HighWire Press, alongside our current journal content.
Yes. Oxford Journals supply the following reports, in accordance with the COUNTER R3 standard:
• JR1 (current and archive content combined)
• JR1A (archive only).
In addition, the reports available to consortium administrators include the option to view current or archive usage, or the two combined.
For a list of titles included in the Oxford Journals Archive click here.
Download your usage statistics
Information on COUNTER can be found at www.projectcounter.org.
OpenURL linking is possible via CrossRef. To view a full list of URLs and content coverage please see our linking support page
OUP has four journals' customer service centres, in the UK, USA, Japan, and China. Please contact your nearest office.
OUP has a combination of measures in place, including a third party archiving arrangement with the Dutch KB, to ensure that continuous access to the digital backfiles will be available and accessible.
Oxford Journals will make every effort to maintain the rights to continue to provide access to the content in the archive, but we reserve the right to remove a title if sold or lost to another publisher who does not want the content to remain in our archive.
If you already subscribe to the recent content of one or more Oxford Journals, and you opt to subscribe to the archives, you won't have to register separately to get access. If you have chosen the outright purchase option, with remote hosting by Oxford Journals, you will need to register separately.
Any intended use of content from the Oxford Journals Archive is covered by the terms and conditions of an Institutional Site Licence. Please note there is a separate licence for the Archive, the terms of which vary according to whether it is being purchased on an outright or subscription basis. Details of where to obtain the licence will be provided at the point of purchase by the sales representative involved.