The University of Chicago Press Journals Moves to a New Website

Effective January 2016, all current journal content published by the University of Chicago Press Journals Division will be hosted on a new platform using technology developed by Atypon. Current content will no longer be hosted on JSTOR.

 

The University of Chicago Press is communicating with subscribers throughout the transition period via email, listserv announcements, direct mail, and our website. The FAQ below was written to address the most common subscriber questions, but we welcome your additional questions at:

 

subscriptions@press.uchicago.edu
(877) 705-1878 (U.S. and Canada)
(773) 753-3347 (International)

 

 

  1. Why is the University of Chicago Press leaving the JSTOR Current Scholarship Program?
    Our responsibility as a mission-driven university press is to invest in the technology solutions by which we can continue to publish scholarship of the highest standard and disseminate it to a global audience. We believe that Atypon is best positioned to provide the optimal technology for our journals through industry-leading content hosting, discoverability, and accessibility. This transition was made after careful analysis of, and consideration for the diverse needs of our many constituents: the editors and scholarly societies who are our publishing partners; our authors and readers; and, of course, our subscribers.
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  3. Will content published by the University of Chicago Press still be available within JSTOR’s archival collections?
    All content published by the University of Chicago Press that is currently available within JSTOR’s archival collections will remain, and additional content from all eligible journals will be added to the archival collections each year.
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  5. What platform is Chicago switching to?
    The University of Chicago Press will host its full portfolio of journals using technology developed by Atypon.
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  7. Where will I access new journal content?
    All content published by the University of Chicago Press Journals program will be available at http://www.journals.uchicago.edu beginning January 4, 2016.
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  9. Will Chicago participate in the major search and discovery services?
    Yes, content published in University of Chicago Press journals will continue to be indexed by Google Scholar, ProQuest, Ex Libris, Thomson Reuters, OCLC, EBSCO, and relevant discipline-specific abstracting and indexing services. We expect discovery services to be updated with content URLs according to the following schedule: EBSCO Discover Service and ProQuest Summon Service, January 4; ExLibris SFX, January 12; OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service, week of January 18. Title lists are also available to download now, and will continue to be available to download on the new site.
    All Titles: Current Access | Full Run
    Complete Chicago Package: Current Access | Full Run
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  11. Where will I access ahead-of-print articles published before the transition?
    Ahead-of-print content published before December 15, 2015, will be available on JSTOR. After that time, ahead-of-print content will only be available on the new platform. No new ahead-of-print content will be published between December 15, 2015 and December 31, 2015.
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  13. In what formats will journal content be available online?
    Subscribers may access full text and PDF journal content at http://www.journals.uchicago.edu beginning January  4, 2016. Journal issues in e-Book format are available to individual subscribers and members of sponsoring societies; select journal issues in e-Book format are also available for purchase by non-subscribing individuals.
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  15. What content will be available as open access?
    Journals published by the University of Chicago Press offer a range of open access options. Our open access policies will not be affected by the transition to the new platform. To read about open access at Chicago, visit: http://www.press.uchicago.edu/infoServices/open.html
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  17. Will I still be able to search for articles across the full run of a journal?

    Yes, the full run of journals published by the University of Chicago Press will remain searchable.

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  19. I set up direct links to journal content on JSTOR. Will these links continue to work?
    You are encouraged to bookmark journal pages on the new platform to ensure easy access to the most complete journal content, including ahead-of-print articles and recently published issues. Download this spreadsheet for a list of new persistent urls, which will direct to a journal's List of Issues page beginning January 4, 2016. 

    Depending on your institution’s method of access, you may still read a journal’s older content on the JSTOR platform.
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  21. Will this transition affect the publication information for University of Chicago Press journals (e.g., frequency, ISSN, e-ISSN, DOI, etc)?
    The publication information for journals published by the University of Chicago Press will not change as a result of the platform transition. Subscribers will still be alerted to standard publication changes (for example, Afterall: A Journal of Art, Context and Enquiry will change frequencies in 2016; however this change is unrelated to the platform transition).
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  23. Will this transition affect author rights?

    Our author rights policies will not change. To review our policies, visit our Author Rights webpage.

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  25. How do I obtain permission to re-use content hosted on the University of Chicago Press platform?

    Content may be re-used without permission to the extent allowed under the fair use provisions of U.S. copyright law. For all other use, permission may be obtained online by clicking the Permissions link for each article or by contacting the Press. For further information, visit Permissions.

     

  26. Will this transition affect journals distributed by the University of Chicago Press?
    The University of Chicago Press will continue to distribute The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, the Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business, the Northwestern University Law Review, Education Next, the Hoover Digest, and the St. Austin Review.
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  28. What digital preservation arrangements have been made to ensure published content is available in perpetuity?
    The University of Chicago Press will continue its participation in trusted third party archive programs (Portico and LOCKSS). Due to technical issues, LOCKSS functionality will not be immediately available through our web site but is currently on our development roadmap.
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  30. What are the terms and conditions of use for content on the Press platform?
    The terms and conditions of use are posted here.

 


  1. What does this mean for my current University of Chicago Press subscriptions on JSTOR?
    Your current subscriptions with the University of Chicago Press will remain active through the subscription term. If the subscription term extends beyond December 31, 2015, your access will transition to our new platform.
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  3. How do I renew or place an order for the 2016 subscription year?
    You will receive print and email renewal notices from the University of Chicago Press with renewal instructions (download our 2016 rate sheet: PDFExcel). Renewals and new orders for all 2016 subscriptions should be placed through the agent of your choice, or directly through our subscription fulfillment department, at:
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    subscriptions@press.uchicago.edu
    (877) 705-1878 (U.S. and Canada)
    (773) 753-3347 (International)

     

  5. Can I still place an order for the 2015 subscription year?
    Orders for print-only subscriptions with 2015 start dates should be sent to the University of Chicago Press. Please refer to the agency letter for instructions on placing an order with Chicago.

     

    Orders for print + electronic and electronic-only subscriptions with 2015 start dates should be directed to JSTOR. JSTOR will process 2015 orders until December 31, 2015. After December 31, 2015, all orders, regardless of start date, should be sent to Chicago.

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  7. What should I do to ensure my users can still access journal content after the move?

    There are four steps you can take:

    • Update your journal links to our new persistent URLs. These URLs will direct to a journal’s List of Issues page beginning January 4, 2016.
    • If you don’t utilize major search and discovery services, you should download our KBART title lists. The files will be available on this site through January 3, 2016, and on the new site beginning January 4, 2016. All content published in University of Chicago Press journals will continue to be indexed by Google Scholar, ProQuest, Ex Libris, Thomson Reuters, OCLC, EBSCO, and relevant discipline-specific abstracting and indexing services. We expect discovery services to be updated with content URLs according to the following schedule: EBSCO Discover Service and ProQuest Summon Service, January 4; ExLibris SFX, January 12; OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service, week of January 18.

      All Titles: Current Access | Full Run
      Complete Chicago Package: Current Access | Full Run

    • Set up an administrative account beginning January 5. One or more technical contacts from your institution will receive an administrative account set-up email containing a unique code tied to your institution. If you or your technical contacts have not received this email within a few days after launch and believe that you should have, please contact journalsupport@press.uchicago.edu.
    • Use your administrative account to check your institution's OpenURL, IP address, and Shibboleth data (if applicable). This data has been automatically transferred from JSTOR.

     

  8. How will this affect my full-run subscription to a Chicago title?

    Current full-run subscriptions will remain valid through the subscription term. You may renew your 2016 full-run subscription through the University of Chicago Press (view pricing and content coverage periods).

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  10. What if I have a subscription term that extends into the 2016 calendar year?

    All subscriptions will remain active through the duration of the subscription, but your access will transition to our new platform.

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  12. Will there be redundancy between the 2 platforms? How much time will I have to transition?
    Access via the JSTOR platform will continue through the end of 2015, concluding with a parallel period from mid-December to January 31, 2016. 2015 subscription access to current content on JSTOR will be graced January 1-31, 2016. Reconfiguration information will be available and distributed in November.
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  14. Will my institution continue to have access to the same set of subscription years on the new platform?

    Yes, all current subscription years, also known as the "Content Coverage Period – Current," will be accessible on the new platform for as long as a subscription remains active. A complete list of Content Coverage Periods for journals published by the University of Chicago Press is available at http://www.press.uchicago.edu/journals/contentcoverage.html.

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  16. Will I continue to have access to content published by the University of Chicago Press through my 2015 JSTOR Current Scholarship Program (CSP) package?
    If you subscribe to the full portfolio of University of Chicago Press journals through the JSTOR Current Scholarship Program package, your access will remain active through the end of the 2015 calendar year. You may continue your access in 2016 by subscribing to the Complete Chicago Package.
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  18. Will the Complete Chicago Package continue to be offered?
    Yes. The Complete Chicago Package (CCP) is a program developed and maintained by the University of Chicago Press, and it will continue to be offered in 2016 and beyond. All 2015 CCP subscribers will receive renewal documents for their 2016 CCP subscriptions. Please contact our Business Development team if you would like to renew now:
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    journalsales@press.uchicago.edu
    (877) 705-1878 (U.S. and Canada)
    (773) 753-3347 (International)

     

  20. Will Institutional subscriptions still use tiered pricing?
    Institutional rates will continue to be tiered to best serve the size and research needs of each organization.
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  22. Will my tier level change as a result of the transition?
    For the majority of our customers, there will be no change in your tier level in 2016. If you have any questions about your tier level, please contact us at subscriptions@press.uchicago.edu.
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  24. Will there be a change in subscription rates?
    Subscriptions rates will only change as a result of annual rate adjustments, and not because of the platform transition. The University of Chicago Press continues to maintain rate increases that are lower than the industry average. View our 2016 rates now by downloading a PDF or Excel file.
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  26. To whom do I send my claims for missing 2015 issues? 2016 issues?

    Claims for missing issues should be submitted by email to subscriptions@press.uchicago.edu, or through your agent. Dispatch dates for each issue of every title will be posted on new website.

     

    For U.S. orders, claim requests must be received within three months of a journal’s publication date, or the date of order (whichever is later). For non-U.S. orders, claim requests must be received within six months of a journal’s publication date, or the date of order (whichever is later).

     

  27. Our subscriptions to journals published by the University of Chicago Press were activated on JSTOR. Will these subscriptions be automatically transferred to the new platform?

    Yes, all current subscriptions to journals published by the University of Chicago Press will be transferred to the new platform, and will remain accessible for as long as the subscription remains active.

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  29. We subscribe to journals via a subscription agent. Do I need to notify my agent about the transition?
    The University of Chicago Press is contacting subscription agents to alert them to the platform transition; however you are encouraged to mention the move while corresponding with your agent. If your agent has questions, they should contact:

     

    subscriptions@press.uchicago.edu
    (877) 705-1878 (U.S. and Canada)
    (773) 753-3347 (International)

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  31. What payment methods do you accept?

    Payments must be in US Dollars. Checks and money order should be made payable to the University of Chicago Press. Checks must be drawn on banks located in the United States. Orders may also be charged to MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover. Subscribers may submit payment via wire transfer* at:

     

    The Northern Trust Bank, 50 S. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60675
    Account Name: The University of Chicago Press Bank 3
    Account Number: 2725681
    Routing Number: 071000152
    SWIFT#: CNORUS44

     

    All payments should include your University of Chicago Press subscriber account number, your invoice number, and the journal name.

     

    *The University of Chicago Press cannot absorb fees charged by financial institutions for wire transfers. Payments submitted by wires should cover the cost of associated bank fees.

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  33. Will this transition adhere to the Transfer Code of Practice?
    The University of Chicago Press will continue to follow the Transfer Code of Practice for all incoming and outgoing journals. The following journals are recent additions to the University of Chicago Press Journals program: the Archives of American Art Journal, the Journal of Anthropological Research, The Journal of Politics, The Papers of the Bibliographic Society of America, Source: Notes in the History of Art, and Speculum.

    The University of Chicago Press will launch two new journals in the 2016 subscription year: History of Humanities and the Journal of the Association for Consumer Research.
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  35. Will my institution need to sign a new license agreement?
    The University of Chicago Press Journals Division will not ask institutional subscribers to sign formal site licenses except in cases where special terms or fees are customized, or if requested by the institution. Instead, we ask users of our platform to abide by our Terms and Conditions of Use, as we did before we joined the JSTOR Current Scholarship Program in 2011. An updated Terms and Conditions of Use is posted here.
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  37. Will perpetual access/Post-Cancellation Access (PCA) still be available?
    Yes, the University of Chicago Press will continue to offer PCA in accordance with Section 5 of the current policy, which states:
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    1. Post-Cancellation Access:
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      • 5.1 The Press provides post-cancellation access for Institutional Subscribers only to born-digital issues of the Journal published during the term of the subscription.
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      • 5.2 Post-cancellation access does not apply to issues that were published prior to the term of the subscription, to which retroactive access was provided to the Institutional Subscribers as a benefit of an active subscription. Post-cancellation access does not apply to issues that were originally published in print only and subsequently digitized.
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      • 5.3 Archival issues digitized by JSTOR are hosted by the Press pursuant to an agreement between JSTOR and the Press. Access to these issues is provided only to Institutional Subscribers who hold an active full-run subscription. Post-cancellation access does not apply to these issues.
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      • 5.4 Post-cancellation access will be made available through the Press web site as long as the Press holds publishing rights to the Journal. Post-cancellation access will continue to be made available following termination of the Press’s publishing agreement for the Journal if such rights are granted to the Press by the Journal’s owner. If the Press no longer holds rights to the Journal that would allow the Press to provide post-cancellation access, provision of such access will transfer to the Journal’s owner or its agent, or to an appropriate third party provider.
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      To request postcancellation access, contact journalsupport@press.uchicago.edu.

     

  39. My institution has free electronic access through one of Chicago’s CENI partners. Will we still have access to current content? Will we still have access to archives on JSTOR?
    Your free access to current and archival content will transition to our new platform.
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  41. Will Chicago provide COUNTER compliant usage statistics?
    Yes, librarians will be able to access their COUNTER compliant usage statistics beginning January 4, 2016, by setting up an institutional administrator account on our new platform. For 2014 and 2015 usage statistics, please contact JSTOR at support@jstor.org.
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  43. My institution is a member of a consortium. Will our journal access or pricing be affected?
    Consortial agreements will continue to be honored through the term of the agreement. For licenses that end in 2015, we will be working with our consortium partners on renewal terms for 2016.
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  45. Do I need to register my institution on the new website?
    You do not need to make an account on the University of Chicago Press Journals website before the transition. After January 4, your institutional administrators currently on file with JSTOR will be contacted via email to set up an account on our new platform for administrative purposes. Institutional access via IP address ranges will be automatically transferred from JSTOR.
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  1. How will this affect my subscriptions to journals published by the University of Chicago Press?

    All current subscriptions will be valid on the new platform for as long as your subscription remains active.

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  3. How do I locate my username and password?

    The current username and password associated with your University of Chicago Press account will transfer to the new platform. If you do not know your credentials, you may submit this form or contact:

     

    subscriptions@press.uchicago.edu
    (877) 705-1878 (U.S. and Canada)
    (773) 753-3347 (International)

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  5. Will I still have access to all issues going back to Volume 1, Issue 1?

    Individual and member subscribers will continue to have access back to Volume 1, Issue 1, now via the new platform.

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  7. How will I access the journal(s) to which I subscribe?

    All content published by the University of Chicago Press Journals program will be available at http://www.journals.uchicago.edu beginning  on January 4, 2016. To access your subscriptions, sign in using the credentials associated with your University of Chicago Press account. If you do not know your credentials, you may submit this form or contact:

     

    subscriptions@press.uchicago.edu
    (877) 705-1878 (U.S. and Canada)
    (773) 753-3347 (International)

     

    Society members, please see Q. 8, below.

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  9. How will I renew my subscription or membership?

    The renewal process for individual and member subscribers will not change. You will receive print and email renewal notices from the University of Chicago Press with renewal instructions. Renewals and new orders for all 2016 subscriptions should be placed using these documents, or directly through your My Journals account. If you have additional questions, please contact our Business Development team at:

     

    subscriptions@press.uchicago.edu
    (877) 705-1878 (U.S. and Canada)
    (773) 753-3347 (International)

     

  10. I have a Print + Electronic or an Electronic-Only journal subscription. How will my subscription be affected? What if I have a Print-Only journal subscription?

    Subscription formats will not be affected. All current subscriptions will be valid on the new platform for as long as a subscription remains active. Subscribers with a print component will continue receiving their journal(s) according to the same schedule.

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  12. Will I still be able to access content published in past years during which I was a subscriber?

    You will continue to access all content to which you are entitled as long as your subscription remains active.

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  14. I receive a journal subscription as a part of my society membership. How will this be affected by the transition?

    All current society membership subscriptions will remain valid on the new platform for as long as your membership remains active. Your digital access will be affected in one of two ways:

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    1. I accessed my journal(s) by logging in to JSTOR: Beginning January 4, 2016, you will log in to http://www.journals.uchicago.edu using your University of Chicago Press account credentials (see Q. 4)
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    3. I accessed my journal(s) by logging in through my society website: Your method for accessing journal content will not change.
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  16. I receive eTOC (table of contents) alerts for new issues of the journals I read. Will I continue to receive these notices?

    Yes, eTOC alerts will continue to be sent to subscribers and to readers who have opted in to the service. There’s no additional action required to continue receiving these alerts after the transition. To manage your eTOC alerts before December 31, 2015, contact support@jstor.org.

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  18. I access a journal through my institution’s subscription. Will I continue to have this access after the transition?

    Yes, all current subscriptions will be valid on the new platform for as long as a subscription remains active. Institutional subscription administrators have been notified about the platform transition. Please book mark the journal’s new home page on or after January 4, 2016.

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  20. How will I submit manuscripts for publication? Does the move affect manuscripts that have been submitted for review or accepted for publication?

    Manuscript submission processes and submissions statuses will remain unchanged.

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  22. My institution subscribed to a journal because I was a contributor. Will that subscription be valid after the move?

    Yes, all current subscriptions will be valid on the new platform for as long as a subscription remains active. If a title is important to your scholarship, you may wish to contact your librarian again, either through your institution or by submitting a Library Recommendation Form.

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  24. I set up direct links to journal content on JSTOR. Will these links continue to work?

    You are encouraged to bookmark journal homepages on the new platform. This ensures that you can easily access the most complete listing of journal content, including ahead-of-print articles and recently published issues. Depending on your institution’s method of access, you may still read a journal’s older content on the JSTOR platform.

 

 

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