Online Access to ISJ

In recent years, the ISJ, like most other journals, has embraced on-line publishing. The ISJ was originally a traditional print journal sold to libraries, institutions and individuals in hard-copy form. Indeed, it still is and has achieved an impressive number of such subscriptions. In fact print subscriptions are still increasing year on year, despite the wealth of ways in which the ISJ is available on-line and the fact that most journals are finding that their hard-copy subscriptions are in decline. On-line access to the ISJ is increasing rapidly and is now a significant element. The ISJ is available on-line:

via Wiley Online Library

Wiley Online Library hosts the world’s broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. It delivers integrated access to over 6 million articles from over 1500 journals, over 19,000 online books, and hundreds of reference works, laboratory protocols and databases.

Wiley Online Library is only one way that people get access to the ISJ electronically (see below) but in 2016 over 100,000 articles were downloaded.

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via Wiley Consortia

These are essentially sales of a package of Wiley’s journals, including the ISJ, in electronic form, to various consortia of libraries. There are around 1,500 libraries worldwide who are licencees of Wiley Consortia with around 5 million potential readers. Many universities and other institutions worldwide have full-text electronic access to ISJ for their students and staff.

via Service Providers

The ISJ is available via various third party service providers. Full-text access to the ISJ is provided by the following and most libraries have access to one or other of these (Check your library or click on the name of the service providers below for details):

An  interesting article about the challenges that publishers and editors are facing with the switch from print to online, by Mary Waltham, is available here. This discusses many issues including the possible impact on citations and the future of print journals.