The electronic journals A-to-Z has been updated this week, with new links for more than 970 journal titles on the websites of their respective publishers.
These e-journals used to be accessible through the SwetsWise platform. This platform has now been switched off, and the University of Lincoln no longer has access to e-journals via SwetsWise.
Instead, the same e-journals can now be accessed on familiar “native” publisher platforms such as:
- Cambridge Journals Online
- Duke University Press Journals
- Edinburgh University Press
- Kluwer Law International Online
- Oxford University Press
- Palgrave Macmillan Journals
- Sage Journals
- SpringerLINK Journals
- Taylor & Francis
- Wiley Online Library
…plus a host of smaller, single-title publishers’ websites.
We know that SwetsWise has been a familiar platform for e-journals that some people will miss(!) – and while it does/did provide some consistency of access to journals across multiple publishers, there are a number of advantages to moving toward using the native publisher link for all titles, including:
- Reduced platform costs for the Library;
- Improved E-Resources Management (ERM) procedures for keeping e-journals up to date;
- A better idea of exactly which titles we have access to from which publishers;
- Academic staff tend to value the “native” publisher platform over aggregator platforms like SwetsWise;
- Publisher platforms provide access to valued Early Publication content and extra features.
Inevitably with such a large change to so many e-journals at once, there will be the odd problem title which comes to light. If you spot any errors, inconsistencies, or problems with accessing e-journal content at the University of Lincoln, please report it.