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Commercial Digest (2 messages) Bob Persing 19 Nov 2010 19:22 UTC


The Commercial Digest is a weekly compilation of messages containing
informational content from commercial bodies (i.e., publishers,
publishers, vendors, agents, etc.)

This week's digest contains 2 messages:
1) JSTOR Current Scholarship Program: Platform Transition Issues for
Libraries and Vendors
2) SAGE launches new open access publication for the Social Sciences

Message #1:

Subject: JSTOR Current Scholarship Program: Platform Transition Issues
for Libraries and Vendors
From: Sarah Glasser <>
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2010 17:34:12 -0500

With apologies for cross-posting…

Dear Colleagues -

On January 1, 2011, we will launch the first set of titles in the JSTOR
Current Scholarship Program (CSP), making available the current issues
of more than 100 journals on the JSTOR platform.

Many CSP journals are currently available online directly from the
publishers and will be migrating to JSTOR as their primary online
platform. In anticipation of this change, we want to provide libraries
and their vendors with information about access as well as what you need
to ensure that A-Z lists, link resolvers, and library discovery services
continue to work well and direct users appropriately.

Below are some important preliminary details. We will be posting this
and additional information to our website in the coming weeks and will
continue to be in touch as the code release and launch dates approach.
Instructional webinars will also be offered.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions at

Thank you –

Bruce Heterick
VP, Outreach & Participation Services


December 18, 2010 JSTOR will perform a platform update to include new
features to support CSP journals.

December 18-31, 2010 JSTOR will be loading the first set of CSP journals
during this period. This will include 2010 content and recent back
issues for most, and possibly all, CSP journals. It will also include
archival content to volume 1, issues 1 for most titles. Please be aware
that during this brief period, users may locate this content if they
choose to browse or search all content. They will not have access to
this content, however, until 2011 subscription access begins on JSTOR
the first of the year.

January 1, 2011 Libraries will gain access on JSTOR to CSP subscribed
titles that have been released.

Post January 1 JSTOR will release and provide access to any CSP journals
or any volumes/issues that were not part of the initial release.



A full list of CSP journals is available at:

A confirmed list of journals for the first release will be available in
early December.


CSP journal content will include full-text HTML for some journals and
downloadable PDF for all journals. Please note that for some journals,
we will be replacing access to the existing page scans on JSTOR with
these formats for some volumes/issues over time. This is being done to
ensure that the content available on JSTOR reflects the version of
record. We will preserve all digital formats, including the page scans
previously created by JSTOR, as well as paper copies in our university
partner print repositories.

Access for subscribing institutions will be initiated from the JSTOR
platform on January 1, 2011 or thereafter as journals are released. This
access will automatically integrate the CSP journals with any
collections libraries already license from JSTOR. Libraries should check
their access after January 1 to ensure subscribed titles are visible and
report any problems to us at

If you have not done so, please note that new subscriptions and renewals
for 2011 can be made directly with JSTOR or through a subscription
agent. Publishers may also accept direct orders. Details are available at:

A list of CSP publishers, their journals, E-ISSNs, ISSNs, existing
journal URLs, and new JSTOR journal URLs, is available at

This list will be updated to include release dates once confirmed.

Most CSP publishers are planning to keep their existing sites up for a
period of at least one month following the release of their journals on
JSTOR. We are working with publishers to redirect URLs at or prior to
site closures and for at least a year. The level of URL redirect
(site-level, journal level) will vary from publisher to publisher.

A complete list of publisher site closure dates and redirect policies
will be available in early December.


JSTOR is licensing CSP journals in ways that differ from the JSTOR
Archival Collections and that may require changes to library access
settings with their discovery and linking vendors. The following options
are available for CSP journals:

· Current Collections: Traditional journal subscriptions from multiple
publishers bundled as collections that match JSTOR archive collections
(e.g. A&S I Current).

· Current Collection - Full Run: A Current Collection, plus backfiles of
each individual title within that Collection.

· Single Title - Current: a traditional current journal subscription.
Available in electronic, plus P+E or P-only for some titles.

· Single Title - Full Run: The complete run of a single title (Volume 1,
Issue 1 through the current issue).

To aid in vendors setting up the appropriate access options,
downloadable title lists are available for each of the new Current
Collections at:
Please note that these lists are subject to change based on content
loaded and released prior to access beginning on January 1, 2011.

A list of all CSP journals will be available in .CSV format in the future.

JSTOR will support DOI, OpenURL , SICI, and direct links to JSTOR stable
URLs for CSP journals.

Metadata for CSP journals will be available directly from JSTOR for
incorporation in discovery services for vendors with whom JSTOR
currently has an agreement. If you are interested in receiving this
data, please contact

Vendors that do not have agreements with JSTOR and that currently
receive metadata or full-text directly from CSP publishers should
contact those publishers directly for more information about future data
deposits or availability.


Usage statistics for CSP journals will be available from JSTOR beginning
January 1, 2011 or upon release for titles that become available after
that date. CSP publishers currently providing usage statistics to their
existing sites will continue to provide access to them on those sites
while they remain available. When those sites close, libraries will be
able to gain access to the statistics for those sites by contacting
either the publisher or JSTOR.

Message #2:

From: "McCarthy,Sheenagh" <Sheenagh.McCarthy@SAGEPUB.COM>
Subject: SAGE launches new open access publication for the Social Sciences
Date: 11/17/10 2:23 PM

****With apologies for cross posting****

SAGE launches new open access publication for the Social Sciences SAGE
Open to launch Spring 2011

Los Angeles CA (November 17, 2010) - SAGE, the world's leading
independent academic and professional publisher today announced the
launch of SAGE Open: a new publication to support open access publishing
in the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities.

SAGE Open will publish peer-reviewed original research and review
articles in an interactive, open access format. The journal will offer
authors quick review and decision times; a speedy,
continuous-publication format; and global distribution for their
research via the SAGE Journals Online platform. The articles will also
be guaranteed professional copyediting and typesetting.

The publication supports the growing number of authors who require their
articles to be freely available on publication, either because of
personal preference or because of university or government mandates.

Unlike traditional journals, SAGE Open will not limit content due to
page budgets or thematic significance. Rather it will accept articles
solely on the basis of the quality of the research, evaluating the
scientific and research methods of each article for validity.

"SAGE's position as a global leader in social science publishing gives
authors submitting their work to SAGE Open an assurance of high
quality," said Jayne Marks, Vice President and Editorial Director for
SAGE's Library Information Group. "We will be creating an advisory board
consisting of discipline leaders and a large editorial board of subject
experts to ensure high quality publication."

SAGE Open will also include several enhanced features to give readers
greater power to determine the significance of articles published, with
usage metrics, commenting features, subject categories, article ranking
and recommendations.

"SAGE has a long history of supporting and nurturing new
interdisciplinary fields of research," said Bob Howard, Director of
Social Science Journals. "By covering multiple disciplines in one place,
we hope that SAGE Open will also facilitate the discovery of the
connections between papers, whether within or between disciplines."

For more information, visit


SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and
electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets.
Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of
scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range
of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and
science, technology, and medicine. An independent company, SAGE has
principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and
Washington DC.

Members of the media qualify for free access to this and 560+ other SAGE
journals. Contact Jim Gilden ( for further

Press contact:
Jim Gilden

Kind regards,

Sheenagh McCarthy
Associate Director, Marketing
Library Information Group
SAGE Publications Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320