The Project MUSE Journals Premium Plus Package provides access to a large bundle of titles that are part of the journal hosting program on the Project MUSE platform. These titles are not included in any of the MUSE Journal Collections, and are only available for institutional subscription on MUSE as single titles, or via a subscription to the new Premium Plus Package (first introduced in 2022). Libraries that subscribe to both the MUSE Premium Collection of journals, and this Premium Plus Package add-on, will have access to current content, plus all available backfiles, for all but a handful of the journals on the MUSE platform.
We know that for many libraries choosing to subscribe to the MUSE Premium Collection, one of the benefits was access to all the journals on the platform. With the launch and rapid expansion of MUSE's journal hosting program, there are now many titles on MUSE that are not available through the Premium Collection, or any other curated collection, because they are not part of that business model for journals on MUSE. Further, the publishers with journals hosted on MUSE are seeking to expand the reach of their titles to the many libraries that currently acquire journals and books on our platform. The Premium Plus Package provides an easy, affordable way for a library to add access to nearly all the hosted journal content on MUSE, expanding their coverage and helping to sustain the many independent not-for-profit publishers whose titles are included.
The Premium Plus Package will be updated annually to include any newly-hosted journals that choose to participate. Hosted journal publishers may opt their titles in to the Premium Plus Package on an annual basis. Subscriptions to the package run on a calendar year, in sync with subscriptions to MUSE's curated journal collections. Currently, both a 2022 Premium Plus Package and a 2023 Premium Plus Package are available - each contains all but a handful of the journals that are or will be hosted on the platform that calendar year.
All journals in the MUSE journal hosting program are peer-reviewed and come from not-for-profit scholarly publishers, including university presses, scholarly societies, university departments, and independent scholar-led journals. The journals cover a wide range of humanities and social science disciplines, and provide additional depth and breadth of coverage in many core subjects when combined with one of MUSE's large interdisciplinary journal collections.
The 2023 Premium Plus Package includes 74 journal titles from 37 publishers.
Annual Subscription Fee: $10,450
The 2022 Premium Plus Package includes 66 journal titles from 33 publishers.
Annual Subscription Fee: $8,345
A subscription to the Premium Plus Package, when combined with a subscription to the MUSE Premium Collection, provides current access to every subscription journal from these publishers:
The Premium Plus Package includes all but a handful of the journal titles which recently migrated to the Project MUSE platform from the JSTOR Current Hosting Program (which has been discontinued), and which were not already included in MUSE's Premium Collection - this includes journals which were offered in the JSTOR "CSP Legacy" package as well as many titles which were not included in that package.
Some other important details to know about the Premium Plus Package: