Project MUSE will offer five new subject collections, along with titles from eight additional publishers, in its book collections for the 2021 calendar year. The 2021 Complete collection is expected to be 7% larger than the prior year – offering nearly 3,000 newly-published books, about 200 more than the 2020 Complete. By the end of 2021, the Book Collections on Project MUSE will offer well over 68,000 titles, from more than 200 distinguished university presses and related not-for-profit publishers, providing a wealth of essential, vetted, reliable digital scholarship to libraries, researchers, instructors, and students worldwide.
The Central European University Press (CEUP) announces that it is transitioning to an open access (OA) monograph programme through its new library subscription membership initiative, Opening the Future. CEUP will provide access to portions of their highly-regarded backlist and use the revenue from members’ subscriptions to allow the frontlist to be OA from the date of publication. The Press is working with the Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs (COPIM) project. Project MUSE will serve as hosting platform for the subscription packages and new OA titles.
Project MUSE is pleased to announce expanded and enhanced journal hosting services for 2021. Originally introduced in 2015, MUSE’s hosting service has provided an option for publishers to place journals on the MUSE platform outside of its renowned Journal Collections Program. Project MUSE will introduce new, streamlined hosting fees for 2021 in order to make the services more accessible to a wider variety of non-profit publishers.
After a pause for the pandemic, Project MUSE is proceeding with the launch of a long-planned anniversary website that collects the stories and celebrates the milestones of “25 years supporting digital scholarship.” The anniversary website features a new video, a timeline of the platform’s evolution and growth, and reflections from 25 current and former staff members and associates. It also includes a new read-for-free curated selection of MUSE content from a variety of publishers called “MUSE in Focus: Charting the Digital Humanities.”
How will the World Order be altered by Covid-19? Read what visionary leaders across broad specialities have to say, in a new open access book from Johns Hopkins University Press, available on MUSE.
Today, Project MUSE launches a new MUSE in Focus commemorating the 19th Amendment. With participation from its wide range of publishing partners, the content examines the history of the women’s suffrage movement in the United States and how the struggle for political equity continues today.
MUSE adds two new Journals to our Premium Collection. We welcome 'The French Review', the largest circulating French and francophone studies journal in the world. For humanities scholars of the Tang and Five Dynasties period, we welcome the journal of the T'ang Studies Society. Read the details of our 2021 price freeze.
Project MUSE is pleased to share information about seven more journal titles now hosted on our platform. These titles are not included in MUSE Journal Collections, but are either open access or available to institutions as individual title subscriptions.
(June 7, 2020) Getty Publications, the award-winning publisher affiliated with J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Research Institute and Getty Conservation Institute, has joined Project MUSE with the goal of providing academic libraries with broader and easier access to a selection of its highly regarded art and art history publications.
Aarhus University Press has joined Project MUSE with the goal of making available to academic libraries their full list of highly regarded books in archaeology, anthropology, arts, and many other humanities and social sciences disciplines. Both front and backlist titles from Aarhus University Press will be available as part of Project MUSE's ebook collections beginning in January 2021.
"MUSE in Focus: Confronting Structural Racism" is a selection of temporarily free books and articles from a wide range of publishers and perspectives about the history of racism in America, its endurance throughout society, and how the country can respond now to enact meaningful and lasting reform. We hope that this selection of research can help inform the necessary conversations and actions around this topic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly impacted both Project MUSE's library customers and its participating not-for-profit publishers, along with the rest of the research and education community. After a great deal of consultation with our constituents, in light of the ongoing operational and financial pressures affecting us all, we have made a decision to keep pricing for all our Project MUSE Journal Collections flat for the 2021 calendar year subscription term.
"MUSE in Focus: Contextualizing Pandemic" is a small sampling of temporarily free scholarship from Project MUSE publishers on the broad topic of pandemic and its effects throughout history, in culture, and on humanity as a whole. We hope that bringing these pieces together will help to bring historical and cultural context to the current crisis, so that we may look to the knowledge of the past to guide us forward.
In the past week, Project MUSE has partnered with the community of not-for-profit scholarly presses providing journals and books on our platform to offer significant amounts of that content for free. More than 50 publishers have chosen to temporarily make content freely available to assist with access for the many students, faculty, and researchers now working remotely due to the global public health crisis of COVID-19.
In response to the challenges created by the global public health crisis of COVID-19, Project MUSE is pleased to support its participating publishers in making scholarly content temporarily available for free on our platform.
Amid ongoing concern about COVID-19, Project MUSE’s top priority is the health and safety of our employees. We are all currently doing well, and we very much hope you are too. We understand the concern and uncertainty you may be experiencing around this evolving situation, and we want to assure you that we are committed to being responsive to all of our customers' needs.
Project MUSE is pleased to announce that content is now available on our platform from all of the journals joining our collections in 2020. The newly-added titles bring the total number of distinguished humanities and social science journals contributing current issues to the MUSE collections to 598.