As of January 2024, the number of participating publishers has reached 24 publishers representing 88 journals and is still growing.
Fifty journals from more than 20 publishers are confirmed to date for participation in Project MUSE's Subscribe to Open program - coming in 2025 - with more expected to join before the end of this year.
The Annual Frontlist Collections from Project MUSE offer libraries the earliest access to newly-published books from the more than 200 university press and related scholarly publishers who participate in MUSE book collections. The 2024 collections are now available for purchase, with the Complete Annual Frontlist collection guaranteed to include over 2,300 new releases.
Miller's appointment to the newly-established position furthers a strategic growth process at MUSE that has seen the organization enhance its capacity and reach, while strengthening the alignment of its relationships with libraries and publishers.
Hundreds of peer-reviewed journals in the humanities and social sciences are available for single title subscription on the Project MUSE platform, representing the best scholarship from university presses, scholarly societies, and related not-for-profit publishers. Following are some updates to single title subscriptions on MUSE for the 2024 calendar year.
Libraries can expand access to timely and trusted scholarship with the Project MUSE Journals PLUS+ Package, a large bundle of journal titles that are part of the journal hosting program on the MUSE platform, and are not included in any of MUSE's curated journal collections. The package is an affordable and convenient way to add vital, current, peer-reviewed literature to a library’s collection, and support academy-owned and independent non-profit publishers.
Project MUSE is pleased to announce five titles confirmed to join our curated Journal Collections beginning in 2024.
Project MUSE is pleased to host the newly-launched Gender and Sexuality Studies collection of open access book titles, from the Big Ten Open Books project.
Project MUSE will greatly expand the Spanish and Portuguese language book content on our platform, via partnerships with a large number of distinguished university presses from Latin America. New and recent backlist titles will be available to libraries worldwide through MUSE's DRM-free purchase models.
For nearly 30 years, Project MUSE has been the trusted and reliable source for access to essential humanities and social science research, as an integral part of the scholarly communications ecosystem and platform of choice for respected not-for-profit publishers. As we approach our third decade, we are pleased to announce several enhancements to the organization which expand our capacity and reach, while supporting our strategic priorities and our commitment to equity and inclusion.
Project MUSE and its participating publishers are pleased to announce a program to provide free access to selected journal titles in many low-income countries. All available volumes and issues from more than 250 titles are now available for free access to any individual from 19 countries.
Chapter from A New Vision for Islamic Pasts and Futures provides a pathway for further discovery of the groundbreaking born-digital Islamic studies publication, a collaboration between the MIT Press and Brown University Digital Publications.
Following a year of research and community engagement funded by a planning grant from the Mellon Foundation’s Public Knowledge Program, Project MUSE is preparing a Subscribe to Open (S2O) offer across multiple journal titles and participating publishers that will begin with the 2025 calendar year subscription term.
The 2023 Annual Frontlist Collections of books on Project MUSE are now available for purchase, with a 20% early bird discount offered on purchases through February 2023. The Annual Frontlist Collections offer libraries the earliest access to newly-published books from the more than 200 university press and related scholarly publishers who participate in MUSE book collections. The 2023 Complete Annual Frontlist collection is guaranteed to include over 2,700 new releases, an increase of nearly 300 titles over the 2022 collection.
Project MUSE is pleased to announce an expansion of its relationship with the University of Toronto Press
The Project MUSE Premium Plus Package provides access to a large bundle of journal titles that are part of the journal hosting program on the MUSE platform
Project MUSE is pleased to announce five titles confirmed to join our curated Journal Collections beginning in 2023.
Explore an article by Project MUSE's Publisher Relations Manager Phil Hearn, on questions surrounding Open Access (OA) monographs and Project MUSE
Director of Project MUSE looks forward to representing MUSE & partner publishers
MUSE's hosted journal offerings have doubled, giving libraries further flexibility and control over subscriptions
MUSE's new metadata strategist will work and liaison with our library customers and discovery partners
CEU Press makes its most pertinent titles on Ukraine and its neighbors freely available on the Project MUSE platform.
Over 200 people have already registered to attend MUSE Meets 2022! Registration is FREE, and all sessions will be open to any individuals with an interest in digital scholarship.
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History, widely known as the founders of Black History Month, has selected Project MUSE to host its journal, Black History Bulletin.
Project MUSE is pleased to share the following news on behalf of our partners in the Opening the Future open access monographs initiative at the Central European University Press. MUSE is the platform for both the subscription and OA book titles from CEU Press in the program.
We are pleased to announce that MUSE Meets 2022, a free and open virtual gathering focused on not-for-profit scholarly humanities and social science publishing, connecting the publisher, librarian, and researcher communities that MUSE serves, will take place on April 5-6, 2022!
MUSE will host five additional titles from University of Minnesota Press and three from the Wayne State University Press, making the MUSE platform the home for all subscription journals from both publishers.
Pricing is available and orders may now be placed for the 2022 frontlist collections of books on Project MUSE.
With the addition of eight journals in 2022, all of IUP's subscription titles will be on the MUSE platform, with fulfillment handled by the Johns Hopkins University Press.
Project MUSE today launches a new MUSE in Focus on its digital platform, “MUSE in Focus: Humanity’s “Code Red” on Climate Change.”
Project MUSE is excited to announce a flexible and cost-effective new way to acquire scholarly books on the platform. MUSE Books Custom Collections allow libraries ultimate choice, to design a collection that meets their needs and their budgets.
The Royal Irish Academy has chosen the Project MUSE platform to host their journals, beginning in 2022.
Project MUSE is delighted to announce that, beginning in 2022, five subscription journals from the Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA) will be hosted on the MUSE platform.
Project MUSE Journal Collection subscription pricing will again remain flat for 2022, meaning fees for all MUSE collections will continue to be frozen at 2020 prices. Four journals are confirmed to join the Premium Collection.
Project MUSE partners with UNSILO (a brand of CACTUS) to offer AI-generated content recommendations. UNSILO recently completed the initial indexing of the Project MUSE content collection and enhanced related content recommendations appear throughout the platform.
Project MUSE has received a $75,000 planning grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Public Knowledge Program to study the innovative business model for open access journal publishing known as “Subscribe to Open.” MUSE Open: S2O will assess how Subscribe to Open (S2O) might be coordinated across multiple journals and publishers—the potential pilot could transform access to humanities and social sciences journals.
Project MUSE launches a multimodal digital essay from the University of Virginia Press’ Furnace and Fugue: A Digital Edition of Michael Maier’s Atalanta fugiens (1618) with Scholarly Commentary is now available open access on Project MUSE. The MUSE version of the essay mirrors the content from the born-digital product’s primary site, and is intended to provide an additional pathway to discovery, as well as spotlight the MUSE platform’s suitability for hosting robust and innovative digital humanities works.
Project MUSE is pleased to announce seven additional journal titles now available on our platform.
Project MUSE Serves as Host Platform for New Initiative
Central European University (CEU) Press, in partnership with COPIM, is pleased to announce that our Opening the Future initiative is now fully live, and member access to the programme’s curated backlist of books is available from Tuesday 19th January, through Project MUSE.
A selection of scholarship from Project MUSE publishers exploring the political and societal forces that built up to the violence of January 6th.
Four Project MUSE journals are recipients of awards from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ), presented during the 2021 Modern Language Association (MLA) meeting earlier this month.
New Additions, Title Status Changes
Project MUSE is pleased to announce four additional titles that will be joining its Premium Collection of journals for 2021. Acta Koreana, Labour History: A Journal of Labour and Social History, Urban History Review, and The Yale Review join two previously-announced titles - The French Review and T’ang Studies - bringing the total number of new additions to the Premium Collection to six journals.
What are the urgent issues facing publishers and librarians? What threats and opportunities will shape the future of digital publishing in the humanities and social sciences? What areas call for better communication and shared understanding?
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.
Pricing and other details are now available for all of Project MUSE’s 2020 book collections. By the end of the 2020 calendar year, MUSE will host over 63,000 titles from more than 120 distinguished not-for-profit publishers from around the world. Our 2020 Complete collection will offer nearly 3,000 newly-published humanities and social science titles from our expanding group of university presses, scholarly societies, academic centers, and related global publisher participants.
Project MUSE is pleased to announce that the following journals have been confirmed to join our journals collection in 2020. All titles will be added to the MUSE Journals Premium Collection.
Project MUSE is temporarily providing free access to more than a dozen journal articles and books focused on understanding and preventing gun violence. The goal is to encourage the broadest possible engagement with current research and expertise on the topic as the latest round of gun policy debates and discussions continue in the wake of shootings in California, Texas, and Ohio.
More than 36,000 ebooks from Project MUSE, focused on humanities and social sciences, are now available for title-by-title purchase in the OASIS platform. MUSE books are all digital rights management (DRM)-free, with unlimited simultaneous usage and no download, print, or copy/paste restrictions.
Project MUSE is pleased to welcome four additional publishers contributing titles to our Book Collections on MUSE for 2019. Arc Humanities Press, Harvard University Asia Center Publications Program, University of Missouri/Missouri Review Books, and University of Tampa Press books will be available on the MUSE platform starting next year, joining nearly 58,000 titles from more than 100 distinguished university presses and related scholarly publishers in the humanities and social sciences.
Nearly 300 open access (OA) books are now available from Project MUSE, the highly-acclaimed online collection of humanities and social science scholarship, on a newly designed platform that represents a major step forward in OA publishing in these fields.
Project MUSE is pleased to announce that the following journals have been confirmed to join MUSE in 2019. All new journals will be added to the MUSE Journals Premium Collection.
Project MUSE’s newly redesigned website is now live.