Scholarly journals are increasingly looking to the
Internet to increase access and circulation. In some instances the online
version is minimal compared with the print editions, providing introductory
sections and tables of contents to current and previous volumes only. However,
some publishers also provide full text versions. The following list includes
only those journals providing the full text of articles (and it includes some
journals that are only available electronically).
The JISC (through the Electronic Libraries programme)
has negotiated access agreements with a range of major publishers, covering
hundreds of scholarly journals. Access to ingentaJournals (formerly
known as JournalsOnline) is via the BIDS gateway (access is free
to the index and abstracts, but not to the full journal articles). The
collection can be searched (by journal name, subject, author, year of
publication), and if one's institution subscribes to the journals one can
acquire and print off the articles in question (as PDF files). It is possible
to 'purchase' individual articles online if one's library does not hold the
journal in question. IngentaJournals is also cross-referenced to the other
BIDS databases, and when using the latter BIDS indicates which
articles may be available for downloading.
ILEJ - Internet Library of Early Journals
The Electronic Libraries programme ran the ILEJ project to
digitise 20 year runs of a selection of 18th and 19th century journals. Access
is free to academics. The digitised journals are: Gentleman's Magazine*, The
Annual Register, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society*, Notes and
Queries*, The Builder and Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine*. Each page has
been digitised as an image, and reading an article can therefore be time
consuming as each page has to be individually downloaded. Those with an
asterisk can be searched online: options are title, author, subject index and
fuzzy word search (coverage is limited).
Studies in Bibliography
Free online access to the full text of all volumes of this journal. It covers
analytical bibliography, textual criticism, manuscript study and the history of
printing and publishing, and has contributions from all over the world.
An online refereed journal of archaeology. Access is free, though users need to
register online. The journal publishes papers on all aspects of world
archaeology, where the paper takes advantage of the flexibility of online
Classics Ireland is the journal of the Classical Association of
Ireland, available in print and online. Web access is free. The journal
includes papers and reviews on all aspects of antiquity.
Journal of the Association for History and Computing
The journal covers all aspects of the use of computers for historical study, at
all levels. It includes articles, reviews of publications and resources,
reports of work in progress and notices of events. This is a new journal, and
is currently taking articles for its second volume.
Early Modern Literary Studies
http://users.ox.ac.uk/~emls/emlsframes.html (European mirror)
EMLS is a refereed journal for English literature, literary culture, and
language of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It contains scholarly
articles, reviews and news. The journal is searchable.
Screening the Past
This is an online journal of visual media and history. Access is free.
Screening the Past is concerned with: the history of photography, film,
television and multimedia, the representation of history on/in these media and
the role of these media in social history. The journal includes new articles
and reviews, relevant articles previously published elsewhere and news of
POIESIS - Philosophy online serials
Subscription service to online access to full-text versions of a range of
Philosophy journals. The 31 journals currently included in POIESIS are
in English and other languages, and come from around the world (largely the
USA, Britain and Germany). Users have access to current and archived editions
of those journals to which their institution already subscribes. A free
demonstration version is available, providing access to single issues of three