IReL journal backfile purchases

IReL has purchased journal backfile collections from Sage, American Medical Association and Wiley. Typically, our publisher subscription agreements do not give us access to all issues of a journal: our so-called frontfile entitlements give us access to issues published from the late 1990s (when journals first became available online) to present. The backfiles, issues published in print format before this date, were digitised and licensed separately. 

The Sage, American Medical Association and Wiley collections were chosen based usage denials data: evidence that many IReL users had been attempting to read these articles but didn’t have access. 

We purchased these collections on a perpetual access basis: after a single once-off payment our members have access to the content indefinitely. 

The following members now have access to these three collections:

  • Dublin City University
  • Maynooth University
  • National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland*
  • Technological University Dublin
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • University College Cork
  • University College Dublin
  • University of Limerick

*Wiley and AMA collections only