Library Information

Welcome to the Library Resources section of American Serial Publication, where we provide valuable resources and information to support libraries in managing our open-access content. Below are the details regarding our policies, access options, and support for libraries.

Access and Subscription

  1. Open Access Policy
    • Free Access: All articles published by American Serial Publication are freely accessible online without subscription fees. This ensures that researchers, students, and the public can access the latest research without barriers.
    • Creative Commons License: Articles are published under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY), allowing users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles.
  2. Digital Archives
    • Permanent Availability: All published articles are permanently archived and available on our website. Libraries can include links to these articles in their catalogs and databases.
    • Repository Integration: Our articles can be integrated into institutional repositories. We support OAI-PMH (Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting) for seamless data transfer.

Metadata and Cataloging

  1. Metadata Standards
    • Dublin Core: We provide metadata in Dublin Core format to facilitate easy integration into library catalogs.
    • MARC Records: Machine-Readable Cataloging (MARC) records are available for all our publications to help libraries manage and catalog our content efficiently.
  2. Indexing and Abstracting
    • Indexed Databases: Our journals are indexed in major databases such as PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, and Google Scholar, enhancing discoverability and access.
    • Library Discovery Services: Our content is compatible with various library discovery services, making it easy for users to find and access our publications.

Supporting Resources for Libraries

  1. Resource Sharing
    • Interlibrary Loan: Libraries can provide our articles through interlibrary loan (ILL) services, supporting research and educational needs across institutions.
    • Course Reserves: Articles can be placed on electronic course reserves, enabling easy access for students and faculty.
  2. Training and Support
    • Webinars and Tutorials: We offer webinars and tutorials for library staff and users on how to access and utilize our content effectively.
    • User Guides: Detailed user guides and FAQs are available to help librarians and patrons navigate our resources.
  3. Promotional Materials
    • Flyers and Posters: Downloadable flyers and posters are available to promote our journals and resources within your institution.
    • Newsletter: Subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated on new publications, special issues, and relevant events.