Frequently Asked Questions About PsycARTICLES®
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What journals are covered in PsycARTICLES?
PsycARTICLES® covers journals published by APA, the Canadian Psychological Association, Hogrefe Publishing Group and APA's Educational Publishing Foundation. These journals are available in full text.
View the PsycARTICLES Journal History for a complete coverage list.
Is each issue of the journal available cover to cover? Does PsycARTICLES include the table of contents, letters to the editor(s), and errata notifications?
Currently, each article in the journal is in PsycARTICLES, as well as errata and letters to the editor. Tables of contents, ads, and administrative material (editorial boards, instructions to authors, and so forth) are currently made available on all vendor platforms.
If you need search help, please email PsycINFO.
Are all the articles cited in PsycINFO also in PsycARTICLES?
No. PsycINFO contains abstracts from more than 2,500 journals published by many different publishers. PsycARTICLES provides full-text for a select number of journals published by APA, the Canadian Psychological Association, Hogrefe Publishing Group, and the Educational Publishing Foundation.
How much does yearly access to PsycARTICLES cost?
That depends on whether you're an APA Member or Affiliate or affiliated with a library or other institution.
Libraries and Other Institutions: See the PsycARTICLES Site License Fees for Institutions page for pricing information.
How do I get PsycARTICLES?
Libraries and other institutions: You can license PsycARTICLES from APA or through another vendor. Please visit the Access and Pricing for Institutions page for more information on obtaining the data through APA PsycNET. A list of vendors can be found in the Vendor Directory.
Nonmember individuals and APA International Affiliates: Purchase APA PsycNET Gold for one year of access to PsycARTICLES from the time of purchase.
What vendors offer PsycARTICLES?
PsycARTICLES is available through APA on PsycNET and from EBSCO, Hogrefe Publishing Group, Ovid Technologies, and ProQuest.
Visit the Vendor Directory for more information.
What format are the articles in PsycARTICLES available in?
Articles published from 1985 forward are in both PDF and HTML format. Articles published prior to 1985 are available only in PDF format. All PDFs are searchable.
Do the articles in PsycARTICLES appear in the database before or after the print copy of the journal is available?
Most articles are published online within 30 days of being accepted for publication, usually well before they are assigned to a specific issue. Full issues are available online at about the same time the printed issues are mailed.
Is PsycARTICLES cross-linked with any outside databases or journals?
Yes, as a member of CrossRef, APA deposits Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for all of its primary content and includes all available DOIs in PsycINFO. Therefore, PsycINFO records include a DOI for each article in PsycARTICLES. These serve as linking mechanisms between bibliographic databases and the electronic full-text they describe. And they are harvested from CrossRef for citation lists in scholarly journals around the world.
For articles published from 1985 forward, DOI links are also added to citations. Further, APA has agreements with some vendors and publishers to link into PsycARTICLES as distributed on the APA system. Check with your vendor to see what linking they provide from secondary and other primary databases to PsycARTICLES.
PsycARTICLES metadata are currently included in the indexes of four major discovery services:
- EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO
- Primo from Ex Libris
- Summon from Serials Solutions
- WorldCat Local from OCLC
What search options are available?
If you access PsycARTICLES on the PsycNET platform, you can
- search the full-text of the article or the references or both
- browse the journal tables of contents
If you also search PsycINFO on the PsycNET platform, you can link to full-text in PsycARTICLES from PsycINFO.
Contact the other vendors to find out how to locate articles through their systems or sign up for a training session on your delivery system.
Are usage statistics and other administrative functions available for libraries that license PsycARTICLES?
Yes. Administrative modules and usage statistics are provided by the vendor. Please check with your vendor for more information.
If your access is through APA PsycNET, you access your usage statistics from APA's authorized provider of COUNTER statistics through the Admin Center.
Note: You must be authorized to access the Admin Center. An administrator will be set up at your institution when the account is established. Your administrator may add additional users to the account and establish their account permissions. If you do not know who your administrator is, email PsycINFO.
Is PsycARTICLES COUNTER Compliant? Is SUSHI available?
Yes. COUNTER is a standard for reporting online usage statistics. APA is fully compliant with Counter Release 4. For more information visit the Usage Statistics page in the Librarian's Resource Center or view the APA Usage Statistics tutorial on APA PsycNET usage statistic reports.
APA also provides reports in SUSHI format. For more information on requesting SUSHI, please view this brief tutorial on Retrieving COUNTER 4 Usage Reports via SUSHI.
If our school has a site license, can I put articles from PsycARTICLES on electronic reserve for courses?
Yes, this is allowed in our license.
Course Packs. Consistent with the Fair Use provisions of Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act, Licensee may incorporate parts of the Licensed Materials which contain full text, but not including PsycINFO and/or PsycTESTS in electronic Course Packs, Courseware and/or Electronic Reserve Collection for the use by Authorized Users in a particular course of instruction offered by Licensee under the following conditions:
i. Course Packs shall be used only in electronic form. Course Packs appearing in print, CD-ROM, DVD, or any other physical medium shall be prohibited;
ii. Course Packs, Courseware and/or Electronic Reserve Collections shall not be used or offered for Commercial Use and shall include attribution to the appropriate source, listing title and author of the extract, title and author of the work, and the name of the publisher;
iii. Access to Course Packs, Courseware and/or Electronic Reserve Collections is to be controlled by security measures, such as IP authentication or the use of authorized passwords that are only to be provided to registered students of that particular course;
iv. Licensee shall permanently delete all copies of Course Packs, Courseware and Electronic Reserve Collections when they are no longer used for a particular course;
v. Course Packs, Courseware and/or Electronic Reserve Collections in non-electronic non-print perceptible form, such as audio or Braille, may be offered to Authorized Users when necessary; and
vi. Permission for other reproduction should be sought from the APA, via the APA Permissions Office; however no reproduction of a Course Pack shall be allowed for material obtained from PsycINFO and PsycTESTS.
What are APA's plans for adding retrospective articles to the database?
The majority of the titles in the database already go back to Volume 1. When new titles are added to the database, APA strives to include as much back content as possible, going back to Volume 1 if we can.
If we subscribe to PsycARTICLES, but can't maintain our subscription to it, what can we keep?
Institutions can keep the newly published content that was added during their subscription. For instance, if your library subscribed to PsycARTICLES from 2010 to 2012, it could keep only the newly published content added from 2010 to the time it canceled. APA can load the content on a DVD and ship it to the library for direct loading or the library can get access to our platform for a nominal platform fee.
See APA Archiving and Access Policy for Electronic Databases in the Librarian's Resource Center.