For Librarians

Here you'll find a variety of information useful for librarians interested in Berghahn Journals. Select a tab below to find out more. 

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Access and Subscriptions

Berghahn Journals online

  • Newly published issues are already fully accessible to active library subscribers via IP address.
  • Libraries have full access to the online archive for the duration of their active subscription.

Online access provides a range of benefits:

  • Free searching and browsing of all Berghahn Journals content;
  • A robust, stable platform with industry-standard tools and state-of-the-art features, including ToC alerts and RSS feeds as new issues are posted;
  • Live OpenURL compliant links to and from major Indexing and Abstracting resources;
  • Comprehensive end-user advantages including saved searches, social bookmarking and citation manager exports.


Berghahn Journals handles its own subscription fulfillment. Any orders, claims, or queries should be addressed directly to Berghahn at

Any technical difficulties in accessing subscribed content should be referred to Berghahn in the first instance:

2024 Rates

View 2024 institutional rates

View 2024 archive rates  

In 2024, we will introduce a tiered pricing system. We aim to provide smaller institutions and cultural institutions with fair pricing that correlates to their size and/or number of patrons served. The tier breakdowns and explanations are noted here.

2023 Rates

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View 2023 archive rates

View 2023 BOA rates

Licensing Agreements

Berghahn Journals supports the NISO-sponsored SERU initiative (Shared Electronic Resource Understanding). Institutions registered with the NISO/SERU and wishing to subscribe to any Berghahn Journal may forego a traditional licensing agreement and operate under SERU Recommended Practices and should notify Berghahn accordingly.

If a license is required, please refer to the standard Berghahn Journals license agreement: View the Academic License agreement (PDF)

For journals that are a part of the Berghahn Open Anthro (BOA) pilot, the site license applies to all pre-2020 content for all journal articles within the Berghahn Open Anthro Pilot. From January 1st, 2020 when the Berghahn Open Anthro Pilot began, the CC BY license attributed to each article applies to the open access content.

Any questions should be directed to:

Access Options


If your library does not subscribe to a particular journal, please fill out a recommendation form which is located on the homepages of all Berghahn Journals. Institutional subscriptions give library patrons full and free access to the journal's archive for the duration of an active subscription.


Single print issues can be purchased directly from Berghahn for current issues as well as for issues from volumes going back two years. Please reach out to for any requests. Single online issues are not yet available, but online articles can be purchased in a number of different ways. For older issues, please contact our print on demand partner, Curran Associates online here or email


Berghahn is partnered with JSTOR to offer online content for several of our journals with more titles to be released over the coming years. Back issues older than three years have been digitized and made available; they can be accessed through those libraries with subscriptions to the entire collection or those specific collections in which the journals are placed.


Berghahn works with EbscoJSTORProquest, and Cengage to make the full-text of back issues for most Berghahn journals available across a range of databases.


Through the Berghahn Open Anthro (BOA) pilot, we currently have 15 open access anthropology journals available starting with the 2020 volumes. View the journals here. We also offer additional open access journals:

The International Journal of Social Quality 
Thanks to the generous support of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), IJSQ will be published as an Open Access journal starting with Volume 11 (2021).


This service offers an attractive alternative to interlibrary loan (ILL) by providing library patrons with the immediate fulfillment of full-text articles from unsubscribed journals through a cost-effective, and easy-to-use application integrated into the library's ILL or online catalog. Please contact your librarian about this option.


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Online Trials

60-day institutional online trials are available for all Berghahn journals. For more information, please contact


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COUNTER Statistics

The Berghahn Journals site provides COUNTER reports in accordance with the COUNTER Code of Practice v4.0:

Log into the Access Management System using the credentials provided by Berghahn. If you cannot locate this information, please email

For instructions on retrieving your institution's COUNTER reports, please see this guide.

  • Please note that due to platform changes, Berghahn can only store reports from the past two calendar years. Reports prior to Q1 2021 are no longer available. 
  • Berghahn recommends downloading usage reports on an annual basis. 

If you have any questions or problems accessing these reports, please contact us:


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