The MUSE Story
Project MUSE is a leading provider of digital humanities and social science content for the scholarly community around the world.
For more than 25 years, Project MUSE has been the trusted and reliable source of complete, full-text versions of scholarly journals from many of the world's leading universities and scholarly societies. Currently, Project MUSE has over 700 journals from 125 publishers and offers nearly 70,000 books from more than 140 presses. All books are fully integrated with Project MUSE's scholarly journal content, with collection and single title purchasing, subscription, OA books/MUSE Open and evidence-based acquisition models available.
- 100% Full Text
- No embargoes on content
- Current scholarly Humanities and Social Sciences content
- Unlimited Printing and Downloading
- Search Books & Journals on a single platform
- Mobile Friendly
- Compliant with US and international accessibility standards
Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.
Project MUSE debuted in 1995 as a collaboration between the Johns Hopkins University Press and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at Johns Hopkins University, the first of its kind in scholarly humanities publishing. Grants from the Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities allowed Project MUSE to go live with Johns Hopkins University Press journals in 1995. In 2000, Project MUSE expanded by inviting other scholarly presses and journals to benefit from this successful publishing initiative, cementing Project MUSE's role as a leading provider of online journals in the humanities and social sciences. Then in 2011, Project MUSE partnered with the University Press e-Book Consortium to establish the University Press Content Consortium (UPCC) Book Collections on Project MUSE. With a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in 2016, Project MUSE developed MUSE Open with the goal of distributing OA monographs on the Project MUSE platform to be broadly shared, widely discoverable, and richly linked.
In 2020, Project MUSE celebrated its 25th anniversary, including the creation of a specical website featuring a timeline, 25 MUSE makers, and a celabratory video. Experience these memories with us: https://muse.jhu.edu/25/
More recently and in 2021, Project MUSE received a planning grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's Public Knowledge Program to study the innovative business model for open access journal publishing known as "Subscribe to Open."
Today, Project MUSE is still a not-for-profit collaboration with the goal of disseminating quality scholarship via a sustainable model that meets the needs of both libraries and publishers around the world.
An Essential Resource
High quality, peer-reviewed, stable content
- Content written by the most prestigious authors and scholars in their fields
- Books and journals from non-profit scholarly publishers, including university presses and societies
- Once content goes online in MUSE, it stays online, permanently
Designed by the academic community, for the academic community
- Founded as a non-profit collaboration between libraries and publishers
- Affordable tiered pricing structure enables libraries to customize their offering
- License designed with library needs in mind
User-friendly platform for research and discovery
- Search books and journals in one place and at the same time
- Linking relationships with indexing/abstracting/search services facilitate access to MUSE content
- Alerts and social networking options for sharing discoveries with colleagues
- Free access to book and journal Tables of Contents and sample full-text journal articles and book chapters without a subscription
- Offering OA content that will be broadly shared, widely discoverable and richly linked
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