How are your publications distributed or discovered?

We distribute many different kinds of print and electronic publications. Distribution in all formats is supported by international sales representatives and subscription agents, as well as representatives in particular countries or territories around the world.

All electronic publications on our site can be easily discovered online. All full-text is indexed by Google Scholar, and EBSCO, ProQuest, and OCLC discovery services. We provide free full-text for all visitors to the site and a free preview of the first page of each document. Article level metadata for all electronic publications is provided by arrangement with distributors such as J-Gate and specialized web sites such as PhilPapers.

Orders for online access to our publications from institutions, membership organizations, or individuals are managed by our customer support team. Orders for our print publications are filled from our mail room, and we hold print inventory on site as needed for this purpose. While we provide online access to all issues of our publications, in some cases we arrange for additional online access to back issues through JSTOR. Distribution of older print isuses is supported by Periodicals Service Company.

We generally do not distribute the full text of our electronic publications through aggregators or database vendors because the arrangements offered generally do not make sense for the organizations that sponsor each publication. But each case is different, and when such arrangements have made sense from the sponsor’s perspective we have negotiated appropriate licensing agreements with EBSCO, Gale, ProQuest, and others.