How are your publications distributed or discovered?

Our distribution of print and electronic publications is supported by international sales representatives and subscription agents, as well as special representatives in particular countries or territories around the world.

All publications can be easily discovered online on our site. All full-text is indexed by Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic, and is also covered in 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 issues is supported by Periodicals Service Company.

Note that we generally do not license the full text of our publications to aggregators or database vendors. 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.