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Answered By: Reference Staff Last Updated: Aug 21, 2018 Views: 36
An embargo in academic publishing means a publisher of the journal restricts access to the full-text of articles in the most recent issues.
- For the most part, embargoes are in effect for 12 months, but it could be longer, sometimes up to 18 months.
- Embargoes are imposed to protect the publisher's print subscription base.
- When embargoes are placed, you will still be able to read a brief summary of the article.
When full-text is unavailable due to an embargo, MTSU, students faculty, and staff may request the article on Interlibrary Loan.
To tell if a journal may have an embargo, check Journal Locator.
Look for a statement that says something like "to 1 year ago." This may mean an embargo is the reason for full-text not being available.
For a more detailed explanation, check the links below to learn more about embargoes.
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