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PRESS RELEASE: Project Muse Announces Prices and Titles for 2003

P R E S S  R E L E A S E

For Immediate Release
August 12, 2002
Contact: Melanie Vandermark, Project Muse Marketing & Sales Manager, 
(410) 516-3846
(The text of the this press release is also available online at 


With 26 new journal titles confirmed to join its collections in 2003,
Project Muse, Scholarly Journals Online, continues to offer institutional
subscribers electronic access to more quality, current full-text
periodical content. Prices and complete details on subscription packages
offered for the 2003 calendar year term are now available on the Muse web
site at <http://muse.jhu.edu/ordering/index2003.html>.

Muse continues to make enhancements to its search engine, enter into
linking arrangements with third-party partners, and improve its usage
statistics reporting package, all part of efforts to make Muse content
more accessible and the resource more useful for libraries and

With the addition of the 26 new titles, four from partner publishers new
to the project, the Muse Full Database Collection for 2003 will include
content from 221 journals representing over thirty publishers. The list
price for this collection for 2003 is $17,000.  With Muse's generous
discount scheme for certain categories of libraries, and volume discounts
for consortium purchases, the average subscriber pays only 48% of list
price, resulting in a very modest average price per journal of only $37.
Nearly 80% of the journals in Muse include at least two years of back
files in addition to current content, and several titles include up to
seven volumes of back issues.

Muse will again offer two discipline-oriented journal collections:  Arts &
Humanities and Social Sciences. Several publisher collections will also
continue to be offered. New publishers participating in Muse for 2002
include the University of Illinois Press (Journal of Aesthetic Education),
Ohio State University College of Education (Theory into Practice), Society
for Military History (Journal of Military History), and West Chester
University (College Literature).  As in previous years, many of the
current partner presses will be contributing additional titles to the
collection, expanding the database's offerings in film studies, Latin
American studies, linguistics, environmental studies, and literature,
among others.  Several of these subject areas placed highly in our recent
subscriber survey of topics for which our customers would like to see
additional content offered.

Among the exciting additions to Muse for 2003 are Children's Literature,
the annual journal of the Modern Language Association's Division on
Children's Literature and of the Children's Literature Association, and
Latin American Research Review, the official publication of the Latin
American Studies Association. The complete list of new titles confirmed
for inclusion in 2003 includes:

American Annals of the Deaf
Children's Literature
College Literature
Comparative Technology Transfer in Society
Enterprise and Society
Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction
French Colonial History
Global Environmental Politics
Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies
International Journal of Slavic Linguistics and Poetics
Journal for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society
Journal of Aesthetic Education
Journal of Folklore Research
Journal of Military History
Journal of Slavic Linguistics
Ka Ho'oilina/The Legacy
Latin American Research Review
The Moving Image
Oral Tradition
Philosophy of Music Education Review
Prairie Schooner
Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society
Studies in Philology
Theory Into Practice
The Velvet Light Trap

Muse is also pleased to announce that Anthropological Quarterly will
resume ongoing coverage in the database. The journal initially joined
Project Muse in 2001, but ongoing coverage ceased when the title changed
hands at the end of the 2001 volume year. Arrangements have now been
secured with the new publisher, the Institute for Ethnographic Research,
to resume publishing AQ online in Muse, and issues which have been
published in the interim will also be added to Muse to ensure continuous

The journal International Organization will no longer be published online
with Muse after the end of the current volume (Volume 56), as it will be
transitioning from the MIT Press to a publisher who does not currently
participate in Muse. Subscribers may rest assured that all issues of the
title already published online will remain in Muse and available to
current subscribers, although no new issues will appear after Volume 56,
Issue 4. Also, due to production and scheduling issues, African Rural and
Urban Studies, previously announced as joining Muse in 2002, will not be
published online with Muse.

Muse will continue its current policy of offering discounts to several
categories of libraries, including community colleges, high schools,
special libraries, public libraries, and very small academic institutions.
The Project Muse consortium discount program remains unchanged, providing
volume discounts to library consortia based upon the number of
participating institutions. There will be no significant changes to Muse's
library-friendly licensing terms and usage policies for 2003.

Complete details on each subscription package offered, including the
specific titles in each collection and pricing details, may be found by
following the links on the Subscription Information page
<http://muse.jhu.edu/ordering/index2003.html>. Please watch the Project
Muse "What's New" page for further details on the journal collections,
titles, and prices offered to institutional subscribers in 2003. Questions
regarding Muse subscriptions may be directed to the subscription services
department at muse@muse.jhu.edu or 800-548-1784.

Project MUSE was launched in 1995 by the Johns Hopkins University Press,
in collaboration with the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at Johns Hopkins
University, to offer the full text of JHUP scholarly journals via the
world wide web.  In 1999, MUSE expanded to include quality, peer-reviewed
journals from other not-for-profit scholarly publishers, with over 30
publisher partners participating as of summer 2002. Full-text online
journals in many subject areas in the humanities, the social sciences, and
the arts are available, both as part of journal collections and for
individual institutional subscriptions. Project MUSE has been hailed for
its library-friendly licensing and usage policies, easy online navigation,
reasonable pricing, and generous discount plans for consortia and various
categories of libraries.

Sample journal issues and more information about Project MUSE may be
accessed online at: http://muse.jhu.edu.  Trial access to the entire
Project MUSE database may be requested for media review and for
prospective subscribers by contacting the marketing/sales department at
410-516-3846 or muse@muse.jhu.edu.