PsycARTICLES® contains the full text for all APA-published journals, including those for the Canadian Psychological Association, and titles from the Hogrefe Publishing Group. With complete coverage for some of the most highly-cited publications in psychology, PsycARTICLES® is a must for every core collection in the field. PsycARTICLES is available to universities and colleges though this Chest Agreement.
- Shared savings of almost £2 million
- Year on year increase below inflation
- Lower Service provision costs than previously available
- Option to switch provider annually
- One or 3 year commitment
Universities, colleges and other learning, educational and research bodies in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Other organisations aligned with Eduserv’s charitable objectives of supporting education, research bodies and the public sector may ask to participate in the Agreement. Eduserv will liaise with the Supplier about any such requests.
Continuation of the previous popular agreement for these resources.
Owner: American Psychological Association (APA) 750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242
Service Providers: APA, EBSCO, Ovid Technologies, ProQuest
Full-text professional and academic articles from 78 scholarly journals in psychology and related disciplines published by APA, Hogrefe Publishing Group, the Canadian Psychological Association and APA's Educational Publishing Foundation. This wide range of fields includes medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, and communications, among others - list of full-text journals in PsycARTICLES.
Access and Identity Management Solution
Key: Available, Not available
OpenAthens (SAML) or Athens
APA is prepared to move to Shibboleth as soon as there is a sufficient number of institutions in the Shibboleth Foundation to support testing
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Technical Function Specification
Please refer to Service Provider Comparison Tablefor full details of functionality of platforms.
Key: Available, Not available, £ additional cost, N/A – Not applicable
Technical Function Standard Compliance Notes - see Service Provider Comparison Table for full details Full Text Linking Federated Searching Harvesting Metadata Standards MARC - Machine-Readable Cataloguing PRISM - Publishing Requirements for Industry Standard Metadata Embargo Periods N/A Digital Preservation Usage Statistics Accessibility Personalisation features Service Levels
All platforms are Open URL compliant All platforms are compliant with major vendors SRW/SRU
All platforms are compliant RSS/Atom
Most platforms are compliant Most platforms are compliant Most platforms are compliant
None – access to the latest full text articles is available Lockss
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Notes - see Service Provider Comparison Table for full details
Full Text Linking
MARC - Machine-Readable Cataloguing
PRISM - Publishing Requirements for Industry Standard Metadata
Pricing details are restricted to bone fide users in academic institutions in the UK and Ireland - if you are having trouble accessing the pricing information then please contact Eduserv Help.
Pricing comprises two elements, the Data Fee and the Service Provision Fee. There are different fees for HE and FE;
1. The Data Fee
The data fee is given in US Dollars. Institutions will be invoiced by Eduserv in either pounds (£ UK) with the amount converted at the time when the invoice is raised or by arrangement in US $. Prices exclude VAT.
If you are adding PsycArticles to your current PsycINFO subscription then you will receive a further 15% discount on PsycARTICLES and/or PsycBOOKS in the first year of the subscription.
If you subscribe to PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES together you will be given a further 15% discount off PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES in the first year of the subscription.
Some documents and content relating to Chest Agreements are restricted so only users at eligible institutions can view them - if you are unable to see the details and think that you should have access then please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01225 470523.
2. The Service Provision Fee
There is a choice of Service Providers and fees vary.
Fees are given in UK pounds, with the exception of APA whose price is stated in US dollars.
Service Provision Fees are located here: Service Providers Fees (XLSX, 85 Kb) .
Note: Institutions will be invoiced by Eduserv for both the data fees and service provision in UK pounds with the amount converted from dollars at the time that the invoice is raised.
On receipt of a completed Licence, Sites will be invoiced for the Agreement year in which the Licence is signed.
Unless written notice of cancellation of a single year licence is received by Eduserv BEFORE 1 May annually the licence will be deemed to have rolled into the following licence year and sites will be charged for that subsequent year. Sites will be invoiced three months in advance of the anniversary date of the Agreement (invoice date: 1 May 2012 and 2013).
All payments must be made to the Eduserv within 30 calendar days of the date of invoice.
You are advised that because of the requirement for Eduserv to collect monies due before the anniversary date two charges may fall initially into one academic accounting year.
There is monthly pro-rata charging for Sites which become licensed part-way through a year and sites have the option to take out a multi-year licence as long as two full years of the agreement remain.
All prices exclude VAT.
Please also note that before completing this Order you should carefully read the Products Specification and Schedule of Fees relating to this Licence Agreement, published on the Eduserv Chest website.
Start date: 01 Aug 2011 End date: 31 July 2014
Institution Commitment Period
This Agreement is of 3 years duration. Institutions may join the agreement at any time during the agreement period. They may take a single year licence (expiry at next anniversary date) or licence up to three years (Note: this option expires after 1 August 2012)
How to Order
Renewing and New subscribers: One copy of the Commitment Form (PDF, 630 Kb) is required.
New subscribers: Please complete two original copies of the APA Licence Form (PDF, 1.1 Mb) . You should complete page 1 of the Licence Form and initial all subsequent pages on both copies as a sign that you have read and accept the terms and conditions and return all pages of the licence to Eduserv.
When completed the forms should be returned to:
- As a PDF by email: email@example.com
- By Fax: 01225 474301
- By post to:
along with an Institution Purchase Order for the full amount due plus VAT, made out to ‘Eduserv’.
Please note that this Overview is designed to provide a general summary of the Agreement. Before committing to buy a Licence, potential subscribers must always read the licence terms, paying particular attention to any special licence conditions.
Site licence with APA Licence Terms and Conditions - see licence (PDF, 1.1 Mb) for details.
What institutions and library services are allowed to do?
Allowed Not allowed
|Keep a local cached copy for Educational Purposes|
|Incorporation of parts of the Licensed Material|
|Deposit of learning and teaching objects in repositories|
See note below
Note: APA adhere to the Fair Use Policy as stated in the APA licence (PDF, 617 Kb) . If a client wishes to use additional APA content for any other purpose they will need to contact the APA's Permission's office.
Who can use the resource?
AllowedNot allowed, £ Allowed at additional cost
What can authorised users do?
The resources can be used for Educational Purposes – see Licence Term 1.1(b):
- distance learning
- private study
- academic research
- administration and management of the Licensee’s educational or research operations
- See Licence Term 4 for exclusions and restrictions
- The resources may not be used for anything other than Educational Purposes
- Downloading of large amounts of material by authorised users that might be considered ‘systematic’.
Material downloaded under the agreement before its expiry may continue to be used under the same licence conditions as pertain while the agreement exists.
Once the agreement has terminated then no further access to the service will be possible unless the Agreement is renewed or extended. If the Agreement is renewed or extended then the new conditions will apply. If the Chest Agreement is not renewed then continued licensing will be a matter between licensee and APA.
Licencees have the rights to access their archive on payment of an access fee to APA or their service provider.
Personal licences are not available.
30 day free trials are available. To arrange a trial please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
APA PsycNET - http://www.apa.org/pubs/databases/psycnet/index.aspx
EBSCOhost - http://search.ebscohost.com/
OvidSP - http://ovidsp.ovid.com/autologin.cgi
ProQuest - http://search.proquest.com
Support will be provided via a single contact or his/her deputy at each Institution. Contact details:
- email: email@example.com
- phone: 800-374-2721 or 202-336-5596
Available Monday to Friday 24-hours a day; and Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST
- phone: 001 00-800-3272-6000
- fax: 978-356-6565
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- online: http://support.ebsco.com/contact/askus.php
- web: http://support.ebscohost.com
- email: email@example.com
- phone: 020 7981 0660
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- phone: UK Free Phone Number +0800-220710
- web: http://www.proquest.co.uk/en-UK/support/contact.shtml
Licensed Materials may include, but are not limited to, user guides, quick-start guides, handbooks, manuals and publicity materials. Such Licensed Materials available to Licensed Institutions will vary depending on the Service Provider selected.
Copying of hardcopy and electronic documentation is permitted.
Training and Training Materials
APA offer a series of Quick Reference and Application Guides.
Please refer to the comparison table for each Service Providers response.