Project MUSE Thursday, 14 July 2016

CAUL first international consortium to join Project Muse in 1997

... 2002 mirror site established at the University of Queensland. (26/3/15)

Project Muse timeline - celebrates 20 years 1995-2015

Alumni Access to MUSE

Many have asked whether it is possible to provide access to MUSE for alumni. Yes, it is. The MUSE license lists alumni under the list of authorized users. Equally as important, access for alumni is allowed at no additional charge to the subscribing institution. See the Authorized Users section of the MUSE journals license agreement. (MUSE News Summer 2011)

MUSE journals license agreement

Subscribing to individual titles from Project MUSE

For single titles, subscribe directly rather than through Project Muse. Questions about single title subscriptions should be sent to (20/9/11)

Titles available as a single-title add-on to MUSE

This page is primarily for the information of CAUL/CEIRC members who wish to subscribe to this publisher's products and/or services.  It provides information about offers to CAUL and CAUL-specific pricing, and links to relevant pages on the publisher's own web site.  For other information, please go directly to Project MUSE.

Project Muse timeline - celebrates 20 years 1995-2015


See also Offers to CAUL/CEIRC - Licences - Technical/Sales Support - Statistics

Project Muse - Scholarly Journals Online

Journal Collections (25/9/12)

All new journals are included in the MUSE Premium Collection, and titles are selectively added to other collections. On the Upcoming Journals page you can see which titles have launched for 2010 (hotlinked) and those which have not (no linking).  Journals don't appear on the Journals by Title page until they have launched an issue. (4/8/10)


For Project MUSE, "Authorized users are defined as faculty, staff, students, alumni and library patrons of the subscribing institution." The basic rule is that if you issue them a library card and allow them to use your proxy server, they are a library patron and entitled to use MUSE.  (2/10/10, Brian Harrington, Content and Resource Development Coordinator, Project MUSE)

Project MUSE® Institutional Subscriber Journals Licensing Agreement (21/3/07, updated 11/1/14) All CAUL subscribers to sign.

Project MUSE® Consortium Agreement (28/11/07) CAUL to sign.
Project MUSE® Consortium Licensing Agreement (5/12/05)
Terms & Conditions [updated for 2006 (26/7/05)]

Technical/Sales Support

Sales Contact: Ann Snoeyenbos, Manager, International Sales and Special Markets (21/7/07)

When ordering, please submit this online order form which allows you to select your packages but also links your order to CAUL pricing. (15/5/12)

Technical Support:

Project MUSE Mirror Site (University of Queensland)  as of December 1, 2002

Two video tutorials for searching and browsing within the new interface are available (5/1/12):

Search Books and Journals on Project MUSE

Browse Books and Journals on Project MUSE

MARC Records for journals or go to downloading MARC records for all content.

Journal Holdings Information Tool

Request Trial Access

Statistics  - password required from Datasets Coordinator

CAUL Pricing / Offers to CAUL/CEIRC

Project MUSE accepts single title subscription orders for only some MUSE titles, listed on their website. To subscribe to a MUSE title that is not on this list, please inquire directly with the journal's publisher, as listed on the single title options page.  (22/2/12)

Members-only documents may be viewed from the display at the end of this page.

Consortium/Network/Multi-Campus Volume Discount Pricing.  Volume Discounts on Full Campus License of 45+ Electronic Scholarly Journals - 1999 Prices [CAUL has an agreement to use this pricing model since 1997] New CAUL subscribers see  (Simply indicate CAUL as the financial contact since the subscription was billed through the consortium.)

To join the CAUL consortium, complete the Form to Subscribe to Project Muse and notify the CAUL Office of the package required and your expected start date.

Project MUSE 2017 pricing for CAUL (14/7/16) [Members only]

Project MUSE 2016 pricing for CAUL (6/8/15) [Members only]

Project MUSE 2015 pricing for CAUL (7/8/14) [Members only]

Project MUSE 2014 pricing for CAUL (31/7/13) [Members only]

Project MUSE 2013 pricing for CAUL (20/9/12) [Members only]

Project MUSE 2012 pricing for CAUL (23/6/11) [Members only]

Project MUSE 2011 pricing for CAUL (4/8/10) [Members only]

Project MUSE 2010 pricing for CAUL (24/7/09) [Members only]
Project MUSE 2009 pricing for CAUL (24/7/08) [Members only]
Project MUSE 2008 pricing for CAUL (21/7/07)  [Members only]
Project MUSE 2007 pricing for Australia (7/8/06)
Project MUSE 2007 pricing for CAUL (7/8/06)  [Members only]

CAUL subscription pricing for 2006 (4/10/05)
Quotes for CAUL/CEIRC institutions for 2006 (4/10/05)

2005 Renewal Pricing for CAUL (16/8/04) 

Subscription details for 2004 (update 6/9/03, renewals due 19/9/03)  [Members only]

Subscription details for 2003 (renewals due 31/10/02):

Consortium Subscription Pricing (currently CAUL is in the 20-39 range)
Details of current subscriptions
Summary of 2003 CAUL subscribers.

Subscription details for 2002:

Subscription details for 2001:

  • Consortium/Network/Multi-Campus Volume Discount Pricing (2001)
  • Summary of CAUL offer (16 October 2000):
    • any of four packages (Full, A&H, SS & JHUP) will be eligible for consortium volume discounts
    • may mix & match packages within the consortium (each institution may choose own package preferences)
    • some changes to JHUP package (former Muse total package)
    • online-only subscription rate equal to 90% of print rate
    • consortium discounts on a volume basis ie number of subscribing members (10% for 5-19, 20% for 20-39)
    • additional discounts for small academic libraries (<2,000 FTE) & community/junior colleges (25% & 50%)
    • 60% discount on print subscriptions if other discounts are waived - may continue to place subscription through the consortium - may opt for this model with any of the four packages - no refunds from any participating presses if full print subscription paid with renewal

Project MUSE International Academic Pricing: Institutions Outside the US & Canada

Pricing levels for U.S. academic libraries are divided into five "tiers" based on type of institution as defined by the Carnegie Classification and four "quartiles" based on usage.
Usage Quartiles: Usage is defined by the number of full-text downloads per institution during a calendar year, and quartiles are determined by comparing usage levels among institutions in the same tier. The usage quartiles will be recalculated annually. MUSE will send all customers and/or consortia partners a letter annually indicating the current usage to be used in determining renewal prices. All new customers are considered to be in "Quartile 1" until an entire calendar year's worth of usage statistics are available.

Project MUSE U.S. Academic Library Pricing Tiers
Tier 5 - Doctoral Research Extensive institutions
Tier 4 - Doctoral Research Intensive institutions, Master's I institutions
Tier 3 - Master's II institutions, Baccalaureate Liberal Arts institutions
Tier 2 - Baccalaureate General institutions, Baccalaureate/Associates institutions
Tier 1 - Associates institutions

International institutional pricing is based on multiple factors. The initial step is division of institutions into Tiers based upon the country income group as defined by the World Bank's World Development Indicators. This classification scheme groups countries into four categories based on GNI per capita: High Income, Upper Middle Income, Lower Middle Income, Low Income. Download a copy of the current World Bank Country Income Group listing here.

After classification by country income group, an analysis is made of the depth of research and teaching in Humanities and Social Science departments at the institution. This step is important because library collections usually reflect research and curriculum needs. Additional factors, such as FTE, may be considered on a case by case basis. Determining the appropriate fee level, taking into account the local educational structure, is a collaborative process that begins with submission of basic information about the institution for review by the MUSE sales office.