Q. What is an embargo on a journal or magagine?


An embargo refers to a situation where the publisher of the publication restricts access to the full-text of articles in the  most recent issues.  Generally, embargoes are in effect for 6-9 months, although it could be longer. Embargoes are usually imposed to protect the publisher's print subscription base.  While you will be able to see the items published and to read a brief abstract (summary) of the content, the full-text will not be available.  In cases where the full-text is restricted by an embargo, you can utilize our Interlibrary Loan System available from the Library Home Page.

  • Last Updated Aug 10, 2016
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  • Answered By Nancy Bobrek

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