Open Access

Our Thanks to Libraries Around the World

Thanks to the support of our subscribers, Pluto Journals has successfully reached the goal to flip our complete journal portfolio of 21 titles to Open Access from 2021 onwards. The project “Pluto Open Journals” was realised in partnership with Knowledge Unlatched, and supported by the conceivers of the ground-breaking Subscribe-to-Open (S2O) model Libraria, a group of anthropologists and other social scientists committed to Open Access. We asked those libraries and institutions currently subscribing to any of the journals to renew for 2021 on a S2O basis, thus contributing to making these journals completely free to readers and authors all over the world. Below, you can find details of the back issue availability dates for select journals where the whole back catalogue is not  available Open Access. 

The Founder and Managing Director of Pluto Journals, Roger van Zwanenberg, has written a letter to colleagues in the social sciences explaining our move to Open Access. In his letter he addresses why we now moved to Open Access and its importance for the future of us as a publisher.

What Makes Open Access Possible for Pluto Journals?

Pluto Journals has 21 journals under contract, all of which have become open access as of 1st January 2021. 


Open access has many variants in the world of scholarly publishing. Our variant is called Subscribe to Open or S2O for short. S2O is presupposed on the willingness of the libraries that once subscribed to one or all of PJ Journals for their own library users. Under S2O, the previously subscribing libraries agree to continue paying a subscription-equivalent fee, but in an agreement with PJ, that their journals are made open access for scholars and others to use without payment. As a result of S2O, Pluto Journals usage took off, increasing six times over, on average, in the first few months of open access.

PJ Libraries and Journals

Our journal editors and all the people around the journal, give their time without charge. On the whole, scholarly Journals are created and published as a labour of love by editorial boards who are committed to the subject of the journal. At the same time the connection between each journal and its board have little of no connection with the libraries around the world that once subscribed to their journal. And now the libraries have selflessly agreed to support the journals being openly available to the entire scholarly community world wide. Thus, Pluto Journals has decided to list by name all the libraries that have so generously made S2O possible.

We have also included the organisations that act in between PJ and the Libraries. It is the in-between organisations that are key to the success of a scheme like S2O, which in this case are Knowledge Unlatched and EBSCO. 

Australian Catholic UniversityAustralia
Curtin University Australia
Monash UniversityAustralia
University of MelbourneAustralia
University of New South WalesAustralia
University of South AustraliaAustralia
University of Western AustraliaAustralia
Macquarie UniversityAustralia
University of QueenslandAustralia
University of Technology SydneyAustralia
Wirtschaftsuniversitaet Wien Vienna University of Economics andAustria
Catholic University of Louvain Universite Catholique de Louvain UCLBelgium
Bulgarian Academy of SciencesBulgaria
University of British ColumbiaCanada
Library and Archives of CanadaCanada
University of ManitobaCanada
Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced LearningCanada
Wilfrid Laurier UniversityCanada
Dalhousie UniversityCanada
Library of Parliament, CanadaCanada
McGill University LibraryCanada
McMaster UniversityCanada
Patient Safety Education Program Canada Information Center PSEPCanada
Queen’s UniversityCanada
Simon Fraser UniversityCanada
Teluq – Bibliotech@distanceCanada
University of AlbertaCanada
Western University, OntarioCanada
Toronto Public LibraryCanada
University of TorontoCanada
Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’HommeFrance
Institut du Monde Arabe (I894) Arab World InstituteFrance
Universite Paris Ouest NanterreFrance
Bibliothèque universitaire des langues et civilisations (BULAC – Bibliothèque universitaire des langues et civilisations)France
Campus Condorcet, Pole Documentaire    France
Arnold Bergstraesser Institut (ABI) ür KulturwissenschaftlicheGermany
Freie Universitaet Berlin Free University of BerlinGermany
University of Marburg Philipps Universitaet MarburgGermany
University of Hong KongHong Kong/Peoples Rep.of China
National Office for the Judiciary Országos Bírósági HivatalHungary
Institute for Defence Studies I53India
University of Ulster at ColeraineIreland
Bar-Ilan UniversityIsrael
Ben Gurion University of the NegevIsrael
Hadassah Academic CollegeIsrael
University of HaifaIsrael
European University InstituteItaly
Universita degli Studi di Catania (University of Catania)Italy
Keio UniversityJapan
Tohoku UniversityJapan
Kuwait UniversityKuwait
Bibliotheek Van Het Vredespaleis Peace Palace LibraryNetherlands
Erasmus University, RotterdamNetherlands
Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen (Radboud University Nijmegen)Netherlands
University of Amsterdam (UvA)Netherlands
Vrije Universiteit (Free University)Netherlands
Universiteit LeidenNetherlands
Victoria University of WellingtonNew Zealand
Auckland University of Technology (AUT)New Zealand
Norwegian University of Science & TechnologyNorway
University of Oslo Universitetet i Oslo – UiONorway
Biblioteka Narodowa National Library of PolandPoland
Doha Institute for Graduate StudiesQatar
Hamad Bin Khalifa UniversityQatar
Qatar National LibraryQatar
Qatar UniversityQatar
Hankuk University of Foreign StudiesRepublic of Korea
Goteborgs UniversitetSweden
Stockholm UniversitySweden
Université de Neuchâtel (University of Neuchâtel)Switzerland
University of St. GallenSwitzerland
Bibliotheque Cantonale et UniversitaireSwitzerland
International Labour OfficeSwitzerland
University of Fribourg Universite de FribourgSwitzerland
National Cheng Chi UniversityTaiwan R.O.C.
University of LeedsUnited Kingdom
City University LondonUnited Kingdom
King’s College LondonUnited Kingdom
School of Oriental and African Studies University of LondonUnited Kingdom
Aberystwyth UniversityUnited Kingdom
Birkbeck CollegeUnited Kingdom
Bournemouth University Library PeriodicalsUnited Kingdom
Cardiff UniversityUnited Kingdom
Jaume I UniversityUnited Kingdom
Kingston University LibraryUnited Kingdom
Lancaster UniversityUnited Kingdom
Liverpool John Moores UniversityUnited Kingdom
London School of Economics and Political ScienceUnited Kingdom
Queen Mary, University of LondonUnited Kingdom
University College LondonUnited Kingdom
University of AberdeenUnited Kingdom
University of BathUnited Kingdom
University of CambridgeUnited Kingdom
University of EssexUnited Kingdom
University of ExeterUnited Kingdom
University of HertfordshireUnited Kingdom
University of HullUnited Kingdom
University of KeeleUnited Kingdom
University of KentUnited Kingdom
University of LincolnUnited Kingdom
University of LiverpoolUnited Kingdom
University of ManchesterUnited Kingdom
University of SheffieldUnited Kingdom
University of St. AndrewsUnited Kingdom
University of SussexUnited Kingdom
University of WestminsterUnited Kingdom
University of YorkUnited Kingdom
Princeton UniversityUnited States
American UniversityUnited States
City College of New York (CUNY)United States
Colby CollegeUnited States
Columbia UniversityUnited States
Duke UniversityUnited States
Middle Tennessee State UniversityUnited States
New York Public LibraryUnited States
New York UniversityUnited States
Oklahoma State UniversityUnited States
Smith CollegeUnited States
Tufts UniversityUnited States
University of HoustonUnited States
University of Tennessee, KnoxvilleUnited States
Yale UniversityUnited States
Binghamton UniversityUnited States
Bucknell UniversityUnited States
Dartmouth CollegeUnited States
Middlebury CollegeUnited States
University of MinnesotaUnited States
University of WashingtonUnited States
Zayed UniversityUnited States
Bates CollegeUnited States
Baylor UniversityUnited States
Boston CollegeUnited States
Boston UniversityUnited States
Chicago Theological SeminaryUnited States
Colgate UniversityUnited States
Colorado CollegeUnited States
Cornell UniversityUnited States
Cornell University ILR NYS School Industry & Labor RelationsUnited States
Dickinson CollegeUnited States
Fudan University Library of Mathematical Science CollegeUnited States
Georgetown UniversityUnited States
Grinnell CollegeUnited States
Harvard Law School Library Collection Development Dept.United States
Harvard UniversityUnited States
Kansas State UniversityUnited States
Karlsruhe Institut fuer Technologie KIT KARLSRUHEUnited States
Marquette UniversityUnited States
Max-Planck-Institut zur Erforschung multireligioeser und multiethnischerUnited States
Michigan State UniversityUnited States
Mission CollegeUnited States
National Defense UniversityUnited States
Northwestern UniversityUnited States
Northwestern University in QatarUnited States
Rice UniversityUnited States
Salesianum SchoolUnited States
Southwestern UniversityUnited States
Stanford UniversityUnited States
Swarthmore CollegeUnited States
Texas Tech UniversityUnited States
UCLA Library Cataloging & Metadata CenterUnited States
United States National Archives RecordsUnited States
United States Naval War CollegeUnited States
University of ArizonaUnited States
University of California RiversideUnited States
University of California, Santa BarbaraUnited States
University of DelawareUnited States
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignUnited States
University of Iowa LibrariesUnited States
University of MarylandUnited States
University of Missouri, ColumbiaUnited States
University of North Carolina E-Res & Ser Management (SER)United States
University of Oklahoma, NormanUnited States
University of PennsylvaniaUnited States
University of Pittsburgh, PittsburghUnited States
University of San FranciscoUnited States
University of ScrantonUnited States
University of South FloridaUnited States
University of Southern California – USCUnited States
University of Texas at AustinUnited States
University of Texas San Antonio UTSAUnited States
University of UtahUnited States
University of VermontUnited States
University of WyomingUnited States
Villanova UniversityUnited States
Wake Forest UniversityUnited States
Atlanta Univeristy Center – Robert W. Woodruff LibUnited States
Institute of Advanced StudiesUnited States
Johns Hopkins UniversityUnited States
Ohio State UniversityUnited States
Iowa State UniversityUSA
Vassar College UniversityUSA
An-Najah National University Najah UniversityVia Israel

Digital Availability Dates

The following Journals have back issues that are available Open Access from the following digital availability dates:

Arab Studies Quarterly


International Journal of Cuban Studies


Policy Perspectives




Socialist Lawyer


State Crime Journal


Work Organisation, Labour & Globalisation


World Review of Political Economy


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