RCN collection now includes articles published in 2014

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RCN Publishing (RCNP) has announced that 4,900 articles published in its nursing journals in 2014 are to be added to the Nursing Journals Archive. This will take the total number of available articles in the collection to more than 19,000.

To ensure that as many people are able to access the improved archive as possible, RCN Publishing has agreed new terms with Jisc – the charity that offers digital solutions to UK education and research – to make the archive available at special terms for higher education institutions in the UK. There will also be further cost savings for any orders placed before the end of March 2015.

RCN Publishing’s Nursing Journals Archive contains a very large selection of articles that focus on practical application and clinical innovation in nursing practice. The archive was launched in 2013, and includes content dating back to 1996.  Articles from the 10 RCN Publishing journals are included in the collection covering peer-reviewed clinical practice and research, CPD (continuing professional education) articles, news, analysis as well as thousands of links to supplementary information.

The archive is hosted on the same platform (Literatum from Atypon) as RCN Publishing’s current journal collection. RCN Publishing also has a long-term preservation agreement with Portico, to ensure that its journal content will continue to be available to institutions in perpetuity.

Richard Savory, licensing manager at Jisc, said: 'Our negotiations with RCN Publishing to secure better terms for HE organisations is just one example of the important work that Jisc does in improving access for UK education and research. This new agreement will make valuable academic texts available to institutions at reduced costs, in a time when many are continuing to feel their budgets squeezed.'