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Migration to Silverchair

Our journals are migrating to the Silverchair publishing platform on Thursday 15April 2021. We are very excited about the enhancements to user experience, discoverability and admin functionality that the move will bring.

Launch is scheduled for the afternoon of 15 April 2021 (UK time) and we are working hard to ensure a seamless and transparent transition for libraries, administrators and users. We are also taking the opportunity to review and improve the services that we provide to our library and discovery partners more generally.

Library administrators should download historic usage reports from our journal websites prior to migration. Click on the links below for details. Please note that you need to log into the relevant journal before you can run usage reports.

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