APA Archiving and Access Policy For PsycARTICLES®, PsycBOOKS®, PsycEXTRA®, PsycCRITIQUES®
Archiving by APA
APA is committed to preserving the knowledge base in psychology and to serving user and customer needs.
To ensure preservation of the knowledge base, APA maintains a digital archive of all databases and will convert that archive as technology changes.
APA also deposits all relevant journal and book content with Portico for perpetual archiving.
Access to Customer-Licensed Data Following Site License Non-Renewal
APA recognizes the business needs of libraries and other institutional customers to retain potential access to content for which they have purchased access.
For PsycARTICLES®, PsycCRITIQUES®, and PsycEXTRA®
APA's annual data fees entitle subscribing institutions to access the full range of content included in the subscribed-to database during their subscription period.
If, at a later date, the customer does not renew the site license, then without paying additional data fees they will own and retain rights to access all newly published content, but not historical content, added to the subscribed-to database each calendar year that matches the year in which the start date of the customer's subscription year falls.
Such ownership and access rights are granted to the customer only for each full-year (12-month) subscription for which they paid data fees, not for a subscription of less than a full year.
For example, if a customer had a start date for a database on 7/1/14 but had not renewed at the end of the annual subscription period on 6/30/15, the institution would be entitled to perpetual access to all newly published content, but not historical content, added to the database in 2014.
Same policy as for PsycARTICLES, PsycCRITIQUES, and PsycEXTRA (mentioned above), except that for PsycBOOKS, "newly published content" refers to APA-published scholarly and professional books from the copyright year that matches the year in which the start date of the customer's subscription year falls. All titles and chapters from the APA Handbooks in Psychology® Series are excluded from ownership rights as a part of this policy.
For example, if a customer had a start date for a site license to PsycBOOKS any time between 1/1/2014 and 12/31/2014, the institution would be entitled to perpetual access to the 2014 copyright books that were added to PsycBOOKS, but not any titles from the APA Handbooks in Psychology Series.
Delivery of Customer-Licensed Data
A customer who has not renewed an annual site license may retain access rights for the formerly licensed database content as outlined above.
Delivery of the calendar-year content that is deemed customer-owned will be made in one of two ways: as a structured data file that can be loaded directly to the institution's own proprietary system, or that can be hosted by APA with access provided on the APA PsycNET® platform for an annual delivery fee.
Note: No archival and access rights are available to customers who cancel their PsycINFO®, PsycTESTS®, and/or PsycTHERAPY® site license.
Revised June 2014