Answered By: Paul Landers Last Updated: Mar 03, 2017 Views: 696
An embargo is a delay in online access (usually 3 - 18 months) imposed by the publisher, not by the library, for any of the following reasons:
- To preserve the value of the advertising in the paper version of the journal
- To charge premium prices for the newest content
- To charge subscription fees for the content before it becomes open access
If TTUHSC does not have an embargo-free source for a title, you can purchase an InterLibrary Loan request. Your TTUHSC library may be able to obtain a copy from another library.
NOTE - In some very rare cases a publisher may not license the content to libraries at all, requiring individual users to make a personal purchase directly from the publisher.
See also: What does [epub ahead of print] mean?