Restricting Access to Subscribers only

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Restricting Access to Subscribers only

Postby parasko » Mon Feb 25, 2008 7:43 pm

Hi all,

I wish to restrict access to our journal so that only subscribers can view the full articles. The journal and issues are already created and so I wish to do this retrospectively.

As an Editor, in the "Issue Data" section, I have chosen the option of 'Subscription' as the Access Status option. I have also chosen a date well into the future as the Open Access date option. These should be the correct settings to restrict access so that everyone can view the journal and the article abstracts but not the full articles. However, both subscribers and non-subscribers can view all articles.

What am I doing wrong? Can I not change the access option retrospectively? Is this something I can do only at the time the issue is initially created?

Please help.


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Re: Restricting Access to Subscribers only

Postby jmacgreg » Wed Feb 27, 2008 5:16 pm

Hi Parasko,

No, this should work fine. I would suggest double-checking a couple of things:

1. Make sure you log out to check whether subscriptions are working or not, and that you aren't attempting to test subscriptions from an allowed IP: management staff of the journal will not see any indications that subscriptions are working as they have full access to everything.

2. You may have to check on an article-by-article basis that subscriptions are enabled. You can do this as an editor: log in; go to User home --> Back Issues; choose the issue you want to check; make sure that under Issue Data you've chosen Subscription Access and that the date is in the future, and that under Table of Contents all subscription-protected articles are listed as default (which should be subscription) access. I understand that you have already done at least some of this, but it's probably best to double-check and ensure that you save any changes.

3. Make sure that you've set reasonable information in both Journal Setup Step 4.1 (you may want to check the checkbox that says "Always show galley links and indicate restricted access", although this isn't necessary) and under Journal Management User Home --> Subscriptions --> Subscription Policies.

Please let me know when you've checked these points, and we can troubleshoot further.


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