Information for Libraries
Subscribing to Telos
Does Telos accept orders from subscription agents?
Yes, we accept orders from agents including EBSCO, Harrassowitz, and Swets (to name a few). Our agent policies are provided in this letter
Does Telos work with consortia?
Telos Press would be happy to discuss consortial arrangements. Please contact the publisher
, Marie Piccone.
Does an online subscription include back issues?
Online subscribers for the 2013 year also receive complimentary access to the online Telos archive for the years 2003 to 2012.
Is the online backfile available for purchase?
The online backfile is now available for purchase. The complete archive from 1968 to 2012 can be purchased for perpetual access for $5,000. An annual maintenance fee of $35 is waived for current subscribers.
Telos 44th Anniversary Special: Purchase the online backfile now and receive a free 2013 institutional online subscription!
Two purchase options are offered:
• One-time purchase for $5,000.
• Two-year purchase: $2,800 for the first year, $2,200 for the second year, plus a $50 processing fee.
Providing access to the full online archive of Telos is a great way to support students who might be interested in our TELOSthreads program.
How do I arrange free trial access to the online version?
Your institution may qualify for a free trial. Please contact us
to begin this process.
Are the subscription policies "library friendly"?
Yes, we offer a number of library friendly policies:
• Each subscription year purchased is for perpetual access.
• Simultaneous, multi-user access
• Archiving through LOCKSS
• Full compliance with standards with HighWire Press
Do subscribers to the online version of Telos retain access to the content for the paid period if the subscription lapses?
Subscribers are entitled to retain access to the online content for their paid (subscribed) years. However any complimentary access to non-paid years is lost.
Why does Telos Press recommend SERU rather than a site license?
Negotiating licenses is very time consuming, and we believe SERU is a good alternative. We do strongly prefer that institutions agree to use the SERU (Shared E-Resource Understanding). Now a NISO standard, a copy of the document, and more information is available on the NISO website
Is a site license required for access?
We do not require a site license, but prefer to use the SERU statement. If your institution requires a site license, we provide one here
. It is based with permission on the site license developed by the Duke University Press Journals Division. Please try to accept the license as is, as any changes will cause a delay in completing the process.
Is there a grace period for subscribers if the renewal payment is not received by December 31st?
Yes, there is a 90-day grace period for renewing subscribers.
Is there a fee for changing from a print to an online subscription?
Yes, there is $50 processing fee when institutions change their subscription from print to online.
Online Subscription Activation
How do I obtain our customer number for activation?
Once we receive your order and payment information from your subscription agent or directly from you, we will assign your Telos
account number. If we have an email address for your institution, we will notify you of the customer number. This customer number will be your user name and password for administering the account on the Telos
site. (Or, you may use the HighWire portal if you are familiar with it.)
If you have not already received your Telos account number from us or your subscription agent, please contact us.
How do I activate an online subscription for my institution?
1. Visit http://journal.telospress.com/cgi/activate
2. Enter your institution’s Telos Customer Number. (If your institution has an e-mail address on file, activation instructions with customer number included will be sent when your order is processed. If your institution has multiple customer numbers, you will receive an e-mail for each one.)
3. Click “Submit,” which will produce an activation form.
4. Complete the form to activate your access to Telos. The e-mail address provided will be used to contact you regarding electronic access.
5. Click “Send form.”
6. Click the button at the top of the page to register your institution’s IP addresses.
7. Click “Save.”
8. Your institution should now have access to Telos. You will receive a confirmation e-mail from HighWire Press to the e-mail address provided.
9. If you have any questions logging into your account, please use the Feedback link on the journal website
Information for Administrators
How do I contact Telos Press's customer service?
here for full contact information.
Are there other ways to obtain Telos back issues that are listed as "sold out" on the Telos Press website?
While some of the earlier Telos
back issues are no longer in print, the complete Telos
archive is now available online to institutional subscribers. In addition, microform or facsimile copies of some back issues may be obtained through the UMI Periodicals in Microform service of the National Archive Publishing Company, 300 North Zeeb Road, P.O. Box 998, Ann Arbor, MI 48106-0998.