The IJM does not issue or require the agreement of a formal license for institutional access to its content. Instead, it has chosen to adopt a cooperative and collaborative approach as exemplified by the SERU (Shared E-Resource Understanding) approach to e-resource subscriptions. This approach recognizes that the provision of timely, high-quality materials and their protection is in the mutual interests of all parties and offers savings in time and cost by enabling access within a framework of shared understanding and good faith.

In the absence of a separate license agreement, the IJM follows the SERU guidelines, as published at the NISO SERU website: https://www.niso.org/committees/SERU/.

Use of the IJM content by those entitled to access by their relationship with a participating institution should read the terms of use for individuals.

Download the IJM SERU License Agreement [PDF].

Please feel free to browse the NISO SERU Registry.