FAQ

Q. Are free trials available?

Yes. To request a free trial access for your institution, please contact our customer support team: subscriber.support@ceeol.com.

Q. How can my institution participate in CEEOL?

Becoming a subscriber of CEEOL requires a simple online registration and the acceptance of our license agreement. Learn more about how to become a subscribing institution here.

Q. How do institutional users get access to content on CEEOL?

When subscribing CEEOL, the institution provides its range of IP (Internet Protocol) addresses. That way, CEEOL can enable on-campus access to the repository. For off-campus use, CEEOL supports authentication through Shibboleth, a single log-in system for computer networks and the internet. Shibboleth allows authorized users to access the electronic content of an institution with their institutional ID on every compatible device. For all questions concerning Shibboleth, please contact subscriber.support@ceeol.com.

Q. Can I access all content on CEEOL?

Authorized users have access to the content (journals, e-books) which their institution subscribed or, in the case of e-books, purchased. This content is marked with a green checkmark. In addition, all (registered) users have access to open access content, marked with the “OA” icon.

Q. How can institutions access OA content?

Open Access Content can be obtained by selecting the required journals or e-books(„pick & choose“) in the institutional account.

Q. What kind of subscription options are available?

With its subscription model, CEEOL provides maximum flexibility to its subscribers. Institutions have the possibility to select their individual choice of journals and e-Books or subscribe collections.

Q. Are e-books offered as a subscription?

No. e-books are offered in perpetual access. Once purchased, the institution can access the book perpetually.

Q. How does the subscription of archival and current journal issues work?

Subscribing institutions have the flexibility to subscribe only to the current issues of a journal or also the the archival issues. Archives are purchased (singular payment, perpetual access), current issues are subscribed and have to be renewed on a yearly basis.

Q. Are packages available?

Yes. In addition to the discipline packages we offer, we also provide our subscribers with individual package offers according to their institution’s profile of interest.

Q. Does CEEOL supply MARC catalog records?

Yes. Read more about the availability on MARC records on CEEOL here.

Q. Does CEEOL provide user statistics to the subscribing institution?

Yes. CEEOL provides various statistics to institutional users which can be easily accessed and downloaded in the librarian’s account. Learn more about the various statistics and reports on CEEOL here.

Q. How does invoicing work?

Institutions are invoiced on a yearly cycle, usually in January. Payment is due within 30 days.

Q. Is it possible to participate through a Consortia?

Yes. We collaborate with consortia around the world to improve our accessability. Please contact our customer support team for details (subscriber.support@ceeol.com).

Q. I am an individual scholar. Can I participate in CEEOL?

Yes. Also un-affiliated users have the possibility to access CEEOL. Materials can be purchased per download or via a CEElect, and our open access content can be downloaded for free after registration. Register as an individual user here .

Q. Can also insitutions other than universities participate in CEEOL

Yes. CEEOL has subscribers in different sectors (NGOs, museums, …).

Q. In which format is the CEEOL content available?

We provide our journals, journal articles and e-books and e-book chapters in pdf format.

Q. Is CEEOL accessible on tablets, mobile phones and other mobile devices?

Yes. CEEOL can be accessed on devices such as iPhone, iPad, Android etc. We are constantly working on the optimal accessability of our repository on mobile devices.

Q. Are the paper and digital articles the same?

CEEOL offers journals which have been published in paper form before. We try to keep the delay between printed publication and the electronic edition on CEEOL as short as possibles, but at this point we rely on the editors and their capacities. Most of the documents in PDF-format are identical electronic copies of the printed edition. In the case of re-digitized copies of articles and/or books, the digital copy is based on a scan of the original pages. If documents are completely re-edited by CEEOL, they can be identified as a new electronic edition by “Verlag CEEOL”. With any further questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact our customer support team: subscriber.support@ceeol.com.

Q. What is a moving wall?

Moving wall describes the period between the journal issue’s publication and its availability as archival content online. This period is set by the publisher.

Q. When do journals become archived journals?

The publisher determines when an issue can be added to the archival collection.

Q. Does CEEOL participate in symposia?

Yes. CEEOL participates in different national and international symposia during the year. Read where you can meet us here.