After 33 years of print publication, Against the Grain is excited to be moving to an all digital format. The December 2021/January 2022 issue will be the final journal arriving by mail. Subscribers will still receive all the latest news about libraries, publishers, book jobbers, and subscription agents, but as an easily accessible electronic publication. This will allow ATG to reach its readers in a quick and streamlined manner.
“We started ATG in 1989 in print. Now, over 30 years later, print is transforming to digital! There are a lot of positive changes we’re excited about with digital availability – IP access for institutional members, interactive content, embedded video, and more. We encourage you, our subscribers, to engage with us regularly. Send comments, suggestions, ideas, and rumors to our team at email@example.com,” said Katina Strauch, Against the Grain’s Editor.
Digital access has become increasingly popular over the years. Electronic journals arrive quickly, are more portable, and are easy to access, even by phone. ATG will remain dedicated to the continued development and growth of modern scholarly publishing. The digital format will allow subscribers the opportunity to become engaged with content by commenting, questioning, and sharing from the online articles.
ATG presents a unique collection of reports on the issues, literature, and people that impact the world of books and journals. Our goal is to link publishers, vendors, and librarians by reporting on the issues, literature, and people impacting the field.
The journal is published six times a year, in February, April, June, September, and November and December/January. The Charleston Hub website will continue to be updated daily with the latest news, announcements, and online-only content. Although the majority of the online content is open access, our website also allows subscribers to have full-text access to the ATG journal issues. The new digital journal will be accessible to subscribers by username/password, as well as IP address or EZProxy authentication for institutional subscribers. Our journal archive is available open access with a one year embargo at https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/atg/.
To subscribe to Against the Grain, visit http://www.charleston-hub.com/membership-account/membership-levels/ and select “ATG Online Annual Subscription.” Our annual subscription rate is $55 and you can also join our email lists at the same time you subscribe to make sure you stay up to date on all of our new posts and announcements.