Project MUSE, a provider of humanities and social science periodical content for libraries, announced a new initiative to incorporate scholarly book content into its research platform and product offerings. Called Project MUSE Editions, the initiative will allow ebook collections to be purchased alongside MUSE journal collections beginning next year. To date, the program has garnered the support of several publishers that will supply new books from their upcoming scholarly monograph frontlists, including Johns Hopkins University Press, Penn State University Press, and University of Illinois Press.
All publishers participating in Project MUSE Editions are free to select and set prices for the frontlist books they offer. The program is focused on scholarly monographs and is not expected to include textbooks, trade titles, and other books outside the program's scope.