For Online Readers

University of Toronto Press offers online editions of 27 journals. Both current and archive content is available via subscription and single article purchase.

These online journals are robust editions featuring extensive research tools. The following is everything you ever wanted to know about reading, researching and browsing UTP online journal articles/issues.

Advantages of Reading Online

How do I read an article? Read an abstract? Read a full article?

What Is Advance Online?

Features of your Online Subscription



From advanced searching, live links and citation exporting, to colour photos and video, the online versions of our journals are a pleasure to browse, read and/or research through.

Read and Research with the online version of your subscription
Whether you’re browsing articles or doing focused research, the online version of your subscription offers the best in online tools. To access these tools, you must first login using your ID.

Live links in every article
Live links in references saves you time – want to look at the referenced study, simply hover over the reference and you’ll see a yellow highlight – click on it and you will be redirected to that study. Not just references, all links included in articles are live. Simply hover over the page and where there is a live link, the text will be highlighted in yellow. Simply click the highlighted text to follow the link and continue your exploration.

Everything you need at your fingertips
The online version of your subscription allows you to search through current and archived issues from the comfort of your office chair not by digging through book shelves or storage boxes. The easy to use search function allows you to organize results by article summaries, abstracts or citations and bookmark, export, or print a specific page, chapter or article.

Access in the office, at home and “on the go”
Experience everything your online subscription has to offer from your desktop and mobile devices.

Enhanced features not available in the print version
The online version of your subscription offers supplementary information, colour photos, videos, audio files, etc.(when provided by the authors) encouraging further exploration and research.

Receive alerts as new issues become available online
Early access to the latest issues – did you know that most online issues are available to subscribers up to two weeks in advance of the print version? Sign up for email alerts and you will know as soon as the latest issue is ready for you to read.


How do I read TOCs, abstracts, and articles?

Once you have logged in to the appropriate journal site, you will see a list of all the issues that are currently available. Each issue is organized into “folders” named for their volume, and issue number.

What is Advance Online?
Starting at the top, you will see a folder called Advance Online which contains articles that are published ahead of print issue publication. Articles published of a printed issue publication have become a staple in many fields where new research is being published at a fast rate. To meet the challenges of the current academic publishing world, articles accepted for publication can now be copy-edited, typeset, and posted online immediately through UTP Journals Advance Online. With this new initiative, advance versions of articles will be available online within weeks rather than months of final manuscript submission.

To access individual articles, simply click on one of the folders. This will expand to the full list of articles in that issues – a Table of Contents (TOC).

To read an abstract of an article, simply click the article name.

Full text is available in PDF. On the results pages and also on the article abstract page, you will find the PDF icon. Click the online beneath the journal cover to open the full text. The article PDF will open, using Adobe Reader, and you read, save, or print the full article.


Features of your Online Subscription

How do I sign up for New Issue TOC Alerting?
To sign up, simply click the “new Issue alerting” in the right corner. You will begin receiving new issue alerts when the next new issue goes online. The alert will contain the table of contents for that new issue with direct links to the content. But remember you need to be logged into your account using the Id # you received.

How do I unsubscribe from New Issue TOC alerts?
To manage your alerts, simply click the link called “alerts” in the personalization menu on the left side of the screen. On the “alerting” page, you will see a red X associated to an alert title. Clicking the red X will remove the alert from your email address. Users can also use the “unsubscribe” feature in the footer of every alert email you receive.

How can I sign up for RSS alerts?
On the upper right of any browse or search results list, you will find the orange “RSS” icon. Clicking on this icon will allow you to arrange for RSS alerting.

Your online subscription offers readers full searching (full text, Boolean, relevancy ranking, and persistent keyword searching), quick searching (single field, single button, automatic recognition of ISSn and DOI) and advanced searching (citation text, publication, subjects, or content types). Search results can be organized, filtered and displayed by summaries, dimensional navigation, abstracts, citation or tabular results, search within results. all search functions are easily accessed via the right side search bar. Simply enter your search text or click on “more options” for advanced searching.

Search refinements
Do you see the various categories on the right of results pages when you browse or search for content? These are refinements. You can click on refinements, such as content type/ category, date range for publication, or author name, to narrow your browse or search results. By using refinements, you can narrow your results to find exactly the content you need. Using refinements is a great way to find relations among content and stumble upon research that you did not know existed.

Save your favourites and create your own library of articles
You can save issues and/or articles by clicking the “add to saved items” link on the right side of the screen. This function allows you to save, label and organize items as you are browsing for easy access at a later time.

Mark items of interest discovered for reading later
The marked items list allows you to indicate articles of interest discovered during your session. Mark an article by simply clicking the “add to marked items” link from anywhere on the site.

Print/Save full articles or individual pages
You can print pages or articles from any screen by simply clicking on the print icon at the top right of the screen. To save a full article, click the download icon at the top right of the screen and a “save as” box will appear and you can save the article pdf to your computer.

How do I export citations?
On the right of every article abstract, you will find the “Export Citation” option. This is a simple feature that allows you to export the citation in RIS, which is the format most citation managers use, or into Text so that you can keep a copy of the citation for your research.

Share article/issue links via email and social media such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, etc. by simply hovering over the “share” icon at the top right of the screen. A box will appear to allow you to share on all of the popular social media sites or by email.

Recommend this article/issue
You can recommend issues and/or articles by clicking the “Recommend this issue/article” link on the right side of the screen. This function allows you to send the article information to an email recipient.

How do I link to journals online?
All UTP Journals offer OpenURL linking as well as UTP Journals direct linking. additionally, you can copy and paste the URL from the browser address bar to use as a persistent link to the journal homepage. See the “download this list” feature to download a list of URLs for any content.

How do I link to articles online?
As with all UTP Journals, all articles offer OpenURL linking as well as UTP Journals direct linking. Additionally, you can copy and paste the URL form the browser address bar to use as a persistent link to the article homepage. See the “download this list” feature to download a list of URLs for any content.

How can I share articles with my colleagues?
From any article abstract page, you can select the “Recommend this article” link on the upper right to email a link of the article to a colleague or even to yourself. By clicking the link, you will find a form to enter the sender’s name and email address, recipient’s name and email address as well as a text box to include a personal message.

How can I download a list of URLs?
You can download a list of URLs and other metadata elements, such as ISSN/ISBN, subjects and more, by clicking the “download this list” icon on the upper right of any article or issue page. (The “ download this list” icon resembles a list with a green arrow.) Once you click the “download this list” icon, you’ll find yourself on the Export page with metadata field checkboxes where you can select the data that you wish to download in your list. All downloaded lists include the content name, DOI, and direct and OpenURL links for the content in your list. Once you have selected the data fields you want in your downloaded list, click the “Excel CSV” button to download and open your list of URLs in an Excel spreadsheet.