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ACSESS is the umbrella organization for three nonprofit societies: American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America. These societies comprise over 13,000 members worldwide. ACSESS publishes the Societies’ books and journals; sponsors the Societies’ Annual Meeting; and administers the Membership, Education, and Professional Activities of the Societies. Beginning with the Agronomy Society in 1907, the members of ACSESS have expanded their efforts in agricultural sciences to now include outreach and education in many scientific areas, including support of our food supply, environmental sciences and climate change, and crop/plant health and productivity.


FAQs – The ACSESS Digital Library

  1. What kind of content is included in the Digital Library?

This product contains full-text of all the journals published by the three societies that make up ACSESS: American Society of Agronomy; Crop Science Society of America; and Soil Science Society of America. Archives of the journals are included. In addition, the full text of 320+ books are included, all digitized to the chapter level. Click here to learn more.

  1. What are the Impact Factors of the journals?

CS: Crop Science dl.sciencesocieties.org/publications/cs: 1.910 (five years)

AJ: Agronomy Journal dl.sciencesocieties.org/publications/aj: 2.267 (five years)

SSSAJ: Soil Science of America Journal dl.sciencesocieties.org/publications/sssaj: 2.688 (five years)

JEQ: Journal of Environmental Quality dl.sciencesocieties.org/publications/jeq: 2.785 (five years)

VZJ: Vadose Zone Journal dl.sciencesocieties.org/publications/vzj: 2.259 (five years)

JPR: Journal of Plant Registrations dl.sciencesocieties.org/publications/jpr: 0.677 (three years)

  1. Will new launches or acquisitions be automatically added during the term of the agreement?

Yes. But price adjustments will only occur annually.

  1. What archives will participants have access to at no additional fee?

Access to archival content depends on the Digital Library subscription your institution subscribes to. There are two options for institutional Digital Library subscribers. First, an institution may subscribe to the Digital Library with all content published by the Societies including archive content going back to volume 1, issue 1. A second option is to subscribe to only current Digital Library content with content from 2010-current year. 

  1. Are there additional archives available for purchase?

Yes, a backfile purchase option is available for content published between 1907-2009.

  1. What about perpetual access after cancelation?

The purchasing libraries may retain in access to content in years in which they had a paid subscription to that content.

  1. How will libraries access the collection?

Libraries will access the collection via authenticated IP addresses.

  1. Is a free trial available?

30-day free trial. Usage statistics via COUNTER will be supplied.

  1. Are subject collections available as separate deals?


  1. How do I view my usage statistics?
ACSESS has a dedicated link for subscribers to view their usage statistics. Log onto the following link using your username and password to view your usage statistics: usage.sciencesocietiesreports.org
**If you cancel your subscription, the usage statics will only be available for the 1st quarter after your subscription expires**


Business model and pricing:

  1. What is our business model?

The business model is based on offering deep discounts relative to the number of nonprofit educational institutions taking the Digital Library. So the greater the number of institutions subscribing, the greater the discount. Discounts are also available for non-PhD or graduate granting programs.

  1. What price advantage is there for consortium members to participate in the offer over the standard individual institution price and the published list price of the content?

A range of discounts from approximately 20% - 80% depending, once again, on the number of nonprofit educational institutions subscribing.

  1. What subscription term applies e.g. annual or multi-year deal?

The subscription term is 12 months. Multi-year options are available.

  1. Do members have to maintain current subscriptions?



Subscription Options:

Individual Journal Subscriptions

Crop Science
Agronomy Journal
The Plant Genome
Natural Sciences Education
The Plant Phenome Journal
Journal of Plant Registrations
Journal of Environmental Quality
Soil Science Society of America Journal










CSA News

Journal Package

Crop Science The Plant Genome (OA)
Agronomy Journal Vadose Zone Journal (OA)
Natural Sciences Education The Plant Phenome Journal (OA)
Journal of Plant Registrations Agricultural & Environmental Letters (OA)
Journal of Environmental Quality Urban Agriculture & Regional Food Systems (OA)
Soil Science Society of America Journal  
Crop, Forage, & Turfgrass Management  








eBook only


Complete Digital Library (1907-current year)

All published content from ASA, CSSA, SSSA and content published and/or hosted on ACSESS servers.


Current Year Digital Library from 2010-current year

Digital Library features and functionality of current content from 2010-current year. Ideal for institutions that purchase the backfile. Lowers the yearly subscription rate moving forward.

Backfile Purchase from 1907-2009 *NEW

Including journals, books, and magazines published by ASA, CSSA, SSSA, ASAS.


eBook Only Backfile Purchase *NEW


Journals Only Backfile Purchase *NEW


**Ask about special pricing options for Community Colleges or consortia members by clicking here**


Terms and conditions:

  1. Does a license have to be signed? 
    Yes, we are happy to supply our license agreement upon request by the institution. We are also registered with SERU and abide by their recommendations.



  1. Who are the authorized users?
    Faculty, students, consultants, guests


  1. Are “walk-in” users allowed to access the material within the library?


  1. Is remote access available outside the institution’s premises e.g. a researcher working from home?


  1. Is interlibrary loan copying allowed?


  1. May the material be used in university course packs?


  1. May the material be used in university electronic reserves?

 If the Creative Commons licensing is CC-BY, articles can be posted to institutional repositories where required.


2017 Events

In 2017 ACSESS will be attending the following conferences. We'd love to see you there!
To request a special appointment or demonstration please email us here.

July 30-August 2
Madison, WI

August 5-9
San Antonio, TX

August 6-11
Portland, OR

August 19-25
Wroclaw, Poland

August 20-24
Washington DC

September 13-15
Noordwijk, Netherlands

Frankfurt Book Fair
October 11-15
Frankfurt, Germany

ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting
October 22-25
Tampa, FL

November 6-11
Charleston, SC

London Info
December 5-6
London, UK

December 11-15
New Orleans, LA