To subscribe to one of journals or packages, you may opt to sign a License Agreement, or use the Shared Electronic Resource Understanding.
As an alternative to a site license, MSP is pleased to participate in the Shared Electronic Resource Understanding (SERU) project, applicable to all journal and package subscriptions.
The SERU statement expresses commonly shared understandings of the content provider, the subscribing institution and authorized users; the nature of the content; use of materials and inappropriate uses; privacy and confidentiality; online performance and service provision; and archiving and perpetual access. Widespread adoption of the SERU model for many electronic resource transactions offers substantial benefits both to publishers and libraries by removing the overhead of bilateral license negotiation.
To view the SERU statement and Recommended Practice, please visit
Current subscribers will have access to the current paid year of content, plus access to all past issues. Past subscribers will have perpetual access to content from paid year(s) only.
To request the use of SERU in lieu of a site license, or for questions regarding these terms and conditions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.