FAQs for readers and researchers
How to access content
I’m an AAI member/subscriber. How do I access content?
If you are a member/subscriber, you are pre-registered on the new platform. You will have to reset your password before you sign in the first time.
- Click on the Sign In button on the upper right corner of the page.
- In the Sign In panel that appears, click Reset Password next to the Sign In button
- Enter the email address that you supplied for your AAI membership record and click the submit button. (You will see a confirmation message after you click Submit.)
- Follow the instructions in the email you receive and reset your password.
Once your password is reset, you may sign in.
- Click the Sign In button at the top right corner of the screen.
- Enter your username. (Your username is your AAI member ID. Your username will also be included in the password reset email.)
- Enter your password.
- Press the Sign In button.
Once signed in, you will be able to create content alerts
- Once signed in, your name will appear in the upper right corner.
- Pull down 'My Alerts' and choose the type of later you would like to receive.
- Click 'Add New Content Alert'.
- Save Changes
I’m not an AAI member or a subscriber. How can I access content?
- Even if you do not have a subscription to The JI, you can access:
- The table of contents.
- The full text of articles published more than one year previously
- Open-access articles represented by an unlocked icon
- You can also purchase access to individual new articles, represented by a shopping cart icon.
- All ImmunoHorizons content is fully open access.
- You will need to Register in order to create content alerts or purchase articles as pay-per-view
- Click on the Register button in the upper right corner of the page.
- Enter the required information.
- Interested in becoming a member or non-member subscriber? Click here: https://www.aai.org/Membership
My institution has a subscription. How do I access content?
- If you are signed into an institutional account via an IP address, you do not need to sign in.
- Please Register, using the steps above, to create content alerts and save searches.
Have my email alerts been transferred over to the new platform?
No, you will need to create new content alerts.
- You will need to Register in order to create content alerts or purchase articles as pay-per-view.
- Click on the Register button in the upper right corner of the page.
- Enter the required information.
- Once registered, your name will appear in the upper right corner.
- Pull down ‘My Alerts’ and choose the type of alert you would like to receive.
- Click ‘Add New Content Alert’.
- Save Changes.
Why has AAI moved to a new platform?
After careful consideration and review of many options, the decision was made to move the hosting of our journals to the Silverchair platform to improve discoverability of our content. We hope to bring our users an improved user experience— including, for example, a split-screen functionality for readers, and robust search tools for researchers.
As part of the platform migration, we have assigned Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) to articles in our 100-year-old historical archive that did not previously have DOIs. This addition will make our older articles searchable. These are gradually being deposited to Crossref, so for a short period of time you might see a DOI on an older article that is not yet linked to Crossref. In the meantime, these articles can be cited through the volume, issue, and page number.
Have the journal URLs changed?
Existing URLs will be permanently redirected to the new site. The new journal URLs are:
Are there any changes to browser support, accessibility, or mobile access?
The new platform is optimized for modern browsers, such as Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari (for Mac users). If you are currently using Internet Explorer, we encourage you to upgrade to one of the browsers listed above.
Will my old bookmarked links still work?
Yes. You will be redirected to the new site, but we recommend that you update links to the new sites as soon as possible.
Have there been any changes to DOIs? Has the DOI registry been updated to reflect new URLs?
Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) have been updated in the DOI registry to reflect the new URLs.
Will the RSS feeds I was using previously continue to feed to my RSS reader?
As our URLs have changed, the original RSS feeds will no longer feed to your RSS reader. You can set up new RSS feeds for the current issue using these links:
Can I search for content across all journals on the new website?
Yes, content is easily searchable across our portfolio of journals on our new journal sites. Visit https://journals.aai.org/advanced-search to use this powerful tool to search using anything from keywords to authors, article type, availability, and choose your search parameters.
Who do I contact if I have any further questions?
Which journals do you publish?
The Journal of Immunology
For over 100 years, The Journal of Immunology (The JI) has served immunologists and the research community by publishing novel, peer-reviewed findings in all areas of experimental immunology: innate and adaptive immunity, inflammation, host defense, clinical immunology, autoimmunity, and more. Special sections include “Brief Reviews,” “Pillars of Immunology,” “Cutting Edge,” and “Translating Immunology” articles. The JI is the most highly cited immunology journal worldwide.
ImmunoHorizons is a fully open-access, peer-reviewed journal committed to advancing the knowledge of immunologists. Published articles cover all areas of basic and clinical immunology. Articles are published in the following sections: Adaptive Immunity, Clinical and Translational Immunology, Infectious Disease, Innate Immunity, and a new section on Immunology Education. Special sections include “On the Horizon” perspectives and Editorials. All editorial decisions are made by practicing scientists.
When did your journals move from the HighWire platform to the Silverchair platform?
Our journals are scheduled to move to the Silverchair publishing platform on November 16, 2022. Moving to the Silverchair publishing platform will offer enhancements to user experience, discoverability, accessibility, and administrative functionality.
Do you work with agents?
We work with agents on a non-exclusive basis. For additional information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
What preservation arrangements do you have in place to ensure content is available for the long term?
We are a member of CLOCKSS-- a collaboration of the world’s leading academic publishers and research libraries. CLOCKSS provides a sustainable dark archive to ensure the long-term survival of digital scholarly content.
How can I access your online journals if I don’t have access through an institutional subscription?
If you do not have access through an institutional subscription, you can search the full text of our journals and access table of contents, abstracts, and the full text of articles published more than one year earlier in The Journal of Immunology. You can also purchase access to individual new articles. All content at ImmunoHorizons is free without a subscription.
How can I purchase a single article from one of your journals?
If you do not have access to our journals through an institutional subscription, you can purchase articles as pay-per-view. You will need to Register in order to make a purchase. Once registered, click on the article you would like to access and click on the Buy This Article icon. Follow the instructions to purchase access to the article.
What subscription options are available?
Combined print/online or online-only subscriptions are available for The Journal of Immunology; all ImmunoHorizons content is free without a subscription.
Subscriptions are available on a calendar year (January to December).
Subscriptions are subject to the completion of a license and, by paying for subscriptions, subscribers are also agreeing to our Copyright Policy and Terms and Conditions.
Where can I find pricing information? How do we subscribe?
To request a quote and/or subscribe, please contact us at email@example.com and provide the following information:
- Full name and address of organization
- Number of site locations
Access, subscriber services and licensing
Are COUNTER-compliant usage reports available?
Our journals moved from the Highwire platform to the Silverchair platform on November 16, 2022. COUNTER5 usage reports can be downloaded by library administrators who are logged into the Silverchair admin dashboard. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or need any help.
What else can library administrators manage via the Silverchair admin dashboard? Have usernames and passwords changed?
On the Silverchair admin dashboard, library administrators can:
- update institution details (name, address, phone number)
- upload institutional logos
- update admin contact details (name, username, password)
- download IP addresses
Usernames have not changed but administrators need to change their passwords the first time they log in. Please contact us at email@example.com if you require assistance.
Is there a user guide for the Silverchair admin dashboard?
Yes, the Silverchair user guide can be downloaded from the bottom right of the admin dashboard.
Do we need to do anything to ensure seamless access for our users following the migration to Silverchair?
If you have not already done so, referring URLs should be updated as they need endpoint changes to the new domains. The new journal URLs are:
There have been no changes to the DOIs and the DOI registry has been updated to reflect the new URLs.
There have been no changes to browser support and mobile access and the move to the Silverchair platform offers improvements to accessibility. The new platform is optimized for modern browsers. If you are currently using Internet Explorer, we encourage you to upgrade to Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari (for Mac users) for a better user experience.
How do we register and update our IP addresses?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register and update IP addresses. We will be partnering with the IPRegistry.org in the near future, saving library administrators time and effort in having to check and update IP addresses in multiple publisher systems. A free service for libraries, theIPRegistry.org provides librarians with a central place to check and update IP address data with a single click.