Frequently Asked Questions
SUBSCRIPTIONS AND ACTIVATION
How do I activate my institution's site license?
NEJM Journal Watch Online customers will have their account activated on their behalf and will receive an email with account information when this is complete.
Can I use the same email address to administer my site license account and get access to NEJM.org as an individual?
I cannot use IP-based access. Do you offer any other access methods?
I’m having trouble accessing NEJM.org.
For more information about browsers that are supported, click here.
If you are still having access issues, please click here.
NEJM has transitioned from HTTP to HTTPS. What does this mean for libraries?
Required changes include:
- ensuring that an SSL certificate has been installed
- updating your proxy server’s configuration with the newest NEJM database stanza found here on the OCLC site.
If you have EZProxy hosted service, OCLC will automatically make these updates. If you use the EZProxy standalone service, your IT department should be able to make the required changes. For additional help, contact OCLC Customer Support in your region.
URL redirects will remain in place indefinitely. Redirects for services such as A To Z Serials Access will also happen automatically, but we recommend that you manually update links to reflect the change to HTTPS.
Browsers which are compatible with HTTPS include:
- Internet Explorer 10 and later
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla Firefox
Additional resources may be found below:
If you have other questions not addressed here, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MANAGING YOUR INSTITUTION’S ACCOUNT (NEJM.org customers only)
I am a site license administrator. Do you have a guide for managing my account?
How do I verify or update my email address, password, or personal information?
I forgot my password. How can I retrieve my account information?
Please contact us for further assistance with your password.
Help with IP Addresses
You can add your institution’s IP address(es) within the Institution Administration Center. Note that there is a description field alongside the IP entry field. This field is optional, but you can use it to describe the IP address(es) that you are entering. For example, one IP address might be the university library, while another might be the science lab. Use the description field to distinguish between the two. Please note that if you wish to obtain usage statistics for specific IP addresses under your license, you will need to contact Customer Service.
There are a few rules that you must follow when entering an IP address:
- All IP addresses contain 4 numeric segments, up to 3 characters long, and separated by periods (eg., nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn).
- Place each IP address or range in the box provided, following these rules:
- The only characters allowed are numbers, colons (:), periods (.), and asterisks (*).
- Dashes are not accepted.
- The allowed values for the first segment are 1-223.
- The allowed values for segments 2, 3, 4 are 0-255.
- You can enter a range in the last segment by using a colon (:).
To verify your IP address: Visit http://www.nejm.org/action/showIdentities and note the IP address present on the page, or send us a screenshot and we can identify it for you. Please contact us if you are still having trouble inputting your IP addresses.
Help with Institutional Remote Access
The NEJM.org remote-access feature is based on a pairing of accounts: the patron’s free NEJM.org account with your site license subscription. Any device can be used to pair and, once activated, patrons can use any device to access your NEJM.org subscription as long as they are signed in to their NEJM.org account.
To pair accounts, patrons sign in to their free NEJM.org account while within their institution’s IP range. After which, patrons will have access to your NEJM.org subscription holdings beyond the institution’s network for 60 days. NEJM.org remote access is automatically reauthenticated and extended another 60 days every time patrons sign in to their NEJM.org account while within your organization’s network.
Do I have to do anything to ‘turn on’ this feature for my patrons?
Remote access is automatically enabled for NEJM.org when the patron accesses their free NEJM.org account while logged into your institution’s network.
How do I ensure usage resulting from the NEJM.org remote-access feature is captured in COUNTER?
Without any change in process for you, all remote-access usage will be captured automatically in COUNTER reports – providing a more accurate assessment of NEJM.org site license usage.
Can site license administrators view how many patrons are using the remote-access feature?
This information is available upon request. For more information, please contact customer service.
Must my patrons be physically on campus to activate NEJM.org remote access?
Patrons must be logged in to your network to pair your NEJM access rights to their free NEJM.org account. If patrons can access your IP network by remote means, like VPN, they do not have to be physically on campus.
Is there a limit to the number of devices and/or browsers that can be used simultaneously?
Yes, there is a limit of 3 active concurrent sessions. Patrons will be notified via the Remote Access tab in My Account when they have reached the limit and will be asked to sign out of their NEJM.org account on one of the devices or browsers being used or wait 30 minutes until a session times out.
Will I need to do anything to oversee or manage patrons’ remote access to NEJM.org?
No oversight is needed. Patrons can easily monitor their institutional remote-access status from the My Account Remote Access tab while signed in to NEJM.org.
Where can I learn more about this feature?
Visit the Resource Toolkit section of NEJM LibraryHub Resource Toolkit for a site license administrator user guide. The Resource Toolkit also highlights the promotional materials available for use in your own library communications by emailing your request to email@example.com.
Help with OpenAthens
New to OpenAthens?
If you would like to set up an OpenAthens account, you must first register with OpenAthens and then contact us to provide your OpenAthens Organization ID.
For more information about setting up an OpenAthens account, visit the OpenAthens website.
Please contact us with any further questions or if you are having trouble with your OpenAthens-based access to NEJM.
Help with Shibboleth
New to Shibboleth?
Learn more about joining a Shibboleth Federation and getting started. After you’ve set up your account, you can log into the Institution Administration Center to add your Entity ID URL.
Want to add NEJM to your Shibboleth Federation?
Please contact us.
Help with COUNTER Reports
Any institution administrator can pull COUNTER reports for the institution(s) for which they are an administrator. If you’re not sure how to do this on your own, please contact us for instructions.
How can I pull reports?
COUNTER-compliant usage reports are available via email delivery in XML, HTML, and tab-delimited format using the Email Reports function on the Usage Reports tab of the Institution Administration Center. You can select the time period for which you want the reports, specify any additional recipients, and opt-in to be notified when COUNTER reports become available each month.
Is NEJM COUNTER 4 compliant?
Yes, NEJM switched to COUNTER 4 reporting standards on December 12, 2013. All reports pulled after that date are in the new structure. For more information about what is new in COUNTER 4, you can consult the documentation from COUNTER here.
Reports from July 2010 – December 2013
Reports for the period July 2010 – December 11, 2013 were in the COUNTER 3 reporting format. If new copies of reports are desired for this date range, they will be delivered in the COUNTER 4 reporting format.
Reports from January 2005 – July 2010
COUNTER 3 reports from 2005 to July 2010 are available in a zip file at the bottom of the Usage Reports tab. Each report is a tab-delimited file.
You will only find partial data for the month of July 2010 in this zip file due to a platform transition we undertook on July 24, 2010. In order to get an accurate COUNTER report count for the month of July 2010, you will need to combine the July 2010 report in the zip file with the July 2010 report that is generated via email. We’re sorry for any inconvenience that this causes. Reports from August 2010 forward are available in their entirety and should be generated using the Email Reports function at the top of the page.
Please contact us with questions about your COUNTER reports or if you are having trouble accessing them.
Help with SUSHI
We provide access to COUNTER 4 reports through the SUSHI protocol, version 1.6. Learn more about how to get started with SUSHI at the NISO website.
Please contact us if you need help configuring your SUSHI client or have other questions about SUSHI.
Help with Institutional Branding
Contact us if you have questions or encounter trouble uploading your branding graphics.
Help with Link Resolvers (OpenURL)
Already Have OpenURL?
You can configure OpenURL directly within the Branding & Link Resolvers tab of the Institution Administration Center. Redirects are in place, so you can continue to construct your links to NEJM using one of the following configurations:
- http://www.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/%VOLUME%/%ISSUE%/%SPAGE% OR
I need help navigating the new NEJM.org website.
Click here to see answers to commonly asked questions.
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Course Packs and Electronic Reserves
For printed course packs, institutions in the United States can obtain permission by contacting the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) in Danvers, Massachusetts. Institutions outside the United States should contact the appropriate Reproduction Rights Organization in their home country.
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JWatch.org: All content back to July 1987 is available as HTML.