Librarians

 

Welcome to the Librarian Resource Center

This resource center provides information related to ordering subscriptions, accessing subscribed content, managing your institution's holdings and account information, and more. Human Kinetics is the world's foremost information provider in physical activity and allied health fields. We value our library partners and look forward to providing your institution with our journals' quality, cutting-edge information for use by professors, teachers, researchers, practitioners, health care professionals, coaches, fitness enthusiasts, and many others. 

Subscription Options

Formats

All our journals are available online, allowing users quick and easy access to the same authoritative content available in the print versions. Additionally, each of our journals (with the exception of Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology) are available in print format. Institutions may choose from online-only, print-only, or online + print subscription options. Additionally, institutions may choose either a 1-year or 2-year subscription. Online subscribers are entitled access to all back issues published by Human Kinetics for each title for the duration of the subscription, as well as Ahead of Print content for the subscribed content.

Per Title Subscriptions vs. Site License Subscriptions

To better accommodate educational institutions subscribing to multiple journal titles, we offer annual site license options. A site license offers online-only access to all of our 26 journals for 1 year, including all back content and Ahead of Print content. In addition to site licenses, we continue to offer institutional per title subscriptions. In most cases, a site license subscription offers an exceptional value for our library patrons.

Perpetual Access

Human Kinetics has named Portico as a perpetual access source for institution subscribers to request ongoing access to past subscribed content. Note that these subscribers must also be Portico-participating libraries. To make a formal claim, libraries must contact Portico directly with a request to initiate access. Portico requires specific details to accompany claims. To learn more about making a formal claim, please visit Portico here.

Placing An Order

Institutions must place orders by contacting us directly (contact us) or by placing an order through a subscription agent. Payments for subscriptions must accompany orders. For wire transfers, contact Human Kinetics for additional information. 

When placing your order, you will be asked to provide an end user e-mail address for the individual who will administer your institution's account/holdings. You will also be asked to provide IP ranges for access. Note that class "A" IP address ranges are not acceptable.

Our Web Platform

Human Kinetics is committed to providing institutions with a valuable online experience, including easy access to usage reporting. Our content is hosted on the Sheridan PubFactory platform, which is COUNTER compliant (based on the C.O.P. 5.0). 

COUNTER Reports Prior to July 2019

On July 10, 2019, we re-launched our site with a new platform host. Thus, any COUNTER usage reports prior to July 2019 cannot be accessed from this new platform. This platform only began accumulating usage statistics from July 2019 and beyond. If you did not archive your COUNTER reports prior to the launch of this site, please contact caseyb@hkusa.com.

Accessing Your Subscriptions

Institutions access subscribed content via IP authentication. Upon accessing your institution's account for the first time (see below), you should verify that the necessary IP ranges have been appropriately associated with your account. If you need to add or remove IP ranges for access, please contact us with these updates so that we can reflect any changes in our master records and adjust access as needed.

We do accept authentication to our content via EZProxy server (click here to see our stanza). However, please note that support for EZProxy is managed by OCLC. As such, Human Kinetics cannot provide configuration guidance or other support for EZProxy. For support, please visit OCLC at www.oclc.org/support/services/ezproxy.en.html

Managing Your Account

Librarian administrators can manage their institution's account via our Account Management System (AMS). To access the AMS, please visit https://ams.humankinetics.com. Log in with your username and password. Your username is the e-mail on record with your account (if you need help locating your username, contact us). Upon accessing the AMS for the first time, you will need to set a password; set your password by entering your username and clicking on "Forgot your password?". You will receive an e-mail to reset your password and log in to your account. 

Using the AMS will allow you to:

  • Monitor subscriptions (Subscriptions tab)
  • Verify IP ranges for access (Access tab)
  • Download COUNTER usage reports (Reports tab)
  • Upload your institutional logo (Details tab)

More details can be found upon logging in to the AMS. If you find that any details associated with your account are incorrect or missing, please contact us.

Terms of Use

Institutional subscribers may download, save, or print text, search results, or other information for the purpose of private use or research. Institutional subscribers also shall provide users access only from designated terminals within the subscribing institution's IP range and within a single geographical location, such as a university campus. Multi-site institutions or consortia desiring to provide access to users beyond such a nominal single location must maintain a subscription for each geographical location and/or each consortia entity.

Instructors may desire to share content with their class or librarian administrators may receive interlibrary loan requests for subscribed content. For guidelines on these common requests, and others, visit our Copyright and Permissions page (specifically, under "for nonauthors"). To review full details on the terms of use for institution subscribers, download the following agreement.