Our goal is to ensure that Open Access (OA) monographs are visible, discoverable, and potentially transformative in a highly diversified platform environment.


June 2018 - News and Announcements

Project MUSE’s newly redesigned website is now live at https://muse.jhu.edu. With a scholar-informed design and enhanced technological infrastructure, the new site offers a more robust user experience for all of the scholarship on MUSE, with an elegantly intuitive interface and a suite of tools focused on the researcher.

November 2017 - MUSE Open Discussed Around the Globe

Find out where MUSE Open has been in 2017 and learn more about what the MUSE Open team has planned for 2017's Charleston Conference.

June 2017 - Update on MUSE Open

Read about what the MUSE Open team has been working on and get a flavor for the kinds of things you can expect when MUSE Open launches.

June 2016 - The Mellon Foundation to Fund MUSE Open, A New OA Platform

The Johns Hopkins University has been awarded a two-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop and deploy MUSE Open in Project MUSE, a unit of The Johns Hopkins University Press.

Beyond the PDF

Beyond the PDF

Delivering OA book content cost effectively in a browser-native format (HTML + RDFa)

Reimagining infrastructure

Reimagining infrastructure

Developing standards-based workflows and tools to transform complex long-form scholarly content at scale

Linking publishers and readers

Linking publishers and readers

Supporting strategically significant publishing efforts from university presses and other scholarly content providers

The currency of analytics

The currency of analytics

Tracking usage data along new dimensions to foster insights that inform publishing decisions

Project MUSE Accessibility

Accessibility Guide

Everything you need to know about accessibility on MUSE, whether you're a user, a content creator, a publisher, or anyone in-between, can be found here.


Compliance to Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act is measured by the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT). Project MUSE’s most recent VPAT can be found here.

WCAG 2.0

Compliance to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 is measured by the WCAG 2.0 Checklist. Project MUSE meets the AA level of WCAG 2.0 compliance. Details are available on our WCAG 2.0 checklist found here.

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