Blackwell Synergy and Wiley InterScience Merger

“The journal content previously available on Blackwell Synergy is now being delivered through Wiley InterScience due to the merger of Wiley-Blackwell’s online journal systems. Blackwell Synergy is no longer operating.”

According to the Wiley site, this is just the first phase of a total integration of products. For now, Blackwell Reference is on the same platform, and only the journal content has migrated. The expected roll-out date of the new interface is early 2009. If you were familiar with the Blackwell interface, you will notice that the Wiley site does not indicate an individual institution’s subscriptions. To confirm the coverage of a journal, type in the journal title in the electronic journal search box,

Information for Registered Users of Blackwell Synergy:

No action is necessary — all active Synergy accounts* have been migrated automatically. If you already had a Wiley InterScience account your information will be combined. You may be requested to accept new terms and conditions the first time you log in after June 30th.

Journal content pages will look slightly different but you can still find them if you have bookmarked the page. You will be redirected to the equivalent page where it exists on Wiley InterScience or to the journal issues page. Once in Wiley InterScience we would suggest you re-save your bookmarks for your favourite journals.

Access to articles and most functions will continue uninterrupted, although you will notice small differences in design and terminology. Key changes are described below and will be highlighted the first time you log in after June 30th

For more information see Wiley’s Onlline Content Transition News.