IEEE Journals Archive

Institutions can now gain convenient, perpetual access to historical issues from over 200 IEEE archival journal tites. With this collection, as institution can bring the earliest volumes of landmark IEEE titles to the researcher’s desktop to enhance the discover process and examine the foundations of today’s research.

The complete IEEE Journals Archive spans a century o scientific research with nearly 300,000 articles form thousands of authors. With seminal works from pioneering IEEE authors and from our predecessor organisations, the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) and the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE), this collection helps preserve material that may have been otherwise out of reach.

The benfits of IEEE Journals Archive include:

  • A one-time purchase with perpetual access for your entire institution with no annual fees for active IEEE subscribers.
  • The most cost-effective way to ensure perpetual access to some of the most highly cited and seminal information available.
  • Ensure perpetual access to archival information for your organisation, regardless of any potential future budgetary issues.
  • Fill gaps from your library’s print archives and help fulfil the library’s role to preserve and arhicve scholarly material.
  • Make elusive and out-of-print archival material easily available.
  • Substantial savings on storage and administration costs associated with maintaining paper archives.
  • A budget-saving alternative for institutions, compared to the cost of scanning existing print archives.
  • Saves time with instant desktop access, instead of sifting through library stacks or looking for interlibrary loans.


Coverage extends back to Volume 1, Issue 1, for content published between 1884 to 1994* and covers a wde range of discplines in electrical engineering and computing.

* IEEE is committed to continually enahnce the quality of the information delivered via IEEE Xplore. Any identified gaps in the collection will be available to IEEE Journals Archive customers, if they are within the scope of their selected content, as soon as they are digitised and posted to IEEE Xplore.

Purchase options available

Number of Articles*

Complete Set
1884 through 1994
Over 100 years of content:
Content Sets
Based on publication year:
1884 – 1954 19,485
1955 – 1964 23,636
1965 – 1974 56,558
1975 – 1984 82,400
1985 – 1994 111,087
Total Value 293,166

* Article count from IEEE Xplore Digital Library accurate as of September 2012. Article counts may change as more legacy content is added to the collection.