What is embargo?

embargo meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

The period during which the articles published in a periodical are not available in online full-text from a journal aggregator, usually the most recent one to three years. Journal publishers have established such periods to prevent libraries from canceling print subscriptions. In most periodical databases, this restriction applies only to a small proportion of the titles indexed, but in JSTOR nearly all the journals are embargoed. Not to be confused with an exclusive agreement between a journal publisher and an aggregator.


reference: ABC-CLIO