Welcome to our dedicated Subscribers page. Please bookmark this page for the latest news on the Royal Society journals and immediate access to subscription information and support.  

The Royal Society publishes 7 international, high quality, peer-reviewed scientific journals, all of which are widely read and widely cited. Further details on each journal appear in our product range and on the individual journal pages on this site

All Royal Society journals are available by subscription, either individually, in disciplined clusters or as an entire package.

  1. Benefits of subscribing

  2. How to subscribe 

  3. Royal Society Package subscriptions

  4. The Royal Society Digital Journal Archive

  5. 2009 subscription and package prices 

  6. 2008 Subscription prices

  7. 2008 Package prices 

  8. Online Access

  9. Despatch dates

  10. Subscription news items  

  11. Trial Access 

  12. Sample issues

  13. Terms and Conditions

  14. Contacts

Benefits of subscribing

However you choose to purchase our journals, as a subscriber to Royal Society content, you can be assured of the following benefits 

  • All journals are published in print and online. The online content is available up to 12 WEEKDS prior to the printed version via our FirstCite rapid delivery service, exclusive to subscribers
  • all packages secure FREE access to the relevant online archive from 1665
  • All papers published in our journals are subject to stringent peer-review, ensuring content is always of the highest quality
  • The Royal Society has a firm commitment to perpetual access, thus securing the long-term accessibility of scientific articles in digital form.
  • Subscribers are assured of the highest level of customer care with assistance only a phone call or an email away.
  • The availability of sophisticated searching, new issue alerting and keyword alerting
  • The Royal Society is a member of Crossref, the collaborative, cross-publisher reference linking service that turns citations into hyperlinks, allowing researchers to navigate between relevant online articles irrespective of where they are on the web    


How to subscribe 

All Royal Society subscriptions are administered by Portland Customer Services. Full ordering details available


Royal Society Package subscriptions

Purchase cost-saving Journal Packages which include exclusive, free access to our Digital journal archive going back to 1665.   


The Royal Society Digital Journal Archive

With our Digital Journal Archive subscribers to our packages now enjoy free and privileged online access to the longest-running and arguably most important journal archive in science.


2009 subscription and package prices 

Printable PDF of our 2009 journals catalogue showing full pricing, journal and ordering information


2008 Subscription prices

Printable PDF of our 2008 subscription prices


2008 Package prices 

Printable PDF of our 2008 package prices


Online Access

Full details on how to register for online access to our journals 


Despatch dates

Up to date list of journal despatch dates 


Subscription news items  

New supplement to Journal of the Royal Society Interface - Interface Focus - introduced

Focus on Brazil - featured articles


Trial Access 

Full details on how to take out a trial access to any of our journals 


Sample issues

Full information on how to request a sample issue or article 


Terms and Conditions

A full list of Royal Society Journal Publishing terms and conditions



A full and comprehensive subscription, Customer Service and Sales contact list


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