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Perpetual access

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Lease access for package subscribers

Lease access to the complete Royal Society journals archive to date (1665–present) is available for free as part of the Royal Society's journal subscription packages, while the subscription remains active. If the subscription to the package lapses libraries will only maintain access to the years they originally subscribed to.

The below table shows which titles are available in each subscription package as part of the free lease access.

Journal title Date range Package A Package B Package S Package H
Philosophical Transactions 1665–1775 Included Included Included  
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 1776–1886 Included Included Included  
Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 1800–1843 Included Included Included  
Abstracts of the Papers Communicated to the Royal Society of London 1843–1854 Included Included Included  
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 1854–1905 Included Included Included  
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London A 1887–1895 Included   Included  
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B 1887–1985   Included Included  
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series A, Containing Papers of a Mathematical or Physical Character 1896–1934 Included   Included  
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B, Containing Papers of a Biological Character 1896–1934   Included Included  
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series A, Containing Papers of a Mathematical and Physical Character 1905–1934 Included   Included  
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B, Containing Papers of a Biological Character 1905–1934   Included Included  
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series A, Mathematical & Physical Sciences 1934–1990 Included   Included  
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B, Biological Sciences 1934–1990   Included Included  
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series A, Mathematical & Physical Sciences 1934–1990 Included   Included  
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B, Biological Sciences 1934–1990   Included Included  
Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society 1935–1954       Included
Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London 1938–1996     Included Included
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1955–present       Included
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Series A: Physical & Engineering Sciences 1990–1995 Included   Included  
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 1990–present   Included Included  
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series A: Mathematical & Physical Sciences 1990–1995 Included   Included  
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 1990–present   Included Included  
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Physical, Mathematics & Engineering Sciences 1996–present Included   Included  
Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Physical, Mathematics & Engineering Sciences 1996–present Included   Included  
Notes and Records of the Royal Society 1997–2013     Included Included