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New subscriber accounts must be activated to enable online access. As we are currently migrating our journals platform, please email if you need help with account activation. 

IP registration

Ensure your readers can access journal content by providing us with your institution's IP addresses.

You can update the list of IP addresses for your organisation by completing this form.

Usage statistics

In order to generate usage statistics for your institution you must have an administrative account with us. I you are unsure of your account details, please email

The 3 sections of the report are as follows.

Total usage statistics

This section shows 2 sets of statistics, "Total usage" and "Unique event", for each category. Total usage identifies the total number of pages that have been accessed by your institution for each category. Unique event identifies the unique number of pages viewed by your institution for that category, eliminating duplicate usage, for the month of the report.

The categories in the report are:

  • Home page: Identifies the number of times the home page has been viewed
  • Current Issue TOC: The number of times the Table of Contents (TOC) for the most current issue, at the time of the report, has been viewed
  • All TOCs: The usage of all TOC pages
  • Searches: The number of searches performed on the search page
  • Abstracts: The number of abstracts or groups of abstracts that have been viewed
  • Full Text HTML: The number of full text articles in HTML format viewed
  • PDFs: The number of PDF (Portable Document Format) files downloaded
  • User Names: Unique user names accessing the journals
  • IP Addresses in use: Unique IP addresses accessing the journals

Article usage by section

This section identifies the total number of articles accessed per section through your institutional subscription, followed by the number of unique event statistics and the total access statistics for the documents formats that were viewed through your institutional subscription: Abstracts, Full Text Articles in HTML, and PDF.

OpenURL configuration

If you have an OpenURL link resolver, such as SFX, you can create links back to your library holdings in the reference sections of Royal Society articles. Such links help your patrons find the most appropriate copy of the article they are seeking at your institution.

KBART metadata

The Royal Society endorses KBART and is a registered participant of Phase I.

For link-resolver suppliers all details pertaining to our titles are available for download as TXT or XLS files (last updated 30 June 2014) that conform to the KBART Phase I Recommended Practice. Please contact us with any feedback on these files.

Institutional licences

The academic single site licence is available here.

Multi-site, consortia and enterprise licences are available on request.

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