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Subscription packages

All of our prices are set to prevent double charging for open access but our four popular subscription packages offer up to 15% discount over purchasing individual titles.

Check out our 2017 Journals Catalogue for further information and pricing. 

Package subscribers have lease access to the journal archive for as long as the subscription remains active, see below for more information. Permanent access to our journal archive will soon be available as a one-off purchase, find out more about archive purchasing options.

Prices for multi-site institutions, corporate institutions or consortia members are available on request.

The Excellence in Science Collection (Package S)

Our most popular package, The Excellence in Science Collection, comes with free and exclusive lease access to all journal content published since 1665. Purchase these 10 leading science journals and receive 15% discount on the full-rate subscription price.

  • Biology Letters
  • Journal of Royal Society Interface
  • Interface Focus
  • Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
  • Philosophical Transactions B: Biological Sciences
  • Proceedings A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
  • Proceedings B: Biological Sciences
  • Notes and Records: The Royal Society Journal of the History of Science
  • Open Biology (open access and online only)
  • Royal Society Open Science (open access and online only)

Our 2017 prices are:

  Online only Online and Print
GBP Pound sterling £11,001 £15,398
USD United States dollar $20,678 $28,946
EUR Euro €14,297 €20,012

The Physical Sciences Collection (Package A)

The Physical Sciences Collection comes with free and exclusive lease access to all physical sciences content published since 1665. Purchase these 5 leading science journals and receive 10% discount on the full-rate subscription price.

  • Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
  • Proceedings A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
  • Journal of Royal Society Interface
  • Interface Focus
  • Royal Society Open Science (open access and online only)

Our 2017 prices are:

  Online only Online and Print
GBP Pound sterling £7,039 £9,854
USD United States dollar $13,150 $18,408
EUR Euro €9,150 €12,807

The Biological Sciences Collection (Package B)

The Biological Sciences Collection comes with free and exclusive lease access to all biological sciences content published since 1665. Purchase these 7 leading science journals and receive 10% discount on the full-rate subscription price.

  • Philosophical Transactions B: Biological Sciences
  • Proceedings B: Biological Sciences
  • Biology Letters
  • Journal of Royal Society Interface
  • Interface Focus
  • Open Biology (open access and online only)
  • Royal Society Open Science (open access and online only)

Our 2017 prices are:

  Online only Online and Print
GBP Pound sterling £7,926 £11,094
USD United States dollar $14,860 $20,802
EUR Euro €10,301 €14,419

The History of Science Collection (Package H)

The History of Science Collection comes with free lease access to all Notes and Records and Biographical Memoirs content published since the 20th century. Purchase these 2 journals and receive 10% discount on the full-rate subscription price.

Our 2017 prices are:

  Online only Online and Print
GBP Pound sterling £243 £277
USD United States dollar $456 $519
EUR Euro €315 €359

 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 Pakcage A Package B Package H Package S
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

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