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Scientific journal subscription packages

Our four popular subscription packages offer a significant discount over purchasing individual journal titles and ensure complete access to high quality relevant research. Download the 2019 Journals Catalogue (PDF) for information and pricing. 

The excellence in science collection includes all our highly regarded science journals at a 15% discount and is by far our bestselling package. It is suitable for universities and institutions with research and teaching in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics and Life Sciences. Our broad interdisciplinary approach and mission to help scientists communicate makes the journals highly relevant for all science faculties. 

The biological sciences collection includes our 5 leading biology and life sciences titles and is a more tightly focussed package suitable for teaching hospitals, medical schools, pharmaceutical R&D and healthcare agencies. 

The physical sciences collection includes relevant content for Physics, Engineering and Mathematics faculties, government departments, and corporate libraries in energy, engineering, aerospace and materials science.

Our much loved History of science collection is an essential resource for researchers and students studying the history and philosophy of science. Older material is now part of our journals archive

In addition to our subscription journals we have two fast growing open access titles; the multidisciplinary Royal Society Open Science and Cellular and Molecular Biology journal, Open Biology.

Packages in detail

Our prices are set to prevent double charging for subscriptions and APC's. 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, Excellence in science comes with free access to all journal content published since 1665 at a 15% discount on the full subscription price.

Purchase Package S for subscriptions to:

Journal of Royal Society Interface
Cross-disciplinary research bridging the life sciences / physical sciences divide.

Interface Focus
Themed issues on vital topics covering cross-disciplinary research.

Philosophical Transactions A 
Influential themed journal issues across physical science; physics, mathematics and engineering.

Proceedings A
Research articles in chemical, computational, mathematical, physical, engineering and earth sciences.

Philosophical Transactions B
Influential themed journal issues across the life sciences.

Proceedings B
Dedicated to the fast publication and worldwide dissemination of high-quality biological research.

Biology Letters
Short innovative research from across the biological sciences.

Notes and Records 
Original, international research in the history of science, technology and medicine.

Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
A unique compilation of obituaries celebrating the lives and scientific achievements of Fellows of the Royal Society.

Our 2019 prices are:

 

Online only Online and Print
GBP Pound sterling £11,152 £15,609
USD United States dollar $20,967 $29,351
EUR Euro €14,496 €29,292

The physical sciences collection
Package A

Cutting edge research in the physical sciences at a 10% discount on the full price. Comes with free access to all physical sciences content published since 1665.

Purchase Package A for subscriptions to:

Philosophical Transactions A 
Influential themed journal issues across physical science; physics, mathematics and engineering.

Proceedings A
Research articles in chemical, computational, mathematical, physical, engineering and earth sciences.

Journal of Royal Society Interface
Cross-disciplinary research bridging the life sciences / physical sciences divide.

Interface Focus
Themed issues on vital topics covering cross-disciplinary research

Our 2019 prices are:

 

Online only Online and Print
GBP Pound sterling £7,114 £9,958
USD United States dollar $13,292 $18,607
EUR Euro €9,248 €12,946

The biological sciences collection
Package B

Vital developments in biological and life sciences at a 10% discount on the full subscription price. Comes with free access to all biological sciences content published since 1665. 

Purchase Package B for subscriptions to:

Biology Letters
Short, innovative research from across the biological sciences.

Philosophical Transactions B
Influential themed journal issues across the life sciences.

Proceedings B
Dedicated to the fast publication and worldwide dissemination of high-quality biological research.


Journal of Royal Society Interface
Cross-disciplinary research bridging the life sciences / physical sciences divide.

Interface Focus
Themed issues on vital topics covering cross-disciplinary research.

Our 2019 prices are:

 

Online only Online and Print
GBP Pound sterling £7,725 £10,812
USD United States dollar $14,485 $20,277
EUR Euro €10,044 €14,059

The history of science collection
Package H

Purchase these 2 journals together for a 10% discount on the full subscription price and access to all Notes and Records and Biographical Memoirs content since the journals were established in the 20th century. 

Notes and Records 
Original, international research in the history of science, technology and medicine.

Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
A unique compilation of obituaries celebrating the lives and scientific achievements of Fellows of the Royal Society.

Our 2019 prices are:

 

Online only Online and Print
GBP Pound sterling £279 £313
USD United States dollar $524 $587
EUR Euro €360 €404


Lease Access for package subscribers

As long as you have an active subscription with us your faculty, researchers and students will also have access to the complete Royal Society journals archive, 1665-present. If the subscription lapses your library will continue to have access to years you subscribed to, but will lose access to older content. Perpetual access to the journals archive is also available to purchase

The table shows which titles are available as part of the free lease access that comes with every subscription package:

 

Journal Title

Date range Package 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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