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 Access Terms and Conditions 

Academic Licence Agreement Single site

Academic Licence Agreement Multi site

 Access Policies 

Rolling access to backfiles for journals (when not bundled in packages):

In order to promote readership to content not covered by recent annual subscriptions we make this content free to access under a rolling period starting ten years ago. Free access excludes the most recent content of either 12 or 24 months (see lists below) for which a subscription is required. Complete access to the entire backfile is available through one of our packages

Rolling free access to backfiles for the following journals starts from ten years ago and covers all content except the most recent 12 months.

- Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
- Biology Letters
- Interface Focus
- Journal of the Royal Society Interface
- Notes & Records of the Royal Society
- Philosophical Transactions B: Biological Sciences
- Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

 

Rolling free access to backfiles for the following journals starts from the ten years ago and covers all content except the most recent 24 months.

- Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences
- Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences

 

The following journals are fully open access.

- Open Biology
- Open Science

 

 Transparent Pricing Mechanism 

Read about our fully transparent pricing mechanism here

 Perpetual Access and Long Term Preservation 

The Royal Society journals subscribers benefit from perpetual access to the years paid through subscription. The Royal Society has a firm commitment to perpetual access, thus securing the long-term accessibility of scientific articles in digital form.

 Access to our Digital Journal Archive and Backfiles 

For more information on our Digital Journal Archive please visit our dedicated page

 Text and Data Mining 

Researchers with access rights may conduct Text and Data Mining on our content. For more details please visit our dedicated page. You are advised to email us first so that we can ensure that this is done at a time that works efficiently for you.

 Free and Discounted Access for the Developing World

The Royal Society is committed to the widest dissemination of scientific reasearch output and participates to a number of international programmes that allow free or discounted access to our electronic journals for the world's developing and transitional economies.