Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL)

Royal Society Publishing

Updated 21 October, 2009

NEWS 21/10/09: In keeping with our role as the UK's national academy of science, The Royal Society is committed to the widest possible dissemination of research outputs. Consequently, our own publishing operation is one of the most open access of all science publishers. We offer the following types of open access to our journal articles: delayed, "Green" and "Gold" open access, and free access for the world's poorest nations. We regularly open our digital journal archive of some 70,000 articles dating from 1665 and it will be opened up again next month.
20/2/09: London, February 18, 2009: The Royal Society of London is pleased to announce the launch of its new online journal delivery platform hosted by HighWire Press and a new domain replacing the site on MetaPress. The platform delivers the Royal Society's internationally-renowned science journals, including the longest scientific journal archive, back to 1665. It provides dramatically enhanced Web 2.0 functionality and library-friendly features.  ...  We are writing to all subscribers with guidance on how to manage your account or to view and change your access account details. Existing access account details, including IP addresses, were transferred from MetaPress and set-up on HighWire's familiar and trusted subscription management and reporting system.  If you have any questions about our move to HighWire or your online access with us, or you have some feedback about the new site, please contact Jill Ponsford in Royal Society Customer Services at  ...All fulfilment data continues to be maintained at Portland Customer Services and HighWire will authenticate everyone against Portland's customer records to ensure continuous access to subscribed content, now and in the future (also known as 'perpetual access'). For general subscription and pricing enquiries please contact Portland Customer Services at  The link below with give details about how they can create their own account, so they in the future can get details such as usage, directly from HighWire:

Online Journals
Model Academic Consortium Licence (25/2/08)
Terms and conditions (24/8/09)
E-Journal Guidelines for Institutional Access (24/8/09) NB Access via HighWire

2010 tiered pricing for CAUL (23/3/09, under discussion re price cap 2009-2011, updated 24/8/09)
2009-2011 offer to CAUL (28/3/08)
Current (2009) subscription prices and package prices (15/8/08)
Updated 2009 pricing for new subscribers and quote for all CEIRC (2/7/08)
PACKAGE S: The Excellence in Science Collection - comes with free and exclusive access to all journal content published since 1665. The greatest journal archive in Science.
Purchase these 7 leading science journals (print and online):
    * Biology Letters
    * Journal of the Royal Society Interface
    * Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences
    * Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
    * Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences
    * Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
    * Notes and Records of the Royal Society
and receive 15% discount on the full-rate subscription prices plus free access to the entire Digital Journals Archive back to 1665.
Europe - GPB £6169/USD $11,412/€9252
USA/Canada - GPB £6495/USD $12,014
Rest of World - GPB £6671/USD $12,339

2007 Subscription information & pricing (18/8/06)
2007 Journal Packages (8/2/07)
There are three different packages which includes the archive.
Package S, has all the seven journals and the archive (most recommended). 2007 institution price (GBP) £5,486/yr (ROW pricing)
Package A, have our Physical sciences collection, three journals and the archive. 2007 institution price (GBP) £2,740/yr
Package B, have our Biological sciences collection, four journals and the archive. 2007 institution price (GBP) £3,632/yr

Contact Cissie Andersson, journal sales manager The Royal Society
6-9 Cartlon Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG UK +44 (0)207 451 2221

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