Subscription FAQ

What's on offer?

We offer three types of yearly subscription for individuals - two print subscriptions (one for UK based subscribers priced at 50 GBP and the other for the rest of the world priced at 65 GBP). Both include the digital version of JCPCP and the pricing difference is due to postage cost. We also offer a digital only subscription priced at 20 GBP.

We also offer a separate subscription system for organisations - Please contact us for more information.

How does an individual subscription work?

For the print and digital version, you will receive the latest hard copy of JCPCP in the post and a digital version in pdf format via email. You also get the next three editions as they become available, so your subscription entitles you to four editions of JCPCP in total. The same applies for the digital only version, except that you will not receive any hard copy.

How does payment work?

Payment is taken via Paypal. We use the email and postal address supplied as part of the transaction to send out your copy of JCPCP. If you want to use a different postal address or email then please let us know.

Do I get anything else as part of my subscription?

Yes - digital access to full-text versions of papers published from 2016 onwards. Currently, this works via a secure link that we supply on subscription.

What happens to my contact details?

We only use them to send out your print and digital copy of JCPCP and will delete them once your subscription ends. We are registered with the ICO.

How do I renew a subscription?

You will need to purchase one again at the end of your current subscription period.

How do I get access to past papers?

You will need to subscribe in order to access full-text papers from 2016 onwards. Earlier years are free to access from our website for anyone with an internet connection: Please note this is a work in progress and more issues will be added over time. We also have a search function at the article level accessible here: Article Search

Can I get a print copy of the latest issue?

Yes. JCPCP is printed each quarter at Lemonade Press and sent out to those with print subscriptions.

Can I buy print copies of single back issues?

Perhaps. We have paper copies of many back issues so please ask.

Why is JCPCP not digital only?

JCPCP has always been printed and we are reluctant to stop. One of the problems with being fully digital is future software compatibility. Another is that paper can take years to rot and is nicer to read than a screen. A large enough electro magnetic pulse will also destroy everything digital.

What about the environment?

Our print runs are very small and the paper version of JCPCP is recyclable and made from sustainable material including the envelopes.

Why doesn't JCPCP have a DOI number?

DOI's cost money and are primarily about archiving and providing a permanent digital home for a paper. This website is designed to be permanent and one of its functions is to act as an archive for JCPCP. However, this does not completely remove the need for a DOI so it is something we will be exploring in future.