Subscription FAQ

What's on offer?

We now offer two types of one year subscription for individuals - a print subscription that includes a digital version and a digital only subscription. We offer a separate subscription for organisations.

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. Please note, if you are a trainee then your subscription will run for five Editions due to the current issue being free for trainees. Please let us know by email.

How does an organisational subscription work?

Please contact us for more information.

How does payment work?

Payment is taken via Paypal accessed above. 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, 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.

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 This is a work in progress and more years will be added over time.

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 just 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, as is the packaging.

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. Touch wood - 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.

But I have more questions!

Please email Ben at: who will be happy to answer any queries.