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Portland Press Journal Packages

We offer two standard packages of combined and electronic journals for single site institutions:

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We also offer tailor made licences to all of our journals for single-site institutions. For a quotation please complete the enquiry form

What does it cost?

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Portland Press Limited (PPL), the wholly-owned trading subsidiary of the Biochemical Society, is a leading innovative publisher of journals, books and electronic resources. Profits from the trading activities of PPL are covenanted to the Biochemical Society and returned to the scientific community via its activities

Portland Press journal prices are competitive and we also offer significant savings to all institutions purchasing online only subscriptions in favour of our combined subscription rates.

Can I get a free trial?

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How do I order?

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Can I use a subscription agent?

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Access to back volumes

Biochemical Journal: archive dates back to 1906 and is freely available at Access to current content is available on a rolling 12-month basis for non-subscribers. Secure online archive and public deposit is available via PubMed Central (PMC).

Biochemical Society Transactions, Clinical Science, Bioscience Reports: "The Biochemical Society and Portland Press Limited are pleased to announce their new archive product "PPL Legacy Package". Containing almost a century's worth of papers, the back archives of our three highly respected journals, Clinical Science, Bioscience Reports and Biochemical Society Transactions, can now be yours to own and make available to your life sciences faculty in perpetuity."

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Bioscience Reports Archive 32 1981-2012 32
Clinical Science Archive 39 1970-1998 28
Biochemical Society Transactions Archive 40 1973-2012 39

Essays in Biochemistry Online and Biochemical Society Symposia Online: access to the online archive is free to current subscribers

Online Terms and Conditions for single-site institutions

For single-site institutions that do not require a licence, our standard online terms and conditions apply.

Licence Agreements for multi-site institutions and consortia

We use a standard licence based on the John Cox Model Licence. Our standard licence includes:

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  • Usage Statistics are COUNTER Compliant
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Portland Press allows use in Course Packs, Electronic Reserve collections and Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs)

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