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The Company of Biologists operates a tiered pricing system. If you are unclear about the tier in which your organisation should be classified, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tier 5 subscriptions and consortia agreements are negotiated individually with The Company of Biologists.
Subscriptions are accepted for a calendar year only.
Individual/Society online subscription rates are only applicable when a subscription is for personal use. By purchasing at this rate you are:
Subscriptions are accepted for a calendar year only.
The Company of Biologists Limited registered VAT number is GB 214 4240 10.
Full prepayment in the correct currency is required for all orders: USD ($) for orders delivered to USA or Canada; Euros (€) for orders delivered within Europe (excluding UK); GBP (£) for orders delivered elsewhere.
The following methods of payment are accepted:
Online access is subject to the completion of a Site Licence.
All orders are regarded as firm and subscription payments are not refundable after the first issue has been despatched or online access has been activated.
By purchasing a licence and by using the journals and websites of The Company of Biologists, you are agreeing to our Copyright Policy and the terms and conditions of use as set out in our Site Licence.
By purchasing a licence and by using the journals and websites of The Company of Biologists, you are agreeing to our Copyright conditions and the Terms and Conditions of use as set out below:
Our commitment to you:
Subscriptions are valid between 1 January and 31 December of any given year.
If you purchase an online subscription, a quality electronic version of your selected journal will be available before paper publication and distribution. We will try to keep our website available at all reasonable times, subject to necessary maintenance and unforeseen events.
The rights we will grant:
Our journals are protected by copyright and our copyright statements and disclaimers will apply. Please note that we do not accept responsibility for the work of our authors and also that, because our organisation is not-for-profit, we require to limit our liability to the amount of your subscription fee.
Users may not:
Users must seek and obtain permission from The Company of Biologists prior to all possible uses above. Contact: email@example.com.
Unauthorised use may lead to the termination of your subscription.
Users accessing the journal sites through a mobile device will be detected and automatically redirected to the mobile-optimised web interface. Access control will be the same as on the main journal websites. An institution’s subscription will give users access to all content through the institution’s wifi connection, with the added ability for users to access content when off campus using a simple authentication process.
Supported operating systems include IOS (iPhone and iPod touch), Blackberry OS and Android smartphones.
Please note that full end-user address information is required for all orders, even if delivery is made to a consolidated shipping address.
Unless subscribing directly, all orders from Japan must go through our exclusive agent Kinokuniya Company Ltd. Please contact:
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For USA, please write to:
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For UK and rest of world, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please quote your subscription number when requesting a change of address.
Claims for missing print issues should be made immediately after receipt of a subsequent issue or within three months of the journal despatch date.
Claims for damage or shortage should be reported within three days of receipt of the journal issue, otherwise a claim cannot be considered.
Please contact email@example.com, providing the following information:
Your subscriber number, your full name and address, the journal name and relevant volume and issue number.
Development, Journal of Cell Science and Journal of Experimental Biology offer FREE online access to developing economies by participating in the following initiatives.
Over 6400 journals are now available free of charge to developing countries through the HINARI programme, organised by the World Health Organization and major publishers worldwide. This is one of the largest collections of biomedical and health literature, made available to health institutions in 108 countries, areas and territories and so contributing to improved world health.
Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE) enables developing countries to have access to one of the world’s greatest collections of research in the Environmental Sciences. OARE is an international public-private consortium coordinated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Yale University and leading scientific publishers.
Over 2990 peer reviewed titles are now available in more than 100 low income countries.
AGORA was set up by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) together with major publishers. It provides 1900 journals to institutes in 107 counties in the fields of food, agriculture, environmental science and social sciences.
HighWire offers access to countries appearing in the World Bank’s list of ‘low income economies’ plus Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Djibouti, Georgia, Indonesia and Turkmenistan. Users do not need to sign up for this service as HighWire’s software automatically detects the country they are connecting from and grants access accordingly.
The Company of Biologists is a HighWire Press affiliated publisher and fully supports the LOCKSS Programme, a multi-institutional, multi-publisher initiative to create a permanent web publishing and access system.
LOCKSS replicates the traditional model of libraries keeping physical copies of books, journals, etc. in their collections, making it possible for libraries to keep copies of digital materials long-term. When libraries have custody of the content, they need not pay continued access fees for post-cancellation access.
LOCKSS provides libraries with the open source software and support to build their own collections and acquire a copy of the assets they pay for. LOCKSS preserves all formats and genres of web-published content. The intellectual content which includes the historical context (look and feel) is preserved. LOCKSS is OAIS compliant; the software migrates content forward in time; and the bits and bytes are continually audited and repaired.
Content preserved by libraries through LOCKSS becomes a part of their collection and they have perpetual access to 100% of titles preserved in their LOCKSS box.
Please see www.lockss.org for more information and to install a LOCKSS box.
The Company of Biologists has also partnered with CLOCKSS to preserve all their electronic journals at their geographically distributed network of redundant archive nodes located at 12 major research libraries around the world. This gives libraries the assurance that they will have a secure preservation solution and permanent access to our journals should a ‘trigger event’ ever occur.
Before activating your online subscription, subscribers must first read and agree to the terms of the relevant online licence agreement
Following payment in full of your subscription, you will receive an email confirming that your subscription has been activated. Please ensure that you send us your complete range of IP addresses, as these are entered by The Company of Biologists. Those using addresses not registered will not have access to our journals.
Some institutions use proxy servers to network their environment. This means that all the IP addresses of the computers people are using appear to our server as a single IP address. Under the terms of our site licence, use via open proxies and other non-authenticated proxy servers are prohibited.
Please note IP addresses/ranges are limited to the geographical area of the subscriber’s address. This means that, for example, an institution that has offices in both London and New York cannot share a subscription via IP if the account holder is in London. To get access, the New York office would also need its own subscription.
List each IP address, or partial IP address, following these rules:
EXAMPLE using both the wildcard character (*) and the range character (-):
Main site: All addresses beginning with 10.175.4 – use asterisk, in this case 10.175.4.*
Department: All addresses between 192.168.55.* and 192.168.60.* – use asterisk, in this case 192.168.55-60.*
Department: All addresses between 192.168.62.77 and 192.168.62.145 – use dashes, in this case 192.168.62.77-145
Update IP addresses
In the event that your institute’s IP addresses require amending or should you wish to expand your IP range over and above that currently registered, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org quoting your subscriber number.
Usage reports available for the journals are COUNTER (www.projectcounter.org) compliant. COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources) is an international initiative serving librarians, publishers and intermediaries by setting standards that facilitate the recording and reporting of online usage statistics in a consistent, credible and compatible way.
Shibboleth is a means of allowing access to subscribed content and is increasingly used by libraries signed up to their National Federation. The Company of Biologists has made Shibboleth available through HighWire for the UK, Germany, USA, Australia and Japan.
Users do not require individual usernames and passwords, as access is arranged by authorised IP addresses. Librarian or institutional administrators may change their username, password or contact details by following the link below:
Forgotten your username and/or password
Institutional usernames and passwords are for the use of the librarian or institutional administrator only and should not be shared with library users.
Following payment of your online subscription in full, you will receive an email confirming your subscriber number. You will need this in order to active your online subscription, which need only be done once.
You will create your own password during the activation process. You are the only one licenced to use this password.
You may reset your password by following the following link Forgotten user name/password
When this happens, the IP address for your machine is not being recognised by our server. This could be caused by:
Talk to your librarian and let them know you are having difficulties or email email@example.com.
If your institution has a subscription you will automatically have access to the Tables of Contents, Abstracts, Full Text searching, Full Text display, PDFs, Medline and GenBank links and future Tables of Contents. You will also see a button at the top of the page confirming you are signed in as part of an institution.
The subscription fee allows for unrestricted internet access at one location. Any user connecting from an authorised computer on your institutional network will be allowed access to the journals online. This includes visitors or members of the public accessing via terminals located on site and under the control of the subscribing institution. It also includes members using their home computers, provided such use can be authenticated by the institution via password controlled access to an institutional proxy server authorised by the Site Licence.
For the most part, an institutional subscription authorises use at a localised site. A site is an organisational unit, which may be academic or non-academic and is defined to be within one metropolitan boundary, i.e. within a city.
For organisations located in more than one city, each city office is considered a different site.
You will have access to all back years of the database; only the current year will be unavailable.
Institutional subscribers may supply interlibrary loan requests from other institutions via fax or paper document delivery under CONTU (National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyright Works) guidelines. Redistribution of journal content to non-authorised users in electronic or digital form is not allowed unless prior approval of The Company of Biologists has been obtained.
You may reset your password by following the link Forgotten user name/password
When you purchase an online subscription to our journals, you will receive an email containing your subscriber number which will instruct you on how to activate your subscription. You will create your own password during the activation process.
You are the only one licenced to use this password.
Without a subscription you have access to the Table of Contents, Abstracts and Full Text searching (but not Full Text viewing) at no cost and without having to register. Access to individual articles can be purchased. Archived content is made accessible after six months without fee or registration.
If you do not hold a subscription to our journal(s) then you may purchase short-term access on a pay-per-article basis where a PDF link to the article is available from the journal’s website.
Individual print copies may also be ordered via document supply services such as the British Library Document Supply Centre.
Alternatively, we can supply you with the single issue in which the article appeared, if it is from the current or previous two volumes. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.