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Portland Press site licences offer your faculty and students 24/7 access to a wealth of groundbreaking original research and significant authoritative reviews in the biochemical, cellular and molecular life sciences.

We offer a range of licences for electronic access across a single site, multi-site or group of institutions and we can tailor a licence to suit your needs.

Licences are available for the following institutions: academic, corporate, hospitals, government agencies and local and national consortia.

For a quotation, simply complete the online form

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Portland Press Journal Packages

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

Prices exclude VAT at the current rate.

Journal 2011 Pricing
  Sterling (GBP) Dollar (USD) Euro
BJ-E/BST-E - BJ and BST Online Only 2,457.00 4,608.00 3,972.50
BJ/BST - Combined BJ and BST Paper and Online 2,732.00 5,124.00 4,417.50

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?

The aim of our licences is to provide institutions with extended online access within their budget.

Portland Press Limited (PPL), the wholly-owned trading subsidiary of the Biochemical Society, is a leading innovative publisher of journals, books and electronic resources. It prides itself on leading the way in content innovation, open access publishing and the delivery of high quality molecular and cellular biosciences research. PPL aims to serve both the scientific community and the aims of the Society in its pursuit of excellence and scientific progression. 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?

Free trial access is available for multi-site and consortia licences. Please complete the enquiry form

How do I order?

Simply complete the enquiry form for a quotation or contact the Sales & Licensing Manager on +44 (0)20 7685 2452 to discuss your requirements.

Can I use a subscription agent?

Yes - we are happy for the purchase of online packages and online licensing to be arranged through your normal subscription agent, if you prefer.

Access methods and authentication

Portland Press journals are available from our own journal platform Sirius at www.portlandpress.com

and also via the following gateways:

EBSCOHost Electronic Journals Service
Minerva Electronic Online Service
Medline / PubMed

Access authentication is normally by IP address. If this causes problems, please get in touch, as other methods are available in exceptional circumstances.

Usage statistics

Usage statistics are provided online and are available 24/7. Our usage statistics are COUNTER Compliant. The reports include data from January 2002 and are updated monthly. They can be downloaded in .csv format for ease of use.

Register your password for access to your usage statistics at http://www.portlandpress.com/pcs/services/usage/login.asp

Access to back volumes

The online archive for most Portland Press Journals is freely available to anyone with Internet access.

Biochemical Journal, Biochemical Society Transactions and Clinical Science: online content is made freely available on a rolling 12-month basis. Full access to the value-added final version of articles published within the last 12 months is restricted to subscribers.

Essays in Biochemistry and Biochemical Society Symposia: 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. http://www.portlandpress.com/pp/terms.htm

Licence Agreements for multi-site institutions and consortia

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

  • 'Authorized Users' include researchers working at home (either dialling in remotely or via IP address) and authorized 'walk-in' users
  • Portland Press will provide continuing access to material that was published and paid for during the period of the licence either from the Server, or by supplying electronic files to the Licensee.
  • Usage Statistics are COUNTER Compliant
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Portland Press allows use in Course Packs, Electronic Reserve collections and Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs)

Email licensing@portlandpress.com if you would like to see a full draft licence.

Who do I contact to get a quotation or if I have any further questions?

Please email: licensing@portlandpress.com

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Tel: +44 (0)20 7685 2425
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Tel: +44(0) 20 7685 2410
Fax: +44(0) 20 7685 2469
E-mail: editorial@portlandpress.com

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