Pricing and Subscription Information


To request a subscription price quote, please contact the APS Subscription Service,, with the titles or subscription packages of interest in addition to the following information:

  • Contact Name
  • Contact Phone Number
  • Contact Email Address
  • Institution or Company Name
  • Full Mailing Address
  • Phone Number
  • Fax Number
  • Website Home Page

APS or its authorized local agent will contact you promptly to provide a price quote for the journals or packages requested for your institution.

Subscription Payment Options

For detailed instructions on sending payment for your APS journals subscription, please download our Subscription Payment Options guide.

Request for Tier Classification

Send your request for Tier Classification to Provide the complete name and address of your institution along with account number (when available).

Institutional License Agreement

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Interlibrary Loan Policy

Individual articles contained in the subscribed Licensed Materials may be supplied to another library for the purpose of research or private study and not for commercial use. For more information regarding this policy, please download the APS Institutional Single Site License and refer to section 5d.

Consortiums and Multi-site License

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IP Addresses

APS online subscribers are recognized and authorized by their Internet Protocol (IP) address. IP addresses and/or IP ranges for a licensee and its authorized users are specified in the institution’s signed license agreement. Librarians with an APS librarian portal account may also submit IP changes and corrections directly to APS.

The Licensee may access the subscribed Licensed Materials through IP addresses or IP ranges. Each computer accessing the Internet is assigned an IP address, commonly represented as four number groups separated by dots, e.g. All computers on a local area network or subnet may have the first two or three number groups in common. Access to the subscribed Licensed Materials are authenticated and authorized through the IP addresses or IP ranges you provide.

To provide the most accurate usage statistics, APS does not allow IP sharing across multiple institutions or accounts. If an IP is submitted in conflict with a pre-existing IP address in the APS system, both institutions will be notified to resolve the conflict. Please consult your network administrator for accurate IP addresses/ranges.

You may submit up to ten IP addresses/or ranges for APS online access. APS will only accept IP ranges owned by or are for the sole use of the subscriber. All IP addresses are subject to review and approval by the APS technical staff. APS reserves the right to reject any IP addresses failing to fulfill these criteria.

Systematic or programmatic downloading via granted IP access is prohibited. If you require any assistance or if you use proxy servers, please contact the APS Technical Help Desk at

IP and Contact Information Updates

To add or revise IP ranges or update your contact information, please log in to your account. Please contact if you need a username and password or other assistance. To expedite the process, please provide the complete name of your institution along with the account number.

Usage Statistics Service

Please visit if you have your username and password. Please contact if you need a username and password or other assistance. To expedite the process, please provide the complete name of your institution along with the account number.


Send your claims to Provide the name, APS account ID number, address, phone and fax number of the institution along with the title, year, issue, and volume number of the journal. Please note that claims will be accepted for six months from issue date; claims for journals older than six months will not be fulfilled. Issues can be claimed only once due to no arrival or damaged arrival, and single copies only will be sent as replacement issues.

Qualifying claims for print journals delivered to a freight forwarding company or consolidation warehouse will only be honored for the delivery to the primary destination. All deliveries to these locations use a trackable service with proof of delivery. Costs for claims to the final subscriber destination are the responsibility of the agent or institution placing the order and can be arranged by contacting

Ordering Information for Institutions

APS Journal Subscriptions and CD-Roms
APS Subscription Services
P.O. Box 41
Annapolis Junction, MD 20701-0041, USA
Toll Free: 888-339-9655
Fax: 240-757-4289


CD-ROMs are available with a paid journal subscription. The number of discs in each set will vary depending on the specific journal title. Back volumes are also available. Please click here for more information.

Order Back Issues/Single Issue Sales

Single issues from the current and past volumes are available at the current single-issue rates:

Journal Domestic (U.S.) International
PRA $325 $355
PRB $685 $765
PRC $200 $215
PRD $520 $570
PRE $360 $395
PRLetters $130 $140
RMP $230 $245

Single copy purchases are for non-institutional, non-library use. No more than three single copies per journal title may be ordered in a calendar year. We reserve the right to limit the number of journals that may be purchased by a single individual or institution. Back issues are not guaranteed; limited quantities available. Pre-payment is required. Orders are non-refundable.

For available issues or to place an order, please contact:

APS Subscription Service
Tel: (888)339-9655

Buy an Article

Each APS article may be purchased directly from the online journal by using a credit card: Simply navigate to the article's wrapper/abstract page and click on the 'Buy this article' link. Note that this link will not show for content that is covered by your subscriptions, Free to Read articles, open access articles published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, or other freely available articles such as editorials and errata.

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