Institutional Subscriptions

To request additional journal information or for the subscription price, please contact the APS Subscription Service at Please provide the following information:

  • Contact Name
  • Contact Phone Number
  • Contact Email Address
  • Institution or Company Name
  • Full Mailing Address of Institution
  • Phone Number
  • Fax Number
  • Website Home Page URL
  • Journal titles or the APS-ALL package option

International Orders

APS has global representation through the partnership with our exclusive sales agent for consortia arrangement and institutional subscription sales. Please contact the following representatives for more information:

Kinokuniya Company Ltd Journal Department
Institutions in Japan must order directly through Kinokuniya.

iGroup Asia Pacific
Countries: Australia, Brunei, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Shinwon Datanet Co., Ltd
Country: South Korea.

ITMS Group Inc.
Countries: Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

Balani Infotech
Country: India.

Countries: in Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Ukraine.

East View Information Services, Inc.
Country: Russia.

For institutions in countries not listed above, please email

Print Add-On Prices

APS offers print add-on options for Physical Review Letters, Reviews of Modern Physics, and Physical Review A-E. The print add-on option requires concurrent online subscriptions to the respective journals.

The print journals can only be shipped to the same address and account as the online subscription. Orders must be paid in advance of the subscription year to avoid any delays in access and print delivery. Payments are non-refundable. There is only one price for print add-ons (no tier designation). For international shipments, APS is not responsible for duties, taxes, or delays due to customs inspections. It is the responsibility of the subscriber to cover all applicable taxes and fees imposed by their local jurisdiction.

Please email the APS Subscription Service at for ordering information.


CD-ROMs are published annually for APS journal titles and are available with a paid online subscription. The number of discs in each CD-ROM set will vary depending on the specific journal. Back volumes are also available, but a historical online subscription is required for purchase.

The CD-ROM is a hybrid HTML/PDF CD-ROM that allows the "electronic shelving" of each journal. It contains PDFs of the year's journals to allow the transfer of the information onto the subscribing institution's server, thus "shelving" the information contained in the printed journals. The disc contains all of the articles for the year in PDF format and is the functional equivalent of a bound volume. This product provides the opportunity for users to secure their own archival copy of the annual issues.

The root directory contains an HTML document that links to each issue's table of contents, also in HTML format. Each issue has its own directory, which includes the HTML table of contents and PDF files of the articles. These files may be read with any conventional web browser and appropriate PDF viewer (such as Adobe Reader).

Access is limited subject to the terms and conditions set forth by the current journal subscription. APS online journals and their content, including abstracts, are copyrighted by the APS and are subject to all applicable copyright, database protection, and other rights of the APS as copyright owner and publisher under the laws of the United States and other countries.

2021 CD-ROMs are available in March 2022. Also available are limited quantities for volume years 2000 through 2016. Please email the APS Subscription Service at for ordering information.

Back Issues/Single Issue Sales

2022 APS CD-ROM and Single Copy Prices

Single issues from the current and past volumes are available at the current single-issue rates in US Dollars.

2022 Price for Single Issue Sales

Journal Print Domestic (U.S.) Shipping International Shipping
PRA $500 $30 $335
PRB $900 $105 $410
PRC $270 $30 $110
PRD $680 $85 $350
PRE $500 $60 $320
PRL $155 $35 $170
RMP $300 $40 $140

Physical Review A-E single copies include one months’ worth of material. PRL includes one weeks’ worth of material, and RMP includes one quarter's worth.

Print Issue Guide
PRA Single-copy sale is for one issue, which always includes two parts, and one of these parts may split into two additional parts depending on the size of the issue.
PRB Single-copy sale is for four issues, which include B1(I) & B1(II) and B15(I) and B15(II).
PRC Single copy sale is for one issue.
PRD Single-copy sale is two issues, which include D1 and D15, and each issue may include two parts depending on the size of the issue.
PRE Single-copy sale is for one issue, which always includes two parts, and one of these parts may split into two additional parts depending on the size of the issue.
PRL Single-copy sale is for one issue. Note that the issues are released weekly.
RMP Single-copy sale is for one issue. Note that the issues are released quarterly.

Single copy purchases are for non-institutional, non-library use. No more than three single copies per journal 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. Prepayment is required. Orders are non-refundable.

Payment Options

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

Prepayment May Be Made Via The Following:

CHECK: Please include the APS account number and quote or invoice numbers on your check. APS accepts only U.S. dollars drawn from U.S. banks. Please make your check payable to American Physical Society and mail the check to One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740-3844, USA with the attention line to APS Subscription Services.

CREDIT CARD: We accept American Express, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and Diners. Complete your payment information on the secured Credit Card's URL link located on your invoice or call 301-209-3202 for assistance. Please note, credit card transactions are limited to $60,000.00 USD total.

ACH OR WIRE TRANSFER: We can accept check and wire transfers for subscription and access fees. Please see the bank details below. To ensure proper credit and to avoid delays, please include your APS account number or invoice number, shown on your invoice, in the payment detail area of your wire transfer. Please direct your bank to include this information with your payment. APS will return payments we are not able to identify. Please also note, bank fees incurred as a result of electronic payments are the responsibility of the customer.

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Please remit your institutional check payment to:
APS Subscription Services
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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 license (3.0 Unported or 4.0 International), or other freely available articles such as editorials and errata.

Contact the APS Subscription Service

APS Subscription Service
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740-3844, USA
Phone: 301-209-3202
Fax: 301-209-0844