Institutional Subscriptions

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

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International Orders

Institutions in Japan must order directly through APS’s exclusive agent, Kinokuniya. Email for more information.

Institutions in Australia, Brunei, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam must order directly through APS’s exclusive agent, iGroup. Email for more information.

Institutions in Korea must order directly through APS’s exclusive agent, Shinwon Datanet. Email for more information.

Institutions in 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 must order directly through APS’s exclusive agent, ITMS Group. Email for more information.

Institutions in India must order directly through APS’s exclusive agent, Balani Infotech. Email for more information.

Institutions in Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Ukraine must order directly through APS’s exclusive agent, ABE-IPS. Email Piotr Antcz at for more information.

Institutions in South Africa must order directly through APS's exclusive agent, WorldWide Information Services. Email for more information.

For institutions in countries not listed above, please email

Print Add-On Prices

APS offers annual print journal subscriptions for Physical Review Letters, Reviews of Modern Physics, and Physical Review A-E. Any online subscriber may also order print add-on journals for their respective subscription.

APS-ALL package subscribers may order single print add-on journal titles for any of their respective online subscriptions. Print must be delivered to the same address and same account as the online subscription. Orders and payment for the online and print add-ons must be made at the same time. There is only one price for print add-ons (no tier designation).

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 for the year. The number of discs in each CD-ROM set will vary depending on the specific journal title. 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 "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.

2018 CD-ROMs are available to pre-order with delivery schedule in 2019. 2017 CD-ROMs will be available in March 2018. 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

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

Journal Domestic (U.S.) International
PRA $400 $600
PRB $750 $975
PRC $225 $275
PRD $570 $750
PRE $420 $600
PRL $145 $235
RMP $250 $320

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. Prepayment is required. Orders are non-refundable.

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Prepayment May Be Made Via The Following:

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Contact the APS Subscription Service

APS Subscription Service
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