Online Subscriptions

All APS journals are hosted on the APS platform. This unified and simplified configuration provides a consolidated set of personalized services for readers, authors, and referees.

The online journals are the definitive versions of the APS publications:
Physical Review Applied 2014–2016
Physical Review Letters 1958–2016
Reviews of Modern Physics 1929–2016
Physical Review A–D 1970–2016
Physical Review E 1993–2016
Physical Review X 2011–2016
Physical Review Special Topics—Accelerators and Beams 1998–2016
Physical Review Special Topics—Physics Education Research 2005–2016

With a PROLA subscription or an APS-ALL or PR-ALL package, usage statistics will also include Physical Review Series I & II 1893–1969.


Single Site License

Individual academic, corporate, or government institutions looking to subscribe to a single title or package can request information or a price quote from our Contact form.


Multi-Site and Consortia License

Organizations in a specific region or campuses within the same university system may be eligible for a consortia or multi-site license. Licenses are available to qualified corporate, government and academic institutions worldwide. In addition to subscription fees, an access or license fee may be applied.

For more details or to request a formal quote, please fill out the Contact form.


APS Tiers

APS continues its efforts to achieve a fair distribution of costs between major research subscribers, small undergraduate institutions, and those in between. The APS Council supports the philosophy that the cost of research activity should be distributed to reflect the way different institutions utilize the literature. In particular, it should reflect both the value of the product to the reader (students, researchers, etc.) and the value of the journal as a distributor of research information (authors, institutions).

To send your request for tier classification, please fill out the Contact form. Provide the complete name and address of your institution along with your contact information.


IP Policy

APS online institutional subscribers are recognized and authorized by their Internet Protocol (IP) address. APS will only accept IP ranges owned by the subscriber or that are for the sole use of the subscriber. 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, the institutions will be notified to resolve the conflict. Systematic or programmatic downloading via granted IP access is prohibited.

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. 198.162.123.154. 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 is 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 help@aps.org.


Usage Statistics

Library administrators at institutions with a current subscription will have access to COUNTER 4.0 compliant usage statistics on the APS server. Usage statistics conform to the Code of Practice developed by Project COUNTER.


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.


Claims

Claims for print journals 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 the APS Subscription Service.

Send your claims to the APS Subscription Service at subs@aps.org. Provide the institution 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.