Academic Books & Online Resources

Online Access Activation & Maintenance

In most cases, a current online subscription will allow access to content from 1996 onwards (where available). After a subscription has expired, access will be retained for the years when an online subscription was paid for. In order to view content before 1996, access to the Oxford Journals Digital Archive is required.

Please note that usernames and passwords for online access are not provided by Oxford Journals. End-users should choose their own username and password by registering here. To view a journal subscription online end-users will need to activate their subscriber number. This is an 8-digit number quoted on all correspondence from us. If the subscriber number is not known, please contact us. Institutional subscribers can set up access for their users by registering IP addresses. Detailed instructions can be downloaded in PDF format here:

For further help with IP registration, please click here.