Journal Subscriptions, Back Issues and Online Access

Journal Subscriptions

Institutional subscriptions are offered as Print & Online or Online Only. Individual subscriptions are offered as Print Only.

MUP 2015 subscription rate card

Please send all renewals, new orders and claims to your subscription agent or:
Turpin Distribution
Pegasus Drive, Stratton Business Park
Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 8TQ, UK
Tel +44 (0) 1767 604978 Fax +44 (0) 1767 601640

ALPSP Learned Journals Collection
This collection (in partnership with Swets) is an initiative whereby smaller ALPSP member publishers work together, through Swets, to sell a combined package of their journals to consortia and other large customers. Other publishers participating in the collection include Edinburgh University Press, Liverpool University Press, Brill and Walter de Gruyter, which allows our journals to be sold in subject packages with over 80 other journals. Other benefits include:
  • Cross publisher package: A unique and straightforward way to acquire a wealth of content from multiple publishers;
  • Value for money: An affordable and flexible solution offering key, high quality electronic content;
  • Simplicity: A single order, license, pricing model, invoice and point of contact;
  • Instant Access: Access activated within 24 hours;
  • Multi-year license agreements: Fixed annual price increase;
  • An initiative of smaller- and medium-sized publishers;
  • Special consortia arrangements available.
Visit the ALJC website for more information and details on how to subscribe.

Recommend to your library
Please complete our Library Recommendation Form and send it to your Acquisitions Librarian.

Library Recommendation Form

Printed back volumes and back issues

Manchester University Press retains the current and previous two years. Contact Turpin for pricing and availability:

Older volumes are held by our official stockists, Periodicals Service Company, to whom all orders and inquiries should be addressed.

Periodicals Service Company (PSC)
351 Fairview Avenue
Suite 300
Hudson 12534 NY

Telephone: + 1 518 822 9300
Fax: + 1 518 822 9305

Visit the Periodicals Service Company website for backstock information on our titles.

Journal Online Access

All MUP journals are available online via Metapress. To limit any delays in your online access, send your institutional Metapress ID with your order or send to:

In addition to delivering online content, the platform provides:
  • RSS feeds and Table of Content alerts
  • IP address authentication and remote access via Athens, Shibboleth and proxy servers
  • High discoverability through ‘Vertical Search Facilities’ Primo; Ebsco Discovery Service and Summon
  • All MUP journal content on Metapress platform is COUNTER compliant. COUNTER is an international initiative serving librarians, publishers and intermediaries by setting standards that facilitate the recording and reporting of online usage statistics in a consistent, credible and compatible way. Institutional COUNTER reports can be downloaded from the institutional account page.
For any technical queries or to update your institutional IP address range, contact:

Preservation and perpetual access
MUP are now members of both Portico and LOCKSS/CLOCKSS, not for profit organisations dedicated to the preservation of electronic content, including journals and e-books. Perpetual (post-cancellation) access for institutional subscriptions will be available through our MetaPress platform and/or Portico and LOCKSS.

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