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How to get access / subscribe

Providing information and support for librarians across the world is very important to us. On this page you’ll find answers to many frequently asked questions, and further details about how to order our products. We have tried to include all the information and resources you may need on this page, but if you have any further questions, please e-mail us on [email protected].

Step-by-step guides

How to purchase a journal subscription
How to purchase books
How to check out

Purchase information

Prices and discounts
Purchase options
Subscription Agents

Access information

Further information

Please note, journal print orders are temporarily on hold as we deal with the aftermath of our journals distributor Turpin going into administration. We are working on putting alternative arrangements in place. To register interest for print subscriptions please email and we will email you once they become available.

Step-by-step guides

Please download the below instructions as a PDF here: Step-by-step guide - PDF

How to purchase a journal subscription

The following step-by-step guide on how to purchase a subscription on Intellect Discover uses the 2023 1-year subscription as an example.

1. Go to and click on the person icon 

2. Log into your institutional account. 

Please email [email protected] for assistance if you have difficulty signing in, or need resetting the password. If you have accessed Intellect content previously via Ingenta Connect, your credentials will ahve been moved, please use them to log in on Intellect Discover.
If you have never used Ingenta Connect before, you will need to register. 

3. Once logged in please search for the title of the journal you wish to subscribe to.

4. From the chosen journal’s page, please click on the Subscribe tab. 

5. In the Subscribe tab, please click the button to open the pop up with the subscription choices. Please note, you must be logged in to see all options available to you.

6. The pop up window will display the purchasing options. These vary for personal and institutional users. Click the desired volume to add to cart.

8. The cart on the tool bar will update with a yellow circle and the number of items.


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How to purchase books

1. Please log into your administrator account and navigate to the page of the book you would like to purchase. You will see a button saying 'Buy book'. Click on it to view the purchase options:

2. Click the version you would like to purchase:

If you choose to buy a print copy, so hardback or paperback, you will be linked to one of our distribution partners depending on your location (University of Chicago Press or IPS UK). Please use the secure check-out on the relevant page to purchase your copy.

If you choose to buy the ebook version (ePDF and ePub in same download), the item will be added to your cart and you will be able to check out through Intellect Discover.


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How to check out

Once you have selected all items you would like to purchase, which might be a mixture of ebooks, chapters, journal volumes, issues and articles, you can check out via the cart icon in the top navigation.

You have the choice between an online payment (card payment) and an offline payment (invoice). Please note the limitations and restrictions to the offline payment (invoice) such as minimum amounts displayed on the checkout page.

If you select online payment, the basket will take you to the secure WorldPay page where you can complete the transaction. Your subscription will be automatically registered and you will have access to content as soon as it’s published. For offline payment, Intellect's subscription team will be notified of your request and will contact you with an invoice. Access will be established once the payment has been processed.

Please sign up to content feed alerts if you wish to receive notification of new content added to your subscription.


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Prices and discounts


Individual journal and book prices are listed under the 'Subscribe' tab and 'Buy this Content' button of each journal’s page, and 'Buy this book' button of each book's page respectively. See A-Z index of journals and A-Z index of books or go to our Download Catalogue page.

Small institution journal subscription discounts

We offer journal subscription discounts to

- Institutions with fewer than 3,000 FTE students across all campuses
- Voluntary sector organizations
- Not-for-profit organizations including museums, art galleries, public hospitals and public health providers
- Schools and FE colleges whose focus is outside the HE sector.

Please contact us at [email protected] for more information.

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Purchase options


Subscriptions are available as either Print and Online (institutional) or Online only. Single issues are currently not available in digital format. All Intellect journals are hosted on Intellect Discover.

Subscribe by title

Institutions can purchase one- or two-year journal subscriptions, with Online only or Print and Online options. Access is provided for the volume purchased only, unless it is part of a Tailored, Subject or Full Journals Collection, which include back-volume access. Single issues (print) or single articles (online) are also available to purchase. Prices and links to order are listed on the ‘Purchase’ section of each journal’s home page. 

Single articles

Single articles can be purchased on a pay-per-view on this platform, via Copyright Clearance Center's Get It Now Service or from the British Library's Document Supply Service.

Single volumes

This is the standard 1- or 2-year subscription set-up, where you can purchase a current or back volume, gain perpetual online access and will receive a renewal quote the following year.


Books are available to purchase directly through Intellect Discover as ebooks. You will be able to download both the ePDF/ePub as soon as you have purchased it. For hard copy (paperback and hardback) purchase, you will be directed to one of our distribution partners, University of Chicago Press and IPS UK. Forthcoming books may also have chapters available for online purchase in ePDF format. 


Intellect has a range of collections available, from journal collections to ebooks collections, as well as themed collections that include both journals and ebooks. See our Collections page here.

Journal collections present great savings compared to buying individual subscriptions. You can pick from our Subject Area Collections, Full Journals Collections, Tailored Collections and Archive Collections, so you can find the package that suits you! Browse our Journal Collections. Save 20–30% on Archive Collections of journals with seven or more volumes. Archive Collections include perpetual access to the current volume and full archive (Online only). Please contact us at [email protected] for more information. Perpetual back-volume access (Online only) can also be purchased for single volumes. Back volume purchases are a one-off charge: there is no annual fee for continued access to purchased volumes.

Our ebook collections not only build a discounted bundle on all titles published within one year, you can also opt for collections by subject area to fulfil the needs of your research departments in depth. Browse our Ebook Collections now.

For the first time, Intellect can create themed collections, no matter the output format. Within our themed collections, you will find journals and ebook content, compiled into specific and popular themes. Browse our Themed Collections now.

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Subscription Agents

Our discount for journal subscription agents is 5% off the customer's price.

If ordering Tailored Collections on behalf of libraries, please ask us for a quotation and/or proforma invoice as standard renewal invoices do not incorporate collection discounts. Orders for collections should be sent to [email protected]. All titles in collections should be ordered as a collection, at the same time and on the same customer number. Please see our Collections page for more information.

If ordering discounted subscriptions on behalf of customers, please ensure you quote the discount code when ordering. If ordering discounted subscriptions, please ensure you quote the discount code when ordering. Download a complete current price list here.

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Access information

Access can be set up via IP address and/or username and password (for remote access) using OpenAthens or Shibboleth. You may need to consult your network administrator for this information. Please ensure IP address ranges for all sites are included to ensure access. Online access is multi-site and multi-user, provided all sites of the subscribing institution are administered under one central administration and are within one country. There is no limit to the number of users, provided all users are affiliated to the subscribing institution. Please contact us, providing details of FTEs, if access is required for sites in more than one country. 

Intellect Discover is also integrated with the Google CASA service which let researchers access full text PDFs from journals to which their institution has subscribed, even when they are working at home and not using a university IP address. 

To manage your authentication methods, view your subscriptions and download reports, please follow the guidance on our Librarian FAQ page.

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Further information

Licensing and self-archiving

All Intellect journal sales follow the SERU guidelines, as published on the NISO SERU website here. Intellect Discover Terms and Conditions can be found here. For terms of use for the preprint, accepted manuscript and final published version of journal articles, please go to our Self-Archiving Policy page. 

Free issues

Free online issues of all journals are available to download. Please click on the relevant journal's page for links to the free issue. 

Sign up to our mailing list for librarians

To receive news and updates tailored specifically for you, sign up to our mailing list for librarians. Are you interested in receiving subject-specific newsletters as well? Sign up to our Visual Arts, Film, Performing Arts, Cultural Studies or Communication & Media newsletters on our Newsletter page. 

Latest Catalogues and information on our journals

Please go to our Download Catalogue page for information on all of our journals and current books, including pricing. More detailed information and links for purchasing can be found on each individual journal's or book's web page. See All Titles here.

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