Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions 

Online access questions

Help! I have forgotten my password? 

Can I sign up for alerts? 

Can I purchase a single article? 

How is online access enabled? 

How do I subscribe? 

I recently subscribed to a journal. When can I expect my first issue? 

I am unable to access a journal. 

I’m an editor – how can I access my journal on 

I’m a society member – how can I access the journal? 

Why am I denied access to the full text or PDF options of an article? 

What is an access token? 

Why should I register? 

How do I view usage statistics? 

Do you offer Shibboleth and Athens authentication? 

Who do I contact if there is a problem with my account?

What browser would best optimize the use of

Content questions 

How do I find a publication or an article? 

Can I save my search? 

How do I request table of contents alerts for a journal? 

What is the difference between the PDF and the PDF Plus file?

Can you tell me more about online books?

Author questions 

How do I submit a manuscript? 

What is the peer review process? 

Reprint and Permission questions 

How do I obtain permission to reproduce content (i.e., text, figures, tables)? 

Migration questions 

Why was the move from Informaworld necessary? 

What advantages does this site have for the customer? 

Who should I contact if I have further questions? 

Which journals will be available on the new site? 


Online Access questions

Help! I have forgotten my password 

You can reset your Informa Healthcare password by entering the email address you used when registering and clicking the reset password button. You will then receive an email with instructions for resetting your password. Please click here to enter your email address.

Can I sign up for alerts? 

Yes, login and view Your Account and then click the Alert tab to setup TOC alerts. You can also select to be notified when articles are made available ahead of print.

Can I purchase a single article? 

Articles are available for purchase by credit card on a pay-per-view basis from this website. Find the article you would like to purchase and click on the Full Text or PDF links. Once you have registered or signed in to your account, a payment form will appear for you to fill in. When this has been completed and submitted you will then have access to your article for 24 hours. 

You may view, download, and/or print the article for your personal use. You may not (i) distribute a copy (electronic or otherwise) of the article without written permission of the journal’s publisher/owner, (ii) post the article on an electronic bulletin board or web site, or (iii) charge for a copy (electronic or otherwise) of the article. If you would like to order reprints (print or electronic version) please contact Darren Gillgrass to request a quote. 

How is online access enabled?

We can offer site-wide access by IP restriction as a subscription option in addition to a print subscription or as an alternative. Once we have your IP address for the institution location, every member within your institution can access your journal(s) directly and instantly from the desktop. Librarians can register as the administrator of their online account and manage their IP addresses through Your Account. 

How do I subscribe? 

Please use our Informa Healthcare catalogue website to purchase online: You can also contact the Customer Services team at [email protected].

I recently subscribed to a journal. When can I expect my first issue? 

Subscriptions run for the calendar year (January – December). For example, a 2010 subscription runs from January – December 2010. 

I am unable to access a journal. 

If you are experiencing difficulties when trying to access your journals, please contact your librarian in the first instance. If your librarian is unable to resolve the issue they will contact us for further assistance.

I’m an editor – how can I access my journal on 

You will need to register on and then activate the token provided by the Informa Healthcare managing editor. Contact the managing editor or publisher of the journal directly with any questions about tokens. If you do not know their contact details please contact [email protected] and they will be able to redirect your request.

I’m a society member – how can I access the journal?  

Please contact the society support team at [email protected] and they will be able to assist you.

Why am I denied access to the full text or PDF options of an article?  

Access to content of the journals is restricted to those subscribers who have selected the online subscription option. If you have an online subscription and are still experiencing problems, please contact our Customer Services team immediately. If you are not a subscriber, you can still purchase individual articles on a pay-per-view basis. 

What is an access token?  

Access tokens allow users to activate online access to one or more Informa Healthcare journal subscriptions or gain access to individual articles on the web site. To enter your access token, login and visit Your Account page and click the Access tab.

Why should I register?  

By registering you will be able to setup TOC alerts and saved search alerts. You will also be able to manage your favorites list of journals and articles. 

As a librarian, you can also manage your subscriptions, online access rights, link resolvers and view your usage stats. 

It’s easy to register with Informa Healthcare. Simply complete our registration form

If you are a librarian, you will need to send your username and details of your subscription (i.e., invoice number or customer number) to the Customer Service team and they will assign you to your account. You will then be able to access the institutional administration area. 

How do I view usage statistics?

COUNTER-compliant usage statistics are available through your institution’s account management area. As the librarian, you need to have registered as the administrator of the account to access these. When you login, click Your Account and then click the tab Institutional Administration followed by the Usage tab. You then have the option to select the year, the format of the report and whether you would like to view the report online or receive it via email. If you have not been assigned as the administrator for your account, please register and send your username and details of your subscriptions (i.e., invoice number or customer number) to the Customer Service team and they will assign you to your account.

Do you offer Shibboleth and Athens authentication? 

Yes – institutions looking to set up access using Shibboleth or Athens will need to provide Informa Healthcare with their Organizational ID. Requests to set up authentication should be sent to [email protected].

Who do I contact if there is a problem with my account? 

For online access questions contact the Customer Service team on [email protected].

What browser would best optimize the use of

We recommend using Firefox, Chrome, Safari or Internet Explorer (version 7.0 or higher) to optimize the use of The site does work on Internet Explorer 6.0 and we are still making adjustments to the site to help render or function as intended. Click here to update Internet Explorer. 


Content questions

How do I find a publication or an article?
Informa Healthcare publishes more than 180 journals. A list in alphabetical order can be found on the journals page. 

A simple search is available on every page and an advanced search can be used to narrow your search results.

Can I save my search?  

Yes – by registering on the site, you can save your searches. You can also receive an e-mail alert when new articles match your search.

How do I request table of contents alerts for a journal?  

Login and view Your Account and then click the Alert tab to setup TOC alerts. You can also request to be notified when articles are made available ahead of print. 

What is the difference between the PDF and the PDF Plus file? 

The PDF Plus file has the same layout as the print journal and has the additional benefit of reference linking; the PDF file does not contain these links. We recommend that you use the PDF file for printing and view the PDF Plus file online.


Author questions

How do I submit a manuscript?  

The Editors welcome unsolicited article proposals. In the first instance, please direct a very brief summary, together with working title and author contact details, for the attention of the Editor of the title concerned (see the journal Aims & Scope page for the contact details). Manuscripts should follow the format set out in our instructions for authors. You can also view examples of previously published articles. 

What is the peer review process?  

All articles submitted for publication are assessed by independent experts. The journal Editor will collate and convey this feedback to the author together with any editorial recommendations for style and presentation. 


Reprint and Permission questions

How do I obtain permission to reproduce content (i.e., text, figures, tables)?  

To request permission, please send an e-mail containing your name, institute and title, as well as your complete contact details to Darren Gillgrass. Clearly identify the content you wish to use, including the publication, the article title, the authors’ names, and volume, issue and page numbers. Finally, include complete information regarding the intended use of the material.


Migration questions

Why was the move from Informaworld necessary?  

The combination of medicine and pharmaceutical science titles simplifies the customer experience in one new, easy to use, robust platform that will deliver online content and archive material from more than 180 journals.

For users, this will provide a one-stop-shop for their content. This will make the user experience more efficient as readers will be pointed from one article towards other articles of interest within the same site. With the high volume of content in multidisciplinary areas, this will enable the user to cut out several steps in their search process.

Also, the site will be host to extra supplementary material such as webcasts, podcasts and alerts. This will mean that users will need to register with fewer sites to gain access to relevant material.  For administrators, the site enables similar journals, currently hosted on multiple platforms, to be managed on one platform. Usage statistics and account management activity can be performed at this one website.

What advantages does this site have for the customer?  

End users tap into a comprehensive one stop-shop for content, saving valuable search time. Users will be able to search through more than 276,000 articles for relevant content.

Administrators can review online journal subscription information and download COUNTER-compliant usage data. They can set up openURL links and download an SFX-compatible holdings file. Administrators can also enter or modify IP addresses and trusted proxy servers, and additional administrators can be nominated. The site can be personalised (with institution’s logo featuring on the site).

Will links redirect to the new platform?  

Many journals are indexed by MEDLINE, EMBASE, Current Contents and other databases. We are also members of CrossRef, ensuring that readers can access referenced Informa Healthcare content from articles available through other publishers. All links on these databases will continue to direct users to Informaworld until we have completed the customer and subscription load. By staggering this change, we will ensure that customer access is setup correctly before redirecting end users to the new platform.

Who should I contact if I have further questions?  

Feedback/General Questions: [email protected]

Online Access Support: [email protected]

Customer Service: [email protected] 

Renewals: [email protected] 

Which journals are available on the site?  

Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavia 

Acta Odontologica Scandinavia

Acta Oncologica

Acta Orthopaedica

Acta Oto-Laryngologica

Acta Radiologica

Acute Cardiac Care

Addiction Research & Theory

Advances in Physiotherapy

American Journal on Addictions

Amyloid: International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Investigation

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Annals of Human Biology (Online)

Annals of Medicine

Archives of Physiology And Biochemistry

Artificial Cells, Blood Substitutes

Audiological Medicine

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Australasian Psychiatry

Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry


Biocatalysis & Biotransformation Online


Biotechnic & Histochemistry (Online)

Blood Pressure

Brain Injury

British Journal of Neurosurgery

Cancer Investigation

Cell Communication and Adhesion

Chronobiology International


Clinical and Experimental Hypertension

Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics

Clinical Research and Regulatory Affairs

Clinical Toxicology

Connective Tissue Research

COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Critical Reviews in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Critical Reviews in Biotechnology

Critical Reviews in Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Critical Reviews in Microbiology

Critical Reviews in Toxicology

Current Eye Research

Current Medical Research and Opinion

Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology


Developmental Neurorehabilitation

Disability & Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology

Disability & Rehabilitation: Full Set

Drug and Alcohol Review

Drug and Chemical Toxicology

Drug Delivery

Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy

Drug Metabolism Reviews

Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy

Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine

Endocrine Research


Experimental Lung Research

Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy

Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery

Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery

Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology

Expert Opinion on Drug Safety

Expert Opinion on Emerging Drugs

Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs

Expert Opinion on Medical Diagnostics

Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy

Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents

Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets

Fetal & Pediatric Pathology

Free Radical Research Online

Growth Factors Online

Gynecological Endocrinology

Harvard Review of Psychiatry


Human Fertility

Hypertension in Pregnancy

Immunological Investigations

Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology

Informatics for Health & Social Care

Inhalation Toxicology

International Journal of Audiology

International Journal of Disaster Medicine

International Journal of Food Sciences & Nutrition

International Journal of Hyperthermia

International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders

International Journal of Neuroscience

International Journal of Pediatric Obesity

International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice

International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Health & Well-Being

International Journal of Radiation Biology

International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology

International Review of Psychiatry

International Reviews of Immunology

Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing

Issues in Mental Health Nursing

Journal of Addictions Nursing

Journal of Asthma

Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

Journal of Cosmetic & Laser Therapy

Journal of Dermatological Treatment

Journal of Dietary Supplements
Journal of Drug Targeting

Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry

Journal of Herbal Pharmacotherapy

Journal of Immunotoxicology

Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability

Journal of Interprofessional Care

Journal of Investigative Surgery

Journal of Liposome Research

Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine

Journal of Medical Economics

Journal of Medical Engineering &Technology

Journal of Mental Health

Journal of Microencapsulation

Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain

Journal of Neurogenetics

Journal of Neurovirology

Journal of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine

Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Journal of Organ Dysfunction

Journal of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy

Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery

Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology

Journal of Receptors and Signal Transduction

Journal of Substance Use

Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine

Leukemia & Lymphoma

Logopedics, Phoniatrics, Vocology

Medical Mycology

Medical Teacher

Microbial Ecology in Health & Disease


Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies

Mitochondrial DNA

Molecular Membrane Biology (Online)


Network: Computation in Neural Systems


Nordic Journal of Psychiatry

Occupational Therapy in Health Care

Ocular Immunology and Inflammation

Ophthalmic Epidemiology

Ophthalmic Genetics



Pediatric Hematology & Oncology

Pharmaceutical Biology

Pharmaceutical Development and Technology

Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics

Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics

Physiotherapy: Theory & Practice


Prehospital Emergency Care

Prosthetics and Orthotics International

Renal Failure

Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal

Scandinavian Journal of Clinical & Laboratory Investigation

Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology

Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases

Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy

Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care

Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology

Scandinavian Journal of Urology & Nephrology

Seminars in Ophthalmology

Somatosensory & Motor Research


Stress: The International Journal on the Biology of Stress

Substance Use & Misuse

Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine

The Aging Male

The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse

The European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care

The European Journal of General Practice

Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods

Toxin Reviews

Ultrastructural Pathology

Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences

Visual Impairment Research

World Journal of Biological Psychiatry