Librarian Resources

Below is information for libraries on subscribing to The Plant Cell and Plant Physiology® journals. If you don’t find your answers here, contact us!

Subscription Information

Librarian 2017 Tier Descriptions and Prices

Tier 1 – Online access $2,720

  1. Primary/secondary schools,
  2. General small reference public libraries
  3. Museums

Tier 2 – Online access $3,056

  1. Community colleges
  2. Undergraduate or master’s-level colleges or universities
  3. Museums with scientific research
  4. Professional societies or trade associations
  5. Local government agencies

Tier 3 – Online access $3,234

  1. Locally administered, single-site doctoral or research universities
  2. Medical or pharmacy schools
  3. Small teaching or research hospitals
  4. Small for-profit organizations
  5. Small non-profit/government research institutes (1-99 FTEs)

Tier 4 – Please contact the representative in your region (below) for price quotes.

  1. Single site institutions with high research activity and commensurate usage
  2. Statewide or regional institutions (academic or research)
  3. Single or centrally administered organizations or academic institutions, public or private, with teaching/research hospital(s) or more than one site or campus in the same city
  4. Statewide government agencies or ministries
  5. Non-profit research organizations or networks
  6. Mid-sized for-profit organizations (100-300 FTEs)

Tier 5 – Please contact the representative in your region (below) for price quotes.

  1. Consortia of academic libraries (includes groups of universities that share access or large state‐wide licenses)
  2. Consortia of medical libraries and affiliated hospitals (includes groups of medical libraries or hospitals that share access)
  3. Groups of affiliated labs or regional buying groups
  4. State or national government agencies
  5. Online Universities
  6. Multinational pharmaceutical or biotech companies.

ASPB’s representatives:

Ordering and Payments

Send orders and payments to the address below:
Make checks payable to:
American Society of Plant Biologists

Send to:
American Society of Plant Biologists
Institutional Subscriptions
15501 Monona Drive
Rockville, MD 20855-2768
USA

For wire transfers, send to:
Bank of America
11810 Grand Park Avenue
Suite 700
North Bethesda, MD 20852

Phone: 888-400-9009

ABA# 026009593
Swift Code: BOFAUS3N
ACH# 052001633

We also accept VISA, MasterCard, and American Express.

Internet Site License

While we have no formal internet site license agreement for online access, we do have terms and conditions:

  • An Institution (or Library) includes all parts of a single organization that report to the same Chief Academic Officer, Chief Executive Officer or Director of a not-for-profit, agency, governmental or non-governmental organization or independent company. (For multi-campus academic institutions, each organization listed in the Directory of Higher Education, or its equivalent, is considered a separate institution. Academic law and academic medical libraries may be part of a University only if they report to the same CAO or CEO.)
  • Authorized Users are authenticated, authorized current full and part time students, employees (including faculty, staff, affiliated researchers and independent contractors), and other individuals who have permission to use the public computers on the Library Subscriber’s campus.
  • An online subscription permits unlimited simultaneous internet access to complete Journal content by Authorized Users for the entire subscription term. Secure proxy access from off campus locations is allowed.

For more on our terms and conditions, see: Terms and Conditions

Multi-site and Consortia Subscriptions

We offer multi-site & consortia subscriptions. Contact us based on your location (below) with the number of sites that will have access to our journals & the number of relevant users at each site. We will be happy to quote you a price.

United States & Canada contact David Charles at e-Licensing: dc.Elicensing@orange.fr

Europe contact David Charles at e-Licensing: dc.Elicensing@orange.fr

People’s Republic of China contact The Charlesworth Group: sales@charlesworth.com.cn

Japan contact Bureau Hosoya: brhosoya@poplar.ocn.ne.jp

Republic of Korea contact Nani Jo at EBSCO: njo@ebsco.com

India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand & Vietnam contact Globe Publication Pvt. Ltd: aspb@globepub.com

All other locations contact Suzanne Cholwek – ASPB: suzanne@aspb.org

Pay Per View

Pay per Article: You can purchase access to any article in The Plant Cell Online or Plant Physiology® Online, including the PDF version, for a period of 48 hours for US$20.00.

  • You may view, download, and/or print the article for your personal, scholarly research, and educational use.
  • You may not (i) distribute a copy (electronic or otherwise) of the article without written permission from ASPB, (ii) post the article on an electronic bulletin board or website, or (iii) charge for a copy (electronic or otherwise) of the article.
  • To purchase an article, click on its full-text link and follow the instructions on the Sign In page.

Interlibrary Loan Policy

Inter-library Loan of articles or components in any electronic or digital form is allowed under American Library Association’s Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States, provided only a limited number of copies of such articles will be made and distributed. Visit the ALA Website for more detail.

Subscriber Tools

Activating Online Access

  • You can access both journals at http://www.aspbjournals.org/.
  • Click on either The Plant Cell or the Plant Physiology® icon. You can activate your online subscription to both journals from either link.
  • Click on the SUBSCRIPTIONS link.
  • Click on ACTIVATE Your Library Subscription.
  • Enter your customer ID number.
  • Enter your contact information; please include an email address.
  • Enter the IP addresses that will have access to ASPB’s online journals.
  • ASPB is on a weekly update schedule, which means it could take up to one week to activate your online account, depending on when we receive your order relative to when the next update is scheduled to take place

Change Your IP Addresses Used for Access

To change your IP addresses used for access go to The Plant Cell or Plant Physiology

COUNTER compliant usage statistics for The Plant Cell and Plant Physiology

COUNTER compliant usage statistics for The Plant Cell and Plant Physiology

Access Tips

If you can’t access the full text of our most current issue of The Plant Cell or Plant Physiology, there are several possible explanations:

Update Your Contact Information

To update your contact information go to http://www.aspbjournals.org/cgi/changeuserinfo.

About Our Journals

ASPB Subscription Policies

Prepaid/We regret that we are unable to offer refunds.

Subscriptions are issued on a calendar-year basis only.

The Plant Cell: Online ISSN 1532-298X
Plant Physiology®: Online ISSN 1532-2548

A subscription allows access to the full text of both current and past issues of The Plant Cell and Plant Physiology as well as Teaching Tools in Plant Biology.

All back issues of The Plant Cell (to volume 1, 1989) and Plant Physiology (to volume 1, 1926) are freely available at HighWire Press, PubMedCentral (both with a 1-year embargo) and JSTOR (with a 3-year embargo).

Tables of contents, abstracts, and many front-section features are free to everyone.

See our licensing agreement or contact us with questions.

Of Interest to Librarians

  • Your subscription to The Plant Cell and Plant Physiology® includes Teaching Tools in Plant Biology, an online teaching resource for educators. Teaching Tools in Plant Biology combines up-to-date peer-reviewed research-based content with flexible presentation components that can be used alone or integrated into your lesson plans so that you can confidently present these exciting topics in your classroom. We’ve addressed the stress and pressure busy educators face when devising course material by providing a short essay introducing each topic, PowerPoint slides, and suggested readings. An editorial innovation from The Plant Cell, one of the most trusted names in plant biology.
  • ASPB is COUNTER compliant.
  • The Plant Cell and Plant Physiology are archived in PubMed Central, CLOCKSS, LOCKSS and JSTOR.
  • The full archive of The Plant Cell (to volume 1, 1989) and Plant Physiology (to volume 1, 1926) are freely available at HighWire Press, PubMedCentral (both with a 1-year embargo) and JSTOR (with a 3-year embargo).
  • The Plant Cell and Plant Physiology have RSS feeds! See our links on the Librarian Home Page for details on how to subscribe.
  • Tables of contents, abstracts, and many front-section features are free to everyone.
  • You now have the ability to let patrons gain access to our journals via username and password. Go to www.aspbjournals.org/cgi/changeuserinfo.
  • If you have sent payment and still don’t have access, contact us and we can help.