Article access rules

All visitors can read one free article each calendar month on, excluding CPD articles, which are only available to subscribers and RPS members. Once you reach the limit, you will be asked to register with us for free, which will entitle you to read three additional articles each calendar month. On encountering this limit, you will be asked to subscribe to The Pharmaceutical Journal

Full members of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Full members of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society have unlimited free access to Student members and associate members (including pre-reg pharmacists and pharmacists registered overseas) are entitled to unlimited free access to To see if you are eligible to become a member of The Royal Pharmaceutical Society, visit RPS’s website here.


Subscribers have full access to all the content on, including news, editorials, learning and CPD modules. If you are not a member of the RPS, you still have various affordable subscription models to subscribe to The Pharmaceutical Journal and

Visitors from developing countries

Visitors from developing countries, areas and territories included in Group A in the Hinari initiative have unlimited free access to the content on Subscription fees for countries and territories in Group B of the Hinari initiative can enjoy heavily discounted subscriptions. Verification of eligibility relies on information contained in the IP address of your internet server. Some internet service providers (ISPs) route their traffic through servers which are NOT in your country. If this country is not on the list of Hinari initiative, access will be refused. If you are visiting from one of the eligible countries and still experience access problems, please check the country of origin of your ISP before contacting us for help.