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Key features

  • Future themes are announced well in advance, and a Call for Papers goes out each year.
  • Prospective authors may submit an article to the Editor, in English, from anywhere in the world.
  • Each article is peer reviewed by the Editor and at least one member of the Advisory Board.
  • The Editorial Advisory Board is an international body of academic Shakespeare scholars.
  • The list of the year’s authors and their affiliations appears at the front of each issue.
  • All articles are abstracted in English, and available in print and digital versions of Survey.
  • Save searches, create reading lists and bookmark
  • Reference features including chronologies, extensive bibliographies and guides to further reading
  • In-house and OCLC MARC records available
  • Unique personalisation features enable easy creation and sharing of research for teaching and learning
  • Onsitehelp and technical support
  • Usage statistics, COUNTER reports and title lists



Shakespeare Survey is available by annual subscription to libraries and institutions.

Unlimited user licences are available to purchase and offer the following benefits:

  • Concurrent access for unlimited numbers of users
  • Remote access of licensed content to authorised users
  • No limit on usage
  • IP authentication

The cost of an unlimited user licence depends on the size, type, and location of the institution. Please contact (North America and Mexico) or (outside North America) for more details.


Shakespeare Survey is also available via perpetual purchase for libraries and institutions, either for the full archive, or for new title top-ups.

If you are interested in either of these options, please contact (North America and Mexico) or (outside North America) for more details.

Free Trials

Institutions and organisations may also sign up for a free 30-day trial. A guided tour exploring the main features of the site is available to all users.