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The Cambridge journals digital archive provides instant online access to two centuries of academic excellence and publishing history from Cambridge University Press. Our constantly growing digital archive takes knowledge off the shelf and makes it readily available online, alongside our current Cambridge Core content.

The latest PDF catalogue and PDF title list are available on our catalogues and resources page

Drawing on nearly 350 journals, 1 million articles and over 7 million pages of rich content, Cambridge journals digital archive offers a vast and user-friendly resource that allows researchers to place current research in historical context.

  • All content has been scanned from the original published material and reproduced as high-resolution, searchable PDFs.
  • Journal covers, content listings, prelims, plates and maps are reproduced in their entirety, providing a complete digital reproduction of the original journal.
  • Article headers and references are created as HTML files to allow easy access to data and reference linking between articles.
  • Google Scholar book referencing is available from HTML footnotes.
  • DOIs are registered for each article, facilitating full reference linking to the archive content via CrossRef.
  • Archive title lists are available in KBART form here.

Other benefits of Cambridge journals digital archive include:

  • networked and remote access options to ensure content is available for all users, at their own convenience
  • clear searching across archive and current content to provide users with greater access to the complete body of research
  • archive content that can be tailored to individual users' needs, with features including 'save your favourite articles' and 'export citations'
  • downloadable archive content usage statistics.

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The Cambridge journals digital archive is a user friendly, accessible resource which offers over two centuries of research to complete your archive holdings and place current research in its historical context.

  • nearly 350 journals
  • over 1,000,000 articles
  • over 7 million pages

This unique high-quality online archive is available either:

  • as a complete digital archive
  • as a Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) archive
  • as a Science, Technology and Medicine (STM) archive
  • or as smaller subject-based collections and as individual journal archives.

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We would be very happy to provide pricing for your individual needs, whether you are a single institution, a multi-site organisation or a consortium. For a price proposal, please contact:

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Archive acknowledgements

The Cambridge journals digital archive has been compiled with the help of many organisations and individuals. The majority of the content has been supplied either by the editors, editorial offices or the learned societies on whose behalf we publish specific journals. In addition, where there were gaps in the runs of journals, we have relied on the services of the British Library, Periodicals Services Company and numerous used and antiquarian book dealers.

In several cases, librarians and individuals have kindly contacted us, in response to the notices of missing issues, to lend or donate their copies.

Missing archives are listed in our Additional archives required section below. If you are able to help by lending any copies, please contact Natalie Liddell.

A huge thank you to the following libraries and individuals for generously lending their copies of missing journals:

  • Professor Chris Arme and Judith Stevens, Keele University, UK
  • Biblioteca Ciències de la Salut "Pelegrí Casanova", Valencia University, Spain
  • University of Birmingham, UK
  • Professor Peter Brooks, University of Plymouth, UK
  • Brynmor Jones Library, University of Hull, UK
  • Professor Iain Cameron, University of Southampton, UK
  • Cornell University Library, Ithaca, US
  • Professor Mark Davies, UK
  • Garry Downs, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Flinders University Library, Adelaide, Australia
  • Gibson D. Lewis, Health Science Library, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, US
  • Glasgow University Library, UK
  • Robert Grant, Nottingham High School, UK
  • Michael Heal, UK
  • Hedmark University College Library, Norway
  • Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, University of Michigan, US
  • Harri Hemila, Finland
  • Hirsh Health Sciences Library, Tufts University, US
  • Elaine Hickes, University of York, UK
  • John Ryland Library, University of Manchester, UK
  • Professor Gordon Johnson, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Margareta Kimble, UK
  • Rev. Joseph T. Lienhard, Fordham University, US
  • London School of Economics Library, London, UK
  • Professor John Maynard, US
  • Professor Roger Parker, UK
  • Tony Pilmer, National Aerospace Library, UK
  • Pennsylvania State University, US
  • Revd Canon John Rees, UK
  • Professor Malcolm Rutherford, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • Shaw-Smith Performing Arts Library, University of Maryland, US
  • Simon Fraser University Library, British Columbia, Canada
  • Maureen Street, UK
  • Dr Thomas S Torrance, UK
  • University of Colorado, Denver, US
  • University of St Andrews, UK
  • University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
  • Neil Weir, UK
  • Andrew White, Landcare Research, New Zealand

Additional archives required

The following issues are currently missing from the Journals Digital Archive, and we are trying to source them. If you can help us with supplying these issues, please contact Natalie Liddell.

  • Acta Neuropsychiatrica (NEU): Volume 9 issue 1 and volume 13 issue 4.
  • Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BCP): B. A. B. P. Bulletin Volumes 1 & 2.
  • The Carleton Drama Bulletin (subsequently TDR: The Drama Review): Volumes 1-6.
  • CORD News (subsequently Dance Research Journal, DRJ): Volume 4 issue 2 and volume 5 issue 2.
  • CNS Spectrums (CNS): Various supplements Volumes 1-16 (please see journal homepage for details).
  • European psychiatry - Ed. Española (EPE): Volume 1, volume 2 issues 1 & 2, volume 3 issue 6, volume 4 issue 1, volume 6 issue 5, volume 12 issues 1 & 5, volume 14 issue 5 and volume 16.
  • International Astronomical Union Colloquium (IAC): Volumes xi, xiv, xvi, xvii, 16, 20 and 55.
  • International Journal of Legal Information (JLI): Volume 23.3.
  • Italian Political Science Review / Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica (IPO): Volume 29 issue 2.
  • Itinerario (ITI): Volume 2 issues 3 & 4.
  • International Annals of Criminology (CRI) Volumes 1-50, 53 & 54.
  • News for Teachers of Political Science (NTP): Volumes 16-27 and 30.
  • Proceedings of the Nutrition Society (PNS): Volume 67 issue OCE4.
  • Revista Internacional de la Cruz Roja (RCS): Volume 2 issue 15.
  • Minutes of Proceedings (Institution of Aeronautical Engineers) (IAP): Volumes 1 & 2.

Archives in production

The following issues are currently missing from the archive, and are in the process of being produced:

  • International Astronomical Union Colloquium (IAC): Volumes i, ii, v, vi, vii, ix, xii, xiii, xv & xx.