From January 2017 RSS members will have electronic-only access to the RSS journals series; print copies are no longer issued as part of the normal subscription. Access to the journal(s) to which you subscribe as part of your membership package is through the My RSS area on the RSS website or through the dedicated apps.
There are many advantages to this delivery method; moving online allows faster publishing speeds, increased content due to the removal of printed page restrictions, and greater environmental sustainability. Online content is as readable and portable as the print journal as well as being accessible from a variety of devices. Other benefits include:
No. While there are some savings to be made in printing and distribution costs, the move to an electronic-only subscription model brings with it different VAT implications, meaning that the RSS actually stands to save very little overall. This was not a financially motivated decision, but one driven by the benefits described above.
You will have electronic access to the journal(s) to which you subscribe for the duration of your RSS membership. The apps give access to all the journal issues from the past year, and the Wiley Online Library (accessed via My RSS) holds all the journal issues as far back as 1997. Don’t forget that you can change your journal selection at any point during the year, should you wish to switch between journal series.
Significance will still be a print magazine: as before, you can also access content online and via the Significance app. Of course if you prefer to go electronic-only with Significance, too, please contact us and we will update our records for you.