Help Topic: Journal home

The journal homepage contains all the key information about the journal, including a description of its aims and scope, its publication frequency and subscription information. It is also the 'gateway' to the journal's content.

Accessing journal content

In the middle of the page, below a brief description of the journal, you will see a number of buttons: 'First View' or 'Accepted Manuscripts' if the journal is making these available in advance of publication, 'Current Issue', 'Most Downloaded' and 'Most Cited'. If First View articles or Accepted Manuscripts are available the journal homepage will display those automatically. (The button will appear white, to denote it has been selected.) Otherwise, it will display the table of contents for the current issue.

Most Downloaded

These are the top 10 most read articles in the previous 12 months, based on Cambridge Journals Online usage figures and is updated monthly.

Most Cited

These are the top 10 most cited articles, using citation data taken from the CrossRef database and updated monthly.

Back Issues

To find back issues, click on the 'Journal Menu' on the left of the page, then click on 'Back Issues'.

Submitting articles online

More and more journals now encourage prospective contributors to submit their articles electronically. If the journal you are interested in accepts online submissions, you will see a 'Submit your article online' button in the middle of the page, immediately below the brief description of the journal. Click on the button and follow the instructions provided. A 'Submit your article' button also appears in the 'Journal Menu on the left-hand side of the page.


You can follow some Cambridge journals on Twitter. If this is the case, you will see a 'Follow This Journal on Twitter' button next to 'Submit your article'.

Search this Journal

From the journal homepage, you can run a search across just that particular journal. Go to the first 'Quick Search' drop-down menu at the top left of the page and you will see that 'This Journal' has now been included in the list of options provided.

Journal Information Menu

On the left-hand side of the page is the 'Journal Information' menu. This is an expandable/ collapsible menu providing links to more information about the journal.

- Editorial board

- Book review info

- Instructions for contributors

- Transfer of copyright (not available for all journals)

- A & I services

- Advertising information

- Impact factor

For more information about any of these items see the related Help topics.

Journal Menu

This menu allows you to navigate to the journal's contents: First View articles (if available), current issue, back issue, most downloaded, most cited and sample content.

It also provides link to 'Submit your Article' and 'Sign up for Contents Alerts'.

Subscription and Prices

If you do not have access to the full text of the journal and would like to subscribe, go to 'Subscription and Prices' in the left-hand menu, then click on the 'Subscribe to Journal' button. This will take you to a new page showing the rates for the various types of subscription available for the journal. If you are an Account Administrator you can take out organisational subscriptions online; individual users can take out personal subscriptions. Clicking on 'Subscribe' will take you directly to the appropriate shopping basket.

If you are an organisational or library user and do not have access to the full text of the journal you are interested in, you can ask your librarian to subscribe by clicking on 'Recommend the Journal'. See Help on Recommend journal.

Bookmark this Journal

You can create a bookmark to a particular journal. Note: you need to be registered and logged in to use this feature.

Click on 'Bookmark & Share this Journal', then on 'Bookmark this Journal'. You will then be able to access and use your bookmarks from 'Saved Bookmarks' in the 'My CJO Links' menu.

For more on bookmarking and sharing journal content, see Help on Social bookmarking.

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