Cambridge Journals Digital Archive


Knowledge is no longer shelved

Gain instant online access to a vast resource of academic excellence and publishing history from Cambridge Journals – our constantly growing Digital Archive takes knowledge off the shelf and makes it available world-wide, 24 hours a day.

This unique high-quality online resource is available as a Complete Digital Archive, as a Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Archive, a Science, Technology and Medicine (STM) Archive, or as smaller subject-based collections. The latest 2014 Complete Archive contains over 240 journal backfiles.

A complete listing in Excel is available here:

A downloadable PDF catalogue and 2014 PDF title list are available here:

Smaller Digital Archives are available in the following subjects, please contact us via the email addresses below for more details.

  • Science and Technology
  • Agriculture
  • Asian Studies
  • Classics
  • Ecology & Conservation
  • History
  • Law
  • Language, Linguistics and Literature
  • Mathematics & Computer Science
  • Medical
  • Music & Drama
  • Philosophy & Religion
  • Physical Sciences
  • Politics & Economics

The Cambridge Journals Digital Archives are a user friendly, accessible resource which complete your archive holdings and place current research in its historical context.

Past Perfect

The Cambridge Journals Digital Archive (CJDA) is a leading high-functionality online backfile collection that contains over two centuries of digitized archive content:

  • over 240 journals
  • over 20,000 issues
  • over 630,000 articles
  • over 4.3 million pages
  • over 8 million linked references

Clarity and Accuracy

  • 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 format via the 'Librarians' section of CJO.

Increased Access

  • Networked and remote access options ensure content is available for all users, at their own convenience.
  • Clear searching across archive and current content provides users with greater access to the complete body of research.
  • Archive content can be tailored to individual users’ needs, with features including ‘save your favourite articles’ and ‘export citations’.
  • Download archive content usage statistics.

Contact us now for pricing

We will 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 in the Americas, or for the rest of the world.

Additional Archives Required

The following issues are currently missing from the archive, and we are trying to source them. If you can help with supplying these issues, please contact Gavin Swanson. (

  • African Studies Review (ASR):  African Studies Bulletin Volumes 1-4

  • Albion (ALB): Volume 5 issue 1, Volume 11 issue 2, Volume 30 issue 2/3, Volume 31 issues 1-4, Volume 32 issues 1,3 and 4, Volume 33 issues 1, 2 and 4, Volume 34 issue 4, Volume 35 issues 1 and 2

  • CNS Spectrums (CNS): Volume 3 issue 5

  • Dance Research Journal (DRJ): CORD News Volumes 1-5

  • International Review of the Red Cross (1961-1997) (RCE): Volume 30 issue 279

  • Itinerario (ITI): Volume 2 issue 3/4

  • Journal of Helminthology (JHL): Volume 26 issue 2, Volume 26 issue 3

  • Prehospital and Disaster Medicine (PDM): Volume 1 issue 4

  • Proceedings of the American Political Science Association (POP): Volume 6

  • Proceedings of the Nutrition Society (PNS): Volumes 6-11

  • Revista Internacional de la Cruz Roja (RCS): Volume 2 issue 15

  • Archives in Production

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

  • Acta geneticae medicae et gemellologiae: twin research (AMG): Volume 1 issues 1-3 and 42 issue 1

  • Anatolian Studies (ANK): Volumes 6, 7, 27 and 42

  • Animal Science (ASC): Animal Production Volumes 57 issue 3 and 58 issue 2

  • Austrian History Yearbook (AHY): Volume 29 issue 2

  • Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BCP): B. A. B. P. Bulletin Volumes 1 and 2

  • British Journal of Anaesthetic and Recovery Nursing (ARN): Volume 1 issue 3

  • Bulletin of Entomological Research (BER): Volume 27 issue 4

  • BSAP Occasional Publication (OBA): Volumes 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15 and 16

  • Canadian Journal on Aging / La Revue canadienne du vieillissement (CJG): Volume 23 issue 1
  • Cambridge Classical Journal (CCJ): Proceedings of the Cambridge Philological Society Volumes 1-180 and New Series Volumes 4-5, 12-18
  • Epidemiologia e psichiatria sociale. Monograph Supplement (EPX): Supplement 8

  • International & Comparative Law Quarterly (ILQ): Volume 2 issue 4

  • Itinerario (ITI): Volume 1 issue 3/4

  • Journal of Ecclesiastical History (ECH): Volume 47 issue 3

  • Journal of Functional Programming (JFP): Volume 1 issue 2

  • Journal of Hellenic Studies (JHS): Volumes 35, 51, 52, 56, 61, 62, 65, 81, 85, 91, 93

  • Journal of the History of Economic Thought (HET): Volume 6

  • Journal of Materials Research (JMR): Volume 7 issue 1

  • Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada (MCE): Issue 65 (accompanying issue to Canadian Entomologist Volume 101)

  • Parasitology (PAR): Volume 55 issue 4

  • Powder Diffraction (PDJ): Volume 3 issue 3

  • Prehospital and Disaster Medicine (PDM): Volume 1 issue 2/3, Volume 23 issue 3 and various supplements to Volumes 8, 10, 17-19, 22-25

  • PS: Political Science & Politics (PSC): PS Volume 1 issues 2-4

  • Psychological Medicine Monograph Supplement (PMS): Volume 9

  • The Review of Politics (ROP): Volume 58 issue 1 and Volume 61 issue 2

  • Speculum (SPC): Volume 29 issue 2 Part 2

  • Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences (TRE): Volume 88 Supplement

  • Zygote (ZYG): Volume 8 Supplement 1

  • Archive Acknowledgements

    The Cambridge Journals Digital Archive has been compiled only with the assistance of many organisations and individuals.

    The majority of the content has been supplied by either the editors, editorial offices or the learned societies on whose behalf we publish their journals.  In addition, where there were gaps in the runs of journals that could not be filled from these sources, we have relied on the services of the British Library, Periodicals Services Company and numerous used and antiquarian book dealers, where copies might be found.

    In several cases, librarians and individuals have contacted us, in response to the notices of missing issues, very kindly to lend or donate their copies.  As a result, we estimate that fewer than 30 issues remain to be found.  As we digitise new journals and add to the Collections, this list will be updated.

    Missing archives are listed on the page called Additional Archive Issues Required, which can be found above. If you are able to help by lending any copies, please contact Gavin Swanson. (

    To everyone who helped by lending or donating copies of journals – thank you!

    These are the libraries and individuals who have lent us copies:

    • Professor Chris Arme, Keele University, UK

    • 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, USA

    • Professor Mark Davies, UK

    • 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

    • Michael Heal, UK

    • Hedmark University College Library, Norway

    • Harri Hemila, Finland

    • Hirsh Health Sciences Library, Tufts University, USA

    • John Ryland Library, The University of Manchester, UK

    • Professor Gordon Johnson, University of Cambridge, UK

    • Margareta Kimble, UK

    • London School of Economics Library, London, UK

    • Professor John Maynard, USA

    • Professor Roger Parker, UK

    • The Pennsylvania State University, USA

    • Revd Canon John Rees, UK

    • Professor Malcolm Rutherford, University of Victoria, BC Canada

    • Shaw-Smith Performing Arts Library, University of Maryland, USA

    • Simon Fraser University Library, British Columbia, Canada

    • Maureen Street, UK

    • Dr Thomas S Torrance, UK

    • University of Colorado, Denver, USA

    • University of St Andrews, UK

    • University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

    • Mr Neil Weir, UK

    • Andrew White, Landcare Research, New Zealand