Information for personal subscribers to journals.

Where can I access full-text of my subscribed journal?
Online access to your personal subscription - for all Trends, Current Opinion and Drug Discovery Today journals - is now available on another Elsevier platform, powered by ScienceDirect providing you with unparalleled reliability and functionality.

What are the advantages of the new system?

The new online access site offers the convenience and flexibility of managing your journal subscription directly from one place. You can access full-text, search, browse, set up an alert, and cancel or renew your subscription all from one page.

Does this change affect what content I have access to?
No

Does this change affect the price of my subscription?
No

Do I have to claim online access on the new platform?
Yes. To protect your privacy we will not be transferring your personal data to the new site powered by ScienceDirect. Instead we ask you to visit and register directly with them to claim your online journal access. This is one-time only, takes just a few minutes and is free.

How do I do this?
Follow these steps to activate your online subscription

Click on the url below of the journal you want to activate.

Current Opinion in Biotechnology https://cs.sciencedirect.com/activate/cobiot/members
Current Opinion in Cell Biology https://cs.sciencedirect.com/activate/cocebi/members
Current Opinion in Chemical Biology https://cs.sciencedirect.com/activate/cochbi/members
Current Opinion in Genetics & Development https://cs.sciencedirect.com/activate/cogede/members
Current Opinion in Immunology https://cs.sciencedirect.com/activate/coimmu/members
Current Opinion in Microbiology https://cs.sciencedirect.com/activate/comicr/members
Current Opinion in Neurobiology https://cs.sciencedirect.com/activate/coneur/members
Current Opinion in Pharmacology https://cs.sciencedirect.com/activate/cophar/members
Current Opinion in Plant Biology https://cs.sciencedirect.com/activate/coplbi/members
Current Opinion in Structural Biology https://cs.sciencedirect.com/activate/costbi/members
Trends in Biochemical Sciences https://cs.sciencedirect.com/activate/tibs/members
Trends in Biotechnology https://cs.sciencedirect.com/activate/tibtec/members
Trends in Cell Biology https://cs.sciencedirect.com/activate/ticb/members
Trends in Cognitive Sciences https://cs.sciencedirect.com/activate/tics/members
Trends in Ecology & Evolution https://cs.sciencedirect.com/activate/tree/members
Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism https://cs.sciencedirect.com/activate/tem/members
Trends in Genetics https://cs.sciencedirect.com/activate/tigs/members
Trends in Immunology https://cs.sciencedirect.com/activate/treimm/members
Trends in Microbiology https://cs.sciencedirect.com/activate/timi/members
Trends in Molecular Medicine https://cs.sciencedirect.com/activate/trmome/members
Trends in Neurosciences https://cs.sciencedirect.com/activate/tins/members
Trends in Parasitology https://cs.sciencedirect.com/activate/trepar/members
Trends in Pharmacological Sciences https://cs.sciencedirect.com/activate/tips/members
Trends in Plant Science https://cs.sciencedirect.com/activate/trplsc/members
Drug Discovery Today https://cs.sciencedirect.com/activate/ddt/members
Drug DiscoveryToday - Biosilico https://cs.sciencedirect.com/activate/biosil/members
Drug Discovery Today - Targets https://cs.sciencedirect.com/activate/targ/members


  • 1. Input your 'subscription key' number. You can find this unique 8-digit number on the address sheet that accompanies your journal in the mail.

  • 2. Reaching the "activate user account page" enter your details in the boxes provided and then choose a password. You will be automatically issued with a username. This username and password will grant you access to full-text of your journal. When complete click on the blue "done" button.

  • 3. The next page confirms the username that you have been assigned. This is case sensitive and must be typed exactly as shown. You will also be sent an email reminder of this username.

  • 4. To go to your journal online now click on the blue 'login' button.

  • 5. On this login page input your new personal subscriber username and password.

  • 6. You have now reached the home page of your journal. From here you can browse or search issues using the buttons as the top of the screen.

  • 7. To set up a Table of Contents email alert click the blue "browse" button. Check the "Alert me when new Journal Issues are available" box on the right hand side of your screen then click 'submit'.

  • 8. Once you have claimed your access you do NOT need to repeat this process. Simply go direct to the journal site and login as normal.

Is There A Contact Address?
Yes, you can contact our Customer Service Desk.


What is happening to my email Table of Contents Alert?
From June these will no longer be mailed from BioMedNet. When you claim your online access you can set up a Table of Contents Alert for your journal. See stage 7 above.