Individual Subscriptions

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is included in an Individual Subscription?
2. Will I receive a password?
3. What if I forget my password?
4. Who is eligible for an Individual Subscription?
5. How can I access ADA's journals online if I am not an ADA member and I don't have access through an institutional subscription?
6. How do I become a member of ADA?
7. How can I tell if my institution has subscribed? How do I get my institution to subscribe?

1. What is included in an Individual Subscription?

Print subscriptions include online access to tables of contents, abstracts, full-text searching, full-text display, document delivery, PDFs, links to Medline and GenBank, future tables of contents, and the advantage of having password access to your ADA journal(s) online from any computer connected to the Internet.

2. Will I receive a password?

Yes, when you complete the online subscription activation process, you will choose a user name and a password. You are the only person licensed to use this password.

3. What if I forget my password?

>>Click to retrieve your username and/or password.

4. Who is eligible for an Individual Subscription?

Individual (non-member and member) subscriptions are available to any individuals and provide a printed copy of the journal(s) as well as access to the journal(s) online. Any individual may >>Join ADA's Professional Section and enjoy discounts on journal subscriptions. Note: Institutions may not join as members.

5. How can I access ADA's journals online if I am not an ADA member and I don't have access through an institutional subscription?

You may wish to >>Apply for ADA membership or you may wish to purchase an Individual (Non-Member) print subscription, which provides access to the electronic version. Without a subscription you have access to Tables of contents, abstracts, and full text searching (without full text viewing) at no cost and without having to register.

6. How do I become a member of ADA?

>>Click to learn about ADA Membership.

7. How can I tell if my institution has subscribed? How do I get my institution to subscribe?

If your institution has a print subscription, it is eligible for online access to the journal(s) as well. Access to the journal(s) online includes tables of contents, abstracts, full-text searching, full-text display, PDFs, links to Medline and GenBank, and future tables of contents. If your institution has a subscription, you'll see a button at the top of the page confirming you're signed in as part of your institution.

If your institution has a print subscription but you are unable to access journal content online, please contact your librarian. The librarian may need to activate your institution's online access.

If your institution does not have a print subscription, it does not have access to the journal(s) online. If you would like to have an institutional subscription, please contact your librarian.

Still have questions?

For further information, please contact ADA's National Office. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET. 

American Diabetes Association
1701 N. Beauregard St.
Alexandria, VA 22311

U.S. Toll-Free: 1-800-232-3472, ext. 2343
Outside the U.S.: 703-549-1500, ext. 2343

Fax: 703-549-6995

E-mail: membership{at}diabetes.org