Librarian guide

Our librarian guide connects you and your institution to the most current radiologic research and education information. Explore resources, products and services connected to our five peer-reviewed journals.

Not sure which journal suits your institution best? Take advantage of the free online trial offer for each of our journals.

Need more information or have a question? Please contact us at subscribe@rsna.org or call 1-888-600-0064 in the U.S. and Canada or 1-630-590-7770 outside the U.S. and Canada.

New online subspecialty journals

RSNA's bimonthly, online only journals cover the topics of artificial intelligence, cardiothoracic imaging and cancer imaging.

Pricing and tier information

Pricing

View pricing guide (PDF)

Tiers

Tiers 1 to 4 apply to single site institutions only. Multisite institutions fall under tier 5 and require a licensed subscription.

Academic

1: Associate college — community, technical, further education (U.K.)
2: Baccalaureate or master’s level college/university and nursing, veterinary or dental school
3: Research university without affiliated medical school or patient care facilities
4: Medical school or university with a single medical school or medical center; all medical schools within hospitals must use academic rates
5: Academic consortia or research institute; research university with multiple medical schools and/or medical centers or hospitals; universities that share e-resources

Hospital

1: 1 to 400 beds
2: 401 to 750 beds
3: 751 to 1,000 beds
4: 1,001+ beds
5: Hospital system

Public/nonprofit

1: Community public library (small scale), general reference public library, nonprofit administration office
5: Government agency and ministry, research institute, state or national public library

Corporate

5: Corporate (including private practices and law firms); private practice (including medical groups of participating doctors and medical professionals)

RSNA subscription guidelines (PDF)

Note: License agreements are required for all corporate and commercial subscribers. Select a PDF below:

Mission based pricing

While RSNA is flexible in our agreements and will work with you and/or your legal department to determine language and finalize terms of the agreement that will satisfy all of your needs, we believe it is important to share our mission based pricing models.

The first step in RSNA’s mission based pricing is to determine the mission type: academic, hospital, not-for-profit or corporate.

Academic model

For single on-site academic institutional access, an RSNA subscription should provide access needs. Please see the tier descriptions detailed above to determine your appropriate tier assignment.

If there are multiple institutions or additional user needs, RSNA requires the full institution name, address, research level, type of academic institution, Ringgold ID number (if available) and web address for each participating institution with a description of each user base and additional access rights requested. Also, please indicate if there is a single signatory party for the agreement or if each member institution must be a signatory. RSNA will use this information to determine the appropriate prices based on our subscription model. RSNA will use the number of sites included in the license to determine the level of "site discounts" a licensee will receive. The more sites you have, the greater your discount.

Any of the following institution descriptions will fall under the tier 5 rate and will require a licensed subscription:

  • Academic consortia or research institute
  • Research universities with multiple medical schools and/or medical centers or hospitals
    • These types of institutions may be considered "one organization/academic community," but if there are multiple physical sites accessing, a licensed subscription is required
  • Universities that share digital resources

Hospital model

For single on-site hospital access, an RSNA subscription should provide hospital access needs. Please see the tier descriptions detailed above to determine your appropriate tier assignment.

If there are multisite or multi-institution user needs, RSNA requires that you provide the full hospital name, address and bed count for each participating hospital. Also, please indicate if there is a single signatory party for the agreement or if each member hospital must be a signatory. RSNA will use this information to determine the appropriate prices based on our subscription model.

RSNA will use the number of sites included in the license to determine the level of "site discounts" a licensee will receive. The more sites you have, the greater your discount.

Not-for-profit model

RSNA will determine the scope of access. This is why RSNA generally asks for the number of sites looking to gain access and the total number of full-time employees (FTEs) — even though most may not access online journals — to determine the size of the organization. With a large percentage of international readership, we simply do not have the resources to research each institution to determine its size, so we use the total FTEs as our preliminary guideline. From here, the organization is assigned to an appropriate price range using this number.

Because RSNA recognizes that it is unfair to base pricing completely on the size of an organization, especially if most employees will not use content, we ask for the number of relevant FTEs (rFTEs). We then determine the ratio of rFTEs to FTEs. The smaller the number of rFTEs in comparison to all FTEs, the larger the discount — up to 85% off the price.

RSNA will use the number of sites included in the license to determine the level of "site discounts" a licensee will receive. Basically, the more sites you have, the greater your discount. RSNA offers certain clauses in contracts that provide different access and marketing rights (3.1.5 and 3.1.6). If these are removed, additional discounts are provided.

Corporate model

RSNA will analyze the mission of the organization to determine how closely it aligns with RSNA’s own mission and determine the scope of access. RSNA requires the number of full-time employees (FTEs) and the number of relevant full-time employees (rFTEs) to determine pricing. With a large percentage of international readership, we simply do not have the resources to research each institution to determine its size, so we use the total FTEs as our preliminary guideline. From here, the organization is assigned to an appropriate price.

Because RSNA recognizes it is unfair to base pricing completely on the size of an organization, especially if most employees will not use content, we ask for the number of rFTEs. We then determine the ratio of rFTEs to FTEs. The smaller the number of rFTEs in comparison to all FTEs, the larger the discount — up to 85% off the price.

RSNA will use the number of sites included in the license to determine the level of "site discounts" a user will receive. As an incentive to get all sites to license in a single contract, the more sites you have, the greater the discount.

Guidelines and services
  • Print packages may only be purchased at an add-on rate, in addition to online. There is no agency discount included on print packages.
  • License agreements are required for all tier 5 customers.
  • All payments must be made in U.S. currency.
  • Payments can be made by check, credit card or wire transfer. Credit card payments are to be faxed to secure fax number.
  • At this time, we do not offer subscriptions to societies and associations.

Pay-per-view

For those without a subscription, the RSNA journal pay-per-view feature allows access to any article(s) from Radiology, RadioGraphics or Radiology Legacy Collection. To purchase access to an article, click on the full-text HTML or PDF version of the article. The site will then prompt you to purchase using a credit card. The fee will be deducted in U.S. dollars only and charged to your credit card at the appropriate exchange rate set by your financial institution.

Available pay-per-view options:

  • 24-hour access to one article: $30
  • 30-day access to entire Radiology Legacy Collection: $75

Article reprints

To order reprints (print and/or digital) of journal articles, please call 1-630-590-7771 or email reprints@rsna.org. Minimum order for print reprints is 15 copies. For a single reprint of an individual article for personal, scholarly use only, contact the corresponding author or access the online version of the article through RSNA.org and print the PDF file.

Permissions

For information on obtaining permission to reuse figures, tables or text from Radiology, RadioGraphics, RSNA News and other RSNA publications, see permissions and rights.

Archiving

Radiology and RadioGraphics online versions are processed and available to libraries rel="noopener noreferrer" for preservation in Portico. This system provides an electronic archive for all RSNA content and also provides rel="noopener noreferrer" perpetual access to this content. Learn more about Portico.

Licensing distribution rights
  • Access for sharing: Give researchers full authorized access to share content internally and with government regulatory services.
  • New marketing rights and tools: Give marketing and communications staff rights to share printed or electronic content for product marketing and professional information purposes.
  • Give users instant notification: Opt in to a variety of email alerts, customized for each employee’s needs from specific subspecialty to general table of contents.

Additional benefits

  • Global access options: Select the access rights you need — including giving global access to staff around the world — with pricing based on relevant full-time employees.
  • One administration account: Control and update all your institution’s access information from one account, including adding IP ranges and changing contact details.
  • Remote access authentication: Use community usernames and passwords for institutions with nonstatic IP ranges.

 

Manage your account
View or change your institution's IP address(es)
Log in with your administrator username and password. Once logged in, you will be able to view the information entered or make changes. 

If you forgot the administrator username or password 
Please send an email to subscribe@rsna.org requesting your administrator username and/or password and include your institution's full name.
About the Radiology Library Advisory Board

The Radiology Library Advisory Board (RLAB) provides RSNA with insight and advice on how best to distribute the Society’s peer-reviewed journals, Radiology and RadioGraphics, to physicians, medical students, scientists and the medical community. RLAB meets once a year in conjunction with the Medical Library Association's annual meeting. Topics of discussion may include: RSNA's new journals, the library's involvement in the submissions process and institutional repositories. With RLAB’s input, we are better able to serve librarians, medical researchers and journal readers.

For more information and how to join, please email adaly@rsna.org.