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For those who do not hold a subscription to required content, access is possible via a pay-per-view option for short-term access. Payment can be made by Visa or MasterCard by a secure credit card transaction.

Pay-per-view content is for the use of the payee only, and content may not be further distributed by print or electronic means except under licence from CLA, CCC or your local reproduction rights agency. You may view, download, and/or print the article for your personal scholarly, research, and educational use. 

You may not: 

(i) distribute a copy (electronic or otherwise) of the article without the written permission of GSL, 

(ii) post the article on an electronic bulletin board or web site, or 

(iii) charge for a copy (electronic or otherwise) of the article. 

If you think you will require regular access to various articles it may be more beneficial to join the Society or recommend a subscription to your institution or company. 

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Pay-per-view content purchased on the Lyell Collection does not include a printed copy of the book/journal issue/article. Please see the online bookshop to purchase print editions of books (subject to availability).

"Buy a print book" on the Lyell Collection is a link to the UK online bookshop to purchase a print version of the book volume. Postage fees apply.

Purchase short-term access to individual articles, journal issues or book volumes by adding them to your cart. Click "Get access" or "Purchase this article". 

You must login or create an account to complete your purchase (and to view and download the purchased content within the purchase period).

Click "Log In | Register" on the homepage to login or to create a CONNECT account.

Pay-per-view options:

Article /

  Purchase access to the online article for 24 hours for the price quoted on screen.
The article must be downloaded and saved locally within the access period.
Journal Issue /
Book Volume  
  Login and access all the current articles in this book volume or journal issue for 7 days (168 hours) for the price quoted on screen.
Each article must be downloaded separately and saved locally within the access period.

Articles can be downloaded in pdf or epub versions.

Pay-per-view rates are subject to change.

Payment is accepted by Visa or MasterCard. 

Tax (VAT, TVA, IVA, BTW, etc.) will be calculated using the location of the card billing address entered during checkout. Please enter your European Union tax registration number during checkout if relevant.

An email order confirmation will be sent from alerts[at] The email confirmation is the only receipt/invoice issued - during checkout please enter any details that you require for your receipt. If you do not receive an email receipt for your purchase please check your spam/junk email folder.

Please contact us for assistance with your purchase or viewing the content. 

To access purchased content during your access period: login to the site, click on your name, then My Account. 

The purchased article(s) / issues(s) / volume(s) will be listed in Access Entitlements with the time remaining for access. 

When downloading articles please check your internet browser settings to allow pop-ups from the Lyell Collection site.

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Further information

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