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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. 


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).


Please note that the purchase of pay-per-view items is administered by the site host HighWire Press and not by the Geological Society. Please contact HWP by replying to your order confirmation email or email for assistance with your purchase or viewing the content. To regain access during your access period click on the link in your email confirmation receipt or login to the site and proceed to the purchased article. 

Payment is accepted by Visa or MasterCard via WorldPay. 

Tax (VAT, TVA, IVA, BTW, etc.) will be calculated using the location of the card billing address entered during checkout. 

To regain access during your access period click on the link in your email receipt or login to the site and proceed to the purchased article. If you do not receive an email receipt, please check your spam/junk email folder. 


Purchase short-term access to individual articles, journal issues or book volumes by adding them to your cart. Click "Add to cart" or "Purchase access". ("Buy a hard copy" is a link to the online bookshop to purchase a print version of the book volume).

You can download and save the pdf of the purchased content within the access period stated.

You must login or create an account to complete your purchase (and to view and download the purchased content within the purchase period). Please keep a record of your username as it cannot be reset.  If you forget your password you can reset it here. 

Pay-per-view options:

Article 
Login and access this article for 24 hours for the price quoted on screen.
   
Entire Issue    Login and access all the articles in this book or journal issue for 7 days for the price quoted on screen.
  The option to purchase an entire issue is not available for Online First articles or Accepted Manuscripts as the finalised book volume or journal issue is not yet available.  

Pay-per-view rates are subject to change.

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