Publications FAQ

Journal Subscriptions

What journals does SIAM publish and where can I obtain information about them?

Find further information on the full range of SIAM journals.

When do SIAM subscriptions begin?

Subscriptions to SIAM journals are sold on a calendar-year basis and delivery costs are included in the subscription price. Airmail is an additional charge.

Does SIAM offer discounts to journal subscriptions?

Journal subscriptions are offered at a discounted rate to individual, academic, and corporate members. SIAM also offers standard discounts to agents. Please contact us for more information.

Can I order copies of individual journal articles?

You may purchase a PDF copy of any SIAM journal article. Please go to our digital library and identify the journal, issue, and article that you are interested in. When you click to access the PDF, you will be asked if you wish to purchase a copy. Enter your credit card information and the article will be emailed to you. If you have any problems contact us.

Can I order individual, back volumes of SIAM journals?

Back volumes and issues are available (see price list). Individual, Academic, and Corporate members receive discounts as well as agents.

How much time should I allow before placing a claim for missing issues of a journal?

Issues are shipped to subscribers as soon as they become available. We ask our customers to allow six to eight weeks for delivery in North America and three to six months for overseas delivery. A claim should be submitted if you receive issues out of sequence. Claims for missing journals are gladly considered when they are submitted within six months of the date of issue.

What is the SIAM policy regarding the receipt of damaged subscription journals?

Replacement of damaged journals will be considered if the journals are returned promptly to SIAM. Returns must include a copy of the packing slip and a written reason for the return.

Books - General

What books does SIAM publish and how can I obtain information about them?

SIAM publishes many different book series. See SIAM's book series. Specific information about publishing your book with SIAM is available on the books For Authors page.

How long will it take me to receive my book order?

Delivery time is 10-15 business days for domestic orders and two to four weeks for foreign orders, under normal circumstances. All orders to locations outside of the United States are shipped airmail to the country of destination where the order will be handled by the local postal system.

Can I search for a book on a SIAM web page or verify cost and availability?

SIAM's complete catalog is available online. You can search by author, title, key word, or ISBN.

How can I verify that the book that I ordered was processed and verify the shipping date?

For processing and shipping updates please contact customer service directly.

Can I receive a discount on books that I purchase?

Individual SIAM members and SIAM academic and corporate members receive a 30% discount. Bookstores and agents receive 10% discount. If your organization has special agent status with SIAM, the discount is 30%. For orders of six to 14 copies of the same title, the discount is 10% off list price. For orders of 15 or more copies of the same title, the discount is 20% off list price. No other discounts apply.

Must I pay for my book order before I receive the books?

Individual purchasers must send a check or call with credit card information before we can ship your order. You can also use our secure online shopping cart. Bookstores and agents may fax (215-386-7999) a purchase order request but all phone orders must include credit card information.

What are your book return guidelines?

All book returns must be preauthorized by SIAM Customer Service; fax requests to 215-386-7999. All books must be in sellable condition and must be returned within 90 days of invoice date. SIAM does not charge a restocking fee.

What is a standing book order?

A SIAM standing order means that you automatically receive a copy of every publication within the series as soon as it becomes available. Simply provide SIAM with a purchase order number and we will process your order.

e-Books

What is the SIAM e-book program?

The SIAM e-book program offers a way for libraries and other institutions to access almost 500 books published by SIAM over the past five decades. These titles have been written by internationally-renowned authors and span a wide range of subjects within applied mathematics and computational science. The collection grows annually.

How many books are included?

The collection currently includes almost 500 titles. New titles will be available to subscribers as they are published.

How many books are added annually?

15+ new titles are typically added every year.

Are all SIAM books available as e-books?

A few authors prefer that their books not be included in the collection and we honor their request. If you would like a list of the excluded books, please contact SIAM.

In what format do the books appear?

All books are available as Adobe PDF files and viewable by chapter.

e-Book Subscriptions

What are the options for access?

There are two options: perpetual access purchase and annual subscription.

What is the difference between perpetual access and an annual subscription?

When an institution purchases perpetual access, they are purchasing the right to use SIAM e-books without limit or expiration. This includes access to 460+ SIAM books available through the e-book program plus any new book published during the year in which the perpetual access plan is purchased.

An annual subscription gives unlimited access to the almost 500 back titles in the e-book program, plus any new books published during a calendar year. At the close of the year, the subscriber may renew their subscription for the next year; if they do not renew, they only retain access to the books that were newly published during their subscription year. That access will be assured online through Portico or by purchasing a DVD through SIAM.

What is the cost for perpetual access?

View our perpetual access plan here.

If I buy perpetual access, how do I get newly-published books?

Institutions that purchase perpetual access may also choose to subscribe to e-books in future years so that they obtain perpetual access to the books that SIAM publishes in the years ahead.

Perpetual access buyers who choose not to subscribe after their purchase will be assessed a $300 annual maintenance fee. This fee is waived for current journal subscribers.

View our perpetual access add-on pricing here.

What is the cost for an annual subscription?

See our current pricing here.

Do SIAM member institutions receive a discount?

Yes, SIAM member institutions get a 20% discount for perpetual access and a 20% discount for subscriptions.

e-Book Features

What platforms deliver SIAM e-books?

SIAM e-books are hosted on the same reliable platform as SIAM journals so that books can be easily cross-searched with SIAM journals. Usage statistics are retrievable. A completed Online e-book Licensing Agreement is required for all users.

Can SIAM e-books be accessed by more than one user at the same time?

Yes, the SIAM e-book platform accommodates any number of users simultaneously.

Is there any digital rights management (DRM)?

While SIAM retains all of its copyright protections and does not permit unapproved copying, duplication, and/or dissemination of its books, the files do not carry DRM coding or restrictions.

Are SIAM e-books compatible with e-book readers?

Yes. Individuals can purchase SIAM e-books on Google Play and they can be read on all platforms except Kindle.

When did the SIAM e-book program begin?

The online SIAM e-book interface was launched in 2011.

Are MARC records available?

MARC records are available for download here. We are also planning to have them available through the OCLC and Serials Solutions.

Is there a licensing agreement?

Yes. Our Online e-book Licensing Agreement may be viewed and downloaded here.

How do I get complete information about SIAM e-books?

Please visit SIAM e-books.

If I have more questions about SIAM e-books, whom should I contact?

Contact SIAM by email or call SIAM Customer Service at +1-215-382-9800 or 800-447-SIAM (7426).

Publications FAQ

Publications FAQ

Journal Subscriptions

What journals does SIAM publish and where can I obtain information about them?

Find further information on the full range of SIAM journals.

When do SIAM subscriptions begin?

Subscriptions to SIAM journals are sold on a calendar-year basis and delivery costs are included in the subscription price. Airmail is an additional charge.

Does SIAM offer discounts to journal subscriptions?

Journal subscriptions are offered at a discounted rate to individual, academic, and corporate members. SIAM also offers standard discounts to agents. Please contact us for more information.

Can I order copies of individual journal articles?

You may purchase a PDF copy of any SIAM journal article. Please go to our digital library and identify the journal, issue, and article that you are interested in. When you click to access the PDF, you will be asked if you wish to purchase a copy. Enter your credit card information and the article will be emailed to you. If you have any problems contact us.

Can I order individual, back volumes of SIAM journals?

Back volumes and issues are available (see price list). Individual, Academic, and Corporate members receive discounts as well as agents.

How much time should I allow before placing a claim for missing issues of a journal?

Issues are shipped to subscribers as soon as they become available. We ask our customers to allow six to eight weeks for delivery in North America and three to six months for overseas delivery. A claim should be submitted if you receive issues out of sequence. Claims for missing journals are gladly considered when they are submitted within six months of the date of issue.

What is the SIAM policy regarding the receipt of damaged subscription journals?

Replacement of damaged journals will be considered if the journals are returned promptly to SIAM. Returns must include a copy of the packing slip and a written reason for the return.

Books - General

What books does SIAM publish and how can I obtain information about them?

SIAM publishes many different book series. See SIAM's book series. Specific information about publishing your book with SIAM is available on the books For Authors page.

How long will it take me to receive my book order?

Delivery time is 10-15 business days for domestic orders and two to four weeks for foreign orders, under normal circumstances. All orders to locations outside of the United States are shipped airmail to the country of destination where the order will be handled by the local postal system.

Can I search for a book on a SIAM web page or verify cost and availability?

SIAM's complete catalog is available online. You can search by author, title, key word, or ISBN.

How can I verify that the book that I ordered was processed and verify the shipping date?

For processing and shipping updates please contact customer service directly.

Can I receive a discount on books that I purchase?

Individual SIAM members and SIAM academic and corporate members receive a 30% discount. Bookstores and agents receive 10% discount. If your organization has special agent status with SIAM, the discount is 30%. For orders of six to 14 copies of the same title, the discount is 10% off list price. For orders of 15 or more copies of the same title, the discount is 20% off list price. No other discounts apply.

Must I pay for my book order before I receive the books?

Individual purchasers must send a check or call with credit card information before we can ship your order. You can also use our secure online shopping cart. Bookstores and agents may fax (215-386-7999) a purchase order request but all phone orders must include credit card information.

What are your book return guidelines?

All book returns must be preauthorized by SIAM Customer Service; fax requests to 215-386-7999. All books must be in sellable condition and must be returned within 90 days of invoice date. SIAM does not charge a restocking fee.

What is a standing book order?

A SIAM standing order means that you automatically receive a copy of every publication within the series as soon as it becomes available. Simply provide SIAM with a purchase order number and we will process your order.

e-Books

What is the SIAM e-book program?

The SIAM e-book program offers a way for libraries and other institutions to access almost 500 books published by SIAM over the past five decades. These titles have been written by internationally-renowned authors and span a wide range of subjects within applied mathematics and computational science. The collection grows annually.

How many books are included?

The collection currently includes almost 500 titles. New titles will be available to subscribers as they are published.

How many books are added annually?

15+ new titles are typically added every year.

Are all SIAM books available as e-books?

A few authors prefer that their books not be included in the collection and we honor their request. If you would like a list of the excluded books, please contact SIAM.

In what format do the books appear?

All books are available as Adobe PDF files and viewable by chapter.

e-Book Subscriptions

What are the options for access?

There are two options: perpetual access purchase and annual subscription.

What is the difference between perpetual access and an annual subscription?

When an institution purchases perpetual access, they are purchasing the right to use SIAM e-books without limit or expiration. This includes access to 460+ SIAM books available through the e-book program plus any new book published during the year in which the perpetual access plan is purchased.

An annual subscription gives unlimited access to the almost 500 back titles in the e-book program, plus any new books published during a calendar year. At the close of the year, the subscriber may renew their subscription for the next year; if they do not renew, they only retain access to the books that were newly published during their subscription year. That access will be assured online through Portico or by purchasing a DVD through SIAM.

What is the cost for perpetual access?

View our perpetual access plan here.

If I buy perpetual access, how do I get newly-published books?

Institutions that purchase perpetual access may also choose to subscribe to e-books in future years so that they obtain perpetual access to the books that SIAM publishes in the years ahead.

Perpetual access buyers who choose not to subscribe after their purchase will be assessed a $300 annual maintenance fee. This fee is waived for current journal subscribers.

View our perpetual access add-on pricing here.

What is the cost for an annual subscription?

See our current pricing here.

Do SIAM member institutions receive a discount?

Yes, SIAM member institutions get a 20% discount for perpetual access and a 20% discount for subscriptions.

e-Book Features

What platforms deliver SIAM e-books?

SIAM e-books are hosted on the same reliable platform as SIAM journals so that books can be easily cross-searched with SIAM journals. Usage statistics are retrievable. A completed Online e-book Licensing Agreement is required for all users.

Can SIAM e-books be accessed by more than one user at the same time?

Yes, the SIAM e-book platform accommodates any number of users simultaneously.

Is there any digital rights management (DRM)?

While SIAM retains all of its copyright protections and does not permit unapproved copying, duplication, and/or dissemination of its books, the files do not carry DRM coding or restrictions.

Are SIAM e-books compatible with e-book readers?

Yes. Individuals can purchase SIAM e-books on Google Play and they can be read on all platforms except Kindle.

When did the SIAM e-book program begin?

The online SIAM e-book interface was launched in 2011.

Are MARC records available?

MARC records are available for download here. We are also planning to have them available through the OCLC and Serials Solutions.

Is there a licensing agreement?

Yes. Our Online e-book Licensing Agreement may be viewed and downloaded here.

How do I get complete information about SIAM e-books?

Please visit SIAM e-books.

If I have more questions about SIAM e-books, whom should I contact?

Contact SIAM by email or call SIAM Customer Service at +1-215-382-9800 or 800-447-SIAM (7426).

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