It may be possible to subscribe to a journal with immediate effect, but this may involve paying twice for the journal in the course of one academic year. Please contact your Library Representative or Information Consultant at any time if you would like a quote for a journal subscription (this may require transferring funds from the Department book budget to the journal budget).
Most online journals (ejournals) can be accessed shortly after subscribing, and may include access to a full or part archive of online issues (some may only be for the year that the subscription begins). As most journals run on an annual basis, any new ‘print’ titles will normally become available the following January.
NB - Every summer the Library carries out a journal review where the department can decide to cancel subscriptions and take out new subscriptions subject to the departmental budget