Search for a journal

Subs-by-specialty-table-2018We have a range of journal titles with an emphasis on orthopaedics and related disciplines, altogether comprising around 60 current subscriptions, either in print or electronic format.

On this page you can find information about the journals available to you and how to find them.  The page is split into the following sections:


Current print subscriptions

Latest issues of our print subscriptions are displayed on a spinner in the centre of the library. Older print journals are filed alphabetically by order of title on the perimeter shelves.

Our current print subscriptions are:

  • Co-Kinetic (Formerly Sportex Medicine)
  • Harvard Business review

Please note that journals are not available for loan and should not be removed from the library.

Current E-journal subscriptions

Most of our journal subscriptions are electronic subscriptions, and should be accessed by searching for the title you wish to view on the NHS Evidence journals page using your RJAH ATHENS password. For help with this, see our step by step guide.

All RJAH staff and students on placement are entitled to an NHS Athens password to access the e-journals. For more information, see ATHENS.

You can also browse a list of our current electronic journal subscriptions.

Francis Costello Library  journal archive

We retain a substantial print archive of musculoskeletal and orthopaedic related journals. To find out what we have, see our latest full journal holdings list. Click here to view a list of current journals grouped by specialty.


NHS e-journals

As part of the nationally purchased NHS England Core Content collection, you have access to over 1000 electronic full-text journal titles. The collection covers both clinical and health management titles, and is accessed via the NICE Evidence journals page, where you can either browse journal titles by in alphabetic order or search for specific titles.  To search for e-journals paid for by the Francis Costello Library from the NICE Evidence journals page, you will need to login via OpenAthens or register for an OpenAthens account. The link for these options are found in the top right-hand corner of the screen.


"Finch" Pilot e-journals

In 2014, it was agreed that certain medical and healthcare journal titles would be made freely accessible in full-text as part of a national NHS trial pilot. This pilot was set up in response to the Finch report.

Currently, NHS libraries in England have access to the current year and four years of back volumes to the following 29 Annual Review titles:  

Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry
Annual Review of Animal Biosciences
Annual Review of Biochemistry
Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering
Annual Review of Biophysics
Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology
Annual Review of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Annual Review of Clinical Psychology
Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics
Annual Review of Entomology
Annual Review of Food Science and Technology
Annual Review of Genetics
Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics
Annual Review of Immunology
Annual Review of Marine Science
Annual Review of Medicine
Annual Review of Microbiology
Annual Review of Neuroscience
Annual Review of Nutrition
Annual Review of Pathology: Mechanisms of Disease
Annual Review of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Annual Review of Physiology
Annual Review of Phytopathology
Annual Review of Plant Biology
Annual Review of Psychology
Annual Review of Public Health
Annual Review of Statistics and Its Application
Annual Review of Virology
Annual Review of Vision Science

You can find the above journals on the NHS Evidence Journals page. Please note that full-text access to these journals are only accessible from an NHS networked computer.


  Links to University journals

The University journal links below are provided for students on placement and staff based at the Trust who are allied to these institutions.

Journal FAQs

  • What if I can’t find the journal I am looking for?
    If you are looking for a specific article or themed issue which we don’t have in print or electronically, you can place a journal article request.
  • How do you decide which journal titles the library subscribes to?
    We review our subscriptions every year and take into account a variety of factors including usage statistics. We welcome your feedback or suggestions for new journal title subscriptions. Make a suggestion via the online library catalogue (you will need to login with your library barcode and password).
  • I have a university ATHENS password. Is it worth me having an NHS ATHENS password as well?
    Yes. Most universities have ATHENS passwords which enable you to access the online resources they purchase. However in order to access the e-journals which the Francis Costello Library purchases, you will need an RJAH ATHENS password