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News from Science FAQs

About News from Science and the Metered Paywall

What is News from Science?

News from Science is the content posted on our daily news site. This includes Latest News, ScienceInsider policy news, ScienceShots news in brief, and Sifter news from around the web. Research papers, commentary, and some News content appearing in the weekly issues of Science, in print and on the journal’s website, will continue to be available only to AAAS members, Science subscribers and patrons of an active site license subscription.

What is included in News from Science?

News from Science content including Latest News, ScienceInsider, ScienceShots, and Sifter are included in metered content. Research papers, commentary, and other content that appears exclusively in the Science journals will not be metered.

What is the metered paywall?

We introduced a metered paywall on our News from Science content in August 2018. After reading three articles over the course of a month, readers of News from Science content are asked to register or subscribe for continued, unlimited access. Subscriptions to News from Science go directly toward improving your reading experience and to supporting our mission of bringing you breaking news and analysis about science policy and research.

Does this include the Science family of journals such as Immunology, etc.?

No, access to journal content is not part of metered access, including ScienceScience ImmunologyScience Translational MedicineScience Signaling, and Science Robotics. As always, all content published in Science Advances is free to read and download.

For Guest Readers / Not Logged In to News from Science

How can I subscribe to News from Science?

Click here for more information about the News from Science subscription and to purchase a subscription.

What if I don’t want to register or subscribe—can I still read News from Science for free?

Visitors have free access to a number of News from Science articles (including Latest News, Insider, Shots, and Sifter) each month on science.org/news. Your free, limited access resets a month after your initial article view. Please reference the question above regarding the start and end dates of months of access.

If I view the same article multiple times, does that count toward my free articles for the month?

No, views are counted by unique articles viewed. The number of times the same article is viewed (within 30 minutes) does not count toward viewing total.

When does my month start and end?

The beginning of a month begins after the initial visit to a News from Science article and will reset on the same day of the next month or the end of the next month, whichever comes first. Example: My initial article view took place on 14 January; my meter will reset on 14 February. If my first view took place on 31 January, my meter will reset on 28 February.

I am at an organization with a site license to Science. Does metered access apply to me?

If you are at an organization with an active institutional license (your library provides site-wide access to Science journals) and you are an authenticated user at the time that you view News from Science, you will not receive a request to subscribe to News from Science. If you are off-site when accessing News from Science and you receive a request to subscribe to News from Science, ask your library how to authenticate to the library’s subscriptions from off-site. This is often called “remote access” by librarians and they will have information on how you should authenticate. Authenticated users may be asked to register their email addresses but will not be asked to pay a subscription fee. 

For Current Subscribers to News from Science and AAAS Members

I’m a AAAS Member. Why do I need to log in to News from Science?

As a Member of AAAS, you have unlimited access to all Science magazine and News content. Logging in with your AAAS Membership credentials verifies your access.

How do I access my account information?

You can view customer profile information related to your News Account by logging in here.  You will need your email and password associated with your AAAS ID Account to access your information. If you do not remember your password, you can reset your password. If you have any questions about accessing your account information, please contact us at [email protected].

Important note: please email our Support team at [email protected] to make any changes to your account, including updates to email address, payment information or your News from Science subscription. Changes will not be correctly applied to your News subscription account unless they are emailed as requests to our Support team.

How do I update my email address?

Please email us at [email protected] to make a change to your email address.

Automatic Renewal Policy

For Annual subscribers: After your initial one-year term, your News from Science subscription will automatically renew for one year at $25 on the same date of your original billing in the next year. Your subscription will continue until you cancel, and at each renewal the term and rate are subject to change. If you do nothing ahead of your renewal date, we will charge the payment method you selected. You can cancel your subscription at any time by contacting our support team or calling 1-202-326-6417 or 866-434-2227 (Toll Free) weekdays between 8:30 a.m. ET and 6:00 p.m. ET.

For Monthly subscribers: Your News from Science subscription will automatically renew each month on the date of original billing at $2.99. For example, if you initially subscribed on April 3, your next auto-renewal will be billed on May 3, and so on. Your subscription will continue until you cancel, and at the time of each renewal the term and rate are subject to change. If you do nothing ahead of each renewal date, we will charge the payment method you selected. You can cancel your subscription at any time by contacting our support team or calling 1-202-326-6417 or 866-434-2227 (Toll Free) weekdays between 8:30 a.m. ET and 6:00 p.m. ET.

How do I update my credit card?

Please email us at [email protected] to make a change to your credit card information.

How do I cancel my subscription?

If you want to cancel your subscription to News from Science, please email us at [email protected].

I have forgotten my AAAS ID/email associated with my account; how do I find that?

If you receive the digital version of Science, the email address to which new issues are sent is your AAAS ID. If you do not get the digital version of Science, or if you are having an issue with your AAAS ID, please contact MemberCentral Support by email at [email protected] or by phone at 1-202-326-6417 (U.S.) or 866-434-2227 (INTL) weekdays between 8:30 a.m. ET and 6:00 p.m. ET.

How can I request to upgrade my monthly News from Science subscription to an annual subscription?

To request an upgrade from a monthly News from Science subscription to an annual subscription ($25/year), please contact our Support team by email at [email protected]. Annual subscriptions to News from Science will auto-renew each year after your initial purchase and payments are non-refundable after 30 days of purchase or most recent bill.

I’m having trouble subscribing to News from Science; how can I address this?

To subscribe to News from Science, please click here

If you need to update your credit card number or cancel a subscription, please contact our Support team by email at [email protected]. Subscriptions to News from Science will auto-renew (each month for monthly subscriptions, and each year for annual subscriptions) after your initial purchase and payments are non-refundable.

I am a AAAS Member and have forgotten my password to sign into science.org; how do I find that?

You can visit https://account.aaas.org/Password/Reset to reset your password or contact MemberCentral Support by email at [email protected] or by phone at 1-202-326-6417 (U.S.) or 866-434-2227 (INTL) weekdays between 8:30 a.m. ET and 6:00 p.m. ET.

How do I become a AAAS Member?

To experience unhindered access to all Science magazine and News content, as well as many other AAAS Member benefits, please go to www.aaas.org/join to become a Member. Your Membership also ensures that we can continue to advance science for the benefit of all people.

News from Science Subscription Pricing Change

Please note that on April 30, 2021, AAAS introduced new subscription pricing plans for News from Science. Effective April 30, 2021, the monthly subscription for new subscribers is $2.99/month and a new annual subscription option is offered for $25/year.

If you were a current News subscriber as of April 30, 2021, this change will not immediately affect you. Following a six-month grace period ending effective November 1, 2021 however, your account will be automatically switched to the new monthly price of $2.99/month.

You also have the option to upgrade to an annual $25/year subscription at any time after April 30, 2021. Requests for subscription upgrades should be emailed to [email protected].

News from Science Staff and Internships

To learn more about the News from Science staff or available News from Science internships, please see the About News from Science page.