Subscription Policies


Subscription Period

March 1st to the following March (Volume-based)

Publication Schedule

March / June / September / December

Shipping Method

All print editions are sent via AIRMAIL*

*Claims and journals mailed overseas after regular delivery date will be sent by Surface mail with option to upgrade to Airmail (additional $20.00 per issue).

Retroactive Purchases

Retroactive subscriptions for a late order are available. Subscription accepted for a complete volume only.

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Purchases & Refunds

Payment Options

Prepayment is required and should accompany orders. Payment in US dollars for international subscribers, Canadian dollars for Canadian subscribers. The following payment methods are accepted: By cheque made payable to UBC, Pacific Affairs; by Mastercard or VISA credit card payment over the phone 604-822-6508, secure fax 604-822-9452 or online payment portal. Emailed credit card information is blocked and therefore not accepted. Wire transfer is also available ($10 bank fee must be added to total payment per wire transaction, no fee if 10 or more orders are ordered at once). For details please email Carolyn Grant

Agent Discount

Agents may deduct 5% from the institutional subscription prices quoted.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Subscriptions are regarded as firm orders. Refunds are not available after the dispatch of the first issue of the year. With regard to online subscriptions: after access has been granted.

Claim Period

Maximum period is a year from dispatch date of the claimed issue.

Online Subscriptions


Volume based, not on calendar year. Perpetual access is granted to all subscribed-to volumes. While online subscription is active access is granted to all back issues from 2005.


Quoted price is for a single geographic site for registered IP addresses. If multi-site online access is needed, cost per additional site is $50.

Online Provider

IngentaConnect Online registration is completed by subscriber or agent. Provide email address to receive registration instructions.

Usage Statistics

You can obtain the usage reports when signed in at with the administrator username and the password then choose the option at lower left for the COUNTER 4 compliant statistics.  You then have a choice of the available reports and can specify the time period of interest.

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Questions about orders, payments, claims, or subscriptions?

Carolyn Grant
Phone: 604-822-4534
Fax: 604-822-9452

Terms & Conditions

 1. Access

a) Electronic Edition

  1. Perpetual Access is granted to all subscribed-to volumes.
  2. Access to volumes dating back to 2005 (but were not subscribed to) is granted while online subscription is active.
  3. No hosting fee required for post-cancellation access.
  4. Grace period of three months is granted to not-subscribed-to back issues after subscription expiry.
  5. Subscription agents may register for online access on behalf of their client.
    • Upon receipt of order Pacific Affairs will send an activation ID to customer or Agent.
  6. Pacific Affairs has an ongoing agreement with CLOCKSS. In the event the journal ceases to publish all volumes will become publicly available.
  7. Remote access is granted to authenticated users via a secure server.
  8. Either IP authentication or username/password can be set up.
  9. Electronic copies of articles may be set up on E-Reserve systems for use by students.
  10. Inter-Library Loan is permitted.
  11. Pacific Affairs is OpenURL compliant, linking can be configured as a target or as a source (see IngentaConnect website for more details).
  12. Usage reports are COUNTER compliant and can be downloaded. Library online administrators can access via their administrative account on the IngentaConnect website.

b) Print Edition

  1. All subscribed-to issues are sent via AIRMAIL.
  2. Replacement copies, and issues ordered after mailing date are sent by surface mail. For an additional fee of $20 per issue the journal will be sent by AIR or courier.
  3. Subscription is sold by complete volume only. For more information about subscription policies.

2. Single Site vs. Multi Site

  1. A single site is defined as a single physical campus of an institution containing multiple buildings, with an unlimited number of users affiliated with that campus (including alumni) accessing from any point within the institution or remotely via a secure proxy server. Satellite campuses located in different cities or countries whose FTE is under 500 can also be included as part of the main campus under the single-site definition.
  2. A multi-site is defined as an institution that has campuses in separate cities whose FTE is over 500. For each additional site, add $50 to subscription price.
  3. Pacific Affairs also offers custom pricing to consortia groups and multi site institutions. Please contact Carolyn Grant for a customized quote and include the following information:
    • Number of sites involved
    • Full address of each site
    • Full time equivalents (FTE)
    • Number of relevant FTEs at each of the sites, which include:
      • Academic institutions: total number of academic staff and students and researchers
      • Hospitals: total number of researchers
      • Corporate institutions: total number of researchers
      • Government institutions, regulatory agencies, etc.: total number of researchers

3. Copyright

  1. Authors may archive pre-print (pre-refereed) versions of their article immediately after acceptance.
  2. Pre-print version must record acceptance for publication.
  3. Authors may archive publisher/PDF version of their article in an institutional repository or on their personal website two years after initial publication Publisher copyright and source must be acknowledged when Publisher/PDF version is posted to author’s website or institutional repository.
  4. Book Reviewers may display their book reviews in an institutional repository or on their personal website immediately after publication but must acknowledge that it was originally published in Pacific Affairs and provide the volume and issue number.