Thieme Journal Backfiles

1 March 2016 -28 February 2019 Print

Thieme backfiles in medicine and chemistry

Thieme is an international medical and science publisher serving health professionals and students for more than 125 years. This agreement offers Thieme's Medical and Chemistry Journals backfile ensuring that your institution's collection is comprehensive and complete.  

Key Facts


  • Lower pricing than available direct
  • Additional discount if 2 or more titles are purchased together
  • Standard Eduserv Licence
  • No ongoing access fees

Important Dates

  • Agreement start date: 1 March 2016
  • Agreement end date: 28 February 2019
  • Licences are perpetual


Free 30 day trials are available please contact: Eduserv Help with your IP Address range or OpenAthens ID.

Eligible Institutions

Universities, colleges and other learning, educational and research bodies in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Other organisations aligned with Eduserv’s charitable objectives of supporting education, research bodies and the public sector may ask to participate in the Agreement. Eduserv will liaise with the Supplier about any such requests.

Background Information

This agreement complements other Chest Agreements for medical and chemistry journals and databases.

Product Information

Supplier Details

Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. 

Product Description

The Backfiles of 30 titles in chemistry and medicine from Thieme's award winning journal collection. Thieme promotes the latest advancements in clinical practice, publishes the latest research findings, advocates medical education and is known for the high quality and didactic nature of its books, journals, and electronic products.

Full title list

Access and Identity Management Solution


OpenAthens Yes
IP Address range Yes
Shibboleth Yes
Username / Password Yes
EZProxy Yes

Technical Function Specification

Technical Function



Supplier Notes

Full text linking



Federated searching

Z39.50 protocol







RSS or Atom


Metadata standards

Dublin Core






Months embargo period


Digital preservation







Usage statistics






Web Content Accessibility Guidelines


Personalisation features


Personal account with option to save searches and set alerts.

Service levels


The supplier confirms that throughout the term of the agreement the products will comply with the standards indicated.


There are no updates – the backfile is fixed to the year shown in the title list


All new platform functionality will be incorporated at no additional charge. 

Pricing and Ordering


Prices are in Euros (you may request to be billed in GBP or Euro’s when ordering) and exclude VAT

Thieme's medical and chemistry journal Backfiles

The individual titles can be purchased separately (details and prices listed below) or, if 2 or more titles are purchased together, then additional discount applies.

Selection Price
All backfiles at list price 55,500 €
Take all backfiles as a collection
20% discount
Choose 10 or more backfiles 15% discount from list below
Choose 5-9 titles
10% discount from list below
Choose 2-4 titles
5% discount from list below

Title Included years eISSN ISSN  One-time fee 
American Journal of Perinatology 1983-1999 1098-8785 0735-1631 1,500 €
Endoscopy  1969-1999  1438-8812  0013-726X  2,000 € 
European Journal of Pediatric Surgery  1980-1999  1439-359X  0939-7248  1,500 € 
Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes 1983-1999  1439-3646  0947-7349  1,500 € 
Facial Plastic Surgery  1983-1999  1098-8793  0736-6825  1,500 € 
Hormone and Metabolic Research  1969-1999  1439-4286  0018-5043  2,000 € 
International Journal of Angiology  1992-1999  1615-5939  1061-1711  500 € 
International Journal of Sports Medicine  1980-1999  1439-3964  0172-4622  1,500 € 
Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery  1984-1999  1098-8947  0743-684X  1,500 € 
Klinische Pädiatrie - Clinical Pediatrics  1980-1999  1439-3824  0300-8630  1,000 € 
MIN – Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery  1958-1999  1439-2291  0946-7211  3,500 € 
Neuropediatrics  1969-1999  1439-1899  0174-304X  2,000 € 
Pharmacopsychiatry  1968-1999  1439-0795  0176-3679  2,000 € 
Planta Medica  1953-1999  1439-0221  0032-0943  3,500 € 
RöFo - Fortschritte auf dem Gebiet der Röntgenstrahlen und der bildgebenden Verfahren - Advancements in X-Ray and Imaging Techniques  1949-1999  1438-9010  1438-9029  3,000 € 
Seminars in Hearing 1980-1999  1098-8955  0734-0451  1,500 € 
Seminars in Interventional Radiology 1984-1999  1098-8963  0739-9529  1,500 € 
Seminars in Liver Disease  1981-1999  1098-8971  0272-8087  1,500 € 
Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology 1997-1999  1098-898X  1089-7860  1,000 € 
Seminars in Neurology 1981-1999  1098-9021  0271-8235  1,500 € 
Seminars in Plastic Surgery 1987-1999  1536-0067  1535-2188  1,500 € 
Seminars in Reproductive Medicine 1983-1999  1526-4564  1526-8004  1,500 € 
Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 1979-1999  1098-9048  1069-3424  1,500 € 
Seminars in Speech and Language 1984-1999  1098-9056  0734-0478  1,500 € 
Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis 1974-1999  1098-9064  0094-6176  1,500 € 
Skull base Surgery 1991-1999  1098-9072  1052-1453  1,000 € 
Synlett 1989-2013  1437-2096  1437-2096  2,400 € 
Synthesis 1969-2013  1437-210X  0039-7881  6,100 € 
The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon 1953-1999  1439-1902  0171-6425  2,000 € 
Ultraschall in der Medizin - European Journal of Ultrasound  1980-1999  1438-8782  0172-4614  1,000 € 
Total backfiles at list        55,500 € 

Payment Terms

On receipt of a completed Order, Institutions will be invoiced for the options chosen

There is no pro-rata charging for Institutions which become licensed partway through a licence year.

All Purchase Orders must be made out to Eduserv and Eduserv's invoices must be paid within 30 calendar days of the date of the invoice.

Before completing this Order you should carefully read the Products Specification and Schedule of Fees relating to this Licence Agreement, published on the Eduserv Chest website.

Agreement Period

Start date: 01 March 2016 End date: 28 February 2019

Institution Commitment Period

This Agreement is of 3 years duration. Institutions may join the agreement at any time during the agreement period. 

How to Order

One copy of the Order Form is required.

When completed the form should be returned to:

  1. As a PDF by email:
  2. By Fax: 01225 474301
  3. By post to:
    Royal Mead
    Railway Place
    BA1 1SR

along with an Institution Purchase Order for the full amount due plus VAT, made out to ‘Eduserv’.

Licence Information

This Overview is a summary of the Agreement. Before committing to buy a Licence, potential subscribers must always read the licence terms, paying particular attention to any special licence conditions.

Licence Type

Site licence with Eduserv Standard Chest Licence Terms and Conditions

Please also note the following amendments to the Terms and Conditions for the Standard Chest Licence for Online Resources applicable to this Licence: Terms 2.2(a) and 2.2(k) are deleted. Therefore you may not: make such temporary local electronic copies of the Licensed Material as are necessary for the efficient use by Authorized Users in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Licence Agreement; nor: deposit in perpetuity for subsequent reference, the learning and teaching objects referred to in clause 2.2 (j) in repositories operated by the Licensee through Secure Access and/or in centrally controlled repositories such as the JORUM Repository established by UK funding authorities.

What institutions and library services are allowed to do?

Yes Allowed No Not allowed


Keep a local cached copy for Educational Purposes


Incorporation of parts of the Licensed Material


Deposit of learning and teaching objects in repositories  


Interlibrary loan


Who can use the resource?

The resources are licensed for all Authorised Users, defined as Students, Staff and Walk-in Users

Yes Allowed No Not allowed £ Allowed at additional cost

User On site Remote






Walk-in Users



Alumni members



What can authorised users do?

The resources can be used for Educational Purposes:

  • education
  • teaching
  • distance learning
  • private study
  • academic research
  • administration and management of the Licensee’s educational or research operations


  • See Licence Term 3 for exclusions and restrictions
  • The resources may not be used for anything other than Educational Purposes
  • Downloading of large amounts of material by authorised users that might be considered ‘systematic’.

Termination Clauses

N/A the licence is perpetual. 

Personal Licences

Personal licences are not available.

Service and Support


Free 30 day trials are available please contact Eduserv Help with your IP Address range or OpenAthens ID. 

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