Subscription Terms

Terms and Policies

  • All subscriptions, including site licenses, are for a stated number of issues (24 for AFP, 6 for FPM).
  • Once payment is received, subscriber gets immediate online access to all of the previous year’s restricted content. When a subscription expires or is terminated, access becomes limited to only those issues (older than 12 months) that are available to the general public.
  • If a subscription is terminated prior to expire, a refund will be made for all unfulfilled issues upon request. Please allow up to four weeks for delivery of refund.
  • Get complete information on copyright and authorized use for AFP and for FPM.
  • Our policy does not allow for interlibrary loans of content that is restricted to AAFP members and paid subscribers. Content usually becomes available to the general public 12-13 months after date published.


  • Subscriptions must be prepaid in full before being activated.
  • Payment must be received one month preceding the subscription start date. Subscriptions begin with the next available issue after receipt of payment. Requests to back-start a subscription will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis; approval is not assured.
  • For a two-year subscription, you may double the rates on the rate sheet. EXCEPTIONS:
    • Combined AFP/FPM subscriptions may not be doubled. This is a special one-time discount for new subscribers and renews as two separate subscriptions – AFP and FPM – at the regular rates for each journal.
    • The special discounted site license rates are for this year only and may not be doubled.
  • Subscriptions to AFP and FPM outside the U.S. must be paid in U.S. currency; checks made payable to “AAFP”; and written on a U.S. bank.
  • Subscribers outside the U.S. are liable for value added or similar tax or charges in addition to the subscription fee.
  • Residents of Kansas must add 8.65% sales tax.
  • Airmail is available for an additional $140 per year for AFP; $75 for FPM.


  • Claims for missing or damaged back issues are limited to the previous 4 months for U.S. addresses, the previous 6 months for addresses outside the U.S.
  • Missing issues claimed outside the specified time periods may be purchased [link to back issues page] at the published per-issue rates.

Agency Discounts

New subscriptions

  • 10% for American Family Physician and Family Practice Management
  • 12% for Combined AFP/FPM


  • 5% for AFP and FPM
  • 5% for Combined AFP/FPM (Note: the Combined AFP/FPM subscription offers a special one-time discount for new subscribers only. It renews as two separate journal subscriptions – AFP and FPM -- at the regular rate for each journal. The agency discount/commission is the same as for a regular renewal of each journal.)

If you have questions, need additional information or to make changes to your IP address(es), contact Rebecca Harp at 800-274-2237 (913-906-6000), ext. 5165, or fax to (913) 906-6080.