Subscription Terms & Policies

Terms and Policies

  • All subscriptions, including site licenses, are for a stated number of issues (24 for AFP, 6 for FPM) and start with the next available issue after receipt of payment.
  • 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 13 months) that are available to the general public.
  • GUARANTEE: 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.
  • Interlibrary Loan - Licensee may supply single copies of articles from American Family Physician and FPM to authorized users of another library by post, facsimile, or digital transmission to fulfill requests for Interlibrary Loan ("ILL"), provided such use is in accordance with applicable copyright law and Licensee's ILL procedures.
  • Get details on copyright and authorized use for AFP and for FPM.


  • Subscriptions must be prepaid in full before being activated.
  • Payment must be received one month preceding the desired 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.
  • 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.
  • Payment remit address: AAFP, Attn: Journal Subscriptions, 11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Leawood, KS 66211.
  • 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 9.1% 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 at the published per-issue rates. See AFP back issues and FPM back issues.

Agency Discounts

  • 5% for renewal and new subscriptions.
  • No agency discounts will be made on stand-alone subscriptions to the app versions of AFP or FPM.

Usage Stats

  • Institutional usage stats (page views) are available upon request. Online access must be IP authenticated in order to be tracked.
    • Online Access

      • Online access is via IP authentication. When submitting an access issue, please provide a list of the IP addresses that should be on file for your organization and a screen capture of the access issue.

      Admin Accounts

      • Institutional admin accounts are not supported at this time. We are happy to provide usage stats, update IP addresses, or provide other account services upon request.

      Questions about institutional subscriptions? Contact your subscription agent or the AAFP Member Resource Center at (800) 274-2237, or email