Metered Access for News from Science FAQs

What is changing?

What has changed? Why?

As part of our goal to learn more about our audience, we have introduced a metered paywall on our News from Science content. Starting June 2018, after reading their free article limit over the course of a month, readers of News from Science content will be asked to register or subscribe for unlimited access. Subscriptions to News from Science will go directly toward improving your reading experience and to supporting the mission of bringing you breaking news and analysis about science policy and research.

What is News from Science?

News from Science is the content posted on our daily news site. This includes Latest News, ScienceInsider, ScienceShots, and Sifter. Research papers, commentary, and some News content appearing in the print version of Science 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 the Daily News from Science newsletter?

The Daily News from Science newsletter is delivered to your email inbox and contains daily News from Science headlines.

What is included?

What is included in this change?

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

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

No, access to journal content will not change; those who had access to Science, Science Immunology, Science Translational Medicine, Science Signaling, and Science Robotics will continue to access that content in the same manner. As always, all content published in Science Advances is free to read and download.

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 amount of times the same article is viewed (within 30 minutes) does not count toward viewing total.

Will my reading be metered?

I’m a AAAS member; why do I need to log in?

As a member of AAAS, you have unhindered access to all Science magazine and News content; logging in with your AAAS Membership credentials verifies your access.

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 the $1.50/month subscription fee. 

How does it work?

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.

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 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.

I am a AAAS member; do I have to register for this?

No, as a AAAS member you already have access to all News from Science content. Please log in to your AAAS membership account when prompted to do so.

How do I manage my email preferences?

If you’d like to learn more about the newsletters and see which newsletters you may be already receiving, you can visit this page and enter your email address. Once your information is loaded, you can subscribe and unsubscribe to any of our email offerings.

Where can I find help if I have questions about my News Subscription?

How do I access my account information?

All information related to your News Account can be found by visiting You will need your email and password associated with your News 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

How do I update my email address?

You can update your email address and reset your password within the My News Account tab of your account on

How do I update my credit card?

If you want to change your credit card on file, or update an expired credit card, you can do so within the Cards tab of your account on

How do I turn off auto-renewal?

If you want to update your subscription to News from Science, you can make changes in the Library tab of your account on

Where can I find help if I have questions about my AAAS Membership?

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 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.

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

If you need to update your credit card number or cancel a subscription, please contact our Support team by email at Subscriptions to News from Sciencewill auto-renew each month after your initial purchase and payments are non-refundable.

I am a AAAS member and have forgotten my password to sign into; how do I find that?

You can visit to reset your password or contact MemberCentral Support by email at 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 to become a member. Your membership also ensures that we can continue to advance science for the benefit of all people.