New users of ScienceDirect


Important notice: it takes a few days after paying for electronic journals before you can register and login to the ScienceDirect website to access your journals.


BMS Members who have paid for electronic journals can access the collection of BMS Journals and back-issues on the Elsevier ScienceDirect website. This will require a ScienceDirect username and password and cannot be accessed with the BMS website username and password.

Obtain your BMS membership number

You will need your BMS Membership Number to create a personal account on the ScienceDirect website and access the electronic journals. If you do not know your number,  login to the BMS website and go to my Account. ​​​​​​

Contact membership@britmycolsoc.info if you need further help.

Create ScienceDirect account

To access BMS journals,  please use your activation code for one-time activation. 

1. Go to: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/activate/bms. Please do not bookmark this link. It is only for one-time activation 

2. Enter your BMS membership number into the box provided.  This will take you to a page where you will need to ‘Register Now’.  (If you already have a ScienceDirect account, you will need to enter your BMS membership number then follow the on-screen message to add your BMS journal access to your existing account.)

3. Complete a user profile, including your email address and a password. A username will be assigned. Both username and password are case sensitive. Note - please do NOT use special characters, such as ö, ä, æ when entering your personal details into the profile form.

4. After registration, use your email address and ScienceDirect password to access your BMS journals.