Subscribing to the Elemente

The Elemente der Naturwissenschaft has appeared as a print medium in two bound editions annually since 1964. Since 2018 the journal has also appeared online. It is published by the Natural Science Section at the Goetheanum and, while it does not have any commercial aims, must fund itself entirely from the proceeds of subscriptions and article downloads.

We offer a combined subscription to the online and print edition of the Elemente der Naturwissenschaft for private individuals. The subscription covers the mailing of the two annual issues. You will receive an account for the online platform of Elemente which gives you unlimited access to all the full texts of the years covered by your subscription.

Your account also enables you to download the full text of twenty articles a year from non-subscribed years without needing to pay the associated download costs. This corresponds to an annual article credit of 120 euros, which we provide to our subscribers free of charge.

The subscription at a glance:

  • Mailing of the successive volumes of the journal
  • Free online access to articles from subscription years
  • Twenty free article downloads per year from years without a subscription

The individual subscription is currently EUR 30 (or CHF 40) per year including online access and shipping of the printed issues throughout Europe. Worldwide postage may incur additional postal charges. A subscription can be terminated at the end of the year.

If you would like to subscribe, send an e-mail to or use the online registration for subscriptions.