The quickest and most efficient method to order subscriptions and back issues of The Skeptic is via our secure online shop, for new subscriptions, renewals and back issues.

It is also possible to place orders in the post using the subscription form (pdf). Orders by post necessarily take a little longer than those through the online shop, however we do endeavour to process all orders as quickly as possible. Enquiries should be addressed to our Subscriptions and Finance Manager, Mike Hutchinson, using the details below.


New subscriptions and renewals are available for durations of 1 year (4 issues), two years (8 issues) and 3 years (12 issues).

If you are renewing your subscription, please also include the reference number and expiry issue shown on the renewal invitation. Shipping is included for orders to the UK. An additional cost will, however, be added for shipping orders to the ‘rest of the world’.

Back Issues

Back issues are available at a cost of £5 per issue for UK residents and £6 per issue for the rest of the world (but see below for discount rates for orders of multiple back issues).

If you are ordering more than one back issue at one time, then the following discounts can be applied:

Order 2 – 6 issues, deduct 10%
Order 7 – 12 issues, deduct 20%
Order 13 or more issues, deduct 30%

Skeptical Inquirer

European subscriptions to the American Skeptical Inquirer are also handled here. These are fulfilled by The Skeptic from the UK. If you also wish to order copies of The Skeptic, please do so in a separate transaction. The price includes postage within Europe.

All subscription forms, orders and subscription enquiries should be addressed to:

The Skeptic
10 Crescent View
Essex IG10 4PZ
Fax: +44 870 4323244
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