From January 2009, SBJ individual members can access the full text of the Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering (JBB) back to Vol. 64 (1986) through ScienceDirect.

To activate your access to the journal, you will need your membership number in 6 digits. If you have forgotten your membership number, please contact the Society Business Office ().

How to activate members’ free access

  1. Visit
    Enter your membership number and click " Continue". 

    JBB member's code activation

  2. The next step will allow you to associate an existing ScienceDirect user profile to this subscription.

    Activation Code Association

    【For Existing ScienceDirect Users】 
    If you have forgotten the existing SicenceDirect User name and Password, click here.

    If you have associated your existing ScienceDirect User-Profile to your Society Access, you must type into your Internet Browser, the Society Site’s URL ( to access the journal.

    The contents of the Society Home-Page ( will NOT be accessible via the ScienceDirect Home-Page ( You must log-off each session completely to access your other ScienceDirect user-entitlements. The Society Site is supported on a different platform to ScienceDirect.                              

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    【For New Users】
    Continue to the registration screen that will allow you to create a new user profile. You will be asked to fill out a form and choose a password.  A unique username will then be assigned.

    NOTE: Do NOT use special characters, such as ö, ä, æ when entering your personal details into the profile form. 
  3. After registration, you can directly login with your new username and password. Please enter your username and password in the upper-right hand corner of the Society’s site (

    JBB memer access log in

  4. You can access the full text of the Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering (JBB) back to Vol. 64 (1986).
    JBB member site

If you encounter any problems registering, please note that older browsers may not support SSL encryption, which is required for secure data transmission. Also, cookies must be enabled in your browser to support the registration process.


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