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 Free JHS Access

Free access to the Journal of Hand Surgery is granted to residents and fellows who have submitted their information to ASSH as described here. Any other free access is prohibited.

Here is what you need to access the Journal of Hand Surgery:

1. Go to and click on Register and Activate Your Subscription in the banner at the top right.

2. If you are a New User, enter your email (username) and click on Continue (next to Register a New Account). At the Register a New Account page, provide a password and all the requested profile information. You can opt in here to receive e-alerts of new issues. Select that you have read the terms of use and click Register. On the confirmation page, you can click the link near the bottom of the page, Claim access to full text articles. Skip to Step #4 below.

3. If you’ve already registered, you can sign in.
4. On the Claim Your Online Access page click the option, I receive my subscription through a society membership.
a. Select American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) from the dropdown menu.
b. In the Membership Number field, enter exactly as shown ASSH-14RESIDENT.
c. In the Last Name field, enter exactly as shown FELLOW14.
d. Click Claim
5. On the Online Access Claimed page, you can click the Journal of Hand Surgery link or Finish; both links will direct you to the journal home page.


NOTE: Upon returning to, you will only need to log in with your username (email) and password to access the journal content.


This access is good until January 31, 2015.

Please email with any questions or concerns.