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University Library Budget Cuts 2020/21

Direct-Subscription Journal Cancellations

As part of our regular practice, our library engages in collections curation work. This fall we undertook a cost-per-use (CPU) review of our direct-subscription online journals. The following journals have been targeted for cancellation starting January 2021, based on low usage and/or high cost-per-use. We will still retain ownership of previously purchased back issues. We will continue to support your scholarship! Current articles can be requested through online Interlibrary Loan (ILL), a streamlined process that will usually deliver any article within 24 hours.

Titles to be Canceled

 

Journal

Journal cost/year (2020)

4-yr. range (and avg. #) of articles accessed/year

4-yr. avg. cost per article*

American art

$288

5-19 (12)

$30

American mathematical monthly

$573

0-4 (2)

$161

American mineralogist journals

$1,315

2-11 (8)

$298

Biology of reproduction

$1,283

3-18 (11)

$190

Byzantine and modern Greek studies

$548

1-5 (3)

$191

Central European history

$349

5-20 (11)

$37

Charleston advisor

$336

2-60 (18)

$99

Classical philology

$370

2-8 (4)

$115

College mathematics journal

$361

2-4 (3)

$142

Colloquium mathematicum

$471

no stats

no stats

Economics and philosophy

$440

1-5 (3)

$255

Experimental biology and medicine

$1,467

3-12 (8)

$239

Genre: forms of discourse and culture

$198

1-17 (8)

$97

Harvard theological review

$332

3-12 (7)

$62

Houston journal of mathematics

$227

no stats

no stats

Journal of British studies

$526

5-10 (8)

$64

Journal of clinical neuromuscular disease

$985

3-11 (6)

$189

Journal of computing and information science in engineering

$594

4-14 (8)

$92

Journal of general physiology

$1,548

7-20 (14)

$124

Journal of geography

$409

9-23 (14)

$32

Journal of international consumer marketing

$1,352

13-32 (24)

$59

Journal of Near Eastern studies

$343

3-8 (6)

$64

Journal of paleontology

$564

1-11 (5)

$293

Journal of Roman studies

$362

3-8 (6)

$75

Journal of solar energy engineering

$756

6-31 (16)

$64

Journal of the Geological Society

$3,092

7-22 (17)

$225

Mathematics of computation

$822

3-10 (7)

$143

Migration studies

$628

0-18 (8)

$51

New theatre quarterly

$379

5-25 (17)

$32

Nottingham French studies

$232

4-10 (7)

$37

Pacific journal of mathematics

$563

no stats

no stats

Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific

$616

3-20 (9)

$124

Social studies and the young learner

$161

1-14 (6)

$67

Theatre research international

$395

5-13 (8)

$51

Theatre survey

$287

5-14 (9)

$34

TOTAL SAVINGS

$23,172

*We calculated cost-per-use for each of the past four years (using historical costs), then calculated the average. 

Numbers above represent usage of direct-subscription journals only; they do not represent usage through aggregators such as JSTOR. Many of the titles above will still be available through JSTOR and other aggregators, with an embargo period.

The total savings of $23,172 represents an approximate 9% cut to the ~$255,000 direct-subscription journals budget. This does not include journals we receive through database aggregators or through publisher packages such as the American Chemical Society, American Society of Civil Engineering, EBSCO, Elsevier, Emerald, IEEE, Oxford University Press, SAGE, or Springer.

Full Cost-Per-Use Data

Last Updated: Oct 29, 2020 9:32 PM