OHSU

Print Journal Cancellations and Exorbitant Price Increases

12/06/10  Portland, Ore.

The OHSU Library has cancelled its subscription to hard copies of several journals (listed below) for the next fiscal year. Library users will continue to be able to access these cancelled journals electronically, as the library has retained its electronic subscriptions to these journals.

The decision to cancel the hard copy subscription to these journals comes after a lengthy negotiation process with Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) the journal publisher. LWW asked the OHSU Library to absorb a 30% price increase for its Total Access Package, a package of electronic journals. Due to this price increase the library was forced to cancel hard copy subscriptions.

Many OHSU faculty members serve on editorial boards for the cancelled journals and other journals published by LWW. The OHSU Library has requested support from these faculty members to communicate with their editorial boards and with LWW that such price increases and closed pricing practices are untenable. Please see the letter the library sent to these OHSU faculty members regarding print journal cancellations.

Any questions regarding journal cancellations and library collections can be directed to Emily McElroy, Head, OHSU Library Collection Development and Scholarly Communication: mcelroye@ohsu.edu

See also: Issues in Scholarly Communication

 

Print Journals Cancelled

Advances in Nursing Science

Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders

American Journal of Clinical Oncology

American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

American Journal of the Medical Sciences

Annals of Plastic Surgery

Annals of Surgery

Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology

Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology

Critical Care Nursing Quarterly

Current Opinion in Cardiology

Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine

Current Opinion in Rheumatology

Epidemiology

Family & Community Health

Genetics In Medicine

Hypertension

Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology

Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology

Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation

Journal of Investigative Medicine

Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease

Journal of Neuroscience Nursing

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma

Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Medicine

Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise

Nursing Management (LWW)

Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Pediatric Emergency Care

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal

Pediatric Research

Psychosomatic Medicine

Southern Medical Journal