Informa Healthcare Journal Package to Be Canceled


Effective February 15, 2011, the UC system will lose online access to new articles from journals published by Informa Healthcare. All articles published online through 2010 will continue to be accessible under the terms of the UC-wide contract. Through the contract, UCSF had current access to 115 titles from Informa, which was formerly part of Taylor & Francis Publishing.

The cancellation of the Informa contract was a UC-wide decision after extensive negotiation between the UC Libraries and Informa for a reasonable deal that was acceptable to both parties. UC Libraries reviewed comprehensive value metrics for Informa journals such as usage, cost per use and impact, and ISI impact factor and concluded that Informa's dramatic price increase was untenable for the quality of the journals.

Individual UC libraries will subscribe to a limited number of titles based on need at their campuses. UCSF will maintain a current subscription to one Informa journal, Medical Teacher, due to significant usage.

The UCSF Library will meet our campus's need for current access to the canceled titles by providing articles published in 2011 via Interlibrary Borrowing. We welcome feedback about this cancellation and are here to answer any questions you have; please contact Library Collections.

For more information about the decision to cancel, see the California Digital Library's Challenges to Licensing page.

View the full list of titles and how access will be affected [PDF; log in to UCSF Box with MyAccess]

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