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Review of Subscriptions

Every year, the UCSF Library reviews its journal subscriptions as part of the renewal process for the upcoming year. Due to the rising cost of electronic resource subscriptions and a continued flat library budget, we must identify savings through the reduction of subscription costs. More information about subscription challenges can be found on our journal costs webpage.

For 2020, we will be cancelling a total of 16 subscriptions. The final list of subscription changes can be found here. (MyAccess login required).

Criteria for Cancellation

Curious how we make our subscriptions decisions? To identify journals for cancellation, we consider several criteria:

  1. Online subscriptions that have historically low use (typically less than 100 full text views per year).
  2. Subscriptions that do not align with the UC system’s licensing standards (Word doc).
  3. Selected titles that have an unusually high cost per use.

Past Journal Cancellations

View the list of past journal cancellations starting from 2005 (PDF file).