Review of Subscriptions
2017 Review of Journal Subscriptions
Every year, the UCSF Library reviews its local journal subscriptions as part of the annual renewal process. We are looking for savings in order to keep up with annual increases to both our UCSF-only subscriptions and to subscription packages through our UC Libraries consortium. Visit our journal costs webpage for more information.
View the proposed list of 2017 journal subscription changes. (PDF; log in to UCSF Box with MyAccess)
We welcome your feedback. Please send any comments to Sarah McClung, Collection Development Librarian, by Monday, September 12, 2016.
Have resources to recommend? Please fill out our title request form.
We will use this feedback to help the Library reallocate funds to meet the demand for the most requested resources across several disciplines. Unfortunately, even with the permanent increase to the collection budget the Library received in 2015 to help us address increased consortial pricing, our funds for new resources remain limited.
Criteria for Cancellation
Curious how we make our subscriptions decisions? To identify journals for cancellation, we consider several criteria:
- Print journals that are also available online. Print is cancelled in favor of online-only subscriptions when possible and affordable.
- Results of an annual, 3-month in-house study of print journal use. Titles with online access and historically low or no print usage are favored for cancellation.
- Online subscriptions that have historically low use or do not align with the UC system’s licensing standards (Word doc).
- Selected print-only or electronic-only titles that have an unusually high cost per use.
Past Journal Cancellations
View the list of past journal cancellations starting from 2005 (PDF, titles alphabetical).