May 17, 2006

Library Journal's Annual Periodicals Price Survey

Two excerpts from the LJ article on the survey by Lee C. Van Orsdel & Kathleen Born:

Academic libraries saw [journal] price increases just under 8% overall in 2006...

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Some [open access journals] are demonstrating the power of open access by accruing impressive impact factors as young journals. In its second year of publication, PLoS Biology had an impact factor of 13.9, making it the highest ranked general biology journal in the world, and five OA journals from BioMed Central ranked in the top five journals in their specialties. These successes are backed by research showing that OA articles generate between 25% and 250% more citations than non-OA articles in the same journal from the same year. The oft-quoted report can be found at eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/11688.

Posted by stemp003 at May 17, 2006 4:57 PM
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