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RE: JNCI Cancer Spectrum
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- Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2002 20:50:35 EST
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Michele Shipley, in her posting just before Christmas, raises two interesting issues:- a) The pricing levels for JNCI's enhanced online product, JNCI Cancer Spectrum b) The fairness of the FTE model for computing these levels Perhaps I may be permitted a few paragraphs of liblicense's platform to comment on each of these issues in turn. a) Price of JNCI Cancer Spectrum Oxford University Press (OUP) is a not-for-profit publisher and is committed to keeping the price of its journals as affordable as possible, whilst at the same time generating sufficient revenues to ensure that the high standards of each journal are maintained. The price for JNCI reflects the costs of running and producing a world class journal - from the team of Senior Editors providing additional intellectual, language and content value to each paper (ensuring that the best research from around the world is made accessible to the widest possible audience), to the news editors and freelance writers supplying thoroughly researched commentary on breaking developments. OUP has developed JNCI Cancer Spectrum over several years. Working closely with the oncology community, OUP has invested over a million dollars to create an online resource that adds greatly to the value of the Journal. JNCI Cancer Spectrum includes significantly more content, features and functionality than has previously been available, and we believe this will make the journal even more useful and accessible. Online access to JNCI has been free of charge during this development phase, but now JNCI Cancer Spectrum has been launched as a new product, with a new price, available separately to the print version of the Journal. By separating the price for JNCI Cancer Spectrum from the price for the print version of the Journal, we are able to offer libraries the option of receiving just the print Journal should they so choose. The print price of JNCI remains in line with previous years, and abstracts and tables of contents online are freely available. For those libraries that do want to subscribe to JNCI Cancer Spectrum, pricing is based on institute size, which we believe is fairer than a single price for all. We believe that both JNCI and JNCI Cancer Spectrum represent good value in comparison with other journals and online resources of a similar size and complexity. b)FTE model for assigning pricing bands Michele raises an interesting point about what constitutes "relevant" FTEs in a pricing model based on likely user universes. JNCI contains a mixture of news, views and research work, which has proven of value not only to practising and training clinicians, but also to basic researchers in non-medical departments such as biochemistry, molecular biology, pharmacology, epidemiology, and statistics, as well as teachers and trainees in paramedical departments such as nursing. In addition, our market research tells us that, because of the substantial amount of effort JNCI devotes to news gathering and analysis, especially in those areas where the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry sectors are impacted by the endeavours of the cancer research community, we have a significant secondary readership in departments of business and law. For now, for simplicity's sake, we have taken total FTEs as providing a reasonably accurate guide to the relative sizes of individual institutional user universes. If, at some point, we find it feasible to research the FTE counts for all the relevant departments of all our institutional subscribers, we could, of course, reduce the FTE thresholds for each of our Small Medium and Large price bands. However, in Michele's case, unless Rochester has an unusually small medical campus (compared to other universities) and an unusually large liberal arts campus and school of music, such a threshold adjustment would not necessarily result in a transfer to a different price band. ============================ Richard Gedye Journals Sales and Marketing Director Oxford University Press Great Clarendon Street Oxford OX2 6DP UK Tel: +44-1865-267785 (direct) Fax: +44-1865-267835 Email: email@example.com Web: www.oup.com ============================ -----Original Message----- From: Shipley, Michele [mailto:Michele_Shipley@URMC.Rochester.edu] Sent: 22 December 2001 05:31 To: liblicense-l@lists. yale. edu (E-mail) Subject: JNCI Cancer Spectrum Hi LibLicense Readers. I'm trying to find out if other libraries have decided to subscribe to the new JNCI Cancer Spectrum that replaces the online version of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. In 2002 the price for both the print and online versions of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute will jump from $265 to $1235 for the University of Rochester. Price is now based on an institution's FTE and Oxford University Press insists on using the FTE for the whole University including a liberal arts undergraduate campus and a School of Music, instead of the FTE of the medical campus. This huge price increase seems particularly unfair since Oxford University Press publishes this journal for the National Cancer Institute - an agency of the US government. Michele Shipley Information Resources Coordinator Edward G. Miner Library University of Rochester 601 Elmwood Avenue Rochester, NY 14642 (716)275-6878 (716)275-4799 (fax) firstname.lastname@example.org
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