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Re: Request for 2004 list prices for EMBO Journal in USD

Our library falls within the 500-1999 FTE's.  Our price quote for EMBO and
EMBO Reports was print plus online cost $2250. The online only cost is
$2025.  There was no print only option.

Michelle Kraft
Medical Librarian
Cleveland Clinic Foundation

>>> kaemper@ub.uni-stuttgart.de 01/23/04 05:43PM >>>
Dear All,

Given the letter of Prof Frank Gannon, and his talking about less than 5%
increase in their costs, I feel it's high time to bring transparency into
pricing of the EMBO package, especially in comparison with former prices
at OUP (which I have already compiled).

Unfortunately, NPG hasn't published these prices. For 2004, I do have the
figures in GBP, but not in USD. Please send me the list prices offered to
you privatim, and I will take all responsibility to compile these figures
into a comprehensive table.

Please indicate whether the price quoted was for Print incl Online, or
Online only, and into which of the following FTE bands your institution
would fall (NPG asked for the Sciences FTE, based on the FTE (full-time
equivalent) figure for all science faculties (excluding Mathematics,
Engineering and Computer Science) for academic institutions, and on the
FTE staff figure of all R&D (research and development) staff within the
institute for all corporate, government and research institutes:


For universities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, I will be able to
check historical subscription patterns of libraries and thus check Prof
Gannon's assertions of "dramatic" savings made by libraries in recent
years. Personal subscriptions is quite a different matter, but he has not
referred to those but to library subscriptions.

By the way, EMBO Journal has page charges of 120 GBP ($200) for each page
in excess of 6 pages - these were the figures in 2002. Could someone
please check a print issue of 2003, and the latest print issue from
January 2004 (this info used to be given at the end of the Tables of
Contents page)?

Thank you very much in advance,
Bernd-Christoph Kaemper, Stuttgart University Library