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Journal Pricing

Margaret Landesman of the University of Utah Library sends the following

From: "MARGARET LANDESMAN" <mlandesm@library.utah.edu>
Organization: Marriott Library
To: liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 11:17:32 MST7MDT
Subject: Journal pricing

Re: Jounal prices

See the Chronicle of Higher Education this week, Vincent Kiernan,
"Non-profit Journals are Cheaper than Commercial Ones."

Kiernan summarizes "Measuring Journal Cost-Effectiveness: Ten Years After
Barschall", which can be found at the url cited below.  This is a very
impressive study from the University of Wisconsin.

It is argued by some that publishers will behave in a significatly
different manner with regard to pricing in the electronic environment -
but I can't myself see any reason why this should be so.

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The following url will take you to Wisconsin's article 
about their price per character study of physics, 
economics, and neuroscience journals.


Margaret Landesman
Head, Collection Development
Marriott Library
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0860
phone: (801) 581-7741
fax: (801) 585-3464
e-mail: mlandesm@library.utah.edu