B – Reality Bites: Periodicals Price Survey 2009

Van Orsdel LC, Born K. Reality Bites: Periodicals Price Survey 2009. In the face of the downturn, libraries and publishers brace for big cuts. Library Journal 2009 /4)15


Libraries of all types and sizes are facing dramatic budget cuts. Journal prices are here reported and discusssed. Data are provided for the average 2009 price title in different scientific disciplines (chemistry ranking first at $3,690), the average price per ISI title by country (Russia ranking first at $3,712). The article also includes cost history per groups of disciplines since 2005 and projection prices for2010. Wide commentary is provided on the possible making of Open access mandatory.