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Chemistry Journals : Cost-Effectiveness, Seminal Titles and Exchange Rate Profiteering

Roth, Dana L. (2002) Chemistry Journals : Cost-Effectiveness, Seminal Titles and Exchange Rate Profiteering. Science & Technology Libraries, 22 (3-4). pp. 59-70. ISSN 0194-262X.

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The cost-effectiveness of STM journals has been compared within several subject areas, beginning with Henry Barschalls's work with the physics literature in the late 1980s. A new use-independent cost-effectiveness metric is proposed and calculated for journals in several chemistry subdisciplines. Publisher and year-of-publication data for seminal journal articles assigned in a graduate-level organic synthesis class are presented. The effects of publisher policies in establishing and enforcing differential subscription prices for European and non-European customers on the rise of journal subscription costs and also on possible exchange-rate profiteering are discussed.

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Additional Information:Copyright 2002 by the Haworth Press. Published online: 21 Sep 2008.
Group:Library System Papers and Publications
Subject Keywords:Cost-Effectiveness, Chemistry, Journals, Foreign Exchange Rates, Organic Synthesis
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Deposited On:31 Jan 2006
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