Price and value of electronic journals: A survey at the Indian Institute of Science

Galyani Moghaddam, Golnessa Price and value of electronic journals: A survey at the Indian Institute of Science. Libri, 2006, vol. 56, n. 2, pp. 108-116. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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This paper focuses on analyzing the most used scholarly electronic journals at a multi-disciplinary research institute in India, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). Analysis of the top thirty journals at IISc showed that two-thirds of the thirty top journals belong to non-profit/society publishers and one-third belongs to for-profit/commercial publishers. There is a remarkable difference between the prices that for-profit/commercial publishers charge to libraries for scholarly journals and the prices that non-profit/ society publishers and university presses charge. This price difference does not appear to reflect a difference in quality as measured by number of recorded citations to a journal/impact factor and use of journal.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Scholarly journals, Journal price, Usage study, Indian Institute of Science, India
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HN. e-journals.
Depositing user: Golnessa Galyani Moghaddam
Date deposited: 04 Dec 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:05


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