2013 Study of Subscription Prices for Scholarly Society Journals
Society Journal Pricing Trends and Industry Overview
Society publishers face a number of challenges as a result of declining subscriptions, increased competition, demand for mobile access, increasing production prices, and open access mandates. This study is a review of scholarly journal price trends during the past year. The data presented in this study summarize historical prices of approximately 200 publications appearing in the Allen Press Buyer’s Guide to Scientific, Medical, and Scholarly Journals. This study aims to provide information to society and association publishers on pricing and library budget trends, strategies libraries use for cost containment, content selection and cancellation criteria, access preferences, and user behavior.
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