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subject areas

Areas to test against ISI Rankings

  1. Biology
  2. Chemistry
  3. Civil Engineering
  4. Computer Science
  5. Mechanical Engineering
  6. Plastics & Polymers
  7. Physics
  8. Business
  9. Criminal Justice
  10. Education
  11. Health Sciences

calculations

Method

Sensitivity is the fulfillment factor.

2012 article downloads from 692 titles: 12,500

2012 article downloads for the 40, ISI-ranked, top-30 titles: 3,289

Balance of articles downloaded from the remaining  651 Sage titles: 9,211

Multipy by .67 fulfillment factor: 6,171

Obtaining 5 free article per title: 3,255 articles, free interlibrary loan

Balance needed to purchase via ILL channels: 2,916

Cost @ $35 per article: $102,072

notes

Sage Journal Bundle

  • Inventory: 692 journal titles
     
  • Use in 2012: 12,500 article downloads (Update: now >18,000)
     
  • Bundle pricing: $32,500 (Update: Now $40,044)
     
  • List price, single titles, a la carte: $529,000

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ANALYSIS

  • Start with a bundle of 692 subscriptions, a bundle cost of $32,500, and 12,500 article downloads last year

  • Identify the journals in the Sage Bundle that are ISI Ranked (top 30) in the top 11 UML fields of study.

    • There are 40 ISI-ranked (top 30) journal titles in the Sage Bundle

    • The list price for these 40 subscriptions is $57,845

  • Scenarios for top-ranked, program-focused subscriptions with interlibrary loan backup:

    • If we subscribe to the 15 top-ranked journals where the subscription cost is less than a 67% interlibrary loan fulfillment rate, based on last three years' use, those subscriptions would cost $13,666

    • Obtaining the articles in the 25 remaining top-ranked journals via interlibrary loan would cost $8,308

    • Selective subscription + interlibrary loan access to the 40, ISI-ranked, top journals would cost $21,974

    • This only includes the top-ranked (40) journal titles. Obtaining two-thirds of the remaining downloads would cost $102,072.  Access to the Sage journal articles would total $124,046

    • We recommend subscribing to the Sage bundle, which costs $32,500