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Re: Adis Introduces Tiered Pricing for 2010

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"Crawshaw, Lesley A" <[log in to unmask]>

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An informal open list set up by UKSG - Connecting the Information Community <[log in to unmask]>

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Hi B-C,

I understand that ADIS looks like it is trying to make their journals more affordable for smaller sites, which I would applaud. However, my question (which maybe someone from ADIS can answer) is what counts as these relevant FTEs? I have two ADIS online only subscriptions which have different and specific audiences with our health faculty. They are not of relevance to all the areas within our Health faculty. Is each journal going to be priced on those specific relevant FTEs or just the total number of FTEs in our Health faculty? From the 2010 price list it looks like it's just one figure -probably the total number of FTEs in our Health Faculty.

I am waiting for some clarification from ADIS, but haven't heard back yet? I urgently need to know what our 2010 costs are going to be as we are having to make significant budget savings in our subscriptions budget for 2010 and I need to know how much I need to save.

Cheers
Lesley

-----Original Message-----
From: An informal open list set up by UKSG - Connecting the Information Community [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Bernd-Christoph Kämper
Sent: 04 November 2009 22:14
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Subject: Re: [LIS-E-RESOURCES] Adis Introduces Tiered Pricing for 2010

Dear Lesley,

the difference indeed is that for AJH / NPG it is a pure extra money
making scheme whereas e.g. AIP or here ADIS try to make their
journals more affordable for smaller sites. This is only possible, if you
actually reduce prices for the smaller sites. Of course, AJH applied
to its base price a standard inflationary increase, while raising the
prices for all sites > 500 FTE (or > 100 FTE for Government &
research institutions). ADIS takes indeed "relevant FTEs across the
fealth faculties" while NPG takes irrelevant Sciences FTE across all
faculties.


Cheers,
Bernd-Christoph

Crawshaw, Lesley A schrieb:
> Hi B-C,
>
> Whilst I can't comment on the American Journal of Hypertension, it will probably be down to the need for the journal to be "competitively priced" something I seem to hear a lot these days when a publisher wants to significantly increase its charges for a particular product! It's unfortunate given the current financial climate that some publishers are continuing to push journal prices beyond what some of us can afford.
>
> I am not a great fan of tiered pricing myself as it introduces an extra element of complexity when managing subscriptions (I assume also for the agents and the publishers themselves). If one had a definitive tier assigned it would be OK, but we seem to find publishers putting us in a variety of tiers. However, it does at least recognise that different institutions make different uses of particular journals and that that should be somehow be reflected in the cost that institutions pay for online products.

>
> I've just found out that Adis (not from Adis themselves I hasten to add) is introducing a new three-tiered pricing model for 2010 based on the number of relevant FTEs - http://adisonline.com/home/documents/pricelist2010.pdf which promises reductions for the lowest two bands.
>
> It's not clear what FTEs are going to be considered relevant, but I do hope that it's not just based on crude FTEs which lumps together undergraduate and postgraduate students and researchers as if their use of the literature was the same.
>
> I have never understood why Nature Physics uses the same relevant FTEs as Nature Medicine or Nature Neuroscience. Maybe we should call these irrelevant FTEs!
>
> Cheers
> Lesley
>
>
> Lesley Crawshaw
> Knowledge &  Business Intelligence Consultant
> Information Hertfordshire
> University of Hertfordshire
> Tel: 01707 285508
>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: An informal open list set up by UKSG - Connecting the Information Community [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Bernd-Christoph Kämper
> Sent: 01 November 2009 12:48
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [LIS-E-RESOURCES] American Journal of Hypertension (NPG) increases site license prices for 2010 by up to 55%
>
> [Please excuse duplicate reception]
>
> Tired of tiered pricing?
>
> In response to the ICOLC Statement on the Global Economic Crisis
> and Its Impact on Consortial Licenses (or not?) the American Journal
> of Hypertension, since 2008 published with Nature Publishing Group,
> has apparently now introduced tiered pricing and thereby will increase
> its site license price for academic institutions in between 19% to 55%,
> depending on Sciences FTE. For the lowest FTE price bracket,
> 1-499 FTE, price will increase by a mere 3% (near the median price
> increase of NPG academic journals for 2010). 2010 site license prices
> are now USD 986 / 807 EUR / GBP 519 (UK,ROW) for 10000+
> FTE, the base price in the lowest bracket is USD 657 / EUR 538 /
> GBP 346. The price increase of AJH from 2008 to 2009 had been 11%.
> The journal publishes 12 issues/year with ca. 1350 p.
>
> In the Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports, category "Peripheral
> Vascular Disease", AJH is ranked #19 out of 56 in Impact factor
> (2008: 3,122), and #12 in Eigenfactor score (behind journals like
> Hypertension (American Heart Association / LWW), Journal of
> Hypertension (International and European Society of Hypertension /
> LWW), and Am J Physiol C-Heart (American Physiological Society).
>
> (Note that the current pricing calculator at
> http://www.nature.com/libraries/site_licenses/pricing.html
> displays for this title tiered pricing for 2009 also, so that no price
> change becomes apparent in comparing 2009 and 2010 price levels,
> which are displayed side by side.
> However, I happened to find an archived output of May 15, 2009 from
> the pricing calculator on the web at the Kenezy Life Sciences Library,
> University of Debrecen, Hungary, that confirmed our previous pricing)
>
> The two sister journals from this field at NPG, Hypertension Research
> (Japanese Society of Hypertension Research, 7% price increase for
> 2010) and the Journal of Human Hypertension (3,5% price increase
> for 2010), desisted from introducing tiered pricing so far. Through NPG,
> both provide free access after 5 years, AJH has a closed archive (just
> like the Journal of Hypertension, too). For comparison: Hypertension
> and Am. J. Physiol. C-Heart provide free access after 12 months.
>
> Bernd-Christoph Kaemper, Stuttgart University Library
>
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