I don’t think I’ve seen this question in the discussion.

Does anyone know of an equivalent journal? One that covers several scientific areas and has short articles that still have some serious material. Our school serves a range of students and Science News is a good one for those just beginning to attempt college work. But certainly doesn’t have enough material to justify that price when they also take advertising.

Meg Mitchell

Chestnut Hill College

Philadelphia, PA

From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum [mailto:SERIALST@list.uvm.edu] On Behalf Of Lenis McBride
Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 7:37 PM
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Publisher price increase!!!!



We received a similar notice on this title late las week.  Also, we received a notice this morning stating that our subscription to Science News had gone up from #39.95 to $195.00.


On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 7:08 AM, Stephen Clark <sdclar@wm.edu> wrote:


We just received a notice from our subscription agent that Scientific American was raising their print subscription price for 2010 from $41.91 (which includes the agent's service charge) to $299.00  Has anyone else received this outrageous increase notice?
We are in the process of contacting the publisher to find out what might be the cause of this dramatic price rise.


Stephen Clark
Acquisitions Librarian
College of William and Mary
Earl Gregg Swem Library
Williamsburg, VA  phone:  757-221-3107
fax:  757-221-3645
email:  sdclar@wm.edu