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Re: delays in publication Daniel Jones (19 Feb 2004 17:01 UTC)

Re: delays in publication Daniel Jones 19 Feb 2004 17:01 UTC

I routinely use 'consistently running late' as a criterion for canceling
journals during annual subscription review.  This is how I was able to
eliminate most of our Gordon & Breach titles in the 1980's and 1990's in
another position I held at the time.  Titles that are seriously running
behind in their publication schedule go on my "troubled titles" list, and
faculty generally are supportive in canceling them.  Price is less an issue
than the fact that the titles are not producing, and I faculty see this as a
sign that such journals probably don't have a future anyway.


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-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Anne Carroll Bunting
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2004 10:49 AM
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] delays in publication

Definitely.  They are usually expensive title too.  Most of them will be
behind all year and they get an issue for the year out in December.  They
are getting our money but we aren't getting much for it. The publishers are
still sending the renewal notices out even when they are behind.
Anne C. Bunting
University of Tennessee Health Sciences Library
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Black" <blacks@MAIL.STROSE.EDU>
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2004 9:31 AM
Subject: [SERIALST] delays in publication

> Our last "Bulletin of Serials Changes" from our vendor EBSCO showed that
> almost 10% of our subscribed titles are delayed in publication.  This
> to be a higher percentage than I've seen before.  Do others share the
> impression that more titles are delayed now than in past years?
> Steve Black
> Reference, Instruction, and Serials Librarian
> Neil Hellman Library
> The College of Saint Rose
> 392 Western Ave.
> Albany, NY 12203
> (518) 458-5494