Re: Journal of Communication titles Tuscano, Theresa 16 Feb 2006 13:33 UTC

Our library also ran into this problem.  We wanted to cancel our
subscription to Human Communication Research but were unable to because of
it being bundled with Journal of Communication (which is heavily used in our
library).  We not only got smacked with a big price increase, but are also
stuck with three titles we didn't want.


Theresa M. Tuscano
Periodicals/Government Documents Manager
Myrin Library
Ursinus College
601 E. Main St.
Collegeville, PA 19426
Phone: (610) 409-3000, ext. 2292
mail to:

-----Original Message-----
From: Lynne Weaver [mailto:lweaver@RMWC.EDU]
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2006 5:10 PM
Subject: [SERIALST] Journal of Communication titles

For Jeanette, and others who may also need the information:

Journal of Comunication comes with a membership in the International
Communication Association which includes print and online access to that
title, Communication Theory, Human Communication Research, and Journal
of Compter-Mediated Comunication.

My college Communications Department head was not impressed.


-----Original Message-----
From: Skwor, Jeanette []
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2006 3:56 PM
To: Lynne Weaver
Subject: RE: [SERIALST] Journal of Communication

We were aware if the cost increase, and I do have a note saying it is to
be bundled, but have had no further information as to with what.

What are the other titles you are receiving with it?


Jeanette L. Skwor
Cofrin Library
University of WI-Green Bay
(920) 465-2670

"Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will
get you through times of no libraries."
                              Anne Herbert, The Whole Earth Catalog

-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Lynne Weaver
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2006 2:23 PM
Subject: [SERIALST] Journal of Communication

Hi, Folks -

Journal of Communication is one of the journals that has moved from
Oxford UP, in this case to Blackwell.  Last year (v.55 2005) our cost
for this title was $241; this year (v.56 2006) it is $850!  Although our
jobber is usually good about notifying us of outrageous price increases,
they missed this one.  The price increase seems to be the result of one
or both of two things.  First, there is the change in publisher.
Second, the title is no longer available by itself, but is now bundled
with three other titles.  We (jobber and I) have not determined whether
the new publisher or the International Communication Association is
responsible for the bundling of the titles.

I became aware of the change when I received the first issue of one of
the three titles we didn't order and don't want.  I hope the publisher
will let us cancel the whole subscription, which I've asked my jobber to
do asap.

 You may want to check your 2006 renewal invoices for this title.

 Lynne N. Weaver
Serials Coordinator
Lipscomb Library
Randolph-Macon Woman's College
2500 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg, VA  24503
434 947-8396
434 947-8134 Fax