Charles.Smith at wku.edu
Thu Oct 19 15:20:33 PDT 2000
I just finished investigating the possibility of such a subscription the other day. For my institution, with about 13,500 FTE students, the cost quoted was just over $6000. per year. A few months ago I also investigated networking "Science;" the price I was quoted there was something over $4000., as I recall. Neither price can be
supported within our current budget situation, unfortunately. Once I got the basic quotes, I did not investigate further regarding details.
I suppose these prices are not excessive, all things considered (remember, there are many individual subscriptions to these titles by faculty): institutional networking will undoubtedly cost both titles a considerable number of individual subscriptions.
I might note that by contrast, PNAS costs only a couple of hundred dollars a year more to receive electronically--a real bargain, considering its importance and mass (some 15,000 pages of print per year).
--Charles H. Smith, Western Kentucky University
Eileen Mathias wrote:
> Do any of you have institutional subscriptions to Nature magazine yet? I have heard negative things (12-issue delay in online version), and can not get a handle on fees. According to their web page, you must contact them and negotiate a fee depending on size of the institution. Any negative/positive experiences? Is pricing excessive?
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