This list of journal titles is not a short-list of titles tagged for cutting: being on the list does not mean that a journal is at an increased risk of being cut. The Health Sciences Library Collections Team decided to list the health sciences journals that aren’t part of packages so that we could gather feedback on them to include in the decision-making process. We want to keep the cuts as low-impact as possible. By letting us know which ones are important to your work and research, you’re helping us prioritize the ones that are used by the UW health sciences community.
After reviewing faculty, student, and staff feedback, the Health Sciences Library Collections Team will use their expertise to determine which journal subscriptions of the subset listed must be cancelled to stay within the budget. They will evaluate each title based on:
As stewards of the Health Sciences Library collections and University funding, our hope is to move away from binary and zero-sum perspectives about allocations and expenditures. Instead, our intention is to engage in substantive and collaborative discussions that result in making the best possible decisions on acquiring, retaining, and cancelling subscriptions, given current resources and long-term implications on teaching and research at the UW (more details in the Principles & Rubric for Subscription Review). As listed above, we will evaluate journals based on their value and usage metrics, but to make our cancellation decisions based solely on these metrics contradicts our guiding principle of engaging with the community.
The UW Libraries has compiled a list of non-health sciences journals that are being considered for cancellation, please see the UW Libraries Subscription Review 2021 for more information. Please note that their list is different from the health sciences list because it includes the subset of subscriptions the UW Libraries is likely to cancel whereas the Health Sciences Library's list of journals is a list of journals being considered for cancellation but we expect to maintain many of them.
Some publishers do not make electronic versions of their journals available to libraries unless the library also subscribes to the print journal. Some publishers do not license electronic access to libraries and only offer electronic access to individuals. This is generally in order to protect publishers' profits. UW Libraries is committed to honoring copyright law and licenses.
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