Explanatory Notes for Serials Lists
The title lists contain useful information about each serial title to help you with your ranking. Descriptive information is provided below explaining the scope and purpose of each column.
- Your Ranking
- 3-Minimally Useful
Titles listed represent all paid subscriptions. Serial titles to which the library does not subscribe but are available full text through our electronic databases are not included in these title lists.
International Standard Serial Number, a unique identification number assigned to each serial title.
- Additional Full Text Availability
Information in this column lists the availability and coverage for particular title via our full text databases. In some cases, the publisher of a specific title has not made available the most recent year; yet has allowed preceding years to be accessible. This is commonly known as an embargo.
Please do not base your rankings solely on a title's full text availability. Full text availability via a specific database is volatile: databases may drop titles due to changes in publisher licensing; the library may decide to subscribe to another database; the title may be partially available but subject to newly licensed publisher embargoes.
Database acronyms are:
ALL: five or more databases host title BC: Business & Company Resource Center BSP: Business Source Premier CMMC: Communication & Mass Media Complete DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals EA: Expanded Academic ASAP GR: General Reference Center Gold JSTOR: JSTOR Arts and Sciences I Collection LN: LexisNexis Academic OA: Freely Accessible Journals PM: PubMed Central WS: Wilson Select Plus
- Call Number
Describes the format received such as print and electronic (P + E) or online only. Also notes whether specific licensing restrictions are in effect. In most cases, "online only" indicates the year the title converted from a print to an electronic subscription.
- Fund Name
Name of fund to which the title is assigned. For the most part, these fund names represent academic departments.
- General Discipline
Each title is assigned to a broad disciplinary group.
- Price History
Annual subscription costs for the past three years. Prices may include additional features such as publishers' bundling titles into one payment, membership costs, etc. Consult your Subject Librarian for details.
- Online Usage by Year
These counts represent the number of Full-Text Article Downloads, as reported by publishers according to COUNTER Codes of Practice. See http://www.projectcounter.org for a full description of COUNTER practices.
- Click Through Usage
The number of times a title was accessed via one of the library's databases or via title lookup on the library's electronic journals page at http://yw2pn3mr9l.search.serialssolutions.com/
- Print Usage
The number of times a print volume was checked out as well as the number of times a print volume or single issue was selected from the shelf and then re-shelved by a library staff member.
Please enter one of the following three values for each title you wish to comment upon: