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Serials Review 2006

 

Factors to Consider When Reviewing

Journal lists to review
By Title
By Subject Area/Call No.
By School/College Lists

More Information
Why review?
Timeline
Factors to Consider
FAQs

Subject Librarians Serials Review Process
Letter to Deans & Chairs
Letter to the Faculty
Results

Serials Review History
2000 Review
2003 Review

When reviewing the titles, there are many areas we would like you to consider. You will have several data points available to you as you review your lists. Below are some tips on understanding what you are seeing and how this data should influence your decisions.

2006 Cost
Cost may not always be what we pay when a journal is included in a package so the numbers indicated are list price for some titles. High cost of a journal should be weighed against importance to the GA Tech community and other factors.

Package
Iindicates the title is purchased (usually at a discount) as part of a package/bundled group of journals. Sometimes low use titles are packaged with high use, high value titles, and some needed titles are less expensive in a package.

Local 10 year article count
This data shows the total number of articles written by GA Tech authors over the past 10 years. It can indicate what subject areas where we are researching and publishing. This data comes from LJUR(Local Journal Utilization Report) data.

Local 10 year citation count
This data shows the total number of citations to the given titles by GA Tech authors over the past 10 years. This could be a good indication of journals whose subject area relate to what our researchers are publishing on. This data comes from LJUR(Local Journal Utilization Report) data.

Impact Factor
From the Institute for Scientific Information’s Journal Citation Reports database,  the journal Impact Factor is a measure of the frequency with which the "average article" in a journal has been cited in a particular year. It is the ratio of citations to recent articles versus the total number of recent articles.

ISI Rank In Discipline
Journals in a discipline are ranked from those with highest Impact Factor (#1) to those with lowest Impact Factor.

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