The cost of serials in 2018

EBSCO publishes its Serials Price Projection Report for 2018

The report projects an overall increase of 5-6% in publisher prices for academic and medical libraries.

The scholarly communications landscape

The drivers that have influenced the scholarly communication marketplace over the last few years (decreased library budgets; OA; alternative distribution methods etc) continue to be relevant but have been joined by organised piracy.  However, the fundamental business models of publishers have not changed – and libraries will once again be facing above inflation increases in journal pricing.

You can download EBSCO’s 2018 Serials Price Projection Report at