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February 15, 2007

Contrary to the Trend: Three Journals Merge into One New Title

Contrary to the trend in journal publishing, which is to proliferate new journals and to splinter old titles, the British Society of Animal Science (BSAS), Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) and the European Federation for Animal Science (EAAP) have merged their three journals, Animal Science (Blackwell); Animal Research (EDPSciences); Reproduction, Nutrition, Development (Elsevier), into one new journal. The new journal, Animal, will be published by Cambridge.

For those institutions that have had all three titles, this represents a substantial savings. From the 2005-2006 Librarian's Handbook (EBSCO), the prices for print + oline for the three titles was $570, $589, $770, respectively. The price for the new title in 2007 (P+O) is $895.

The full announcement may be found on the Cambridge Journals website. Thanks to Greg Youngen for the heads up about this!

Posted by Katie Newman at February 15, 2007 9:23 AM