After careful review, the University Library has made an important change in our subscription strategy with journal publisher Springer. Rather than subscribe to a multidisciplinary bundle of thousands of Springer journal titles, the University Library now subscribes to Springer content through individual subscriptions to journals. We evaluated journals in the package based on download data, article citations by institutional authors, open access availability of articles, articles published by institutional authors, and the projected costs of alternative access to those titles. We are pleased to share the list of Springer journal subscriptions for 2021 here. Please note that Nature journals are part of a separate journal package and remain available.
All members of the GSU community will continue to have access to the resources they need to do their research. Subscriptions are just one mode of access to research publications, and we are committed to helping researchers navigate alternatives. For canceled titles, full-text access will continue to be available for previously subscribed content. If you need access to an unavailable article, please request it via Interlibrary Loan. In most cases, we can obtain a copy in less than 24 hours.
Transitioning from a publisher’s journal package to a curated selection of titles that are regularly used by GSU faculty and students is part of a longer-term effort to realign investments to a more affordable, equitable, and sustainable model that allows the library to build a more tailored collection to better serve the evolving needs of GSU.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dean Jeff Steely (firstname.lastname@example.org).