New Electronic Resources!
Cell Press Journals
The UCI Libraries have achieved another milestone
in electronic access to scientific journals.
With the licensing of Cell, Developmental
Cell, Immunity, Molecular Cell,
Neuron, and Cancer Cell, we now
provide online access to the entire Cell Press
family of titles. The online archive of each
journal goes back to 1996, or to the first issue for those
that began publication since that date.
Gaining electronic access to the Cell Press journals, and above
all the title Cell, has been a top priority for
faculty in Biological Sciences and the College of Medicine
ever since online editions first became available
in 2001. Cell, for example, is considered one
of the top five journals in cell biology; each
article is cited an average of 27 times within the
first two years after publication.
Why did it take three years to license the online editions
of such significant journals? As with our heavily publicized
recent negotiations with Elsevier, the UC libraries,
through the California Digital Library, worked long and
hard to negotiate an acceptable price for a UC-wide license.
Ultimately, the success of these negotiations
yielded substantial savings to each campus. Only through successfully
applying such consortial pressure can the libraries of UC and other research
universities cap price inflation and help limit
cancellations of journal subscriptions.