EBSCO Information Services releases Serials Price Projection Report for 2020

(1 Oct 2019) The 2020 Serials Price Projection Report from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is now available. To read the 2020 Serials Price Projection Report in its entirety and view the Five-Year Journal Price Increase History, visit: http://journals.ebsco.com/products-services/explore-content.

The report projects that the overall effective publisher price increases for academic and academic medical libraries are expected to be (before any currency impact) in the range of five to six percent for individual titles and four to five percent for e-journal packages. EBSCO releases the Serials Price Projections based on surveys of a wide range of publishers and reviews of historical serials pricing data to assist information professionals as they make budgeting decisions for the renewals season.

The Serials Price Projection Report looks at market dynamics highlighting many topics and trends that impact the scholarly information marketplace, including library budget challenges, e-journal packages, Open Access (OA), government mandates, and country economic conditions.

Although the serial price forecasts are based upon careful analysis, EBSCO recommends caution when using these projections, as they rely on historical trends and current estimates. EBSCO will update the projection information if economic conditions warrant it.

The press release is here.