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BioAg Sciences

UC-wide Informa Journal package cancelled

March 3rd, 2011 by Ruth Gustafson

With an anticipated 50% increase in Informa Healthcare (IHC) package fees for 2011, the University of California libraries have cancelled the UC-wide IHC online journal package of 115 titles. Online access to 111 of these titles will no longer be available at UC Davis after February 15, 2011. Please see the detailed CDL notice about this cancellation at the “Challenges to Licensing from Some Publishers” webpage at

Three UC libraries chose to continue licensing eight IHC titles in 2011 at their individual campuses at their own cost.

Four titles are kept at UCD — three will continue to be accessible online at UCD:
1. Inhalation Toxicology
2. Medical Mycology
3. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
4. Current Medical Research & Opinion (print ONLY at Carlson HSL)

Articles from the remaining five titles below will be available via normal UC Inter-Library Loan (ILL) processes including using UC-eLinks or filling out online ILL forms.

Held at UC Berkeley
5. Substance Use and Misuse
6. Current Eye Research
7. Clinical Toxicology

Held at UC San Francisco
8. Medical Teacher

The remaining CANCELLED IHC titles:
Perpetual online access will be retained for the previously paid & licensed years 1997 through 2010 for the 107 remaining titles. Those UCD researchers needing current year 2011+ articles should REQUEST them via ILL channels. Note that the delivery time may be longer as no UC library will be subscribing to these titles.

Biological & Agricultural related cancelled IHC titles:
Seven titles of BioAg interest which will no longer be available in the UC Library system from 2011+ are:
1) Archives of Physiology & Biochemistry
2) Biomarkers
3) Chronobiology International
4) Free Radical Research
5) International Journal of Neuroscience
6) Molecular Membrane Biology
7) Stress: The International Journal on the Biology of Stress

Questions? Feel free to contact your subject specialist librarian

Axel Borg
Viticulture and Enology (grape growing and wine making); Food and Nutrition; Forestry; Plant Sciences (including fruit and vegetable crops, agronomy, and horticulture); Plant Biology; Plant Pathology; and Agriculture

Ruth Gustafson
General Biology; Animal Science; Avian Science; Entomology (including Bee Biology and Pollination); Environmental Science & Policy; Environmental Toxicology; Evolution and Ecology; Forensic Science; Nematology; and Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology

Meredith Saba
Molecular and Cellular Biology; Neurobiology and Physiology; Microbiology; and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)