Our lab recently published an article in the journal Mammalian Genome ;
however, we do not have university access to this journal through the Springer site, even though we have access to most other Springer publications. Could you please consider subscribing to this journal? Additionally, I have had to request two articles this year from the same journal through ILLIAD. Perhaps we could subscribe just to the online version?
Thank you for the suggestion to add Mammalian Genome to the VCU Libraries journal collections. We welcome and actively solicit suggestions from VCU faculty and students for enhancements to our collections.
Many factors go into the decision to subscribe to a particular journal title, including reputation, journal impact factor, cost, relevance to our curriculum, etc. Because of budget limitations, we are not able to subscribe to all journals in a specific subject area or all journals from a particular publisher. The cost for a subscription to Mammalian Genome is almost $1200 this year.
We will place this title into consideration for new journals in the future, depending on budget allocations. In the meantime, please continue to take advantage of the ILLiad service to obtain copies of needed articles. If we can be of further assistance to you in identifying similar titles already in our collections, please contact us.
Lynne U. Turman, Head, TML Collections
Tompkins-McCaw Library, VCU Libraries