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  1. 1. Dismantling a Single- Discipline Journal Bundle: A Triangulation Method for Assessment Diane (DeDe) Dawson Science Liaison Librarian, University of Saskatchewan NISO Virtual Conference: Expanding the Assessment Toolbox April 29, 2015
  2. 2. The Setting University of Saskatchewan: 21 000+ students (~3000 grad students) 1100+ faculty Public university, largest in province 200+ academic programs Medical/Doctoral Member of the U15 (“research intensive”) Image credit: Wikipedia
  3. 3. Background • Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) – Canada’s national consortium • In late 2012 CRKN negotiations with American Chemical Society (ACS) broke down
  4. 4. Background • Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) – Canada’s national consortium • In late 2012 CRKN negotiations with American Chemical Society (ACS) broke down • Appeared that individual libraries nationwide would need to handle their own negotiations with ACS for bundle of journals
  5. 5. Background • It became clear that UofS would likely not be able to afford the entire bundle = unbundle a big deal
  6. 6. Purpose • ACS Web Editions bundle is a very important package to chemistry researchers = need to make evidence-based decisions
  7. 7. Purpose • ACS Web Editions bundle is a very important package to chemistry researchers = need to make evidence-based decisions • Recent SUNY Potsdam controversy (2012) = heightened awareness & sensitivity
  8. 8. Objective Use data available to develop a ranked list of most important ACS titles to subscribe to
  9. 9. “Triangulation” Method: Three data sources 1. Usage data (# of full text downloads / year) – Most recent 3 yrs: 2011-2013
  10. 10. “Triangulation” Method: Three data sources 1. Usage data (# of full text downloads / year) – Most recent 3 yrs: 2011-2013 2. Citation analysis – Chemistry researcher’s publication venues (Most recent 3 yrs: 2011-2013) – Reference lists in those articles
  11. 11. “Triangulation” Method: Three data sources 1. Usage data (# of full text downloads / year) – Most recent 3 yrs: 2011-2013 2. Citation analysis – Chemistry researcher’s publication venues (Most recent 3 yrs: 2011-2013) – Reference lists in those articles 3. User Survey
  12. 12. More on Methods • Bradford’s Law –Citation analysis method –Finds core journals in particular disciplines
  13. 13. More on Methods • Bradford’s Law –Citation analysis method –Finds core journals in particular disciplines –Divide total citations into several roughly equal zones (of decreasing importance) –# of citations constant in each zone, but # of journal titles will increase across zones
  14. 14. Image credit: http://hlwiki.slais.ubc.ca/index.php/Bradford%27s_law_of_scattering
  15. 15. More on Methods • Three zones I use based on terminology in survey: –Essential –Good to have –Unnecessary
  16. 16. Usage Data
  17. 17. 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 8000 9000 10000 JournaloftheAmericanChemicalSociety JournalofAgriculturalandFoodChemistry EnvironmentalScience&Technology TheJournalofOrganicChemistry Langmuir AnalyticalChemistry TheJournalofPhysicalChemistryC OrganicLetters TheJournalofPhysicalChemistryB Biochemistry JournalofMedicinalChemistry Industrial&EngineeringChemistryResearch InorganicChemistry ChemicalReviews Energy&Fuels NanoLetters JournalofChemical&EngineeringData Organometallics ACSNano JournalofChemicalEducation ChemistryofMaterials TheJournalofPhysicalChemistryA Macromolecules TheJournalofPhysicalChemistry AccountsofChemicalResearch Biomacromolecules ChemicalResearchinToxicology JournalofNaturalProducts TheJournalofPhysicalChemistryLetters JournalofProteomeResearch OrganicProcessResearch&Development ACSCatalysis BioconjugateChemistry ACSAppliedMaterials&Interfaces CrystalGrowth&Design MolecularPharmaceutics ACSChemicalBiology JournalofChemicalInformationandModeling Industrial&EngineeringChemistry ACSChemicalNeuroscience Industrial&EngineeringChemistryProcessDesignandDev... ACSCombinatorialScience JournalofChemicalTheoryandComputation Industrial&EngineeringChemistryFundamentals Industrial&EngineeringChemistryProductResearchandD... ACSMedicinalChemistryLetters BiotechnologyProgress ACSMacroLetters ACSSustainableChemistry&Engineering ACSSyntheticBiology Chemical&EngineeringNewsArchive EnvironmentalScience&TechnologyLetters ACS Journals Full-Text Downloads, 2011-2013 2011 2012 2013
  18. 18. 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 8000 9000 JournaloftheAmericanChemicalSociety JournalofAgriculturalandFoodChemistry EnvironmentalScience&Technology TheJournalofOrganicChemistry Langmuir AnalyticalChemistry TheJournalofPhysicalChemistryC OrganicLetters TheJournalofPhysicalChemistryB Biochemistry JournalofMedicinalChemistry Industrial&EngineeringChemistryResearch InorganicChemistry ChemicalReviews Energy&Fuels NanoLetters JournalofChemical&EngineeringData Organometallics ACSNano JournalofChemicalEducation ChemistryofMaterials TheJournalofPhysicalChemistryA Macromolecules TheJournalofPhysicalChemistry AccountsofChemicalResearch Biomacromolecules ChemicalResearchinToxicology JournalofNaturalProducts TheJournalofPhysicalChemistryLetters JournalofProteomeResearch OrganicProcessResearch&Development ACSCatalysis BioconjugateChemistry ACSAppliedMaterials&Interfaces CrystalGrowth&Design MolecularPharmaceutics ACSChemicalBiology JournalofChemicalInformationandModeling Industrial&EngineeringChemistry ACSChemicalNeuroscience Industrial&EngineeringChemistryProcessDesignand… ACSCombinatorialScience JournalofChemicalTheoryandComputation Industrial&EngineeringChemistryFundamentals Industrial&EngineeringChemistryProductResearchand… ACSMedicinalChemistryLetters BiotechnologyProgress ACSMacroLetters ACSSustainableChemistry&Engineering ACSSyntheticBiology Chemical&EngineeringNewsArchive EnvironmentalScience&TechnologyLetters Average (Mean) Downloads / Title / Year
  19. 19. 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 8000 9000 JournaloftheAmericanChemicalSociety JournalofAgriculturalandFoodChemistry EnvironmentalScience&Technology TheJournalofOrganicChemistry Langmuir AnalyticalChemistry TheJournalofPhysicalChemistryC OrganicLetters TheJournalofPhysicalChemistryB Biochemistry JournalofMedicinalChemistry Industrial&EngineeringChemistryResearch InorganicChemistry ChemicalReviews Energy&Fuels NanoLetters JournalofChemical&EngineeringData Organometallics ACSNano JournalofChemicalEducation ChemistryofMaterials TheJournalofPhysicalChemistryA Macromolecules TheJournalofPhysicalChemistry AccountsofChemicalResearch Biomacromolecules ChemicalResearchinToxicology JournalofNaturalProducts TheJournalofPhysicalChemistryLetters JournalofProteomeResearch OrganicProcessResearch&Development ACSCatalysis BioconjugateChemistry ACSAppliedMaterials&Interfaces CrystalGrowth&Design MolecularPharmaceutics ACSChemicalBiology JournalofChemicalInformationandModeling Industrial&EngineeringChemistry ACSChemicalNeuroscience Industrial&EngineeringChemistryProcessDesignand… ACSCombinatorialScience JournalofChemicalTheoryandComputation Industrial&EngineeringChemistryFundamentals Industrial&EngineeringChemistryProductResearchand… ACSMedicinalChemistryLetters BiotechnologyProgress ACSMacroLetters ACSSustainableChemistry&Engineering ACSSyntheticBiology Chemical&EngineeringNewsArchive EnvironmentalScience&TechnologyLetters Average (Mean) Downloads / Title, 2011-2013 Zone 1 3 titles ESSENTIAL
  20. 20. 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 8000 9000 JournaloftheAmericanChemicalSociety JournalofAgriculturalandFoodChemistry EnvironmentalScience&Technology TheJournalofOrganicChemistry Langmuir AnalyticalChemistry TheJournalofPhysicalChemistryC OrganicLetters TheJournalofPhysicalChemistryB Biochemistry JournalofMedicinalChemistry Industrial&EngineeringChemistryResearch InorganicChemistry ChemicalReviews Energy&Fuels NanoLetters JournalofChemical&EngineeringData Organometallics ACSNano JournalofChemicalEducation ChemistryofMaterials TheJournalofPhysicalChemistryA Macromolecules TheJournalofPhysicalChemistry AccountsofChemicalResearch Biomacromolecules ChemicalResearchinToxicology JournalofNaturalProducts TheJournalofPhysicalChemistryLetters JournalofProteomeResearch OrganicProcessResearch&Development ACSCatalysis BioconjugateChemistry ACSAppliedMaterials&Interfaces CrystalGrowth&Design MolecularPharmaceutics ACSChemicalBiology JournalofChemicalInformationandModeling Industrial&EngineeringChemistry ACSChemicalNeuroscience Industrial&EngineeringChemistryProcessDesignand… ACSCombinatorialScience JournalofChemicalTheoryandComputation Industrial&EngineeringChemistryFundamentals Industrial&EngineeringChemistryProductResearchand… ACSMedicinalChemistryLetters BiotechnologyProgress ACSMacroLetters ACSSustainableChemistry&Engineering ACSSyntheticBiology Chemical&EngineeringNewsArchive EnvironmentalScience&TechnologyLetters Average (Mean) Downloads / Title, 2011-2013 Zone 2 8 titles Good to have Zone 1 3 titles ESSENTIAL
  21. 21. 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 8000 9000 JournaloftheAmericanChemicalSociety JournalofAgriculturalandFoodChemistry EnvironmentalScience&Technology TheJournalofOrganicChemistry Langmuir AnalyticalChemistry TheJournalofPhysicalChemistryC OrganicLetters TheJournalofPhysicalChemistryB Biochemistry JournalofMedicinalChemistry Industrial&EngineeringChemistryResearch InorganicChemistry ChemicalReviews Energy&Fuels NanoLetters JournalofChemical&EngineeringData Organometallics ACSNano JournalofChemicalEducation ChemistryofMaterials TheJournalofPhysicalChemistryA Macromolecules TheJournalofPhysicalChemistry AccountsofChemicalResearch Biomacromolecules ChemicalResearchinToxicology JournalofNaturalProducts TheJournalofPhysicalChemistryLetters JournalofProteomeResearch OrganicProcessResearch&Development ACSCatalysis BioconjugateChemistry ACSAppliedMaterials&Interfaces CrystalGrowth&Design MolecularPharmaceutics ACSChemicalBiology JournalofChemicalInformationandModeling Industrial&EngineeringChemistry ACSChemicalNeuroscience Industrial&EngineeringChemistryProcessDesignand… ACSCombinatorialScience JournalofChemicalTheoryandComputation Industrial&EngineeringChemistryFundamentals Industrial&EngineeringChemistryProductResearchand… ACSMedicinalChemistryLetters BiotechnologyProgress ACSMacroLetters ACSSustainableChemistry&Engineering ACSSyntheticBiology Chemical&EngineeringNewsArchive EnvironmentalScience&TechnologyLetters Average (Mean) Downloads / Title, 2011-2013 Zone 2 8 titles Good to have Zone 3 All the rest “Unnecessary” Zone 1 3 titles ESSENTIAL
  22. 22. To Keep (Based on Usage) ACS Journal Title Journal of the American Chemical Society Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry Environmental Science & Technology The Journal of Organic Chemistry Langmuir Analytical Chemistry The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, B, & C Organic Letters Biochemistry Journal of Medicinal Chemistry Zone 1 ESSENTIAL Zone 2 Good to have
  23. 23. Citation Analysis
  24. 24. Citation Analysis Part 1: Chemistry Researchers’ Publication Venues • affiliation searches of Scopus & WoS for 2011- 2013 • Scopus = 185; WoS = 175
  25. 25. Citation Analysis Part 1: Chemistry Researchers’ Publication Venues • affiliation searches of Scopus & WoS for 2011- 2013 • Scopus = 185; WoS = 175
  26. 26. Citation Analysis Part 1: Chemistry Researchers’ Publication Venues • affiliation searches of Scopus & WoS for 2011- 2013 • Scopus = 185; WoS = 175 • 185 articles in 93 unique titles (ALL publishers) • 53 of 93 titles were only published in once in the three years • 15 of 93 titles are ACS journals (16.1%)
  27. 27. 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 JournalofColloidandInterfaceScience JournalofChemicalPhysics ChemicalCommunications PhysicalChemistryChemicalPhysics CanadianJournalofChemistry OrganicLetters Biochemistry ElectrochimicaActa JournalofPhysicalChemistryB OrganicandBiomolecularChemistry Phytochemistry ACSCatalysis AipConferenceProceedings BiochemicalJournal FungalGeneticsandBiology JournalofBiologicalChemistry JournalofOrganicChemistry JournaloftheAmericanChemicalSociety PhysicalReviewEStatisticalNonlinearandSoftMatter… SpectrochimicaActaPartAMolecularandBiomolecular… ACSAppliedMaterialsandInterfaces AngewandteChemieInternationalEdition CarbohydratePolymers CatalysisToday ChemicalPhysicsLetters Chemsuschem CurrentOrganicChemistry EuropeanJournalofPharmaceuticsandBiopharmaceutics GeneTherapy IndustrialandEngineeringChemistryResearch InorganicaChimicaActa InternationalJournalofNanomedicine JournalofBiochemistry JournalofDispersionScienceandTechnology JournalofElectronSpectroscopyandRelatedPhenomena JournalofMolecularCatalysisBEnzymatic JournalofNanobiotechnology JournalofPhysicsandChemistryofSolids MarineDrugs MaterialsLetters MolecularPlantPathology NaturalProductReports Organometallics PlosOne ProteinScience SemiconductorScienceandTechnology Synthesis Chemistry Researchers’ Publication Venues (2011-2013)
  28. 28. 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 JournalofColloidandInterfaceScience JournalofChemicalPhysics ChemicalCommunications PhysicalChemistryChemicalPhysics CanadianJournalofChemistry OrganicLetters Biochemistry ElectrochimicaActa JournalofPhysicalChemistryB OrganicandBiomolecularChemistry Phytochemistry ACSCatalysis AipConferenceProceedings BiochemicalJournal FungalGeneticsandBiology JournalofBiologicalChemistry JournalofOrganicChemistry JournaloftheAmericanChemicalSociety PhysicalReviewEStatisticalNonlinearandSoftMatter… SpectrochimicaActaPartAMolecularandBiomolecular… ACSAppliedMaterialsandInterfaces AngewandteChemieInternationalEdition CarbohydratePolymers CatalysisToday ChemicalPhysicsLetters Chemsuschem CurrentOrganicChemistry EuropeanJournalofPharmaceuticsandBiopharmaceutics GeneTherapy IndustrialandEngineeringChemistryResearch InorganicaChimicaActa InternationalJournalofNanomedicine JournalofBiochemistry JournalofDispersionScienceandTechnology JournalofElectronSpectroscopyandRelatedPhenomena JournalofMolecularCatalysisBEnzymatic JournalofNanobiotechnology JournalofPhysicsandChemistryofSolids MarineDrugs MaterialsLetters MolecularPlantPathology NaturalProductReports Organometallics PlosOne ProteinScience SemiconductorScienceandTechnology Synthesis Chemistry Researchers’ Publication Venues (2011-2013) ACS titles in red
  29. 29. 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 Chemistry Researchers’ Publication Venues (2011-2013) ACS Titles in Red Zone 1 11 titles (5 ACS) ESSENTIAL Zone 3 All the rest “Unnecessary” Zone 2 29 titles (7 ACS) Good to have
  30. 30. 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 Chemistry Researchers’ Publication Venues (2011-2013) ACS Titles in Red Langmuir (8x) J. Phys. Chem. C (5x) J. Phys. Chem. A; Organic Letters (4x each) Analytical Chemistry; Biochemistry; J. Phys. Chem. B (3x each) ACS Catalysis; J. Org. Chem.; J. Phys. Chem. Lett.; JACS (2x each) Chem. Mater.; J. Agric. Food. Chem.; Organometallics (1x each) Inorganic Chemistry (6x)
  31. 31. To Keep (Based on Citation Analysis Part 1) ACS Journal Title Langmuir Inorganic Chemistry The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, B, & C Organic Letters Analytical Chemistry Biochemistry ACS Catalysis Journal of Organic Chemistry Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters Journal of the American Chemical Society Zone 1 ESSENTIAL Zone 2 Good to have
  32. 32. Citation Analysis Part 2: Chemistry Researcher’s Reference Lists • From the 185 articles published in 2011-2013... 6733 references cited • List of 6733 sorted by most cited titles
  33. 33. Citation Analysis Part 2: Chemistry Researcher’s Reference Lists • From the 185 articles published in 2011-2013... 6733 references cited • List of 6733 sorted by most cited titles • Used Bradford’s Law to divide list into 3 roughly equal parts • First 1/3 = 26 journals (10 ACS) = ESSENTIAL
  34. 34. Source Title Times Cited Journal of the American Chemical Society 310 Langmuir 157 Journal of Organic Chemistry 139 Journal of Chemical Physics 134 Journal of Physical Chemistry B 126 Angewandte Chemie - International Edition 104 Tetrahedron Letters 97 Tetrahedron 81 Chemical Communications 78 Physical Review Letters 77 Organometallics 76 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 74 Science 73 Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry 71 Journal of Physical Chemistry C 69 Journal of Biological Chemistry 64 Chemical Reviews 61 Journal of Physical Chemistry A 60 Nature 54 Journal of Physical Chemistry 52 Physical Review B 50 Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 50 Organic Letters 49 Journal of Colloid And Interface Science 48 Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 48 Chemistry - A European Journal 46
  35. 35. ACS Journal Title Journal of the American Chemical Society Langmuir The Journal of Organic Chemistry The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, B, & C Organometallics Chemical Reviews Organic Letters To Keep (Based on Citation Analysis Part 2) Zone 1 ESSENTIAL
  36. 36. ACS Journal Title Analytical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Biochemistry Accounts of Chemical Research Chemistry of Materials Environmental Science & Technology Nano Letters ACS Nano Journal of Medicinal Chemistry Macromolecules Energy & Fuels Crystal Growth & Design Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters To Keep (Based on Citation Analysis Part 2) Zone 2 Good to have
  37. 37. User Survey
  38. 38. Survey Details • Opinions of chemistry faculty, grad students, & other individuals in dept • Asked to rank each ACS journal by –Essential –Good to have –Unnecessary
  39. 39. Survey Details • Link sent through Department of Chemistry email list • Remained open for 3 weeks (Aug/Sept 2013) • One reminder sent
  40. 40. Survey Details • 48 responses (of a possible 130) = 36.9% response rate • 12 of 18 faculty responded • 26 of 80 grad students responded
  41. 41. 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 JournaloftheAmericanChemicalSociety ChemicalReviews TheJournalofOrganicChemistry TheJournalofPhysicalChemistryA TheJournalofPhysicalChemistryB TheJournalofPhysicalChemistryC InorganicChemistry OrganicLetters ChemistryofMaterials Langmuir NanoLetters ACSNano AnalyticalChemistry TheJournalofPhysicalChemistryLetters JournalofChemicalEducation Macromolecules ACSAppliedMaterials&Interfaces Organometallics AccountsofChemicalResearch Biochemistry JournalofNaturalProducts EnvironmentalScience&Technology ACSCatalysis ACSChemicalBiology JournalofMedicinalChemistry Biomacromolecules CrystalGrowth&Design Energy&Fuels JournalofChemicalTheoryandComputation OrganicProcessResearch&Development JournalofAgricultureandFoodChemistry JournalofChemical&EngineeringData JournalofChemicalInformationandModeling Chemical&EngineeringNews(C&EN) JournalofProteomeResearch MolecularPharmaceutics BioconjugateChemistry ChemicalResearchinToxicology ACSCombinatorialScience Industrial&EngineeringChemistryResearch ACSChemicalNeuroscience Unnecessary Good to Have Essential
  42. 42. 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 Unnecessary Good to Have Essential Zone 1 8 titles ESSENTIAL Zone 2 10 titles Good to have Zone 3 All the rest “Unnecessary”
  43. 43. ACS Journal Title Journal of the American Chemical Society Chemical Reviews The Journal of Organic Chemistry The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, B, & C Inorganic Chemistry Organic Letters To Keep (Based on Survey) Zone 1 ESSENTIAL
  44. 44. ACS Journal Title Chemistry of Materials Langmuir Nano Letters ACS Nano Analytical Chemistry Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters Journal of Chemical Education Macromolecules ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces Organometallics To Keep (Based on Survey) Zone 2 Good to have
  45. 45. Pulling it all together!
  46. 46. To Keep (Overall) – Essentials (10) ACS Journal Title Journal of the American Chemical Society Chemical Reviews The Journal of Organic Chemistry The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, B, & C Inorganic Chemistry Organic Letters Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry Environmental Science & Technology Langmuir Organometallics
  47. 47. To Keep (Overall) – Good to Haves (8) ACS Journal Title Analytical Chemistry Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters Biochemistry Journal of Medicinal Chemistry Chemistry of Materials Nano Letters ACS Nano Macromolecules
  48. 48. To Keep (Overall) – Wildcards (2) ACS Journal Title Accounts of Chemical Research Journal of Chemical Education
  49. 49. Conclusions • This analysis was a lot of work but... –Enables me to feel more confident in making the hard choices –Several sources of data supporting my decisions = easier to convince researchers (evidence-based)
  50. 50. Conclusions • This analysis was a lot of work but... –Enables me to feel more confident in making the hard choices –Several sources of data supporting my decisions = easier to convince researchers (evidence-based) –Including researchers in the decisions gives them a voice and “gets them on side”
  51. 51. Conclusions • Dept of Chem researchers NOT only users of this bundle (as we previously assumed) –Might have important implications down the road
  52. 52. Limitations • Only Dept of Chem researchers studied (except for usage data) • Bradford’s Law works best for sub-disciplines (i.e. not entire field of chemistry!)
  53. 53. Limitations • Only Dept of Chem researchers studied (except for usage data) • Bradford’s Law works best for sub-disciplines (i.e. not entire field of chemistry!) • Only the last 3 yrs of data included • Data represents a current “snapshot” –Cannot necessarily predict future patterns
  54. 54. Limitations • Only Dept of Chem researchers studied (except for usage data) • Bradford’s Law works best for sub-disciplines (i.e. not entire field of chemistry!) • Only the last 3 yrs of data included • Data represents a current “snapshot” –Cannot necessarily predict future patterns • Not a “bullet-proof” analysis
  55. 55. Discussion • Comprehensive methodology necessary? –Time consuming, labour intensive –Likely not practical for much larger, multi- disc bundles (e.g. SD Freedom Collection)
  56. 56. Discussion • Worthwhile in some cases, such as when... –Faculty have strong connection to package –Politics/controversy involved = necessary to have evidence-based data to support case for which titles to cancel
  57. 57. Questions? Acknowledgements: C. Sorensen helped supply usage data and provided valuable comments on analysis J. Lamothe & J. McLean assisted with various collections-related details The entire Department of Chemistry, UofS, was engaged and supportive during this process diane.dawson@usask.ca

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