Most frequently used electronic journals

The UT Health Science Center Libraries’ current journal subscriptions are now almost entirely available in electronic format, following a continual conversion from print to electronic journals that began in the late 1990’s.  At last count, the library has 89 journals that are received in print-only format.  Librarians monitor the use of electronic journals through data provided by publishers.

During the 2011 academic year, more than 1 million electronic journal articles were viewed by UT Health Science Center faculty, students, staff, and visitors to the Briscoe Library and its branch locations.  The ten most frequently used electronic journals were Journal of Biological Chemistry, Nature, Science, Cancer Research, Journal of Neuroscience, Cell, Blood, Journal of Immunology, Lancet, and PLoS One.   For the first time, PLoS One, a rapid publication open access journal, is among the top ten most frequently viewed electronic journals in the library’s collection.

Questions or comments about the library’s journal collection?  Contact John Weed, Head of Collection Resources, weedj@uthscsa.edu.

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