The OU Libraries reviewed Oxford University Press journal commitments in 2014. The review was designed to realign journal commitments based on community needs, usage data and content availability. Collectively these publisher-based commitments are known as "Big Deals" and they have driven much of OU and the academic library community's purchasing decisions for over a decade.
The following methodology was used to generate data utilized in the Oxford journals project:
In addition to the ranking described above, the following data points were also considered in developing the proposed maintained title list:
A complete list of Oxford journals available through December 2014, and their cost per use data, is available for download in an Excel file.
The final maintained Oxford title list is available for download, as is the final list of non-maintained titles.
The 2014 Oxford review presentation slides are also available.