Here’s an excerpt from the press release:
The research updates the previous findings on pricing for biomedical journals, and has also been extended to analyze pricing for social science titles. Findings within the report show little variation to the original data published in 2004: there are continued trends in price variance across publishers, including median price increases ranging from 42% to 104% for biomedical titles, and 47% to 120% for social science titles. Median journal prices also continue to vary widely between publishers for both these disciplines, ranging from Â£198 to Â£859 in biomedical titles, and Â£119 to Â£513 in the Social Sciences. . . .
Further information on the report:
â€¢ Over 8,000 journals were included in the analysis.
â€¢ Publishers included in the analysis were:
o Blackwell Publishing
o Cambridge University Press
o Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
o Nature (specialist journals)
o Oxford Journals
o Taylor and Francis
o University of Chicago Press
â€¢ Median journal prices ranged from Â£198 to Â£859 for biomedical titles, and Â£119 to Â£513 for social science titles in 2006
â€¢ Increases in the median journal price between 2000 and 2006 varied from 42% to 104% in biomedical titles and 47% to 120% for social science titles.
â€¢ Median price per page ranged from 31p to Â£1.06 for biomedical titles, and 13p to 93p for social science titles in 2006
â€¢ Median price per point of impact factor ranged from Â£110 to Â£775 for biomedical titles in 2006, and from Â£186 to Â£552 for social science titles.