More information about journal pricing is available at Ted Bergstrom's Journal Page. Also
see our sibling EigenFactor.Org and our project on
Big Deal Contracts. Here are some
This website represents our best attempt to compute
the price per article and price per citation.
Currently we use the ISI data for citations 2007-11
and 2013 prices, which are the most recent data
available to us. Not all journals report information
the same way, and errors are possible. You can report
errors by writing to us. The coloration (red for very
low value, yellow for low value, and green for good
value) is computed by comparing the composite price
index to the median for non-profit journals in the
Be advised that price per citation, price per article
and the composite index are not perfect measures of
value. Neither of us are experts in most of the fields
represented, and others may reasonably, or
unreasonably, disagree with the value assessment. We
have mapped a large set of journal categories into 17
areas. Here is the full mapping.
Many journals that are published by large commercial
publishers are owned by non-profit societies, who
control the pricing. These publishers usually refuse
to tell us which journals they own and which they
publish for non-profits. We have determined the
non-profit status of more than 100 such journals, but
undoubtedly we have missed some. Please let us know
about any that we have missed.
This is the sixth edition of journalprices.com.
Here are summary statistics for current and previous years:
An excel spreadsheet containing all of our data for
these years is found here. Explanations of the methods
and calculations used for current and previous editions are
found at 2013, 2011,
2010 and 2009.
This site is maintained by Ted Bergstrom and Preston
McAfee. It was originally constructed by Vera te Velde.