Cancellation Notice: Current Protein & Peptide Science

Rationale for Cancellation of Library Resource

November 8, 2016

Title of resource: Current Protein & Peptide Science

Cost of resource: $2,373 USD

Reasons for Cancellation:

  • Very low use: 20 downloads in 2015
  • 70% price increase from $US 1,400 in 2016
  • Ranked 169 of 289 biochemistry & molecular biology journals by impact factor
  • Only 1 paper by University of Guelph authors: 
    Harauz, G., & Libich, D. S. (2009). The classic basic protein of myelin - conserved structural motifs and the dynamic molecular barcode involved in membrane adhesion and protein-protein interactions. Current Protein & Peptide Science,10(3),196–215.

Date Access Will Cease:

  • January 1, 2017

Alternate Resources:

  • Content from this journal is available via Interlibrary Loan (RACER)
  • The library also provides access to the majority of important journals in biochemistry and molecular biolgy

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact: Scott Gillies, Head, Information Resources Team at sgillies@uoguelph.ca

General Criteria for Cancellation of Electronic Resources

Cancellation decisions are in most cases based on one or more of the following criteria:

  • Cost: The inflationary costs of scholarly information continue to rise annually. In addition, the Library’s budget is particularly impacted by currency fluctuations (over half of the Library’s scholarly resources are paid for in U.S. funds)
  • Overlap: Significant content overlap with other Library resources
  • Usage: Past usage of the resource by University of Guelph (including University of Guelph Humber) students, faculty, and staff
  • Scholarly need: Alignment of a resource with the University’s curricular and research programs; The scholarly importance of the resource (its centrality to the discipline and to accreditation requirements); the Library will prioritise keeping full-text (e.g. journal subscriptions) over indexes (e.g. BIOSIS, Communications Abstracts)

The decision to cancel a resource is made only after considerable discussion and exploration of alternatives - for more detailed information on the process followed, please refer to the Library’s Cancellation Policy.