Electronic Resources: Changes in 2022

Lib4RI, 04. February 2022

Each new year brings changes to our e-journal, e-book and database subscriptions based on pricing, usage, and user feedback. While we maintained our core subscriptions, we added some products and dropped others.

Read and Publish Deals

We continuously work alongside the «Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries» to negotiate Read & Publish agreements. As of 1 January 2022, corresponding authors affiliated with the 4RIs will be able to publish in IOP , AIP, and IEEE journals. Furthermore, we are proud to announce that we are the first Swiss research library to reach an agreement with the Microbiology Society, which apart from read access to all Society journals, enables uncapped Open Access publishing for researches from the 4RIs.

Finally, it is unfortunate that there has been no progress in the negotiation with Oxford University Press (OUP) in the past month. OUP is still committing to maintain access as long as the negotiations continue.


Added products

• American Institute of Physics (AIP): AVS Quantum Science, Biophysics Reviews, Chemical Physics Reviews.
• Canadian Science Publishing: extension to all available titles.
IGI Global: all available journals (over 170).
• Microbiology Society: Journal of General Virology, Journal of Medical Microbiology, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology.
• Portland Press: Biochemical Society Package (Biochemical Journal, Biochemical Society Transactions, Clinical Science, Emerging Topics in Life Sciences, Essays in Biochemistry).
• Rockefeller University Press: Journal of Cell Biology, Journal of Experimental Medicine, Journal of General Physiology.
• World Scientific: all available journals (131 titles).
• User requests: Journal of Business Continuity & Emergency Planning.

Cancelled Products

• Cambridge University Press (CUP): Radiocarbon, The Lichenologist


Added products

IGI Global: More than 6’000 titles.
• Karger: About 130 titles (basic medical information).
• Taylor & Francis: All subject categories and CY, except humanities.
• 2022 updates and renewals: American Chemical Society, CABI, Ebsco, Elsevier, IOP, IWA, JSTOR, McGraw-Hill, OECD, O’Reilly, Ebook Central Academic Complete, Springer Nature, Wiley, World Scientific.

Cancelled products

• Cambridge University Press (CUP): subscription cancelled (perpetual access to the titles 1920-2013 and the most used books of the period 2014-2021).
• Hanser: subscription cancelled (perpetual access to most used books of the last 2 years continues).
SAGE: subscription cancelled (perpetual access to most used books of the last year continues).
• Thieme: RÖMPP


Added products

• Deutscher Fachverlag: dfv-Archiv
• International Road Federation: World Road Statistics

Cancelled products

• Beuth: Aluminiumschlüssel
• Dr. Sommer Werkstofftechnik: StahlWissen NaviMat X
• Textination: Textile Technology
• Springer Nature: Nature Masterclasses

Access & Contact

All e-journals and all e-books are accessible via swisscovery and all databases can be found on our webpage. We always welcome suggestions for purchase of library materials. Please contact us, should you have any questions or concerns about these changes, access issues or acquisition requests.


Stephanie Hofmann

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Dr. Bobby Neuhold

t +41 58 765 5133

Nina Helg-Kurmann

t +41 58 765 5958

Dr. Lothar Nunnenmacher

t +41 58 765 5221