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American Psychological Association (APA)
Updated 25 November, 2009

  PsycINFO | PsycARTICLES | PsycBOOKS | PsycEXTRA
**CAUL pricing**
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PsycNET Platform License - Consortium (15/7/08)
Electronic Database Consortium License (15/7/08)
PsycINFO license (6/4/03)
For PsycINFO, there is no archiving allowed.
PsycARTICLES license (6/4/03)
For PsycARTICLES, the subscriber owns the data in the years that they subscribe.  In other words, a new subscriber this year would own the 2004  data only.  A renewal this year would own the 2003 and 2004 data.  Neil Lader (23/10/03)
PsycBOOKS License (22/11/04)
PsycEXTRA License (22/11/04)

PsycNET Librarian's Reference Desk
NEWS (18/7/08) Update on APA databases, tools and platform PsycNET.
Sites       Standard Discount
2 - 9           5%
10 - 19      10%
20 - 39      15%
40 - 59      20%
60+           case by case

PsycINFO - an abstract (not full-text) database of psychological literature from 1887– present
Journal Coverage List (updated monthly, from 3/3/06).

PsycINFO Database Standard Pricing - New Pricing Model Effective October 1, 2000
[CAUL Pricing]
Site Leasing Solutions for Unlimited Access to PsycINFO (interface vendors)
PsycARTICLES - database covers general psychology and specialized basic, applied, clinical, and theoretical research in psychology.
NEWS (21/11/06):  For subscribers on ScienceDirect, as we will load all backfiles back to 1894, on ScienceDirect during Q1 2007. And this is especially good news for all current and future customers because the additional back years will become available at no additional charge!
PsycARTICLES Standard Pricing - Discount for first year's subscription for PsycINFO subscribers still available @ 26/9/03  [CAUL Pricing]
PsycBOOKS is a new full-text database of books and chapters in the American Psychological Association's array of quality electronic databases. The initial release in August 2004 features more than 500 APA books with copyright dates from 1950-2002, including 100 out-of-print books; 50 archival resources in psychology; and the exclusive electronic release of more than 1,500 entries from the APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology. The APA says "we are still on schedule to for August 15 trials. Data should be out to vendors in early August. Ovid, CSA, Ebsco and OCLC have signed vendor agreements."
PsycBOOKS will be available on the APA's platform on 17 August.  Available on CSA in early 2005, EBSCO in October 2004
PsycBOOKS Pricing - We have extended a 15% PsycBOOKS discount to PsycINFO and/or PsycARTICLES subscribers.  (19/9/04)
[CAUL Pricing]
PsycBOOKS MARC files are available for download from PsycNET.
APA Books® E-Collections
Frequently Asked Questions - page includes links to licences and fact sheets (19/8/09)
Fact sheet - includes pricing (19/8/09)
The consortium discounts are the same as for the other APA databases, though based on the total number of copyright years purchased....regardless of copyright year.  .... previously  the consortia discount was based on number of sites purchasing individual copyright years. The access fee may be waived if the site is a current PsycBOOKS subscriber.  (25/11/09)

PsycEXTRA, a companion to the scholarly PsycINFO database, supplies clinicians, information professionals, policy-makers, researchers, and consumers with a wide variety of credible information in psychology, behavioral science, and health. Most of the coverage is material written for professionals and disseminated outside of peer-reviewed journals. Documents include newsletters, magazines, newspapers, technical and annual reports, government reports, consumer brochures, and more. PsycEXTRA is different from PsycINFO in its coverage, and also in its format, because it includes abstracts and citations plus full text for a major portion of the records. There is no overlap with PsycINFO.
PsycEXTRA is available on APA, EBSCO and Ovid.
SEARCH PsycEXTRA. (23/2/08)
Trials. http://watson.apa.org/psycinfo/freetrial.cfm is the link to the trial page for PsycEXTRA and PsycBOOKS.  We can pass on trial requests to our vendors or set up the trials for those institutions that want to trial the products on our platform.

[CAUL Pricing]
FTE counts.
University FTE counts are taken from the official DEST statistics http://www.dest.gov.au/highered/statpubs.htm
Government organisation rates are the same as 4-year universities.  For government & corporations,  use the number of professional staff.

2010 Pricing for CAUL.

PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOKS, PsycEXTRA and PsycCRITIQUES - data fees for 2010 (21/7/09)
(CAUL discount level 20% for PI and PA, 15% for PB and PC, and 10% for PsycEXTRA at current subscriber levels;
in addition a 15% discount applies to the first year of a PsycARTICLES subscription or a PsycBOOKS subscription)
Platform Pricing (will be linked when received) NB. PsycEXTRA is only available on APA, Ebsco and Ovid
APA (21/7/09)
ProQuest (12/8/09)
EBSCO (12/8/09)
Elsevier ScienceDirect (21/7/09)
OvidSP (3/8/09)

2009 Pricing for CAUL.

PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOKS, PsycEXTRA and PsycCRITIQUES - data fees for 2009
(CAUL discount level 20% for PI and PA, 15% for PB and PC, and 10% for PsycEXTRA at current subscriber levels;
in addition a 15% discount applies to the first year of a PsycARTICLES subscription or a PsycBOOKS subscription)
Platform Pricing (will be linked when received) NB. PsycEXTRA is only available on APA, Ebsco and Ovid
APA (23/7/08)
ProQuest/CSA (8/8/08 )
EBSCO (22/7/08)
Elsevier ScienceDirect (7/8/08 )
OvidSP (7/8/08 )
2008 Pricing for CAUL
PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOKS, PsycEXTRA and PsycCRITIQUES - data fees for 2008
(discount level 20% for PI and 15% for PA and PB, the PsycEXTRA discount at 5%, at current subscriber levels;
in addition a 15% discount applies to the first year of a PsycARTICLES subscription for a current PsycINFO subscriber)
Platform Pricing (will be linked when received) NB. PsycEXTRA is only available on APA, Ebsco and Ovid
APA (23/7/07)
EBSCO (30/7/07)
Elsevier ScienceDirect (20/7/07) We also recently announced that the backfiles of PsycARTICLES will be available on ScienceDirect as of Jun 1, 2007. These backfiles (back to 1894) will be available for new and existing PsycARTICLES subscribers for no additional charge!
Ovid/SilverPlatter (6/8/07)
ProQuest - this platform no longer offered - ProQuest is now offering only the CSA Illumina platform (1/8/07)
Thomson Scientific (ISI) - Web of Knowledge platform not available from 2007 (7/8/06)
2007 Pricing for CAUL
PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOKS, PsycEXTRA and PsycCRITIQUES - data fees for 2007
Platform Pricing
APA (23/8/06)
CSA (9/8/06)
EBSCO (14/8/06) EBSCO is freezing the platform fees for 2007, so these are the same as for 2006.  Invoicing for APA Platform Fees is direct from EBSCO to the Institute.
Elsevier ScienceDirect (4/9/06)
Ovid/SilverPlatter (25/8/06)
ProQuest (8/8/06)
Thomson Scientific (ISI) - Web of Knowledge platform not available from 2007 (7/8/06)

2006 Pricing for CAUL

PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOKS, PsycEXTRA and PsycCRITIQUES - data fees for 2006.
(discount level 20% for PI and 15% for PA at current subscriber levels;
in addition a 15% discount applies to the first year of a PsycARTICLES subscription for a current PsycINFO subscriber,
and a 15% discount applies to the first year of a PsycBOOKS subscription for a current PsycINFO or PsycARTICLES subscriber) (12/7/05)
Platform Pricing
APA(15/8/05)
CSA (1/8/05)
EBSCO (2/8/05)
Elsevier ScienceDirect
Ovid/SilverPlatter - Ovid's APA Package 2006 - Ovid’s PsycINFO® - Pricing information (29/7/05)
ProQuest (27/7/05)
Thomson Scientific (ISI) - Web of Knowledge platform for PscyINFO only (18/7/05)

2005 Pricing for CAUL

PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES data fees (includes pricing for PsycBOOKS and PsycEXTRA) (discount level 20% for PI and 15% for PA at current subscriber levels; in addition a 15% discount applies to the first year of a PsycARTICLES subscription for a current PsycINFO subscriber, and a 15% discount applies to the first year of a PsycBOOKS subscription for a current PsycINFO or PsycARTICLES subscriber) (27/7/04)
Platform Pricing (will be linked when received)
CSA (18/8/04) - pricing for PsycBOOKS not available until 2005
EBSCO (28/7/04) - includes pricing for PsycBOOKS and PsycEXTRA
Elsevier ScienceDirect (28/7/04, no change from 2004)
Ovid/SilverPlatter(16/8/04) - includes pricing for PsycBOOKS
ProQuest (4/8/04)
Thomson Scientific (ISI) & pricing spreadsheet (20/8/04)

2004 Pricing

Final list of subscribers for 2004 (8/12/03)
PsycINFO (data fee from APA, with discount based on 40+ subscribers and on the current 20+ subscribers)
PsycARTICLES (data fee from APA, with discount based on 40+ subscribers (currently less than 40 CAUL subscribers)
*Note that introductory PsycARTICLES pricing is only available for NEW subscribers, not continuing subscribers.
Platform Pricing
EBSCO (1/10/03) - same as last year.
Ovid/SilverPlatter - PsycARTICLES & PsycINFO (9/10/03)
Elsevier ScienceDirect (10/10/03)
CSA (17/10/03)
ProQuest (29/10/03)
Thomson-ISI - platform not available at this date.

2003 Pricing

Final PsycINFO pricing schedule from the APA (18/12/02, updated 10/1/03 for phase-in pricing)
Final PsycARTICLES pricing schedule from the APA (18/12/02)
CEIRC subscribers 2002 (6/11/01)

PsycARTICLES for Institutions: Pricing and Availability
Consortium pricing for PsycARTICLES.  Comments and eoi to CAUL Office by 3/11/02

Ovid or Silver Platter
APA PsycARTICLES pricing, and Ovid interface pricing (updated 13/10/02)
Please find attached details for PsycINFO 2003 subscriptions on the Ovid or Silver Platter platforms. The attached Excel spreadsheet has three separate worksheets, PsycINFO pricing by CEIRC member institution, PsycARTICLES only pricing by member institution, and special discounted PsycARTICLES pricing for those member institutions who already have a subscription to PsycINFO.
Special offer - an extra 20% discount on PsycARTICLES for 2003
In summary, all institutions who subscribe to PsycINFO are entitled to a 20% discount off the base price of PsycARTICLES plus Ovid's loader fee, and then an extra discount (up to 20%) for the consortia offer. PsycARTICLES is the only electronic source for APA's journals, and Ovid is the only version supported by the exceptional searching features of the Journals@Ovid database. You'll have access to the premium psychology content you need through easy-to-use searching tools that help to answer your questions, and advance your research.

CSA.
Provided CAUL members have at least one database subscription to CSA Internet Database Service: (Mark Hyer, 6/6/02)
- No access fee to PsycINFO on CSA Internet Database Service (Customer can pay APA fee directly through CAUL)
- No access fee for linking to PsycARTICLES (Customer can pay APA fee directly through CAUL and use APA interface)
The simple goal is to provide the most cost effective solution for CAUL members who are not tied into one of the interfaces.
USER CONNECTIONS
CAUL USERS  <> PsycINFO Interface with Cited Reference Linking (CSA) <> PsycARTICLES (APA)
CAUL USERS  <> PsycARTICLES (APA)
ACCESS FEES- Direct
Negotiated CAUL PsycINFO <>  APA
Negotiated CAUL PsycARTICLES <> APA

EBSCO
Pricing valid to 31 December 2002.

ProQuest
Pricing for PsycINFO interface.
Pricing for PsycARTICLES interface valid to 1 January 2003.

2002 Pricing

PsycINFO Rate Card (final 27/11/01 - shows pro-rated 2002 costs for those whose subscriptions run past 1 January 2002)
Revised Quote for CEIRC received 2/7/01 (data only) - Comments and eoi to CAUL Office by 30/4/01
Summary document - includes interface costs with data costs (updated 10/8/01)
Expressions of interest - with APA and Ovid pricing included (updated 27/11/01)
Ovid Interface Pricing - Letter & Pricing Table (September, 2001)
EBSCOhost (updated 28/5/01, valid to 31/10/2001)
CSA (includes special offers on additional databases)  (updated 9/5/01)
OCLC (final)
Bell & Howell Information and Learning (valid to 31/12/01, includes discount offer for ProQuest Psychology journals)  Appendices A, B and C. (Pricing updated 7 May)
Ovid (updated 15/8/01) (final)
SilverPlatter (received 11/5/01)

APA Platform Pricing.

For 2009 and 2010 (23/7/08, confirmed 21/7/09)
PsycINFO - 15% of data fee or $500 minimum, whichever is higher
PsycARTICLES - 15% of data fee or $500 minimum, whichever is higher
PsycBOOKS - 15% of data fee or $250 minimum, whichever is higher
PsycEXTRA - 40% of data fee or $250 minimum, whichever is higher
PscyCRITIQUES - $200 Flat Fee

For 2008 (23/7/07)
PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOKS - 15% of net data fee
PsycEXTRA - 40% of net data fee
PsycCRITIQUES - $200 flat rate

For 2007 (23/8/06)
PsycEXTRA tech fee is 40% of data fee, minimum $200
PsycINFO/PsycARTICLES/PsycBOOKS tech fee is 25% of data fee, minimum $600
PsycCRITIQUES is a flat $200.

For 2006 (15/8/05)
PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES and PsycBOOKS-25% of the net data fee
PsycCRITIQUES-A flat fee of $200.00
PsycEXTRA -40% of the net data fee or a minimum of $200.00

Pricing Phase-in (from http://www.apa.org/psycinfo/products/phase-in.html)

This pricing phase-in applies only to former PsycLIT customers at Levels 4–8
Phase-in Schedule, Year 2
Level  Current Year APA Data Fee  Next Year APA Data Fee
Level 4      $5,000                                 $6,500
Level 5      $9,000                                 $13,000
Level 6      $13,000                                 $19,500
Level 7      $17,000                                 $22,750
Level 8      $19,000                                 $26,000
From Sheila Brooks to Aine Rice (15 October 2001):
In the new pricing, level 5 is broken into two groups: Level 4 which is 10,000 to 14,999 FTEs (student loads) will be $11,000 and the new level 5 is 15,000 to 19,999 will be $14,500.  Level 6 will then be 20,000 FTEs and above at $19,000 (this will be the highest number).

What I am saying to you is this:
1) If a customer moves from level 5 to level 6 we will take that into consideration when pricing them and would not jump them from $13K to $19K, we would allow for some intermittent pricing.
2) If you have a particular group in mind, such as the CAUL group  then we would work with that group to make sure that their pricing as a whole did not increase above a certain percentage and
3) Sites always have the option of renewing early to maintain their same pricing.
 



2006 APA Roadshow Australia

APA Databases - Global Link to the World of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences - Australia & New Zealand Academic Markets [pdf 3.6mb] [presentation by] Peter Gaviorno and Neil Lader, July 2006
NSW
Mollie Thomson Room, Level 5, in the Library for 17th July 2.00 - 4.00pm.
Queensland
Wednesday 19 July
QUT Gardens Point Campus, V Block Library Level 7 Room 714
Victoria
Thursday July 20th:
RMIT Swanston Library
South Australia
Monday 24 July
ACT
Tuesday 25 July
2.30 - 4.30 p.m.
The McDonald Room is in R. G. Menzies Library (Building no.2), corner of Garran and Fellows Rd.
New Zealand
Friday 28 July,
It is scheduled for 10.00-11.30
Seminar Room 420, level 4, Kate Edger Information Commons, University of Auckland, 9


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