The cost of journal subscriptions continues to rise and the prices will shock you!
The International Journal of Solids and Structures costs $7,833 (A 34% increase in price since 2002!). For that price you could join the Cornell Alumni Trip “Machu Picchu to the Galapagos,” book roundtrip airfare from Ithaca to South America, and even buy the digital camera to take this picture.
The Journal of Applied Polymer Science costs $16,157 (A 30% increase in price since 2002!). For this price you could donate 32 heifers to Heifer International and help needy families become self-reliant through sustainable development.
For the combined price of the Materials Science and Engineering A, B, C, and R journals, $17,986 (A 60% increase in price since 2002!), you could buy a brand new 2008 Honda Civic Coupe!
The Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering journal costs $9,069 (A 34% increase in price since 2002!). With this much money you could outfit a two-person house with a solar hot water system (after a $2,000 federal tax credit) (Renovus Energy)
For the price of the Journal of Membrane Science, $7,506 (A 23% increase in price since 2002!), you could buy a 2008 Yamaha VX Sport Jet Ski!