The True Cost of Medical Journal Subscriptions

Published on:
Oct 28, 2021
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Medical practice in today’s world requires staying up-to-date with the latest breakthroughs in your field. Most of this information is disseminated through online medical journals and publications. But have you ever stopped to calculate the cost of subscribing to these journals? The costs are eye-watering.

In 2020, the combined cost of subscriptions to AIM and JAMA, two of the largest and most well-known medical journals, was $3,577. If healthcare providers want to subscribe to more than these two journals, the cost goes up by thousands of dollars.

Yet, healthcare providers are expected to stay current—especially in the time of COVID. With medical journal prices rising every year, staying on top of the latest research can get expensive.

The true cost of medical journals

According to a study done on the use of medical journals, 77.9% of medical faculty, 68.2% of nursing faculty, and 86.7% of pharmacy faculty used personal subscriptions for copies of articles they needed*. This statistic indicates that healthcare providers use journal articles as their preferred source of information.

Let’s say that you’re a cardiologist who wants to stay on top of the latest breakthroughs in your field. Presumably, you’ll need to subscribe to a handful of cardiology journals to stay current and at the top of your field.

The cost per journal ranges from $150/year to nearly $900/year. Digital subscriptions to six of the top cardiology journals will run you over $2,500 per year. That’s a lot of money.

If you own your practice and provide journal access to your providers, the prices grow even higher. The cost to provide your staff with access to major libraries is over $2,000 per institution.

It’s also important to note that many of these subscriptions limit how many users can access the publications. This leaves you to pick and choose which of your staff has access to the latest medical knowledge.

Juisci is the solution

Here at Juisci, we saw the problem that healthcare professionals like you faced and created a solution.

We removed one of the barriers to access the latest medical knowledge—the cost. We’re proud to offer the latest breakthroughs in medicine to every healthcare provider who wants to stay on top of the latest updates in their field—all for an affordable fee.

Here's how we’re different: Rather than monthly or quarterly mass publications, our platform sends digestible shots of information each day to keep you in the know and up-to-date.

Additionally, here’s what you can expect when you open the Juisci web app:

  • Audio and written summaries that go beyond the abstract. Our summaries are easy to read and digest, so you can quickly retain valuable insights and then move on to the next article. These summaries go beyond the abstract so you can bring the latest clinical breakthroughs to your patients.
  • Highly shareable content. Tap the share button to quickly circulate what you’ve read with other healthcare professionals in your field. Comment on and promote articles in real time in a crowd-reviewed ecosystem.
  • Beautiful design and easy-to-navigate interface. Your homepage will auto-populate with articles that are relevant to your specialty. The app’s sleek design makes it easy to discover and share other articles and publications that look interesting to you.

The bottom line

Advances in medicine have improved how healthcare providers chart, prescribe, and complete procedures. Why should the latest medical knowledge come at such a cost?

With Juisci, healthcare professionals and industry leaders can gain access to hundreds of peer-reviewed medical publications for one affordable fee. Juisci provides instant access to the most important medical information in a trusted, crowd-reviewed healthcare ecosystem.

Gone are multiple touch points and price points. With Juisci, clinical research is now affordable and accessible to all healthcare providers.

Juisci is currently available in beta version for healthcare professionals, medical residents, and medical students. What are you waiting for? Click here to sign up now.

Sources:

* Tenopir, C., King, D. W., & Bush, A. (2004). Medical faculty's use of print and electronic journals: changes over time and in comparison with scientists. Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA, 92(2), 233–241. Retrieved here.

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