Requesting New Journals
Because of the ongoing cost commitment for journal subscriptions, all journal requests are carefully reviewed. Factors that influence the approval of a journal subscription include:
- the extent to which the journal supports the curriculum
- whether it is indexed in sources available at Xavier University Library
- whether there are similar titles in the collection
- the cost of the journal
New journal titles are ordered once a year in July. Subscriptions begin the following calendar year.
The library determines the allocation of budgeted monies that each academic department may use for new journal subscriptions.
The deadline for requesting new journals is June 1st of each year.
Use our New Journal Request Form (PDF file). All requests must be approved by the faculty liaison or department chair. Send completed purchase request forms and sample issues (if available) to:
Christine Maddy, Serials Assistant, McDonald Building, Room 208, ML 5211
Requesters will be notified of new journal request decisions after the journal review process is completed.