Each year, EBSCO strives to help its academic and academic medical library customers plan their library budgets by projecting publisher price increases for the upcoming year. We use recent information received from publishers, as well as historical price data to calculate these projections. As of now, we expect the overall effective publisher price increases for academic and medical libraries in 2023 to be in the range of four to six percent for print titles, three to five percent for individual e-journal titles and two to three percent for e-journal packages.
In the 2023 report, EBSCO also looks at serials pricing trends and influencers and how all impact publisher costs. Topics covered include some of the post-pandemic effects, rates of inflation, the continued digital-first acquisition strategy, the trend toward various forms of Open Access and more.