Journal Purchase

Journal Subscription (by Using Each Organization’s Budget)

Journals are usually purchased on a subscription basis, and are difficult to start midway through the fiscal year. Also to prevent duplicate orders, each faculty (division), center, etc. is asked to select their journal subscriptions once a year, and the library will take care of all the subscription contracts.

Purchase by individuals is only accepted for back issues or specific volumes.

Around June each year, the library will make inquiries to each organization about journal subscriptions for the next fiscal year.

FY 2016 Reservation Schedule for Journal Subscriptions

Date Details
Wednesday, June 17, 2015  Inquiry to each faculty (division), center, etc. on subscription titles for FY 2016
(Application deadline: Friday, July 17, 2015)
Thursday, August 6, 2015 Reconfirm application (consolidate each organization’s response, and notify cancelled/new subscriptions for the next fiscal year for the University of Tsukuba as a whole)
(Response deadline: Friday, August 28, 2014)
Tuesday, Octover 6,, 2015 Report the FY 2016 subscription titles at the Management Committee

Applying for Journal Subscription

At each faculty (division), center, etc., decide which journals subscriptions are wanted for the next fiscal year. Fill in the required fields of the application form, and submit to the Serials Ordering & Accessioning Section.

[Application deadline]

  Application is closed.

[Submit to/contact for journal subscription]
  University of Tsukuba Library, Division of Information Processing and Management, Serials Ordering & Accessioning Section, ext. 2364, 2365 E-mail:

[Required forms]

  • “FY 2015 Journal Subscription Application” (Excel)| (PDF)| Example(PDF)
  • “FY 2015 Journal Subscription Application” Separate Chart
    (The forms are sent directly to the person in charge at each organization. Submit the form only if you want to change or cancel a subscription.)
  • “Journal Subscription Form”(For new subscriptions only) (Excel) | Example(PDF)
[Reference]   [Notes on filling out the form]
  • No seal is required for application/order form.
  • You can only request to continue/cancel journals listed on the"FY 2014 Journal Subscription Application Separate Chart"sent to the person in charge at each organization.
  • Refer to the example when filling out the form.
  • Fill out a “Journal Subscription Form” for each title.
  • For new E-Journal subscriptions, apply for titles that can be used across the campus. Consult the accounting staff at the Academic Service Office if the E-Journal is limited for use by only some faculties etc.  

Using the Journals

The journals will be placed in the stacks at a nearby library after delivery. They are for in-library use.
The latest issues of the journals can be loaned to the library materials room for major. Ask the Serials Ordering & Accessioning Section for details.

Inquiries on Delayed/Missing Issues

You can check the delivery status of the latest issues by searching on OPAC. Contact the reference desk if you have any questions.

Requesting Purchase of Back Issues

Back issues and specific volumes of journals can be requested anytime, also by individuals.
This will be processed as a book purchase, so fill out the Book Order Form (enter “journal back issue” in the remarks column) available at each library, and submit to the University of Tsukuba Library, Division of Information Processing and Management, Books Ordering & Accessioning Section (ext. 2352).