Welcome to the Data Den. AEA members receive subscriptions to the American Journal of Evaluation (AJE) and New Directions for Evaluation (NDE) as part of their member benefits. Both journals are available in hard copy and online electronic form. As of 2009, AEA members were offered the option to opt-out of receiving the hard copy of either or both journals, and thus to access the journals only online. As of March 2011, 19% of AEA members had chosen to receive their journals via electronic-only subscription.
The graph below is interactive. Use the checkboxes at the right to filter by journal or subscription type. Roll over any bar for more detail. Use the iconic links at the bottom to see the data, download, print, or restore the original settings. The share button provides and embed code and emailable link.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I change my subscription type? At any time you can go to http://eval.org/, sign in, and from the "Members Only" pull-down on the right select "Update Member Profile." At the bottom of the profile page, you'll see the "Go Green" options where you can indicate whether you wish to receive the journals online online or online and in print. Alternatively, just send an email to Heidi in the AEA office at Heidi@eval.org and tell her your preferences.
Can I change back? You are welcome to change your subscription options at any time during your membership. At any point that you make a change, it takes effect immediately in our database and all journal lists from that point forward will be compiled using the option you select until you change again. However, it is worth noting that there can be a lag time of up to four weeks between the time that we send a mailing list to the publisher and the time that a journal arrives on your doorstep, so there can be a delay in implementation of the change.
What prompted AEA to pursue an online-only subscription option? Offering journals via an online only option is both environmentally and fiscally responsible. Our contracts with each journal's publisher foster online subscription. Encouraging the membership to use the online-only option saves trees, saves shipping costs and reduces the environmental impact of shipping, and has been instrumental in AEA being able to avoid a dues increase for over 10 years.
How was the chart made? The interactive chart was designed using Tableau software.