Dear University of Southampton,

For the years 2017, 2018, and 2019, please publish the total amount paid to each of the following publishers for academic journals:

Wiley
Springer*
Elsevier
Taylor & Francis
Sage
Oxford University Press
Cambridge University Press
Nature Publishing Group*
Royal Society of Chemistry
Institute of Physics Publishing

I understand that your expenditure records may be held in academic financial years rather than calendar years. If so, I am happy for the response to be provided in the same format, with figures for 2016/17, 2017/18, and 2018/19. (Although 2019 has not ended yet, my understanding is that payments for access to journals for 2019 are likely to have all been made by now.)

The figures should include payments made directly to the publishers as well as any payments made to subscription agents or intermediaries for the purchase of, and/or access to, the publishers' academic journals. They should also include payment for journal packages such as Jisc Collections agreements, as well as for individual journals. Please include VAT where possible, and indicate whether or not figures include VAT.

I am aware of the previous request sent by S. Goodman in April 2018 (https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/a...) which may have included some of this information, but as far as I can tell it is not publicly available.

* Although Springer Nature is the parent company for these two publishers, my understanding is that Springer journals and Nature journals are still paid for separately, so I think it makes sense to regard these as two different publishers with different expenditure amounts.

Yours faithfully,

Stuart Lawson

Support, University of Southampton

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Dear University of Southampton, For the years 2017, 2018, and 2019, please
publish the total amount paid to each of the following publishers for
academic journals: Wiley Springer* Elsevier Taylor & Francis Sage Oxford
University Press Cambridge University Press Nature Publishing Group* Royal
Society of Chemistry Institute of Physics Publishing I understand that
your expenditure records may be held in academic financial years rather
than calendar years. If so, I am happy for the response to be provided in
the same format, with figures for 2016/17, 2017/18, and 2018/19. (Although
2019 has not ended yet, my understanding is that payments for access to
journals for 2019 are likely to have all been made by now.) The figures
should include payments made directly to the publishers as well as any
payments made to subscription agents or intermediaries for the purchase
of, and/or access to, the publishers' academic journals. They should also
include payment for journal packages such as Jisc Collections agreements,
as well as for individual journals. Please include VAT where possible, and
indicate whether or not figures include VAT. I am aware of the previous
request sent by S. Goodman in April 2018
(https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlo...)
which may have included some of this information, but as far as I can tell
it is not publicly available. * Although Springer Nature is the parent
company for these two publishers, my understanding is that Springer
journals and Nature journals are still paid for separately, so I think it
makes sense to regard these as two different publishers with different
expenditure amounts. Yours faithfully, Stuart Lawson

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Office

email: [University of Southampton request email]

 
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Yours faithfully,

Stuart Lawson

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Dear University of Southampton,

Thank you very much for providing this data. For your information, the collated data from all institutions is available here: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3659970

Yours faithfully,

Stuart Lawson

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