Dear Liverpool John Moores University,

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

Taylor & Francis
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.

* 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

foi, Liverpool John Moores University

Dear Mr Lawson,

Thank you for your email requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). The University will respond within the regulatory framework of 20 working days by 25th October 2019

Kind regards

Tina Sparrow Solicitor LLB DipLP DipLG
Data Protection and Information Officer
Legal and Governance Services
Exchange Station, 2nd Floor, Tithebarn St, Liverpool, L2 2QP
t:0151 904 6134 e: [email address]

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Horsfield, Simon, Liverpool John Moores University

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Dear Stuart

Please find attached our response to your request.

Kind Regards


Simon Horsfield LLB
Information Officer
Legal and Governance Services
Exchange Station Tithebarn St, Liverpool, L2 2QP
e: [email address]

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Dear Simon,

Thank you very much for providing this data. For your information, the collated data from all institutions is available here:

Yours sincerely,

Stuart Lawson