Academic journal costs

Stuart Lawson made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Writtle University College

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Dear Writtle University College,

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 that as a specialist institution, your expenditure with some of these publishers will be zero.

* 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

Beckwith, Alison, Writtle University College

2 Atodiad

Dear Stuart,

 

Please see below our reply in response to your Freedom of Information
Request.

 

  2017 2018 2019
Wiley £14,780 £16,722 £16,943
Springer* £862 £2,806 £2,882
Elsevier £38,334 £47,161 £48,198
Taylor &
Francis £8,229 £7,982 £9,505
Sage £320 £339 £780
Oxford
University
Press £3,511 £3,732 £589
Cambridge
University
Press £5,186 £5,111 £3,368
Nature
Publishing
Group* £0 £0 £0
Royal
Society of
Chemistry £0 £0 £0
Institute
of Physics
Publishing £0 £0 £0

 

 

Kind regards

 

Alison Beckwith
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Dear Alison,

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 sincerely,

Stuart Lawson

Beckwith, Alison, Writtle University College

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