Dear Leeds Arts University,

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

Katie Machin, Leeds College of Art

Dear Stuart
Many thanks for your email dated 25/10/2019 relating to payment for
academic journals at Leeds Arts University. 
Your request is being dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
and will be answered within twenty working days. 
If you have any queries then please do not hesitate to contact me. 
Best wishes,
Katie

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From: Stuart Lawson <[FOI #615637 email]>
Sent: 25 October 2019 17:46
To: LAU Freedom of Information <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Academic journal costs
 
Dear Leeds Arts University,

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

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Katie Machin, Leeds College of Art

Dear Stuart

 

I am writing further to your email dated 25/10/2019 relating to payment
for academic journals at Leeds Arts University. 

 

I can confirm that the University holds the requested information, which
has been detailed below in red. 

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of this response and
should be addressed to: the Vice-Chancellor, Leeds Arts University,
Blenheim Walk, Leeds, LS2 9AQ. 

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF.

 

Yours sincerely, 

Katie

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From: Stuart Lawson <[FOI #615637 email]>
Sent: 25 October 2019 17:46
To: LAU Freedom of Information <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Academic journal costs
 
Dear Leeds Arts University,

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

Wiley

2017 - £243

2018 - £257

2019 - £266

Springer*

2017 - Nil

2018 - Nil

2019 - Nil

Elsevier

2017 - Nil

2018 - Nil

2019 - Nil

Taylor & Francis

2017 - £2062

2018 - £3163

2019 - £3433

Sage

2017 - £539

2018 - £541

2019 - £1014

Oxford University Press

2017 - Nil

2018 - Nil

2019 - Nil

Cambridge University Press

2017 - Nil

2018 - Nil

2019 - £156

Nature Publishing Group*

2017 - Nil

2018 - Nil

2019 - Nil

Royal Society of Chemistry

2017 - Nil

2018 - Nil

2019 - Nil

Institute of Physics Publishing

2017 - Nil

2018 - Nil

2019 - Nil

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

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Dear Katie,

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