Dear University of Bristol,

Please publish the total amount paid to Elsevier for academic journals in each of the last five years (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014).

I understand that your expenditure records may be held in academic financial years rather than calendar years. If so please provide figures for 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, and 2013/14.

A similar request was made earlier this year by Timothy Gowers. My understanding is that the figures provided to him were for one year only. Please provide the figures for all five years.

The figures should include payments made directly to Elsevier as well as any payments made to subscription agents or intermediaries for the purchase of, and/or access to, Elsevier academic journals. They should also include payment for journal packages such as Jisc Collections’ NESLi agreement, as well as for individual journals. Please include VAT where possible.

Please do not include payments for other products from the same company, such as Scopus, which are not academic journals.

Yours faithfully,

Stuart Lawson

Freedom Information Mailbox, University of Bristol

Dear Mr Lawson
Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.
The 20 working day deadline is 29th October 2014.
Best wishes
Matt Morrison
Freedom of Information Officer
University of Bristol

Dear Matt,

Has there been any progress on this request?

Yours sincerely,

Stuart Lawson

Freedom Information Mailbox, University of Bristol

Dear Stuart
Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request received by the
University on 1st October, as below: 

​​Please publish the total amount paid to Elsevier for academic journals
in each of the last five years (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014).

I understand that your expenditure records may be held in academic
financial years rather than calendar years. If so please provide figures
for 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, and 2013/14.

A similar request was made earlier this year by Timothy Gowers. My
understanding is that the figures provided to him were for one year
only. Please provide the figures for all five years.

The figures should include payments made directly to Elsevier as well as
any payments made to subscription agents or intermediaries for the
purchase of, and/or access to, Elsevier academic journals. They should
also include payment for journal packages such as Jisc Collections’
NESLi agreement, as well as for individual journals. Please include VAT
where possible.

Please do not include payments for other products from the same company,
such as Scopus, which are not academic journals.

​The relevant ​figures are: 
2009/10 - £939,882.14
2010/11 - £958,635.65
2011/12 - £951,915.03
2012/13 - £977,798.44
2013/14 - £977,325.38
The
​se​ figures include VAT.
​Some
​of the historic fees were charged in Euros and we have used today's
exchange rates to convert
​ into Sterling. ​
​If you are not satisfied with the University’s response to your request
you may ask the University to review the response by writing to:

 

Director of Legal Services

Secretary’s Office

University of Bristol

Senate House

Tyndall Avenue

Bristol BS8 1TH

Email: [1][University of Bristol request email]

 

enclosing a copy of your original request and explaining your complaint.
The full complaints procedure is set out at
[2]http://www.bris.ac.uk/foi/publicinfo/rev...

 

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the internal review you may
also contact the Information Commissioner’s Office at:

 

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

[3]www.ico.gov.uk​
​Best wishes​
 
Matt Morrison
Freedom of Information Officer
University of Bristol

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