Academic journal costs

The request was successful.

Dear Royal College of Music,

Please publish the total amount paid to the publishers:

Oxford University Press
Wiley
Springer

For academic journals for each of the last five years (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014).

Yours faithfully,

Ben Meghreblian

Dear Royal College of Music,

I'm writing to remind you of the below FOI request relating to payments made by the Royal College of Music to academic journal publishers:

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/a...

The law states that I should have received a response by 18th September 2014. Can you please tell me the cause of the delay and can you assure me that the information will be released as soon as possible?

Yours faithfully,

Ben Meghreblian

Dear Royal College of Music,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Royal College of Music's handling of my FOI request 'Academic journal costs'.

The law states that I should have received a response no later than 20 working days from your receipt of the request. Can you please tell me the cause of the delay and can you assure me that the information will be released as soon as possible?

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/a...

Yours faithfully,

Ben Meghreblian

Nicholas Seager, Royal College of Music

Dear Mr Meghreblian,

Thank you for your email.  I am preparing the information your requested
as well as an explanation concerning the delay in responding to your
original request.

I hope to have a full response for you early next week.

Best wishes,

 

Nicholas Seager

Information & Systems Manager

Royal College of Music

Registry

Prince Consort Road

LONDON SW7 2BS

UK

+44 (0)20 7591 4752

 

 

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Nicholas Seager, Royal College of Music

Dear Mr Meghreblian,

Thank you for your email.  

The “What do they know” web site was brought to my attention in November
2014.  The contact details they had for the RCM at that point were very
out of date, and I requested a change to our contact details on 11
November 2014, and “whatdotheyknow” confirmed to me on 12 December 2014
that they had made the change.  However, any requests logged through
“whatdotheyknow” prior to 12 December 2014 would not have been actioned as
they went to an inactive email account.  I am assured by our ICT
department that the inactive email account would have bounced back any
messages to the message originator.

I have since asked “Whatdotheyknow” to advise me what steps they take to
ensure that Institutions’ contact details are correct.  Here’s their
reply:

Users report delivery problems such as bounce or error messages to us and
we investigate those.

We ask public bodies in every request message we send out asking if we're
using the best contact address and we update our system if public bodies
get in touch with us asking for us to update our system.

Full details of how to lodge a request for information under the FOI are
of course available on the RCM’s web-site, and the requests which have
been sent direct to the RCM have been expedited in a timely fashion and in
accordance with the requirements of the FOI.

The answer to your request is shown below.  Please note that payments were
only made to OUP.

Best wishes,

Nicholas Seager

Information & Systems Manager

Royal College of Music

Registry

Prince Consort Road

LONDON SW7 2BS

UK

+44 (0)20 7591 4752

 

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