Academic journal costs

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Dear Edinburgh Napier University,

Please publish the total amount paid to the following publishers:

Nature Publishing Group
Royal Society of Chemistry
Institute of Physics Publishing (IOP)

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 I am happy for the response to be provided in the same format, with figures for 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, and 2013/14.

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 include payment for journal packages such as Jisc Collections agreements, as well as payments for individual journals. Please include VAT where possible; it would be useful if you could state whether or not figures include VAT.

Please do not include payments for other products from the same companies which are not academic journals, for example books.

Yours faithfully,

Stuart Lawson

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Freedom of Information, Edinburgh Napier University

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Dear Mr Lawson,

 

Thank you for your information request dated 17 May 2015.  Please find the
response to your request below.

 

The total amount paid to the following publishers:

 

Nature Publishing Group

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| 2010| 2011| 2012| 2013| 2014|
|--------------+--------------+--------------+-------------+-------------|
| 5,241.03| 5,882.80| 6,412.74| 6,636.86| 7,049.09|
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

All the titles are taken in print only so no VAT is incurred. They are
purchased via the University’s subscription agent and not directly.

 

Royal Society of Chemistry

Institute of Physics Publishing (IOP)

 

The University has not subscribed to any journal published by the Royal
Society of Chemistry or the Institute of Physics in the last five years.

 

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

 

The University has not subscribed to any journal package from these three
publishers.

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

Diana Watt

Senior Governance Officer (Records Manager)

Governance Services

Room 5.B.18 Sighthill Campus

Edinburgh

EH11 4BN

(: 0131 455 6257
8: [3][email address]

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Dear Dianna,

Thanks very much for this information.

Yours sincerely,

Stuart Lawson