Academic journal costs

Stuart Lawson made this Freedom of Information request to St George's University of London

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Dear St George’s University of London,

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

Dear St George’s University of London,

How is this request coming along?

Yours faithfully,

Stuart Lawson

Dear St George’s University of London,

Just a reminder that this request should have been replied to by 15 June. Is there a reason for the delay?

Yours faithfully,

Stuart Lawson

Dear St George’s University of London,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of St George’s University of London's handling of my FOI request 'Academic journal costs'.

The response to my request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, I should have received a response by now.

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,

Stuart Lawson