Academic journal costs

Stuart Lawson made this Freedom of Information request to Heriot-Watt University

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Dear Heriot-Watt University,

For the years 2015 and 2016, please publish the total amount paid to each of the following publishers for academic journals:

Wiley
Springer
Elsevier
Taylor & Francis
De Gruyter
Sage
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 2014/15, and 2015/16.

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.

Yours faithfully,

Stuart Lawson

Freedom Of Information,, Heriot-Watt University

Dear applicant

 

Thank you for your information request dated 1st December 2016 regarding
academic journal costs.

 

We are a Scottish University and so comply with Scottish legislation. 
Your request will be handled under the Freedom of Information (Scotland)
Act 2002

 

I have forwarded on details of your request to colleagues to seek their
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Information Governance Coordinator

Heriot-Watt University

Governance and Legal Services

Edinburgh Campus

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Freedom Of Information,, Heriot-Watt University

Dear applicant

 

Thank you for your information request dated the 1^st December 2016
regarding expenditure with named publishers.  We are a Scottish University
and so we are responding under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002.

 

The information requested is as follows.  The figures below are in
academic years and they have been rounded.

 

 

2014/15 2015/16
Wiley £73,000 £63,000
Springer £78,000 £73,000
Elsevier £421,000 £372,000
Taylor & Francis £60,000 £69,000
De Gruyter £87* £89*
Sage £17,000 £22,000
Royal Society of Chemistry £23,000 £24,000
Institute of Physics Publishing £22,000 £22,000

 

* Eighty seven and Eighty nine pounds respectively.

 

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Scottish Information Commissioner,

Kinburn Castle,

Doubledykes Road, St Andrews,

Fife KY16 9DS

Telephone: 01334 464610

Fax: 01334 464611

E-mail: [2][email address]

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Regards

 

 

FOISA Team - Heriot-Watt University

Governance and Legal Services

Edinburgh Campus

Riccarton

Edinburgh EH14 4AS

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