Dear Abertay University,

For the years 2017, 2018, and 2019, please publish the total amount paid to each of the following publishers for academic journals:

Wiley
Springer*
Elsevier
Taylor & Francis
Sage
Oxford University Press
Cambridge University Press
Nature Publishing Group*
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 2016/17, 2017/18, and 2018/19. Although 2019 has not ended yet, my understanding is that payments for access to journals for 2019 are likely to have all been made by now.

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, and indicate whether or not figures include VAT.

* Although Springer Nature is the parent company for these two publishers, my understanding is that Springer journals and Nature journals are still paid for separately, so I think it makes sense to regard these as two different publishers with different expenditure amounts.

Yours faithfully,

Stuart Lawson

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From: Stuart Lawson <[FOI #606313 email]>
Sent: 21 September 2019 15:29
To: Freedom of Information <[University of Abertay Dundee request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Academic journal costs
 
Dear Abertay University,

For the years 2017, 2018, and 2019, please publish the total amount paid
to each of the following publishers for academic journals:

Wiley
Springer*
Elsevier
Taylor & Francis
Sage
Oxford University Press
Cambridge University Press
Nature Publishing Group*
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 2016/17,
2017/18, and 2018/19. Although 2019 has not ended yet, my understanding is
that payments for access to journals for 2019 are likely to have all been
made by now.

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, and indicate whether or not figures include VAT.

* Although Springer Nature is the parent company for these two publishers,
my understanding is that Springer journals and Nature journals are still
paid for separately, so I think it makes sense to regard these as two
different publishers with different expenditure amounts.

Yours faithfully,

Stuart Lawson

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Dear Stuart,

Please find attached the University's response to your recent FOI request.

Yours sincerely,

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Dear University of Abertay Dundee,

Thank you very much for providing this data. For your information, the collated data from all institutions is available here: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3659970

Yours sincerely,

Stuart Lawson