Academic journal costs

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Dear Glasgow School of Art,

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.

I am aware that as a small specialist institution, your expenditure with some of these publishers will be zero.

* 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

Foicoor, The Glasgow School of Art

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Dear Stuart  

 

Ref: GSA FoI 18/19 400

 

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Glasgow School of Art on 21 September 2019.  

 

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October 2019, pending any clarification we may need to seek from you.

 

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Academic Quality Office

Glasgow School of Art  |  167 Renfrew Street  | Glasgow G3 6RQ

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Foicoor, The Glasgow School of Art

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Dear Mr Lawson  

 

Ref: GSA FoI 18/19 400

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request, which was received by
Glasgow School of Art on 21 September 2019.  

 

The response below was received from GSA’s Learning Resources Manager:

 

  2016/17 2017/18 2018/19
Wiley 1783 2223 2223
Springer* 0 0 0
Elsevier 0 0 0
Taylor & Francis 0 0 0
Sage 2585 2651 2736
Oxford University Press 1408 1474 1553
Cambridge University Press 237 246 305
Nature Publishing Group* 0 0 0
Royal Society of Chemistry 0 0 0
Institute of Physics Publishing 0 0 0

 

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Dear Glasgow School of Art,

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