Dear University of Glasgow,

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 of the previous request sent by S. Goodman in April 2018 (https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/a...), so do not require the figures for 2017 or 2018 for the publishers Elsevier, Wiley, Springer, Taylor & Francis, and Sage.

* 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

Dear Stuart Lawson,

Thank you for your email which was received by the University on 21 September 2019 timed 1554 hours.

As the University of Glasgow is a Scottish Public Authority, your request is subject to the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 ("FOISA"). The University acknowledges receipt of your request and confirms a response will be sent to you promptly; and in any event not later than 18 October 2019. The Freedom of Information Office will contact you if we require any further information.

Yours sincerely

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

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Dear Stuart Lawson,

Please find attached the University's response to your Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 request dated 21 September 2019 timed 15:54 hours.

Yours sincerely,

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

Direct Line: +44 (0)141 330 2523

University of Glasgow
Tay House
Glasgow G12 8QQ

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

Dear FOI Office,

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

I've realised that one figure was missing from S. Goodman's prior request - expenditure with Taylor & Francis in 2018 - so if you could provide this, that would be appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

Stuart Lawson

FOI Office,

Dear Stuart Lawson,

 

Thank you for your email which was received by the University on 29
February 2020 timed 15:11 hours, requesting the following general
information:

 

As the University of Glasgow is a Scottish Public Authority, your request
is subject to the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
(“FOISA”).  The University acknowledges receipt of your request and
confirms a response will be sent to you promptly; and in any event not
later than 27 March 2020.  The Freedom of Information Office will contact
you if we require any further information.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

 

Direct Line: +44 (0)141 330 2523

Email: [1][University of Glasgow request email]

 

University of Glasgow (Tay House)

Glasgow G12 8QQ

 

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

 

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Dear Stuart Lawson, 
Please find attached the University's response to your Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 request dated 29 February 2020 timed 15:11
hours.
 
Yours sincerely,

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

Direct Line: +44 (0)141 330 2523

University of Glasgow
Tay House
Glasgow G12 8QQ

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

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Dear FOI Office,

Many thanks for this. Unfortunately I can't seem to access the file; the Sharepoint link wants me to sign in to access it.

Yours sincerely,

Stuart Lawson

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Dear Stuart Lawson,

Please find your response reattached here. Hopefully you will be able to access this version.

Yours sincerely,

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

Direct Line: +44 (0)141 330 2523

University of Glasgow
Tay House
Glasgow G12 8QQ

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

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Yes I can, thanks very much.

Kind regards,

Stuart Lawson