Dear University of Bradford,

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

Foi, University of Bradford

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Dear John,

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

Since you haven't provided me with figures for many individual publishers, only for the total expenditure via Jisc Collections and LM, I've not been able to add many figures to the spreadsheet. If you were able to provide any more detail, that would be appreciated. (For example, University of Bradford subscribes to the Springer Compact agreement, for which I believe you pay a single sum each year to Jisc Collections.)

Yours sincerely,

Stuart Lawson