Dear London South Bank 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

Governance : Freedom of Information, London South Bank University

Dear Stuart Lawson,

Ref FOI 19199 - Freedom of Information Act 2000
We acknowledge the receipt of your request below. Please be informed that
the University is dealing with your request in accordance with the Freedom
of Information Act 2000.
Your request will be subject to any applicable exemptions defined in the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. 
 
Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in contact.
Please quote the reference above in any future communications.

Kind regards,

Data Protection and Information Compliance Team
London South Bank University
103 Borough Road, London, SE1 0AA
Email: [London South Bank University request email]

________________________________________
From: Stuart Lawson [[FOI #606532 email]]
Sent: 22 September 2019 18:09
To: Governance : Freedom of Information
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Academic journal costs

Dear London South Bank 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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Governance : Freedom of Information, London South Bank University

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Dear Stuart Lawson

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Information Request Ref: FOI 19199

Further to your Freedom of Information request on 22 September 2019,
London South Bank University (LSBU) has now considered your request and
completed its search for the information requested. Our response is
attached. We hope it meets your requirements.

 Kind regards,

 

Data Protection and Information Compliance Team

London South Bank University

103 Borough Road, London, SE1 0AA

Email: [1][London South Bank University request email]

 

 

From: Governance : Freedom of Information
Sent: 23 September 2019 10:39
To: Stuart Lawson <[FOI #606532 email]>
Cc: Governance : Freedom of Information <[London South Bank University request email]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Academic journal costs - FOI
19199

 

Dear Stuart Lawson,

Ref FOI 19199 - Freedom of Information Act 2000
We acknowledge the receipt of your request below. Please be informed that
the University is dealing with your request in accordance with the Freedom
of Information Act 2000.
Your request will be subject to any applicable exemptions defined in the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. 
 
Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in contact.
Please quote the reference above in any future communications.

Kind regards,

Data Protection and Information Compliance Team
London South Bank University
103 Borough Road, London, SE1 0AA
Email: [2][London South Bank University request email]

________________________________________
From: Stuart Lawson [[FOI #606532 email]]
Sent: 22 September 2019 18:09
To: Governance : Freedom of Information
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Academic journal costs

Dear London South Bank 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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[3][FOI #606532 email]

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