Dear University of Northampton,

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

Maggie Peach, University of Northampton

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Our ref: 01668/FoI/23Sep2019

 

23^rd September 2019

 

Dear Mr. Lawson

 

I am writing in acknowledgement of your request for information dated
22^nd September, 2019, which has been received by the University and
passed to me as the University’s Freedom of Information Officer for
action.

 

Your request for information has been assigned the number referenced above
and will be treated in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. We will endeavour to provide you with an answer
before the statutory deadline, however please note that under the
provisions of the Act the University has until 21^st October, 2019 to
respond to your request.

 

Yours Sincerely

 

Maggie Peach

 

ppPhil Oakman

Records Manager

 

 

Maggie Peach

Records Management Officer

 

University of Northampton

Newton

St George’s Avenue

Northampton

NN2 6JB

 

telephone : 01604 893503

email : [1][email address]

 

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Our ref: 01668FoI/18Oct2019

 

18^th October 2019

 

Dear Mr. Lawson

 

I write in response to your request for information dated 23^rd September,
2019, received by the University and passed to me as the University’s
Freedom of Information Officer for action.

 

In response to your question:

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

The majority of the University’s academic publications are purchased using
the services of a subscription agent and we do not deal directly with the
publishers.

 

To locate and extract the name of each individual publisher will take in
excess of 2½ days. This information is therefore exempt under Section 12
(would exceed the appropriate limit) of the Freedom of Information Act
2000.

 

Additionally some of the information you have requested is likely to be
exempt under Section 43(2) (the disclosure of information which would, or
would be likely to prejudice the commercial interests of a person or body)
and Section 41 (information provided in confidence) of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

When information is released in the form of a response to requests under
the Freedom of Information Act it is actually a release of those details
to the world. By disclosing the information you have requested the
University would not only be potentially prejudicing its own commercial
interests but also those of its supplier(s).

 

The University is, however, able to provide you with the following
information in respect of payment to publishers you have identified:

 

Publisher/Subscription Agent Academic Year Academic Year Academic
2016-17 £’s 2017-18 £’s spent Year 2018-19
spent £’s spent
Wiley / Wiley Blackwell 60,631 56,373 58,064
Springer 7,977 6,685 6,885
Elsevier 57,128 53,836 55,451
Taylor and Francis 55,552 69,479 72,855
Sage 21,421 23,846 52,054
Oxford University Press 1,735 13,273[1]^^[i] 13,629
Cambridge University Press      

5,407 5,569 5,736
Nature Publishing Group 3,539 9,026[2]^^[ii] 9,297
Royal Society of Chemistry - - -
Institute of Physics - - -
Publishing

 

I hope the University has made its response in a clear and constructive
manner; however, if you consider the University has handled your request
unfairly you are entitled to follow the process set out in our standard
advice on the University's Freedom of Information Complaints Procedure
which is available online at:

[3]University FoI complaints procedure

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Maggie Peach             

 

ppPhil Oakman

Records Manager

 

 

Maggie Peach

Records Management Officer

 

University of Northampton

Newton

St George’s Avenue

Northampton

NN2 6JB

 

telephone : 01604 893503

email : [4][email address]

 

[5]https://tundra2.northampton.ac.uk/otcs/l...

 

 

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Dear Maggie,

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

Maggie Peach, University of Northampton

Thank you for your email.

 

I am now out of the office until 9th March, 2020, and will respond to your
message as soon as possible following my return.

 

Regards

 

Maggie

 

Maggie Peach

Records Management Officer

 

University of Northampton

Newton

St. George’s Avenue

Northampton

NN2 6JA

 

Tel: 01604 893503

Email: [email address]

 

Tel: 01604 893503

Email: [email address]

 

University of Northampton: Transforming Lives and Inspiring Change
www.northampton.ac.uk This e-mail is private and may be confidential and
is for the intended recipient only. If you are not the intended recipient
you are strictly prohibited from using, printing, copying, distributing or
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