Dear University of South Wales,

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

Freedom of Information, University of South Wales

Dear Mr Lawson

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

We acknowledge your request for information.

We are considering your request and you should receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days. If there are any areas of your request that need to be clarified then we will contact you at the earliest opportunity.

Yours sincerely,

Rhys Davies
Information Compliance Manager /Rheolwr Cydymffurfio i Wybodaeth
University Secretary's Office/Swyddfa Ysgrifennydd y Brifysgol
University of South Wales/Prifysgol De Cymru
Treforest
Pontypridd
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Rhys Davies, University of South Wales

Dear Stuart Lawson,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 28^th  September
2019.   Please find below the information requested.

 

Publisher 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Cambridge
University £3,723.58 £6,856.11 £7,561.85
Press
Total
Elsevier £127,530.33 £210,367.94 £191,612.81
Total
Nature £1,791.10 £3,349.07 £3,829.23
Total
Oxford
University £15,951.53 £28,288.09 £29,397.45
Press
Total
Royal
Scoiety of £14,049.38 £24,682.96 £25,036.51
Chemistry
Total
Sage Total £51,607.93 £92,747.18 £97,882.62
Springer £9,717.97 £16,049.91 £17,217.09
Total
Taylor &
Francis £34,061.05 £60,717.15 £67,582.89
Total
Wiley £47,768.46 £92,119.19 £99,989.87
Total
Grand £306,201.33 £535,177.60 £540,110.32
Total

 

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Yours faithfully,

Rhys Davies

Information Compliance Manager

 

 

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1. http://uso.southwales.ac.uk/ig/foi/
2. http://www.ico.gov.uk/

Dear Rhys,

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