Dear St Mary's University, Twickenham,

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, St Mary's University, Twickenham

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. We are currently in the process of considering this and revert back to you with our response.

Yours sincerely

Andrew Browning
Clerk to the Governors and Legal Counsel
Office of the Vice Chancellor
St Mary’s University, Waldegrave Road, TW1 4SX
020 8240 4267
07970 531112
[email address]

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Andrew Browning, St Mary's University, Twickenham

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Dear Sir

 

We are sorry for the delay in responding to your FOI request please find
our response below:-

 

 

 

  Price 2019 Price 2018 Price 2017 Price 2016
CAMBRIDGE
UNIVERSITY  £       
PRESS £          80.31  £        5,606.03  £         5,829.75 5,568.54
ELSEVIER £      £          £           £       
OXFORD
UNIVERSITY  £       
PRESS £    1,956.41  £        2,453.10  £         2,465.18 2,452.91
£                  £       
SAGE -    £            795.53  £         1,629.10 2,414.29
SPRINGER NATURE  £       
LTD/PALGRAVE £    1,225.32  £        1,145.57  £         1,120.19 1,447.38
SPRINGER
SCIENCE BUS £                  £                      £                       £       
MEDIA BV -   -   -   3,371.09
SPRINGER VERLAG  £       
NY INC/JOURNAL £    5,774.44  £        6,103.09  £         6,387.05 5,008.16
TAYLOR &  £    
FRANCIS GROUP £  48,146.96  £      46,266.14  £       46,493.53 37,872.69
 £    
WILEY-BLACKWELL £    3,361.77  £      14,558.93  £       17,314.09 23,490.24
 £    
others £  15,747.91  £      38,022.83  £       38,702.02 40,017.82
 £  
  £  80,144.90  £   118,481.76  £     123,178.41 124,606.72

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Andrew Browning

Clerk to the Governors and Legal Counsel

Office of the Vice Chancellor

St Mary’s University, Waldegrave Road, TW1 4SX

020 8240 4267

07970 531112

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Dear Andrew,

Thank you very much for providing this data, and apologies for the delay in replying. For your information, the collated data from all institutions is available here: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3659970

Unfortunately the way that the formatting of your response is displayed on the whatdotheyknow.com website makes it unclear, so I can't quite match up which figures belong to which publisher. Would you be able to re-send the figures displayed in a different way please?

Yours sincerely,

Stuart Lawson

Dear Andrew,

As I mentioned in my previous email, the formatting on the website at https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/a... is unclear (this is not your fault!). If you could send the figures in another form, that would be very useful.

Yours sincerely,

Stuart Lawson