Dear Bishop Grosseteste 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

FOI Team, Bishop Grosseteste University

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Dear Stuart Lawson,

 

FOI REQUEST – regarding academic journal costs (Bishop Grosseteste
University)

Emailed: 28^th September 2019

 

I acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information request asking about
academic journal costs. A copy of your request is attached below. The
request will be handled under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act
2000, which means that you can expect to receive a response from us within
20 working days or by 25^th October 2019.

 

Please contact me if you have any queries about this email or about the
progress of your request ([Bishop Grosseteste University request email]). If you are dissatisfied
with any aspect of the service you receive in relation to your request,
then please write to Stephen Deville, Chief Operating Officer, Bishop
Grosseteste University, Lincoln LN1 3DY ([email address]).
If you are not content with the outcome of a complaint or internal review,
you have the right to appeal and the process for this will be provided
within our FOI response.

 

Kind regards,

 

Nadine

 

Nadine Cook

Information Compliance Officer

Part time Monday-Friday

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Bishop Grosseteste University

Longdales Road

Lincoln

LN1 3DY

_________________________________

 

Phone:     (01522) 583797

Email:      [email address]  

Website: [2]www.bishopg.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FOI Team, Bishop Grosseteste University

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FOI REQUEST (138) – regarding academic journals (Bishop Grosseteste
University)

Emailed: 28^th September 2019 at 14:32

Acknowledged on 30^th September

 

Dear Stuart Lawson,

 

I write in response to your recent Freedom of Information request relating
to academic journal costs at the University.  A copy of your full request
is attached below.

 

Your request:

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.

 

Response:

 

Bishop Grosseteste Total payment amounts Total Total payment
University, Library 2016-17 payment amounts
Journal Expenditure amounts 2018-19
  2017-18
Publishers Information is provided for the university’s
financial year (1^st August to 31^st July).

 

Figures include: payments made directly to
publishers, payments made to subscription agents or
intermediaries for the purchase of, and/or access to,
the publishers' academic journals, payment for
journal packages such as Jisc Collections agreements,
as well as for individual journals.

 

Figures include VAT.

 
Wiley £14,462.48                £14,471.34 £14,392.42
               
Springer Not applicable, as the University does not subscribe
to any journals published by this publisher.
Elsevier Not applicable, as the University does not subscribe
to any journals published by this publisher.
Taylor & Francis £39,347.81 £40,664.72 £42,522.68
SAGE £9,650.57 £10,026.94 £10,347.79
Oxford University £1,656.19 £1,732.58 £1,825.77
Press
Cambridge University £2,158.52 £3,072.88 £3,195.79
Press
Nature Not applicable, as the University does not subscribe
Publishing to any journals published by this publisher.
Group
Royal Society of Not applicable, as the University does not subscribe
Chemistry to any journals published by this publisher.
Institute of Physics Not applicable, as the University does not subscribe
Publishing to any journals published by this publisher.

 

Please contact me if you have any queries about this email or about the
information provided ([1][Bishop Grosseteste University request email]). If you are dissatisfied
with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to
make a complaint or ask for an internal review, then please write to
Stephen Deville, Chief Operating Officer, Bishop Grosseteste University,
Lincoln LN1 3DY ([2][email address]). If you are not content
with the outcome of a complaint or internal review, you have the right to
appeal to the Information Commissioner.  Generally, however, they cannot
make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints and review
procedures provided by the University itself.  The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at The Information Commissioner’s Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire  SK9 5AF.

 

Kind regards,

 

Information Compliance Officer

 

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Bishop Grosseteste University

Longdales Road

Lincoln

LN1 3DY

_________________________________

 

Phone:     (01522) 583797

Email:      [email address]  

Website: [4]www.bishopg.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear FOI Team,

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