Dear Royal Academy of Music,

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.

I am aware that as a specialist institution, your expenditure with some of these publishers will be zero.

* 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

David Piper, Royal Academy of Music

Dear Stuart,

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request under the Freedom of Information Act, which was received by the Royal Academy of Music on 28 October 2019.

I have assigned a reference to this request: RAM1005 and will respond accordingly, in writing, within the required timeframe.

I will liaise directly with the Academy’s Librarian, and will contact you shortly if any clarification of your request is required.

Data protection: The Royal Academy of Music processes FOIA requests in accordance with the principles of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the legal obligation condition for data processing as outlined in Article 6 of the Regulation. The data we process may include; name, address, email address and categorisation of the FOIA applicant. The Academy’s retention period of this data is 6 academic years. Please visit https://www.ram.ac.uk/privacy if you require more information on data privacy at the Royal Academy of Music.

Best regards
David

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David Piper, Royal Academy of Music

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Dear Stuart,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Act request of 25 October 2019,
copied below.

I now provide the attached information on behalf of the Royal Academy of
Music.

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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

* 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.

 

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