Elsevier journal subscription costs

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Dear University of Warwick,

Please publish the total amount paid to Elsevier for academic journals in each of the last five years (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014).

I understand that your expenditure records may be held in academic financial years rather than calendar years. If so please provide figures for 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, and 2013/14.

A similar request was made earlier this year by Timothy Gowers. My understanding is that the figures provided to him were for one year only. Please provide the figures for all five years.

The figures should include payments made directly to Elsevier as well as any payments made to subscription agents or intermediaries for the purchase of, and/or access to, Elsevier academic journals. They should also include payment for journal packages such as Jisc Collections’ NESLi agreement, as well as for individual journals. Please include VAT where possible.

Please do not include payments for other products from the same company, such as Scopus, which are not academic journals.

Yours faithfully,

Stuart Lawson

infocompliance, Resource, University of Warwick



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Dear Mr Lawson,

Thank you for your email dated 30 September 2014 requesting information
about the University of Warwick. Your request is being considered under
the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please find below your original
request and our response.

Please publish the total amount paid to Elsevier for academic journals in
each of the last five years (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014).

I understand that your expenditure records may be held in academic
financial years rather than calendar years. If so please provide figures
for 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, and 2013/14.

A similar request was made earlier this year by Timothy Gowers. My
understanding is that the figures provided to him were for one year only.
Please provide the figures for all five years.

The figures should include payments made directly to Elsevier as well as
any payments made to subscription agents or intermediaries for the
purchase of, and/or access to, Elsevier academic journals. They should
also include payment for journal packages such as Jisc Collections’ NESLi
agreement, as well as for individual journals. Please include VAT where
possible.

Please do not include payments for other products from the same company,
such as Scopus, which are not academic journals.

Year Total Fees VAT Total
2009/10 £612,274.08 £91,841.10 £704,115.18
2010/11 £605,216.48 £105,912.96 £711,129.44
2011/12 £607,373.62 £121,474.72 £728,848.34
2012/13 £613,447.48 £122,689.41 £736,136.89
2013/14 £631,850.80 £126,370.15 £758,220.95

 

I trust that this information will be helpful to you. Should you require
any clarification, please contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Jo Horsburgh

Jo Horsburgh  | Deputy Registrar
University House  |  University of Warwick  |  Coventry  |  CV4 8UW

 

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