Elsevier journal subscription costs

Stuart Lawson made this Freedom of Information request to University of Oxford

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Dear University of Oxford,

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

UAS Foi, University of Oxford

Dear Mr Lawson,

I write to acknowledge your request under the Freedom of Information Act.

We shall send you a substantive response as soon as possible and no later than the statutory deadline of 29 October.

Yours sincerely

FOI Oxford

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Dear University of Oxford,

We have now reached the statutory deadline for responding to the request. Are you able to provide me with the information yet?

Yours sincerely,

Stuart Lawson

UAS Foi, University of Oxford

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