Dear University of Liverpool,

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

foi Uof Liverpool, University of Liverpool

Dear Mr. Lawson,

Thank you for your email of 1st October 2014 requesting information about amounts paid to Elsevier. I am writing to let you know that we have received your request and will process it as soon as possible, and in any case within 20 working days of the day we received the request. You will hear back from us by calculate date by 29th October, 2014 at the latest.

Yours sincerely

Mrs Lesley Jackson
FOI Co-ordinator
The University of Liverpool
Foundation Building
765 Brownlow Hill
LIVERPOOL L69 7ZX

Fax: 0151 794 3272

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[1]Mrs Lesley Jackson Freedom of Information Co-ordinator The Foundation
Building 765 Brownlow Hill Liverpool L69 7ZX F 0151 794 3272 E
[University of Liverpool request email]
www.liv.ac.uk                                                                                                                    

 

FOI/LJ

 

 

17^th October 2014

 

 

Mr. Stuart Lawson

Via email to   [2][FOI #232144 email]

 

 

Dear Mr.  Lawson,

 

Thank you for your email dated 1^st October 2014 requesting Elsevier
journal subscription costs.   I am pleased to enclose the information you
requested as set out below:-

 

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.

 

We are unable to provide a breakdown however the total payments to
Elsevier for academic journals in each of the last five years are:-

 

2010:  £744,622.25

2011:  £746,639.21

2012:  £780,430.27

2013:  £787,187.77

2014:  £791,755.30

(all include VAT)

 

If you are not satisfied with the University’s response to your request,
you may ask the University to review it.  If you wish to do this, please
write to Mr. Michael Thorne, Senior University Solicitor, Legal, Risk &
Compliance, The University of Liverpool, The Foundation Building, 765
Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, L69 7ZX, enclosing a copy of your original
request and explaining your complaint.  Please include an address for
correspondence.

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have a
right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at:-

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Telephone:         08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45

Website: [3]www.ico.gov.uk

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Lesley Jackson

 

Freedom of Information Co-ordinator

 

 

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