Elsevier journal subscription costs

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Dear University of Manchester,

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

Lisa Crawley, University of Manchester

Dear Mr Lawson

 

Thank you for your email requesting data relating to ‘Elsevier journal
subscription costs’ at The University of Manchester.

 

I will today forward details of your request to the relevant department
within the University and will contact you again once I have received a
response.

 

With best regards

 

Lisa Crawley

 

Dr Lisa Crawley l  Records Officer  l G.011, John Owens Building 
l Records Management Office l  The University of Manchester  l  Oxford
Road  l  Manchester  l  M13 9PL  l  Tel +44 (0)161 275 8400  

 

 

 

Dear Lisa Crawley,

Has there been any progress on this request?

Yours sincerely,

Stuart Lawson

Lisa Crawley, University of Manchester

Dear Mr Lawson

 

Thank you for your recent email requesting information relating to
‘Elsevier journal subscription costs’ and please see the response below:

 

Request

 

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.

 

Response

 

Financial year Expenditure on serials
2009/10 £1,412,239.15
2010/11 £1,462,179.30
2011/12 £1,456,585.06
2012/13 £1,521,198.35
2013/14 £1,543,204.37

 

These figures are just for academic journals and include VAT.

 

I trust this concludes your request.

 

With best regards

 

Lisa Crawley

 

Dr Lisa Crawley l  Records Officer  l G.011, John Owens Building 
l Records Management Office l  The University of Manchester  l  Oxford
Road  l  Manchester  l  M13 9PL  l  Tel +44 (0)161 275 8400  

 

 

 

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