• Journal subscription expenditure of UK higher education institutions

    Author(s):
    Stuart Lawson (see profile) , Ben Meghreblian
    Date:
    2015
    Subject(s):
    Scholarly communication
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6B31N
    Abstract:
    The academic libraries of higher education institutions (HEIs) pay significant amounts of money each year for access to academic journals. The amounts paid are often not transparent especially when it comes to knowing how much is paid to specific publishers. Therefore data on journal subscription expenditure were obtained for UK HEIs using a series of Freedom of Information requests. Data were obtained for 153 HEIs’ expenditure with ten publishers over a five-year period. The majority of institutions have provided figures but some are still outstanding. The data will be of interest to those who wish to understand the economics of scholarly communication and see the scale of payments flowing within the system. Further research could replicate the data collection in other jurisdictions.
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