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Journal subscription expenditure in the UK 2015-16

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posted on 20.02.2017, 16:54 authored by Stuart LawsonStuart Lawson
*Note: this is a work in progress - the data is not yet complete and may contain inconsistencies regarding the inclusion of VAT. Please check original sources on before quoting individual figures*

This dataset contains payments made by UK higher education institutions for access to academic journals from eight publishers in 2015 and 2016. The data was obtained by sending Freedom of Information requests to 153 institutions through the website

The current total expenditure on these eight publishers in 2016 is £101m.

* Updated 24 January 2017 with data for five institutions.
* Updated 20 February 2017 with data for nine institutions.


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