University of Duisburg-Essen reports its 2016 APC expenditures

The University of Duisburg-Essen has updated its APC expenditures, the latest contribution provides data for the 2016 period.

Duisburg-Essen University Library is in charge of the University’s Open Access Publishing Fund, which is supported by the DFG under its Open-Access Publishing Programme.

Contact persons are Frank Lützenkirchen and Katrin Falkenstein-Feldhoff.

Cost data

The new dataset covers publication fees for 47 articles. Total expenditure amounts to 74 163€ and the average fee is 1 578€.

The following table shows the payments Duisburg-Essen University Library has made to publishers in 2016.

  Articles Fees paid in EURO Mean Fee paid
Springer Nature 20 36340 1817
Public Library of Science (PLoS) 9 12577 1397
Frontiers Media SA 5 6902 1380
Hindawi Publishing Corporation 4 6175 1544
Elsevier BV 2 5139 2570
David Publishing Company 1 764 764
IOP Publishing 1 1170 1170
Kritische Geographie Berlin e.V. 1 400 400
MDPI AG 1 1483 1483
OMICS Publishing Group 1 924 924
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health) 1 1364 1364
Scientific Research Publishing, Inc, 1 925 925


With the recent contribution included, the overall APC data for Duisburg-Essen now looks as follows:

Fees paid per publisher (in EURO)

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Average costs per year (in EURO)

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Average costs per publisher (in EURO)

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