University of Oldenburg updates its APC expenditures

The Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg has updated its APC expenditures. The lastest contribution provides additional data for the 2017 period.

The BIS (Library and Information System) is in charge of the University’s Open Access Publishing Fund, which is supported under the DFG’s Open Access Publishing Programme.

Contact person is Kim Braun.

Cost data

The new dataset covers publication fees for 34 articles. Total expenditure amounts to 42 758€ and the average fee is 1 258€.

The following table shows the payments the BIS has made to publishers since Oldenburg’s last report.

  Articles Fees paid in EURO Mean Fee paid
Frontiers Media SA 11 18738 1703
MDPI AG 5 7323 1465
Public Library of Science (PLoS) 4 5474 1368
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) 2 1209 604
Springer Nature 2 2610 1305
Walter de Gruyter GmbH 2 1190 595
Acoustical Society of America (ASA) 1 474 474
Hikari, Ltd. 1 330 330
Hindawi Publishing Corporation 1 1841 1841
International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) 1 224 224
Juniper Publishers 1 604 604
SAGE Publications 1 474 474
Schweizerbart 1 1330 1330
Scientific Research Publishing, Inc, 1 938 938


With the recent contribution included, the overall APC data for the University of Oldenburg 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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