Max Planck Digital Library updates expenditures for various publishers

The Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL) has reported additional APC expenditures for BMC, Copernicus and eLife journals.

MPDL provides institutional funding for Open Access publications for researchers affiliated with the Max Planck Society. MPDL makes use of central agreements with Open Access publishers.

Please note that article processing charges funded locally by Max Planck Institutes are not part of this data set. The Max Planck Society has a limited input tax reduction. The refund of input VAT for APC is 20%.

Cost data

The new dataset covers publication fees for 51 articles published by MPG researchers in the aforementioned journals. Total expenditure amounts to 87 165€ and the average fee is 1 709€.

  Articles Fees paid in EURO Mean Fee paid
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 21 38984 1856
Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 7 13622 1946
Biogeosciences 5 6998 1400
Geoscientific Model Development 4 8467 2117
Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 3 4337 1446
Climate of the Past 2 2333 1166
BMC Evolutionary Biology 1 1608 1608
BMC Plant Biology 1 1544 1544
BMC Systems Biology 1 1608 1608
Journal of Nanobiotechnology 1 1608 1608
SpringerPlus 1 816 816
Annales Geophysicae 1 207 207
Earth System Dynamics 1 1037 1037
The Cryosphere Discussions 1 1313 1313
eLife 1 2682 2682


With the recent contribution included, the overall APC data for the MPG 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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