About

The aim of this repository is:

  • to release datasets on fees paid for Open Access journal articles by Universities and Research Society Funds under an Open Database License
  • to demonstrate how reporting on fee-based Open Access publishing can be made more transparent and reproducible across institutions.

Participating German Universities

So far, the following German universities have agreed to share information on paid author processing charges (APC):

Participating Research Society Funds in Germany

Dataset on funds that are supported by research societies under its Open-Access Publishing Programme.

Participating Research Organizations:

The data content covers APCs as paid for by our central budget for the Max Planck Society (MPS). APCs funded locally by Max Planck Institutes are not part of this data set. The MPS has a limited input tax reduction. The refund of input VAT for APC is 20%. Until the end of 2007 the MPS was VAT exempt.

Participating Austrian Institutions

Participating Swiss Institutions

Participating Italian Institutions

Institutions from Norway:

  • Akershus University Hospital
  • BI Norwegian Business School
  • Bergen University College
  • Fridtjof Nansen Institute
  • GenØk - Centre for Biosafety
  • Harstad University College
  • Innlandet Hospital Trust
  • Institute of Marine Research
  • Molde University College
  • NILU - Norwegian Institute for Air Research
  • Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center
  • Nord University
  • Norwegian Center for Studies on Violence and Traumatic Stress
  • Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research
  • Norwegian Institute for Nature Research
  • Norwegian Institute of Public Health
  • Norwegian Institute of Water Research
  • Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
  • Norwegian University of Life Sciences
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Oslo University Hospital
  • Oslo and Akershus university college
  • SINTEF (Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research)
  • Sørlandet Hospital Trust
  • Uni Research
  • University College of Southeast Norway
  • University of Agder
  • University of Bergen
  • University of Oslo
  • University of Stavanger
  • University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway
  • Vestfold Hospital Trust
  • Vestre Viken Hospital Trust

Participating Spanish Institutions:

Institutions from Sweden (via Open APC Sweden):

  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • Dalarna University College
  • University of Gothenburg
  • Borås University College
  • University College West
  • Karolinska Institutet
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Linköping University
  • Linnaeus University
  • Luleå University of Technology
  • Lund University
  • Malmö University
  • Örebro University
  • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
  • Stockholm University
  • Umeå University
  • Uppsala University

Institutions from France

The Couperin consortium aggregates data on APC expenditures made by institutions in France:

  • Aix-Marseille Université
  • Université de Bordeaux
  • Université de Bourgogne
  • Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)
  • École supérieure de physique et de chimie industrielles de la Ville de Paris (ESPCI)
  • Hospices Civils de Lyon
  • Université Grenoble Alpes
  • Institut national de recherche en informatique et en automatique (INRIA)
  • Institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA)
  • Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (INSERM)
  • Institut national polytechnique de Toulouse (INPT)
  • Université d’Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse
  • Université de Caen Normandie
  • Université Clermont Auvergne
  • Université de France-Comté
  • Université Lille 1
  • Université Lille 2
  • Université de Lorraine
  • Université Nice-Sophia-Antipolis
  • Université de Poitiers
  • Université de Rennes 1
  • Université de Strasbourg
  • Université de Toulon
  • Université Toulouse III
  • Université Paris Descartes (Paris V)
  • Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI)
  • Université Paris Diderot (Paris VII)

Participating Institutions from the United Kingdom:

Jisc Collections released data on APC payments made by UK higher education institutions (HEIs):

  • Aberystwyth University
  • Aston University
  • Bangor University
  • Brunel University
  • Cardiff University
  • Cranfield University
  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Goldsmiths
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • Imperial College London
  • Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)
  • Keele University
  • King’s College London
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
  • London School of Economics (LSE)
  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
  • Lancaster University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Northumbria University
  • Plymouth University
  • Queen Mary, University of London
  • Queen’s University Belfast
  • Royal Holloway
  • St George’s, University of London
  • Swansea University
  • The Open University
  • University College London (UCL)
  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Bath
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Dundee
  • University of Durham
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Huddersfield
  • University of Hull
  • University of Kent
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Loughborough
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Newcastle
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of Reading
  • University of Salford
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Southampton
  • University of St Andrews
  • University of Strathclyde
  • University of Surrey
  • University of Sussex
  • University of the West of England
  • University of Ulster
  • University of Warwick
  • University of York

Participating Institutions from the Czech Republic (contributed by CzechELib):

Participating Institutions from the United States:

Participating Canadian Institutions:

Supranational participants

  • OpenAIRE (FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot)

Dataset

Information on both open access journal articles and open access publication of articles in toll-access journals (“hybrid”) are provided.

In total, 139 777 126 € for 70 624 articles were paid by the participating unviversities. Average fee is 1 979.2 € and the median 1 790 €.

Open Access Journals

At the moment, the dataset releases information on 39 095 articles in open access journals which charge publication fees. Total expenditure amounts to 60 659 602 €. Average fee is 1 551.6 € and the median 1 457 €.

View dataset on GitHub.

  Articles Fees paid in EURO Mean Fee paid Median
Aberystwyth University 42 88,324 2,103 1,895
Aix-Marseille Université 60 85,791 1,430 1,215
Akershus University Hospital 11 15,680 1,425 1,290
Aston University 36 70,678 1,963 1,700
Bamberg U 50 56,375 1,127 1,266
Bangor University 20 33,800 1,690 1,572
Bayreuth U 165 193,663 1,174 1,245
Bergen University College 13 19,984 1,537 1,713
BI Norwegian Business School 4 2,761 690 724
Bielefeld U 457 594,984 1,302 1,340
Bochum U 204 304,382 1,492 1,562
Borås University College NA NA NA NA
Bremen U 390 552,016 1,415 1,345
Brunel University 171 237,582 1,389 1,336
Cardiff University 311 554,018 1,781 1,607
Chalmers University of Technology 6 5,817 970 1,012
CNRS 565 832,121 1,473 1,260
Cranfield University 26 40,286 1,549 1,370
Dalarna University College 28 39,181 1,399 1,667
Dortmund TU 61 75,727 1,241 1,426
Duisburg-Essen U 235 320,066 1,362 1,276
Edinburgh Napier University 4 6,222 1,556 1,297
Erlangen Nuernberg U 707 1,017,252 1,439 1,514
ESPCI Paris 2 2,330 1,165 1,165
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Publishing Fund 42 57,044 1,358 1,361
Freiburg U 623 871,696 1,399 1,449
Fridtjof Nansen Institute 4 5,062 1,265 1,303
FU Berlin 294 413,858 1,408 1,506
FWF - Austrian Science Fund 1,391 2,295,863 1,651 1,492
FZJ - ZB 397 532,437 1,341 1,242
GenØk - Centre for Biosafety 5 5,295 1,059 1,109
GFZ-Potsdam 170 224,765 1,322 1,231
Giessen U 415 590,189 1,422 1,346
GIGA NA NA NA NA
Glasgow Caledonian University 3 4,732 1,577 1,867
Goettingen U 1,086 1,580,249 1,455 1,447
Goldsmiths 10 14,065 1,406 1,437
Hamburg TUHH 46 65,468 1,423 1,533
Hannover U 138 181,409 1,315 1,392
Harstad University College 2 2,024 1,012 1,012
Harvard U 94 82,722 880 796
Heidelberg U 727 1,085,891 1,494 1,630
Heriot-Watt University 33 79,717 2,416 2,248
Hospices Civils de Lyon 4 5,695 1,424 1,320
HZDR 83 122,636 1,478 1,213
Imperial College London 997 1,913,422 1,919 1,626
Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) 115 168,012 1,461 1,362
INM - Leibniz-Institut für Neue Materialien 5 5,744 1,149 1,305
Innlandet Hospital Trust 3 5,174 1,725 1,917
INRA 125 202,935 1,623 1,405
INRIA 31 46,138 1,488 1,288
INSERM 393 646,298 1,645 1,305
Institut national polytechnique de Toulouse 3 4,139 1,380 1,845
Institute of Cancer Research 20 43,133 2,157 1,673
Institute of Marine Research 14 20,153 1,440 1,404
IPN 4 3,909 977 479
IST Austria 13 30,578 2,352 1,632
JGU Mainz 410 568,189 1,386 1,392
Karolinska Institutet 8 5,073 634 755
Kassel U 78 85,210 1,092 1,136
Keele University 19 31,431 1,654 1,644
King’s College London 410 833,628 2,033 1,628
KIT 674 903,682 1,341 1,382
Konstanz U 345 524,743 1,521 1,506
KTH Royal Institute of Technology 181 217,262 1,200 1,152
Lancaster University 64 101,253 1,582 1,499
Leeds Beckett University 8 12,927 1,616 1,461
Leibniz-Fonds 271 435,042 1,605 1,572
Leibniz-IGB 6 12,134 2,022 2,132
Leipzig U 415 611,856 1,474 1,553
Linköping University 167 262,221 1,570 1,357
Linnaeus University 1 630 630 630
Liverpool John Moores University 2 1,815 908 908
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine 26 45,261 1,741 1,656
LSE 21 37,285 1,775 1,781
LSHTM 44 65,024 1,478 1,503
Luleå University of Technology 51 53,627 1,052 1,150
Lund University 24 32,295 1,346 1,410
Malmö University 23 25,942 1,128 1,394
Manchester Metropolitan University 17 27,262 1,604 1,567
MDC 92 186,801 2,030 1,802
Milano U 121 185,356 1,532 1,495
MLU Halle-Wittenberg 17 36,874 2,169 2,142
Molde University College 3 1,876 625 584
MPG 3,674 4,987,088 1,357 1,207
Muenchen LMU 443 594,905 1,343 1,404
Münster U 382 468,717 1,227 1,200
Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center 6 5,298 883 775
NILU - Norwegian Institute for Air Research 14 20,647 1,475 1,441
Nord University 12 14,974 1,248 1,126
Northumbria University 57 96,627 1,695 1,581
Norwegian Center for Studies on Violence and Traumatic Stress 5 4,605 921 953
Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research 2 2,389 1,194 1,194
Norwegian Institute for Nature Research 18 23,241 1,291 1,264
Norwegian Institute of Public Health 63 84,324 1,338 1,418
Norwegian Institute of Water Research 2 1,813 906 906
Norwegian School of Sport Sciences 2 1,568 784 784
Norwegian University of Life Sciences 53 72,307 1,364 1,449
Norwegian University of Science and Technology 115 162,119 1,410 1,420
Oldenburg U 221 277,787 1,257 1,387
OpenAIRE 536 776,905 1,449 1,411
Örebro University 64 84,298 1,317 1,342
Oslo and Akershus university college 36 45,728 1,270 1,252
Oslo University Hospital 111 149,777 1,349 1,392
Osnabrück U 65 90,046 1,385 1,553
Plymouth University 26 37,850 1,456 1,438
Potsdam U 113 165,677 1,466 1,529
Queen Mary, University of London 53 89,135 1,682 1,250
Queen’s University Belfast 216 350,202 1,621 1,454
Regensburg U 614 890,535 1,450 1,394
Rhode Island U 14 11,639 831 691
Royal Holloway 12 20,914 1,743 1,512
SINTEF 3 3,633 1,211 1,176
Sørlandet Hospital Trust 5 8,453 1,691 1,667
St George’s, University of London 19 36,284 1,910 1,862
Stockholm University 274 413,066 1,508 1,336
Stuttgart U 210 254,329 1,211 1,261
Swansea University 57 99,199 1,740 1,419
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 450 595,056 1,322 1,328
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) 244 395,297 1,620 1,361
The Open University 8 16,623 2,078 1,856
TIB 1 1,619 1,619 1,619
TiHo Hannover 137 194,193 1,417 1,416
Trier U 12 18,716 1,560 1,572
TU Berlin 30 40,074 1,336 1,392
TU Braunschweig 33 40,822 1,237 1,531
TU Chemnitz 73 84,652 1,160 1,289
TU Clausthal 12 11,023 919 918
TU Darmstadt 35 48,777 1,394 1,497
TU Dresden 275 390,484 1,420 1,500
TU Ilmenau 36 42,389 1,177 1,251
TU Muenchen 858 1,147,525 1,337 1,462
TU Wien 45 61,645 1,370 1,323
Tuebingen U 789 1,114,397 1,412 1,442
UCL 2,455 4,152,533 1,691 1,582
UFZ 98 119,123 1,216 1,258
Ulm U 190 293,342 1,544 1,545
Umeå University 10 10,604 1,060 755
Uni Research 19 28,070 1,477 1,474
Universitat de Barcelona 464 443,269 955 899
Université Clermont Auvergne 14 22,368 1,598 1,350
Université d’Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse 2 2,310 1,155 1,155
Université de Bordeaux 18 25,745 1,430 1,258
Université de Bourgogne 14 19,358 1,383 1,275
Université de Caen Normandie 12 17,243 1,437 1,350
Université de France-Comté 12 14,767 1,231 1,184
Université de Lorraine 20 24,914 1,246 1,128
Université de Poitiers 2 2,948 1,474 1,474
Université de Rennes 1 20 26,569 1,328 1,202
Université de Strasbourg 16 24,672 1,542 1,387
Université de Toulon 2 5,150 2,575 2,575
Université Grenoble Alpes 9 10,378 1,153 1,165
Université Lille 1 11 15,099 1,373 1,266
Université Lille 2 21 29,150 1,388 1,256
Université Nice-Sophia-Antipolis 1 1,202 1,202 1,202
Université Paris Descartes (Paris V) 35 47,757 1,364 1,301
Université Paris Diderot (Paris VII) 12 19,649 1,637 1,388
Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI) 32 50,846 1,589 1,396
Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier 23 39,591 1,721 1,350
University College of Southeast Norway 19 19,107 1,006 907
University College West 6 4,868 811 729
University of Aberdeen 26 48,895 1,881 1,787
University of Agder 62 42,571 687 536
University of Bath 57 92,876 1,629 1,515
University of Bergen 156 242,308 1,553 1,549
University of Birmingham 666 1,145,349 1,720 1,594
University of Bristol 197 338,408 1,718 1,601
University of Calgary 884 993,823 1,124 1,145
University of Cambridge 876 1,941,253 2,216 1,831
University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague 61 70,856 1,162 1,202
University of Dundee 39 83,879 2,151 1,971
University of Durham 50 95,365 1,907 1,719
University of East Anglia 29 47,521 1,639 1,535
University of Edinburgh 546 1,027,649 1,882 1,592
University of Exeter 152 287,533 1,892 1,532
University of Glasgow 268 542,753 2,025 1,674
University of Gothenburg 331 490,458 1,482 1,406
University of Huddersfield 18 27,045 1,502 1,578
University of Hull 9 11,016 1,224 1,437
University of Kent 17 32,253 1,897 1,555
University of Leeds 166 317,217 1,911 1,579
University of Leicester 51 83,750 1,642 1,652
University of Liverpool 328 562,369 1,715 1,647
University of Loughborough 21 31,453 1,498 1,581
University of Manchester 517 1,045,523 2,022 1,691
University of Newcastle 295 597,128 2,024 1,716
University of Nottingham 68 124,918 1,837 1,626
University of Oslo 218 339,354 1,557 1,522
University of Oxford 853 1,910,352 2,240 1,928
University of Portsmouth 6 8,489 1,415 1,303
University of Reading 125 196,774 1,574 1,543
University of Salford 4 5,714 1,429 1,480
University of Sheffield 256 454,301 1,775 1,533
University of Southampton 278 515,110 1,853 1,595
University of St Andrews 174 318,843 1,832 1,520
University of Stavanger 1 709 709 709
University of Strathclyde 40 63,464 1,587 1,513
University of Surrey 15 26,803 1,787 1,349
University of Sussex 96 199,394 2,077 1,637
University of the West of England 5 4,902 980 926
University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway 179 252,462 1,410 1,523
University of Ulster 4 4,012 1,003 919
University of Warwick 74 146,885 1,985 1,639
University of York 183 322,592 1,763 1,559
Uppsala University 18 15,612 867 874
Vestfold Hospital Trust 4 6,134 1,533 1,532
Vestre Viken Hospital Trust 4 5,796 1,449 1,555
Virginia Tech 153 165,423 1,081 1,216
Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics NA NA NA NA
Wellcome Trust 1,401 2,628,608 1,876 1,662
Wuerzburg U 686 959,500 1,399 1,436

Hybrid articles

In many toll-access journals some of the articles are open access after a fee has been paid. This model is often called “hybrid open access”. The dataset covers 31 529 hybrid open access articles. Total expenditure amounts to 79 117 524 €. Average fee is 2 509.4 € and the median 2 453 €.

The following institutions have contributed its expenditures for hybrid open access.

  Articles Fees paid in EURO Mean Fee paid Median
Aberystwyth University 25 60,449 2,418 2,613
Aix-Marseille Université 10 22,809 2,281 2,397
Aston University 96 211,857 2,207 2,238
Bangor University 39 106,903 2,741 2,714
Bergen University College 1 503 503 503
Borås University College 1 1,950 1,950 1,950
Brunel University 253 551,344 2,179 2,238
Cardiff University 756 1,891,323 2,502 2,553
Chalmers University of Technology 7 16,723 2,389 2,429
CNRS 92 190,381 2,069 2,200
Cranfield University 116 342,898 2,956 3,247
Dalarna University College 12 32,958 2,746 2,710
Dortmund TU 1 1,581 1,581 1,581
Duisburg-Essen U 9 23,845 2,649 2,618
Edinburgh Napier University 1 3,155 3,155 3,155
Erlangen Nuernberg U 1 1,638 1,638 1,638
FU Berlin 1 1,500 1,500 1,500
FWF - Austrian Science Fund 3,772 9,274,441 2,459 2,599
FZJ - ZB 78 156,289 2,004 1,979
GenØk - Centre for Biosafety 2 3,650 1,825 1,825
GFZ-Potsdam 10 24,555 2,455 2,643
GIGA 13 27,235 2,095 2,151
Glasgow Caledonian University 4 13,215 3,304 3,382
Goldsmiths 8 21,665 2,708 2,636
Hannover U 4 5,824 1,456 1,398
Heriot-Watt University 41 95,394 2,327 2,319
Hospices Civils de Lyon 3 8,317 2,772 2,677
HZDR 3 5,405 1,802 1,755
Imperial College London 1,527 4,171,091 2,732 2,663
Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) 1 1,605 1,605 1,605
INM - Leibniz-Institut für Neue Materialien 9 27,020 3,002 3,213
INRA 24 54,829 2,285 2,316
INRIA 4 7,211 1,803 1,788
INSERM 79 171,819 2,175 2,195
Institute of Cancer Research 67 206,220 3,078 2,811
IPN 22 53,603 2,437 2,558
IST Austria 2 6,499 3,249 3,249
JGU Mainz 1 1,792 1,792 1,792
Karolinska Institutet 24 37,567 1,565 1,774
Keele University 25 65,045 2,602 2,644
King’s College London 936 2,532,498 2,706 2,640
KIT 1 2,000 2,000 2,000
Konstanz U 3 5,556 1,852 1,950
KTH Royal Institute of Technology 136 248,396 1,826 1,848
Lancaster University 169 355,779 2,105 2,052
Leeds Beckett University 1 2,406 2,406 2,406
Leibniz-IGB 5 10,273 2,055 2,871
Linköping University 54 111,882 2,072 2,132
Liverpool John Moores University 2 6,793 3,396 3,396
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine 14 42,345 3,025 3,039
LSE 50 101,974 2,039 2,067
LSHTM 79 199,854 2,530 2,287
Luleå University of Technology 32 67,536 2,110 2,290
Lund University 39 77,850 1,996 2,132
Malmö University 10 22,099 2,210 2,349
Manchester Metropolitan University 23 51,545 2,241 2,412
MDC 29 74,019 2,552 2,200
Milano U 28 62,792 2,243 2,300
MPG 10 9,179 918 958
Northumbria University 60 142,681 2,378 2,240
OpenAIRE 1 2,000 2,000 2,000
Örebro University 44 89,852 2,042 2,150
Plymouth University 25 63,476 2,539 2,673
Queen Mary, University of London 130 296,514 2,281 2,024
Queen’s University Belfast 70 171,779 2,454 2,184
Royal Holloway 41 97,626 2,381 2,173
St George’s, University of London 23 67,276 2,925 2,756
Stockholm University 298 666,448 2,236 2,330
Swansea University 148 379,743 2,566 2,615
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 220 520,879 2,368 2,330
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) 58 119,225 2,056 2,153
The Open University 24 57,561 2,398 2,803
TiHo Hannover 9 16,412 1,824 1,595
TU Chemnitz 1 100 100 100
TU Clausthal 3 7,082 2,361 2,500
UCL 3,929 8,701,026 2,215 2,092
Ulm U 17 35,219 2,072 2,319
Umeå University 23 45,340 1,971 2,132
Université de Bordeaux 1 2,709 2,709 2,709
Université de Bourgogne 1 1,950 1,950 1,950
Université de Caen Normandie 1 750 750 750
Université de Lorraine 1 1,370 1,370 1,370
Université de Poitiers 2 3,836 1,918 1,918
Université de Rennes 1 1 1,100 1,100 1,100
Université de Strasbourg 2 5,914 2,957 2,957
Université de Toulon 1 1,378 1,378 1,378
Université Grenoble Alpes 1 350 350 350
Université Lille 1 5 14,411 2,882 2,959
Université Lille 2 1 3,977 3,977 3,977
Université Paris Descartes (Paris V) 9 16,978 1,886 2,033
Université Paris Diderot (Paris VII) 3 4,405 1,468 1,500
Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI) 5 12,458 2,492 2,275
Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier 1 3,000 3,000 3,000
University College West 4 8,395 2,099 2,022
University of Aberdeen 34 101,418 2,983 2,809
University of Bath 239 551,271 2,307 2,191
University of Birmingham 785 1,990,790 2,536 2,484
University of Bristol 558 1,348,747 2,417 2,275
University of Calgary 45 91,902 2,042 2,184
University of Cambridge 2,110 5,858,386 2,776 2,661
University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague 5 10,001 2,000 2,200
University of Dundee 114 292,141 2,563 2,498
University of Durham 265 563,728 2,127 2,091
University of East Anglia 61 138,852 2,276 2,088
University of Edinburgh 898 2,360,785 2,629 2,513
University of Exeter 287 784,591 2,734 2,669
University of Glasgow 682 1,785,849 2,619 2,489
University of Gothenburg 197 479,499 2,434 2,523
University of Huddersfield 44 64,318 1,462 990
University of Hull 15 41,658 2,777 2,640
University of Kent 40 85,892 2,147 2,066
University of Leeds 294 777,656 2,645 2,645
University of Leicester 109 275,911 2,531 2,326
University of Liverpool 514 1,240,755 2,414 2,389
University of Loughborough 240 550,266 2,293 2,226
University of Manchester 1,368 3,418,888 2,499 2,408
University of Newcastle 597 1,699,728 2,847 2,687
University of Nottingham 133 343,025 2,579 2,626
University of Oxford 1,788 5,209,199 2,913 2,691
University of Portsmouth 6 13,412 2,235 2,652
University of Reading 341 770,786 2,260 2,283
University of Salford 5 13,547 2,709 2,662
University of Sheffield 708 1,768,933 2,498 2,355
University of Southampton 352 883,747 2,511 2,528
University of St Andrews 191 426,334 2,232 2,147
University of Strathclyde 148 284,785 1,924 1,940
University of Surrey 57 146,501 2,570 2,462
University of Sussex 152 360,912 2,374 2,334
University of the West of England 11 26,654 2,423 2,345
University of Ulster 11 22,566 2,051 2,193
University of Warwick 267 679,743 2,546 2,574
University of York 296 734,054 2,480 2,341
Uppsala University 26 53,226 2,047 2,132
Virginia Tech 14 20,480 1,463 1,256
Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics 2 4,870 2,435 2,435
Wellcome Trust 3,592 9,391,616 2,615 2,584

Use of external sources

External sources were used to compile the dataset. This allows for disambiguated information on publishers and journals in order to make cost data comparable. Shared identifiers for publications (e.g. PMID) are provided as well.

Source variable description
CrossRef publisher Title of Publisher
CrossRef journal_full_title Full Title of Journal
CrossRef issn International Standard Serial Numbers (collapsed)
CrossRef issn_print ISSN print
CrossRef issn_electronic ISSN electronic
CrossRef license_ref License of the article
CrossRef indexed_in_crossref Is the article metadata registered with CrossRef? (logical)
ISSN International Centre issn_l Linking ISSN
EuropePMC pmid PubMed ID
EuropePMC pmcid PubMed Central ID
Web of Science ut Web of Science record ID
DOAJ doaj Is the journal indexed in the DOAJ? (logical)

Sample Visualisations

Distribution over publishers by university

plot of chunk uni_publisher

Comparing fees paid by university and research institution

plot of chunk box_all

Average fees paid by publisher

plot of chunk box_publisher

Average fees Max Planck Digital Library paid for Springer Open Access articles by year

plot of chunk box_mpdl_springer

For more examples see also http://openapc.github.io/openapc-de/

How to contribute?

In collaboration with the DINI working group Electronic Publishing, a wiki page(in German) explains all the steps required. Meeting and telephone conferences are documented as well:

License

The datasets are made available under the Open Database License: http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/1.0/. Any rights in individual contents of the database are licensed under the Database Contents License: http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/dbcl/1.0/

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License.

How to cite?

When citing this dataset, please indicate the release you are referring to. The releases also contain information on contributors relating to the respective release.

Please do not cite the master branch of the Github repository (https://github.com/OpenAPC/openapc-de/tree/master/), but use the release numbers/tags.

Bielefeld University Library archives a copy (including commit history). To cite:

{Contributors:} Datasets on fee-based Open Access publishing across German Institutions. Bielefeld University. 10.4119/UNIBI/UB.2014.18

Acknowledgement

This project follows Wellcome Trust example to share data on paid APCs. It recognises efforts from JISC and the ESAC initative to standardise APC reporting.

For data enrichment, sample visualisations and explorations we build on the work of rOpenSci and LibreCat/Catmandu.

Contributors

Jens Harald Aasheim, Benjamin Ahlborn, Chelsea Ambler, Magdalena Andrae, Jochen Apel, Hans-Georg Becker, Roland Bertelmann, Daniel Beucke, Peter Blume, Ute Blumtritt, Sabine Boccalini, Kim Braun, Christoph Broschinski, Dorothea Busjahn, Pablo de Castro, Roberto Cozatl, Amanda Cullin, Patrick Danowski, Gernot Deinzer, Julia Dickel, Andrea Dorner, Stefan Drößler, Karin Eckert, Carsten Elsner, Clemens Engelhardt, Inken Feldsien-Sudhaus, Fabian Franke, Claudia Frick, Paola Galimberti, Agnes Geißelmann, Kai Karin Geschuhn, Steffi Grimm, Christian Gutknecht, Uli Hahn, Kristina Hanig, Dominik Hell, Ulrich Herb, Stephanie Herzog, Ute Holzwarth, Christie Hurrell, Doris Jaeger, Najko Jahn, Alexandra Jobmann, Andreas Kennecke, Robert Kiley, Ilka Kleinod, Lydia Koglin, Gerrit Kuehle, Ignasi Labastida i Juan, Gerald Langhanke, Stuart Lawson, Kathrin Lucht-Roussel, Jan Lüth, Frank Lützenkirchen, Anna Marini, Anja Oberländer, Jere Odell, Vitali Peil, Dirk Pieper, Tobias Pohlmann, Thomas Porquet, Markus Putnings, Annette Scheiner, Michael Schlachter, Birgit Schlegel, Stefanie Seeh, Adriana Sikora, Susanne Stemmler, Matti Stöhr, Eva Stopková, Andrée Rathemacher, Edith Reschke, Katharina Rieck, Florian Ruckelshausen, Ilka Rudolf, Marco Tullney, Astrid Vieler, Viola Voß, Marco Winkler, Sabine Witt, Philip Young

Contact

For bugs, feature requests and other issues, please submit an issue via Github.

For general comments, email openapc at uni-bielefeld.de

Disclaimer

People, who are looking for “Open Advanced Process Control Software” for automation, visualization and process control tasks from home control up to industrial automation, please follow http://www.openapc.com (2015-09-30)