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 23 articles. Total expenditure amounts to 30 544€ and the average fee is 1 328€.

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 9 14283 1587
Copernicus GmbH 3 1562 521
Springer Nature 2 2703 1352
BMJ 1 1509 1509
Informa UK Limited 1 1364 1364
Ivyspring International Publisher 1 1494 1494
MDPI AG 1 1314 1314
OMICS Publishing Group 1 1893 1893
Optical Society of America (OSA) 1 1773 1773
PAGEPress Publications 1 714 714
Public Library of Science (PLoS) 1 1305 1305
SAGE Publications 1 629 629


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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