University of Kassel reports its 2017 APC expenditures

The University of Kassel has updated its APC expenditures, providing data for the 2017 period.

Kassel University Library is in charge of the institution’s Open Access Publication Funds, which is receiving support by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) under its Open-Access Publishing Programme.

Contact person is Dr. Tobias Pohlmann.

Cost data

The new dataset covers publication fees for 23 articles. Total expenditure amounts to 25 699€ and the average fee is 1 117€.

The following table shows the payments Kassel University Library has made to publishers in 2017.

  Articles Fees paid in EURO Mean Fee paid
MDPI AG 12 9249 771
Frontiers Media SA 5 9680 1936
Springer Nature 2 3247 1624
Asian Australasian Association of Animal Production Societies 1 479 479
IOP Publishing 1 1207 1207
Pensoft Publishers 1 321 321
The Company of Biologists 1 1516 1516


With the two recent contributions included, the overall APC data for Kassel 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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