GFZ Potsdam reports its 2017 APC expenditures

The Library Wissenschaftspark Albert Einstein has provided us with data on APC expenditures for the 2017 period at the GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences).

Contact person is Roland Bertelmann.

Cost data

The new dataset covers publication fees for 51 articles. Total expenditure amounts to 90 844€ and the average fee is 1 781€.

The following table shows the payments the Library Wissenschaftspark Albert Einstein has made to publishers in 2017:

  Articles Fees paid in EURO Mean Fee paid
Copernicus GmbH 22 35719 1624
MDPI AG 15 18299 1220
Springer Nature 5 14530 2906
Frontiers Media SA 3 7888 2629
Elsevier BV 2 6085 3042
Wiley-Blackwell 2 3227 1614
Cambridge University Press (CUP) 1 1847 1847
Oxford University Press (OUP) 1 3249 3249


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