University of Trier joins OpenAPC

We welcome the University of Trier as new contributing institution!

The Trier University Library 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 Jörg Röpke.

Cost data

The first dataset provided by the University of Trier contains publication fees for 12 articles. Total expenditure amounts to 18 716€ and the average fee is 1 560€.

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

  Articles Fees paid in EURO Mean Fee paid
MDPI AG 3 4334 1445
Frontiers Media SA 2 3115 1557
Public Library of Science (PLoS) 2 3399 1700
Springer Nature 2 3487 1744
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health) 1 1623 1623
Schweizerbart 1 1449 1449
Wiley-Blackwell 1 1309 1309


A detailed analysis of the contributed data provides the following overview:

Fees paid per publisher (in EURO)

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Average costs per publisher (in EURO)

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