provides APC data for the Université Clermont Auvergne

The Couperin consortium collects data on APC expenditures from universities and other research institutions in France. Another data delivery has now been made to OpenAPC, containing articles for one more institution.

Contact Persons for Couperin are Valerie Larroque and Sandrine Malotaux.

Cost data

The new data set provided by Couperin covers publication fees for 14 articles published in 2015. Total expenditure amounts to 22 368€ and the average fee is 1 598€.

The data originates from the Université Clermont Auvergne.

  Articles Fees paid in EURO Mean Fee paid
Public Library of Science (PLoS) 4 5400 1350
Springer Nature 3 7025 2342
Scientific Research Publishing, Inc, 2 1998 999
American Society for Microbiology 1 3000 3000
Dove Medical Press Ltd. 1 1595 1595
Frontiers Media SA 1 1600 1600
Hindawi Publishing Corporation 1 1500 1500
Walter de Gruyter GmbH 1 250 250


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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