Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) updates its APC expenditures

The UFZ (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research) has replaced its previous APC data with a new version.

The UFZ Library manages the institute’s expenditures for Open Access publishing.

Contact person is Ilka Rudolf.

About the dataset

The new data set contributed by the UFZ contains information on publication fees paid from 2014 to 2017.

Cost Data

The new data covers publication fees for 98 articles. It replaces 40 existing UFZ entries, leading to a net increase of 58 articles. Total expenditure amounts to 119 123€ and the average fee is 1 216€.

The following table and plots show the payments the UFZ Library has made to publishers from 2014 to 2017.

  Articles Fees paid in EURO Mean Fee paid
Copernicus GmbH 24 27828 1160
Springer Nature 22 26002 1182
MDPI AG 18 18112 1006
Public Library of Science (PLoS) 12 15557 1296
Frontiers Media SA 11 18234 1658
Wiley-Blackwell 11 13390 1217

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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