Humboldt University of Berlin reports 2019 and 2020 APC expenditures

The Humboldt University of Berlin (HU Berlin) has updated its APC expenditures, the latest contribution provides data for the 2019 period and some articles for 2020.

The University Library of HU Berlin is in charge of the University’s Open Access Publishing Fund, which is supported under the DFG’s Open Access Publishing Programme.

Institutional contact for the data set is the HU Library Open Access Team.

Cost data

The new data covers publication fees for 98 articles. Total expenditure amounts to 124 354€ and the average fee is 1 269€.

Please note that the data originates not only from the institutional DFG Publication Fund, but also from other OA funds at HU Berlin.

The following table provides an overview of the new data:

  Articles Fees paid in EURO Mean Fee paid
Informa UK Limited 42 30651 730
Frontiers Media SA 25 47270 1891
MDPI AG 9 14285 1587
Springer Nature 6 11180 1863
Elsevier BV 4 6771 1693
Wiley-Blackwell 3 6199 2066
SAGE Publications 2 544 272
sub\urban e.V. 2 800 400
American Physical Society (APS) 1 1969 1969
Copernicus GmbH 1 1900 1900
IOP Publishing 1 357 357
Resilience Alliance, Inc. 1 1239 1239
Waxmann 1 1190 1190


With the recent contribution included, the overall APC data for the HU Berlin 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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