University of Oldenburg updates its APC expenditures

The Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg has updated its APC expenditures, providing additional data for the 2017 period.

The BIS (Library and Information System) 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 Kim Braun.

Cost data

The new dataset covers publication fees for 22 articles. Total expenditure amounts to 26 156€ and the average fee is 1 189€.

The following table shows the payments the BIS has made to publishers since Oldenburg's last report.

Articles Fees paid in EURO Mean Fee paid
Frontiers Media SA 4 4445 1111
MDPI AG 4 4414 1103
Springer Nature 4 4601 1150
PAGEPress Publications 2 1428 714
Dove Medical Press Ltd. 1 1883 1883
Elsevier BV 1 1681 1681
Hindawi Publishing Corporation 1 2002 2002
International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) 1 500 500
IOP Publishing 1 1207 1207
Oxford University Press (OUP) 1 1266 1266
Sciaccess Publishers 1 960 960
University of California Press 1 1769 1769

Overview

With the recent contribution included, the overall APC data for the University of Oldenburg 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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It’s the workflows, stupid! What is required to make ‘offsetting’ work for the open access transition

A recent article by Graham Stone (Jisc) and Kai Geschuhn (MPDL) published in the British library journal UKSG Insights highlights the outcomes of two workshops organized by the Efficiencies and Standards for Article Charges initiative (ESAC) in 2016 und 2017.

The paper makes the case for stronger engagement of libraries and consortia when it comes to negotiating and drafting offsetting agreements. The workshops have shown a clear need for an improvement of the current workflows and processes between academic institutions (and libraries) and the publishers they use in terms of author identification, metadata exchange and invoicing. Publishers need to invest in their editorial systems, while institutions need to get a clearer understanding of the strategic goal of offsetting. To this purpose, strategic and practical elements, which should be included in the agreements, were introduced. The paper proposes a set of recommendations for article workflows and services between institutions and publishers, based on a draft document which was produced as part of the 2nd ESAC Offsetting Workshop in March 2017. These recommendations should be seen as a minimum set of practical and formal requirements for offsetting agreements and are necessary to make any publication-based open access business model work.

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University of Oldenburg updates its APC expenditures

The Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg has updated its APC expenditures. The lastest contribution provides additional data for the 2017 period.

The BIS (Library and Information System) 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 Kim Braun.

Cost data

The new dataset covers publication fees for 23 articles. Total expenditure amounts to 30 544€ and the average fee is 1 328€.

The following table shows the payments the BIS has made to publishers since Oldenburg's last report.

Articles Fees paid in EURO Mean Fee paid
Frontiers Media SA 9 14283 1587
Copernicus GmbH 3 1562 521
Springer Nature 2 2703 1352
BMJ 1 1509 1509
Informa UK Limited 1 1364 1364
Ivyspring International Publisher 1 1494 1494
MDPI AG 1 1314 1314
OMICS Publishing Group 1 1893 1893
Optical Society of America (OSA) 1 1773 1773
PAGEPress Publications 1 714 714
Public Library of Science (PLoS) 1 1305 1305
SAGE Publications 1 629 629

Overview

With the recent contribution included, the overall APC data for the University of Oldenburg 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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