University of Bayreuth reports its 2017 APC expenditures

The University of Bayreuth has updated its APC expenditures, the latest contribution provides data for the 2017 period.

Bayreuth University Library is in charge of the University's Open Access Publishing Fund, which is supported by the DFG under its Open-Access Publishing Programme.

Contact person is Clemens Engelhardt.

Cost data

The new dataset covers publication fees for 37 articles. Total expenditure amounts to 45 435€ and the average fee is 1 228€.

The following table shows the payments Bayreuth University Library has made to publishers in 2016.

Articles Fees paid in EURO Mean Fee paid
MDPI AG 13 15474 1190
Springer Nature 8 10935 1367
Public Library of Science (PLoS) 5 7822 1564
Frontiers Media SA 2 3603 1801
Oxford University Press (OUP) 2 2251 1126
Wiley-Blackwell 2 2635 1317
Central Bohemia University 1 119 119
Copernicus GmbH 1 1250 1250 1 193 193
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) 1 654 654
Sciedu Press 1 500 500


With the recent contribution included, the overall APC data for Bayreuth 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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