University of Kassel reports its 2018 APC expenditures

The University of Kassel has updated its APC expenditures, providing data for the 2018 period.

Kassel University Library is in charge of the institution's Open Access Publication Funds, which is receiving support by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) under its Open-Access Publishing Programme.

Contact person is Dr. Tobias Pohlmann.

Cost data

The new dataset covers publication fees for 52 articles. Total expenditure amounts to 60 176€ and the average fee is 1 157€.

The following table shows the payments Kassel University Library has made to publishers in 2018.

Articles Fees paid in EURO Mean Fee paid
MDPI AG 31 28020 904
Frontiers Media SA 5 8842 1768
IOP Publishing 5 6746 1349
Springer Nature 4 7253 1813
Public Library of Science (PLoS) 3 4706 1569
Optical Society of America (OSA) 1 1896 1896
Pensoft Publishers 1 833 833
The Royal Society 1 1285 1285
Walter de Gruyter GmbH 1 595 595


With the two recent contributions included, the overall APC data for Kassel 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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