Fraunhofer publishing fund reports its 2018 APC expenditures

The Fraunhofer Society has updated its APC expenditures, providing data for the 2018 period.

Since 2017 the Fraunhofer publishing fund provides central funding for Gold OA publications, this data has now been made available to OpenAPC. Please note that this data set does not contain APCs funded locally by Fraunhofer institutes.

Contact Person is Stefanie Seeh.

Cost data

The new dataset covers publication fees for 52 articles. Total expenditure amounts to 66 191€ and the average fee is 1 273€.

Articles Fees paid in EURO Mean Fee paid
MDPI AG 23 20311 883
Optical Society of America (OSA) 12 19151 1596
Frontiers Media SA 5 7983 1597
Springer Nature 5 7230 1446
Public Library of Science (PLoS) 3 3820 1273
AIP Publishing 1 1890 1890
Elsevier BV 1 3093 3093
MedCrave Group, LLC 1 854 854
Wiley-Blackwell 1 1859 1859


With the recent contribution included, the overall APC data for the Fraunhofer publishing fund 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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