University of Mannheim joins OpenAPC

We welcome the University of Mannheim as new contributing institution!

The University Library Mannheim manages the university's institutional Open Access Publication Fund and has kindly provided an initial data set on APC expenditures. Please note that this fund is not supported by the DFG's Open-Access Publishing Programme (contrary to most German universities participating in OpenAPC), but instead by Mannheim University Library, the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg and the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES).

Contact Person is Philipp Zumstein.

Cost data

The initial data set covers publication fees for 12 articles published from 2017 to 2019. Total expenditure amounts to 20 618€ and the average fee is 1 718€.

Articles Fees paid in EURO Mean Fee paid
Frontiers Media SA 8 14926 1866
Informa UK Limited 1 1390 1390
IOP Publishing 1 1714 1714
MDPI AG 1 1862 1862
SAGE Publications 1 727 727


A detailed analysis of the contributed data provides the following overview:

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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