IPN reports its 2019 APC expenditures

The IPN (Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education) has updated its APC expenditures, the latest contribution provides data for the 2019 period.

The IPN Library manages the Institute's Open Access publication fund which pays APCs for articles published by IPN scientists.

In addition, the IPN Library has also reported cost data on articles published under the DEAL agreement with Wiley.

Contact Person is Barbara Senkbeil-Stoffels.

Cost data

The new dataset covers publication fees for 24 articles. Total expenditure amounts to 50 656€ and the average fee is 2 111€.

The following table shows the payments the IPN has made to publishers in 2019. Please note that articles published in hybrid Wiley journals under the DEAL agreement are not included in this list, as they are aggregated in OpenAPC's transformative agreements data set.

Articles Fees paid in EURO Mean Fee paid
Springer Nature 6 13775 2296
Wiley-Blackwell 6 17949 2991
Elsevier BV 3 4344 1448
Frontiers Media SA 2 4913 2456
American Physical Society (APS) 1 442 442
Ernst Reinhardt, GmbH & Co. KG 1 1130 1130
Hogrefe Publishing Group 1 2231 2231
Informa UK Limited 1 2874 2874
MDPI AG 1 1493 1493
SAGE Publications 1 428 428
University of California Press 1 1077 1077


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