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About Open APC Sweden

Open APC Sweden is a pilot project initiated by the National Library of Sweden together with Swedish higher education institutions (HEIs) in order to investigate the possibilities of establishing an transparent open access publication cost system.

In order to establish Open APC Sweden there is a great need for a concerted effort by stakeholders. The current project aims to keep the Swedish HEI sector informed about ways in which to monitor the total cost of publication, which includes the collection of APCs.

Aim

The aim of this Open APC Sweden repository is to:

  • Release datasets on fees paid for open access journal articles by the Swedish HEI sector

  • Demonstrate how reporting on fee-based open access publishing can be made more transparent and reproducible across institutions. This is an important aspect in the preparation for a transition from a subscription-based market to an open access publishing infrastructure.

  • Establish a valid empirical foundation which can only be realised by standardised reporting on APC costs

Please see the project wiki for more information.

Acknowledgement

This project follows the Open APC Initiative to share data on paid APCs. It recognises efforts from JISC and FWF to standardise APC reporting.

Pilot contributors

  1. KTH Royal Institute of Techonology (kth)
  2. Stockholm University (su)
  3. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (slu)
  4. University of Gothenburg (gu)
  5. Dalarna University College (du)
  6. Linköping University (liu)

Sample of statistics

A first sample of statistics from the project may be viewed at the statistics page

Contributing APC data

See guidelines for contribution of data in the project Wiki.

Contact

For general comments, email Beate Eellend at the National Library of Sweden: beate.eellend [at] kb.se
For technical comments, contact Camilla Lindelöw at the National Library of Sweden: camilla.lindelow [at] kb.se

[Page updated 2018-06-08]