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About

The aim of this repository is:

  • to release datasets on fees paid for Open Access journal articles by Universities and Research Society Funds under an Open Database License
  • to demonstrate how reporting on fee-based Open Access publishing can be made more transparent and reproducible across institutions.

Participating Universities

So far, the following German universities have agreed to share information on paid author processing charges (APC):

Participating Research Society Funds in Germany

Dataset on funds that are supported by research societies under its Open-Access Publishing Programme.

Participating Research Organizations:

The data content covers APCs as paid for by our central budget for the Max Planck Society (MPS). APCs funded locally by Max Planck Institutes are not part of this data set. The MPS has a limited input tax reduction. The refund of input VAT for APC is 20%. Until the end of 2007 the MPS was VAT exempt.

Participating Austrian Institutions

Participating Institutions from the United Kingdom:

Dataset

This dataset contains information on 18,308 open access journal articles being published in fully and hybrid open access journal. Publication fees for these articles were supported financially by 38 research performing institutions and research funders.

In total, publication fee spending covered by the Open APC initiative amounted to € 32,730,111. The average payment was € 1,788 and the median was € 1,547.

View dataset on GitHub or take a look at our treemap visualisations.

Spending distribution over fully and hybrid open access journals

Fully Open Access Journals

11,709 articles in the dataset were published in fully open access journals. Total spending on publication fees for these articles amounts to € 15,913,562, including value-added tax; the average payment was € 1,359 (median = € 1,273, SD = € 540).

The following table summarises institutional spending on articles published in fully open access journals.

Institution Articles Spending total (in €) Mean (SD) Median Minimum - Maximum
MPG 2,990 3,879,721 1,298 (469) 1,178 69 - 7,419
Wellcome Trust 1,375 2,367,564 1,722 (739) 1,602 229 - 5,486
FWF - Austrian Science Fund 731 1,016,441 1,390 (637) 1,271 100 - 5,216
Goettingen U 650 883,918 1,360 (476) 1,354 180 - 4,695
Freiburg U 471 626,480 1,330 (410) 1,386 50 - 2,474
Wuerzburg U 469 595,119 1,269 (416) 1,266 0 - 2,514
KIT 428 524,346 1,225 (526) 1,239 69 - 3,731
Tuebingen U 411 548,124 1,334 (407) 1,346 150 - 2,662
Erlangen Nuernberg U 402 551,812 1,373 (369) 1,424 124 - 2,286
Regensburg U 400 503,845 1,260 (504) 1,207 77 - 4,403
Muenchen LMU 365 463,491 1,270 (296) 1,299 496 - 2,023
Giessen U 317 428,690 1,352 (575) 1,273 81 - 4,498
TU Muenchen 308 390,086 1,267 (479) 1,386 131 - 2,122
Bremen U 264 335,873 1,272 (425) 1,246 112 - 2,657
Bielefeld U 263 322,815 1,227 (313) 1,232 0 - 2,103
Konstanz U 223 304,182 1,364 (407) 1,342 40 - 2,072
Heidelberg U 215 308,348 1,434 (377) 1,500 60 - 2,042
Leipzig U 173 243,873 1,410 (331) 1,471 341 - 2,055
FZJ - ZB 158 196,869 1,246 (516) 1,177 370 - 3,700
Duisburg-Essen U 147 178,437 1,214 (356) 1,212 238 - 2,800
TU Dresden 130 175,723 1,352 (416) 1,415 200 - 2,193
FU Berlin 106 142,671 1,346 (466) 1,292 220 - 2,000
GFZ-Potsdam 106 126,520 1,194 (760) 1,065 223 - 4,403
Bayreuth U 92 105,725 1,149 (532) 1,200 82 - 2,059
Bochum U 71 93,546 1,318 (460) 1,438 100 - 2,042
Hannover U 69 90,259 1,308 (414) 1,241 149 - 2,159
Ulm U 65 92,049 1,416 (672) 1,285 260 - 5,284
Leibniz-Fonds 56 92,730 1,656 (597) 1,586 173 - 3,202
MDC 51 103,028 2,020 (1,220) 1,483 575 - 4,662
TU Chemnitz 40 39,454 986 (697) 1,056 78 - 2,123
Kassel U 35 35,550 1,016 (475) 1,142 150 - 1,861
Dortmund TU 28 26,410 943 (937) 826 155 - 4,403
Hamburg TUHH 24 32,789 1,366 (499) 1,466 300 - 2,027
Potsdam U 24 32,128 1,339 (236) 1,386 916 - 2,116
Bamberg U 22 23,663 1,076 (563) 1,009 90 - 2,010
TU Ilmenau 17 18,540 1,091 (594) 1,046 178 - 2,077
TU Clausthal 8 6,999 875 (514) 918 181 - 1,724
INM - Leibniz-Institut für Neue Materialien 5 5,744 1,149 (560) 1,305 237 - 1,679

Articles published in hybrid open access journals

Hybrid open access journals, which allow articles to be published immediatley as open access after a charge was paid, rely on both publication fees and subscritions as revenue source. This dataset covers 6,599 open access articles being published in hybrid journals. Total expenditure amounts to 32,730,111 €. Average fee is 2,548 € and the median 2,589 €.

The following institutions have contributed expenditures on hybrid open access journal articles.

Institution Articles Spending total (in €) Mean (SD) Median Minimum - Maximum
Wellcome Trust 3,934 10,482,668 2,665 (947) 2,610 267 - 6,108
FWF - Austrian Science Fund 2,582 6,170,854 2,390 (736) 2,515 120 - 5,315
MPG 40 63,548 1,589 (290) 1,669 763 - 1,958
MDC 18 42,227 2,346 (1,254) 1,996 491 - 4,700
Ulm U 13 25,932 1,995 (613) 1,741 1,308 - 2,631
INM - Leibniz-Institut für Neue Materialien 9 27,020 3,002 (740) 3,213 1,785 - 3,861
Dortmund TU 1 1,581 1,581 ( 0) 1,581 1,581 - 1,581
Duisburg-Essen U 1 2,618 2,618 ( 0) 2,618 2,618 - 2,618
TU Chemnitz 1 100 100 ( 0) 100 100 - 100

Use of external sources

Metadata representing journals or publishers were obtained from Crossref in order to avoid extensive validation of the records. Case where we don't re-use information from Crossref to disambiguate the spending metadata are documented here. Moreover, indexing coverage in Europe PMC and the Web of science is automatically checked.

Source Variable Description
CrossRef publisher Title of Publisher
CrossRef journal_full_title Full Title of Journal
CrossRef issn International Standard Serial Numbers (collapsed)
CrossRef issn_print ISSN print
CrossRef issn_electronic ISSN electronic
CrossRef license_ref License of the article
CrossRef indexed_in_crossref Is the article metadata registered with CrossRef? (logical)
EuropePMC pmid PubMed ID
EuropePMC pmcid PubMed Central ID
Web of Science ut Web of Science record ID
DOAJ doaj Is the journal indexed in the DOAJ? (logical)

Indexing coverage

Identifier Coverage
DOI 99.52%
PubMed ID 80.7%
PubMed Central ID 77.44%
Web of Science record ID 87.24%

How to contribute?

In collaboration with the DINI working group Electronic Publishing, a wiki page(in German) explains all the steps required. Meeting and telephone conferences are documented as well:

License

The datasets are made available under the Open Database License: http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/1.0/. Any rights in individual contents of the database are licensed under the Database Contents License: http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/dbcl/1.0/

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License.

How to cite?

When citing this dataset, please indicate the release you are referring to. The releases also contain information on contributors relating to the respective release.

Please do not cite the master branch of the Github repository (https://github.com/OpenAPC/openapc-de/tree/master/), but use the release numbers/tags.

Bielefeld University Library archives a copy (including commit history). To cite:

{Contributors:} Datasets on fee-based Open Access publishing across German Institutions. Bielefeld University. 10.4119/UNIBI/UB.2014.18

Acknowledgement

This project follows Wellcome Trust example to share data on paid APCs. It recognises efforts from JISC and the ESAC initative to standardise APC reporting.

Contributors

Benjamin Ahlborn, Jochen Apel, Hans-Georg Becker, Roland Bertelmann, Daniel Beucke, Peter Blume, Ute Blumtritt, Christoph Broschinski, Dorothea Busjahn, Gernot Deinzer, Andrea Dorner, Clemens Engelhardt, Uli Hahn, Kristina Hanig, Dominik Hell, Ulrich Herb, Ute Holzwarth, Inken Feldsien-Sudhaus, Fabian Franke, Claudia Frick, Agnes Geißelmann, Kai Karin Geschuhn, Gerrit Kuehle, Doris Jaeger, Andreas Kennecke, Robert Kiley, Stephanie Kroiss, Kathrin Lucht-Roussel, Frank Lützenkirchen, Anja Oberländer, Vitali Peil, Dirk Pieper, Tobias Pohlmann, Markus Putnings, Annette Scheiner, Michael Schlachter, Katharina Rieck, Florian Ruckelshausen, Birgit Schlegel, Adriana Sikora, Marco Tullney, Astrid Vieler, Marco Winkler, Sabine Witt, Najko Jahn

Contact

For bugs, feature requests and other issues, please submit an issue via Github.

For general comments, email openapc at uni-bielefeld.de

Disclaimer

People, who are looking for "Open Advanced Process Control Software" for automation, visualization and process control tasks from home control up to industrial automation, please follow http://www.openapc.com (2015-09-30)