FWF reports expenditures on APCs and BPCs – Datasets on fee-based Open Access Publishing
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The FWF (Austrian Science fund) has updated its data on both APC and BPC expenditures.
Contact person is Katharina Rieck.
The new data set covers publication fees for 1,409 articles. Total expenditure amounts to 2,788,484€ and the average fee is 1,979€. In 2014, the FWF introduced price caps for gold OA (EUR 2500) and for hybrid OA (EUR 1500). Whenever costs exceed those caps, FWF funded authors can use other sources to cover the additional costs. In order to avoid distortions regarding mean values in the OpenAPC data set the FWF set does not include articles where these caps apply and where the additional costs were paid by other sources.
In addition, the FWF also reported cost data on BPC expenditures for the first time. These records are not listed here, but they can be inspected in the according BPC treemap section.