University of Siegen reports 2020 data

The University of Siegen has updated its expenditures, the latest contribution provides data for the 2020 period on APCs, BPCs, and hybrid OA articles published under the Springer and Wiley DEAL agreements.

Siegen University Library is in charge of the University’s Open Access Publishing Fund, which received support under the DFG’s Open Access Publishing Programme until 2019.

Contact person for the data set is Lena Vinnemann.

Cost Data

The new APC data set covers publication fees for 13 articles. Total expenditure amounts to 14 829€ and the average fee is 1 141€.

The following table provides an overview. Please note that neither articles published in hybrid journals under the DEAL agreement nor BPCs are included in this list, as they are aggregated in OpenAPC’s transformative agreements and BPC datasets, respectively.

  Articles Fees paid in EURO Mean Fee paid
Springer Nature 5 8432 1686
Elsevier BV 2 1050 525
JVE International Ltd. 2 700 350
Hindawi Publishing Corporation 1 1942 1942
Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 1 1725 1725
Modestum Limited 1 595 595
Ubiquity Press, Ltd. 1 385 385


With the recent contribution included, the overall APC data for the University of Siegen 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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