GFZ Potsdam reports its 2020 APC expenditures

The Library Wissenschaftspark Albert Einstein has provided us with data on APC expenditures for the 2020 period at the GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences). In addition, the library has also reported cost data on hybrid articles published under the DEAL agreements with Wiley and Springer Nature.

Contact person is Roland Bertelmann.

Cost data

The new dataset covers publication fees for 69 articles. Total expenditure amounts to 131 872€ and the average fee is 1 911€.

The following table shows the payments the Library Wissenschaftspark Albert Einstein has made to publishers on behalf of the GFZ in 2020. Please note that articles published in hybrid Wiley/Springer Nature 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
Copernicus GmbH 31 39338 1269
Elsevier BV 10 27029 2703
MDPI AG 8 13536 1692
Frontiers Media SA 3 5258 1753
Oxford University Press (OUP) 3 9856 3285
Society of Economic Geologists 2 5516 2758
Springer Nature 2 7080 3540
Walter de Gruyter GmbH 2 595 298
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 1 4302 4302
American Chemical Society (ACS) 1 3532 3532
American Geophysical Union (AGU) 1 1508 1508
Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 1 2005 2005
IOP Publishing 1 1928 1928
Mineralogical Society of America 1 2548 2548
Society of Exploration Geophysicists 1 5800 5800
Wiley-Blackwell 1 2042 2042


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