New APC data harvested from Saarland University

New APC data has been harvested from the institutional repository of Saarland University.

The Saarland University and State Library (SULB) decided to make data on APC expenditures directly available in their institutional repository, where it can be harvested by OpenAPC on a regular basis via OAI-PMH.

The SULB is also in charge of the central publication fund at Saarland University, which receives support by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) under its Open-Access Publishing Programme.

Contact person is Ulrich Herb.

Cost data

The new data covers publication fees for 33 articles. Total expenditure amounts to 52,546€ and the average fee is 1,592€.

  Articles Fees paid in EURO Mean Fee paid
MDPI AG 18 32004 1778
Springer Nature 5 7545 1509
Frontiers Media SA 3 4619 1540
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) 1 1292 1292
Elsevier BV 1 524 524
Hindawi Publishing Corporation 1 1823 1823
Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) 1 1166 1166
SPIE-Intl Soc Optical Eng 1 1691 1691
Walter de Gruyter GmbH 1 298 298
Wiley-Blackwell 1 1585 1585


The overall APC data for Saarland University now looks as follows:

Fees paid per publisher (in EURO)

plot of chunk tree_saarland_2022_01_13_full

Average costs per year (in EURO)

plot of chunk box_saarland_2022_01_13_year_full

Average costs per publisher (in EURO)

plot of chunk box_saarland_2022_01_13_publisher_full