University of Linz reports its 2021 APC expenditures

The Johannes Kepler University Linz has updated its APC expenditures, the latest contribution provides data for the 2021 period.

The JKU library operates an Open Access publication fund which provides support for Open Access publishing.

Contact Person is Susanne Luger.

Cost data

The new data set covers publication fees for 66 articles, total expenditure amounts to 114,669€ and the average fee is 1,737€.

The following table shows the payments the JKU library has made to publishers in 2021 (including taxes and discounts).

  Articles Fees paid in EURO Mean Fee paid
MDPI AG 45 69177 1537
Frontiers Media SA 7 19543 2792
Springer Nature 4 8940 2235
Wiley-Blackwell 2 4048 2024
American Physical Society (APS) 1 2534 2534
BioScientifica 1 1800 1800
Copernicus GmbH 1 768 768
Elsevier BV 1 2142 2142
Hindawi Publishing Corporation 1 2237 2237
Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) 1 2400 2400
International Association of Online Engineering (IAOE) 1 468 468
Walter de Gruyter GmbH 1 612 612


The following plots provide a detailed overview of all data contributed by the University of Linz up to now:

Fees paid per publisher (in EURO)

plot of chunk tree_linz_2022_01_14_full

Average costs per year (in EURO)

plot of chunk box_linz_2022_01_14_year_full

Average costs per publisher (in EURO)

plot of chunk box_linz_2022_01_14_publisher_full