Queen’s University Belfast Publishes APC expenditure for 2018 – 2019

The Library’s Open Access Team has published, on behalf of the University, an Article Processing Charges (APCs) expenditure report for the period April 2018 to March 2019.

During this period, a total of 172 articles (excluding articles published via the Springer Compact Agreement) were made immediately open access via the gold route at a cost of £271,017.25.

Points of interest:

  • ‘Hybrid’ APCs remain considerably more expensive than APCs paid to fully open access journals.
  • 63% of APCs paid during the period where made to fully open access journals
  • The most expensive APC (£4,749) was paid to the ‘hybrid’ journal Clinical Cancer Research

The full report can be viewed on Queen’s Research Portal.

If you would like to know more about Gold Open Access, please visit the open access LibGuide or email openaccess@qub.ac.uk

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