January 21, 2022

Europe: New Analysis of FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot Published, Dataset Also Available

From the OpenAire Blog:

The FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot has recently made an analysis of the results of the first ‘period’ of the Pilot – from May 2015 until April 30th 2017 –  in other words, this is the overview of all activity for the Pilot within the 2-year timeframe it was originally intended for.

The dataset it is based on is extracted from the statistics module on the Pilot website – edited, corrected and augmented manually with data obtained externally such as the data from the pre-payment agreements with selected publishers – in order to give a complete overview. This dataset is available on Zenodo. 4 months into the extension, some of the numbers will already be outdated, but we believe that the trends and conclusions discussed here are still valid, and that they can be used for prediction and projection until the end of the Pilot extension (in February 2018).

On April 30, 2017 a total amount of ca.  € 1 497 000 has been spent on a total of 857 publications. The average author fee paid is € 1747 – with an average of € 1 477 for articles and € 5 364 for monographs. Both averages are well below the imposed funding caps of € 2 000 for articles and € 6 000 for monographs.

The Pilot has funded 59 monographs and 1 conference proceeding, 11 book chapters and 786 articles in full open access journals (the Pilot does not fund publications in so-called hybrid journals, i.e. journals that offer open access for certain articles while the journal as a whole remains subscription based).

Read the Complete Blog Post (Includes List of Top Journal and Book Publishers and Average APCs)

Direct to Dataset (via Zenodo)
CC0 License (XLS and CSV)


About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.