January 28, 2022

Open Access: Couperin.org Provides First Author APC (Article Processing Charges) Data For France

From Posts on INTACT and OpenAPC:

The Couperin consortium collects data on APC expenditures from universities and other research institutions in France. A first batch of data has now been kindly made available to OpenAPC, more is to follow soon.

Cost data

The initial data set provided by Couperin covers publication fees for 695 articles published in 2015. Total expenditure amounts to 1 173 258€ and the average fee is 1 688€.

Direct to Complete Blog Post (Incl. Fees (by Publishers and Charts)

Note: Convert Euros to USD 
1 Euro = $1.18 (June 8, 2019)

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