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Management of article processing charges – challenges for libraries

UKSG Insights Case Study Dedicated funds for Open Access publishing have been a strategic instrument at German university libraries for many years. As the number of Open Access publications grows dynamically, the question arises as to whether the processes of handling article processing charges (APC) are being sustainably organised among libraries and publishers so as […]

Case Study published “Management of article processing charges – challenges for libraries”

Max Planck Digital Library published a case study in the UKSG journal “Insights”. The paper describes the individual steps required in order to assume charges centrally for open access publications at the Max Planck Digital Library. Currently, there is a range of potential barriers that may emerge during this process. In order to establish more […]

Max Planck Digital Library published White Paper on Open Access Transition

The whitepaper “Disrupting the subscription journals’ business model for the necessary large-scale transformation to open access” makes the strong, fact-based case for a large-scale transformation of the current corpus of scientific subscription journals to an open access business model. The existing journals, with their well-tested functionalities, should be retained and developed to meet the demands […]

German OpenAPC initiative releases dataset on fees paid for Open Access journal articles

Bielefeld University started to aggregate data from German universities and research organizations revealing costs per article for Open Access journal publishing. The participating institutions agreed to make their figures openly available via a GitHub under an Open Database License. Bielefeld University established a process to normalize data by using the CrossRef API and DOAJ. The […]

The Practical Side of Open Access – Building an APC Billing Infrastructure

This years’ APE Conference (Academic Publishing in Europe) is hosting session on APC billing infrastructure, moderated by Ralf Schimmer from the Max Planck Digital Library. Different perspectives from all parties engaged in the billing process will be presented. See the details of the APE conference program Conference hashtag #ape2015 Follow ESAC on twitter @ESACInitiative

APC Reports

Purpose of a report is to provide data for institution to aggregate, archive, and analyze data. Where institutions cover APCs for their authors centrally, e.g. out of publication funds at the library, they have to account for all the money spent. Depending on the amount of publications publishers should provide institutions with monthly, quarterly, or […]

APC Invoices

From an institutional perspective an APC invoice should enable the account administrator to understand the items that have been billed. In case of a central agreement between a publisher and an institution it is very important to provide the details corresponding with the agreement. For example, if it was agreed upon the coverage of APCs […]

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