Open access article processing charges 2011 – 2021 (.pdf)

« This study examines trends in open access article processing charges (APCs) from 2011 – 2021, building on a 2011 study by Solomon & Björk (2012). Two methods are employed, a modified replica and a status update of the 2011 journals. Data is drawn from multiple sources and datasets are available as open data (Morrison et al, 2021). Most journals do not charge APCs; this has not changed. The global average per-journal APC increased slightly, from 906 USD to 958 USD, while the per-article average increased from 904 USD to 1,626 USD, indicating that authors choose to publish in more expensive journals. (…) »

source >, Morrison, Heather Borges, Luan Zhao, Xuan Kakou, Tanoh Laurent Shanbhoug, Amit Nataraj, 23 juin 2021,