Publication fees

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It would be great to have an overview of publication fees and processing time (average editors response time, peer review,..). Please add to the list.

Articles on publication costs

  • 2stars.png "The cost of journal provision" 2004, Select Committee on Science and Technology [1]

"The average price of an academic journal rose by 58% between 1998 and 2003, compared to a UK retail price index increase of 11% over the same period."

"Reed Elsevier, for example, makes an operating profit of 34%, with profits after tax totalling nearer 17%.[88] Wiley had an operating profit of 29% in the first half of 2003.[89] These figures are substantially higher than the average operating profit of 22% across the academic, educational and professional publishing sector as a whole.."

  • 2stars.png "PNAS Introduces Open Access Publishing Option" 2004! David Goodman, LIU [2]

"The average current cost of producing articles roughly seems to be $1500-$4000 for nonprofit publishers and $3000-$8000 for commercial (based on their own estimates in the UK hearings--I am deliberately using very wide ranges to accomodate all opinions)."

  • 1star.png "The costs and benefits of library site licenses to academic journals" 2004 [3]

Table 1: Mean institutional price per page for journals in Neuroscience in 1997: $0.89 (for profit), $0.10 (nonprofit)

  • 1star.png "Who Pays for Open Access?" PLoS Biology, 2004 [4]

"$1,700 in page charges that the average PNAS author already pays"

"In the EMBO Journal, for example, authors are allowed six pages of text free, but are then charged $200 per page beyond that. A review of recent issues shows that almost all authors exceed six pages, voluntarily paying on average over $800 to publish their articles."

Publication fees by journals

Please add alphabetically to the table. Publication costs are in US dollars. Please give a source link.

Scientific journal publication fees in US dollars
Journal Fee USD Comment Source
BMC Biology (BioMed Central) 1775 open access [5]
BMC Medicine (BioMed Central) 1775 open access [6]
Genome Biology (BioMed Central) 2065 open access [7]
NAR Nucleic Acid Research 2670 open access, non-members [8]
PNAS 1700 average costs, paid access estimate of average PNAS
PNAS 2550-2900 open access, cheaper if institution has PNAS subscription estimate of average PNAS
PLoS Biology 2850 open access [9]
PLoS Computational Biology 2220 open access [10]
PLoS Genetics 2220 open access [11]
PLoS Medicine 2850 open access [12]
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2200 open access [13]
PLoS ONE 1300 open access [14]
PLoS Pathogens 2850 open access [15]