Publication fees

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It would be great to have an overview of publication fees. Please add to the list.

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 Biochemistry (BioMed Central) 1485 open access [1]
BMC Biology (BioMed Central) 1775 open access [2]
BMC Medicine (BioMed Central) 1775 open access [3]
Genome Biology (BioMed Central) 2065 open access [4]
NAR Nucleic Acid Research 2670 open access, non-members [5]
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 [6]
PLoS Computational Biology 2220 open access [7]
PLoS Genetics 2220 open access [8]
PLoS Medicine 2850 open access [9]
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2200 open access [10]
PLoS ONE 1300 open access [11]
PLoS Pathogens 2850 open access [12]

Articles on publication costs

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  • 2stars.png "The cost of journal provision" 2004, Select Committee on Science and Technology [13]

"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 [14]

"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 [15]

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 [16]

"$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."

  • 1star.png "Wikipedia entry: scientific journal, section: costs" [17]