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Open Access Barometer 2019

Data on the transformation from subscription systems to gold open access

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Why is the Central Library publishing an Open Access Barometer?

In accordance with Forschungszentrum Jülich’s open access strategy, the Central Library is committed to supporting the transformation from subscription systems to open access systems and to controlling the expenses for subscription journals in a way that ensures that sufficient funding is available for gold open access article processing charges (APCs).
Internet – Open Access Strategy of Forschungszentrum Jülich

ZB documents its course of action through the Open Access Barometer. The total expenditure, number of Jülich publications, average expenditure per corresponding author publication for each publisher, and the distribution of types of expenditure are documented for the 13 most important publishers (according to turnover and number of publications). In a time series since 2016, the relative development of types of expenditure is also shown.
The year 2019 was characterized primarily by two events: Jülich’s contract with Elsevier expired and was not renewed. This meant that subscription expenses were reduced drastically. Thanks to the Wiley–DEAL contract, open access publishing has been possible without additional costs since 1 July 2019. This means that 50 % of the expenses in this context were recorded as subscription expenses, and the other 50 % as transformation expenses.


What graphics can be used?

Open Access Barometer 2019 – Shares of publishing houses in number of publications and in total expenditureCopyright: Forschungszentrum Jülich


Open Access Barometer 2019 – Total expenditure per corresponding-author publicationCopyright: Forschungszentrum Jülich


Open Access Barometer 2019 – Proportion of types of costs in the total expenditure per yearCopyright: Forschungszentrum Jülich


Open Access Barometer 2019 – Proportion of types of costs in the total expenditure per publishing houseCopyright: Forschungszentrum Jülich



Contact: Dr. Bernhard Mittermaier
Email: b.mittermaier@fz-juelich.de
Tel: +49 02461 61-3013
Head of the Central Library


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