Austrian Science Fund (FWF) Publication Cost Data 2013

2015-04-06T12:40:17Z (GMT) by Falk Reckling Margit Kenzian
<p>Following the Wellcome Trust, the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) makes its publication costs spent in 2013 (esp. for Open Access) publically available.</p> <p>An aggregated version of this dataset is already published in FWF's annual report 2013 (p. 86), http://www.fwf.ac.at/de/public_relations/publikationen/jahresberichte/fwf-jahresbericht-2013.pdf</p> <p>The dataset includes payments for journal articles of authors funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) via the program ‘Peer Reviewed Publications’, http://www.fwf.ac.at/en/projects/peer-reviewed_publications.html</p> <p>The dataset distinguishes between three publication cost categories:</p> <p>(1) Gold Open Access and (2) Hybrid Open Access are defined by FWF's Open Access Policy, see: http://www.fwf.ac.at/en/public_relations/oai/index.html</p> <p>(3) ‘Other publication costs’ are defined as additional costs to subscription prices charged by subscription journals (i.e. submission fees, colour charges, page charges, figure charges, table charges, supplemental charges).</p> <p>Based on this data and the data of Web of Science (WoS), we roughly estimate for 2013 a share for Gold and Hybrid OA of around 33% of all articles (incl. reviews) that result from projects supported by the FWF and which are listed in Web of Science.</p> <p>The analysis of this dataset together with the report “Developing an Effective Market for Open Access Article Processing Charges” (http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/About-us/Policy/Spotlight-issues/Open-access/Guides/WTP054773.htm) will lead to an adaption of the FWF’s Open Access policy within the next months. One model, for example, for a cost-neutral Hybrid Open Access is already in place: http://ioppublishing.org/newsDetails/Austria-open-access</p>