Diagrams of cost of scholarly publishing 2018
The diagrams below contain information on the different expenditure items that make up the total cost of publishing incurred by Swedish higher education institutions (HEIs). The items are shown in diagrams per HEI or per publisher.
The underlying data is freely available as open data. It is also possible to download the underlying data for each diagram separately.
Total cost of publication per HEI
- Subscriptions, Bibsam
- Local subscriptions
- Transformative agreements, Bibsam
- Open Access publishing
- Administrative costs
This refers to costs for licence agreements for e-journals and e-books, negotiated by the Bibsam Consortium.
Cost of subscriptions per HEI
Cost of subscriptions per publisher
This refers to costs for licence agreements for e-journals and e-books, negotiated locally by HEIs.
Cost of local subscriptions per HEI
Transformative agreements, Bibsam
This refers to transformative agreements negotiated by the Bibsam Consortium. These agreements cover costs for both reading and OA publishing in scholarly journals.
Cost of transformative agreements per HEI
Cost of transformative agreements per publisher
Open Access publishing
This refers to article processing charges (APCs) for OA publishing.
Cost of Open Access publishing per HEI
Cost of Open Access publishing per publisher
This refers to the cost of acquisitions of non-electronic, scholarly books and journals. The reported cost (Swedish official library statistics), however, includes the cost of all acquired non-electronic materials.
Acquisitions per HEI
There is no complete record of the total administrative costs associated with scholarly publishing. This report includes the number of annual work units (AWUs) spent on managing APCs and electronic acquisitions at HEIs. These administrative tasks are deemed central to the transition to an OA scholarly publishing system.