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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 dataexternal link. It is also possible to download the underlying data for each diagram separately.

Total cost of publication per HEI

Expenditure items

  • Subscriptions, Bibsam
  • Local subscriptions
  • Transformative agreements, Bibsam
  • Open Access publishing
  • Acquisitions
  • Administrative costs

Subscriptions, Bibsam

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

Local subscriptions

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

Acquisitions

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

Administrative costs

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.

Number of AWUs spent on managing APCs and electronic acquisitions

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