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.
|Journal||Fee in USD||Comment||Source|
|BMC Biochemistry (BioMed Central)||1485||open access|||
|BMC Biology (BioMed Central)||1775||open access|||
|BMC Medicine (BioMed Central)||1775||open access|||
|Genome Biology (BioMed Central)||2065||open access|||
|NAR Nucleic Acid Research||2670||open access, non-members|||
|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|||
|PLoS Computational Biology||2220||open access|||
|PLoS Genetics||2220||open access|||
|PLoS Medicine||2850||open access|||
|PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases||2200||open access|||
|PLoS ONE||1300||open access|||
|PLoS Pathogens||2850||open access|||
Articles on publication costs
(article are subjectively rated here according to perceived relevance to this page)
"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%. Wiley had an operating profit of 29% in the first half of 2003. These figures are substantially higher than the average operating profit of 22% across the academic, educational and professional publishing sector as a whole.."
"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)."
Table 1: Mean institutional price per page for journals in Neuroscience in 1997: $0.89 (for profit), $0.10 (nonprofit)
"$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."