About this site

Open APC

The Open APC initiative releases datasets on fees paid for open access journal articles by universities and research institutions under an open database license. Open APC, which is also supported by the DINI Working Group Electronic Publishing, is located at Bielefeld University Library. Since October 2015 Open APC ist part of the INTACT project.

Data Access

Main place for Open APC to collect and maintain its data is GitHub, where the core data file is kept and redacted in CSV format. This site and its open backend were established to improve accessibility and re-use of the data, which means that there are 3 ways to access the Open APC dataset, differing in their tradeoff between flexibility and ease of handling:

Acknowledgements

This site is based on OffenerHaushalt, a project by the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany aimed at making German budget data transparently and openly accessible.