Copernicus APCs 2017: mostly stable, some new APCs, one price increase

Most of Copernicus’ 52 journals have not changed in price since 2016, and many indicate that the current price has been in place for several years.

4 journals have either clarified pricing, introduced an APC, or increased in price since 2016:

Annales Geophysicae increased their per-page price from 45 to 60 EUR in January 2017 (33% increase)

Archives of Animal Breeding waived fees in 2016 but now charges 55 EUR per page.

Earth System Dynamics: price information was not found in 2016, as of today indicates a cost of 50 EUR per page as of July 2017.

Wind Energy Science waived fees in 2016 but now charges 69 EUR per page, since Nov. 2, 2016.

7 Copernicus journals indicate that the cost is “currently waived”, hence presumably plan to introduce page charges in future: Advances in Statistical Climatology, Meteorology and Oceanography, Earth System Science Data, Geographica Helvetica (subsidized by Swiss Academy of Science), Journal of Sensors and Sensor Systems, SOIL, and Web Ecology.

Only 1 Copernicus journal, Scientific Drilling, is “free of charge”, sponsored by International Continental Scientific Drilling Program.